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David Basden

Composer - David has composed several works for LEC including The Birds, Ave Maria and the Moorambilla Fanfare and Processional (2010), How Many Miles To Babylon (2011) and incidental music for the Eternity and Grace concert in 2012.

He is LEC's composer-in-residence for 2013.

David Basden has been involved in the Sydney music scene for 30 years, variously as a tuba- and electric bass-player, arranger, composer and producer.

He has had extensive involvement with the Midday Show, Musica Viva in Schools, and Monica and the Moochers. He co-wrote many of Monica Trapaga's children's songs, and was recipient of the 1993 APRA Children's Song of the Year award. He has performed and recorded with Mike Nock's 10-piece Big Small Band, and played here and in the U.S. with the 1920s-style New Wolverine Jazz Orchestra.

David now concentrates solely on composition. Recent pieces include:
 • The NGA Fanfare (2010) - commissioned for the opening of the National Gallery of Australia extensions.
 • The Waverley Fanfare (2009) - written for Paul Goodchild, to celebrate the Waverley Bondi Beach Band's 50th anniversary.
 • various settings, for solo voice or choir, of poetry by John Donne, William Shakespeare, Christina Rossetti, Edward Lear, A.E. Housman, and the ever-popular Anonymous.

Read more about David at: Australian Music Centre and National Library of Australia catalogue.