James Ledger

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M413), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

Personal profile

Biography

James Ledger is an ARIA award-winning composer with a breadth of work spanning solo, chamber, electronic and orchestral music. His first orchestral work, Indian Pacific, from 1996 is still regularly performed around Australia and has had twelve performances so far in 2022. He has held residencies with the West Australian, Adelaide and Christchurch (NZ) Symphony Orchestras, the Australian National Academy of Music (Melbourne) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (Townsville). He has received commissions from Australia’s leading ensembles including the Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian String Quartet.

 

Ledger has collaborated with Australian musician Paul Kelly on two song-cycles: Conversations with Ghosts (2012) and Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds (2019). Both of these albums won ARIA awards. He has won APRA Art Music Awards for Viola Concerto (2019), Golden Years (violin concerto) (2011) and Chronicles (2009).

For more information please visit jamesledger.com

Research

Ledger, James Abandoned drive-in - 2002
ISMN: 979-0-720125-53-4

Ledger, James All hail the machine : for bass clarinet and live - 2011
ISMN: 979-0-720132-88-4

Ledger, James Arcs and planes 2009
ISMN: 979-0-67309-783-4

Ledger, James Bell weather - 2008
ISMN: 979-0-67309-592-2

Ledger, James Chronicles - 2009
ISMN: 979-0-67309-768-1

Ledger, James Crossing the ditch - 2005
ISMN: 979-0-67309-593-9

Ledger, James Devils on the underground : for trumpet and live - 2010
ISMN: 979-0-720156-95-8

Ledger, James Fall from grace - 2003
ISMN: 979-0-67309-594-6

Ledger, James Folk Song / James Ledger - 2007
ISMN: 979-0-67309-604-2

Ledger, James Golden years : concerto for violin and orchestra - 2013
ISMN: 979-0-720144-11-5

Ledger, James Habits of creatures - 2004
ISMN: 979-0-67309-595-3

Ledger, James Horn concerto - 2005
ISMN: 979-0-67309-596-0

Ledger, James Igor's drum. - 2013
ISMN: 979-0-720145-83-9

Ledger, James In orbit - 2011
ISMN: 979-0-720125-54-1

Ledger, James Inscriptions : for piano trio - 2006
ISMN: 979-0-67309-597-7

Ledger, James Line drawing - 2005
ISMN: 979-0-67309-598-4

Ledger, James Madness and death of King Ludwig - 2007
ISMN: 979-0-67309-579-3

Ledger, James Mean ol' world - 2004
ISMN: 979-0-67309-599-1

Ledger, James Neon - 2010
ISMN: 979-0-67309-776-6

Ledger, James News, weather and dreams - 2014
ISMN: 979-0-720152-74-5

Ledger, James Outposts : concerto for bassoon and orchestra - 2010
ISMN: 979-0-720125-51-0

Ledger, James Peeling - 2004
ISMN: 979-0-67309-601-1

Ledger, James Processions : for string quartet - 2011
ISMN: 979-0-720125-50-3

Ledger, James Prophecy songs : for voice and ensemble - 2008
ISMN: 979-0-720125-52-7

Ledger, James Quickening : for vibraphone and live electronics - 2010
ISMN: 979-0-720128-69-6

Ledger, James Rashomon confessions - 2009
ISMN: 979-0-720125-55-8

Ledger, James Restless night - 2008
ISMN: 979-0-67309-603-5

Ledger, James See how they run : for solo violin and portable CD or MP3 player - 2012
ISMN: 979-0-720145-66-2

Ledger, James Trumpet concerto - 2007
ISMN: 979-0-67309-602-8

Ledger, James Two fanfares for brass - 2005
ISMN: 979-0-67309-605-9

Ledger, James Two memorials (for Anton Webern and John Lennon) / James Ledger. - 2011
ISMN: 979-0-720125-91-6

Richard Wagner Vorspiel und Isoldens liebestod : arrangement for voice and eleven instruments / arranged by James Ledger. - 2013
ISMN: 979-0-720135-54-0

Ledger, James When Chaplin met Einstein - 2014
ISMN: 979-0-720152-75-2

Research expertise keywords

  • Composition

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  • What is Opera?

    James Ledger (Speaker), Izaak Wesson (Speaker), Rabiya Plush-Noad (Speaker) & Chris Van Tuinen (Speaker)

    4 Apr 2023

    Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar