Cameron Lam (b.1989)
Cameron Lam is a freelance composer, the Artistic Director of Australian hybrid-art production company, Kammerklang, – and the Art Music Specialist at the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA AMCOS).
His compositional experience has always been based in practical work and experimentation. After completing his Bachelor of Music Composition (Honours) at the Sydney Conservatorium, Cameron’s career has focused on collaboration, interdisciplinary practice, and entrepreneurship.
Cameron’s approach to composition is inspired by game designer, Mark Rosewater and American theatre director, Anne Bogart. Both advocate the role and experience of the player in artistic expression, leading him to create pieces with more interaction and agency for the performer.
He has had the pleasure of collaborating with and writing for many of Australia’s leading musicians such as acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes, vocal ensemble Halcyon, the Nexas Saxophone Quartet, contrabass clarinettist Sue Newsome, and YouTuber and EWI player Peter Smith. These partnerships have led to multiple commissions, premieres and four portrait albums – the fifth, ‘The Art of Disappearing’ in collaboration with poet Sarah Holland-Batt, released in May 2019.
Cameron is proud to be an Australian Music Centre represented composer, Fine Music 102.5FM’s 2018 Stephen Kruger Scholar, and featured in US publisher NewMusicShelf’s recent ‘Anthology of New Music for Mezzo Soprano’.
To find out more about Cameron’s current albums, upcoming performances and new works see his website: www.cameronlam.com
For more information on Kammerklang, which combines music with everything from paint to circus, check out: www.kammerklang.com