Melody Eötvös is an Australian composer whose work draws on both multi-media and traditional instrumental contexts, as well substantial extra-musical references to a broad range of philosophical topics and late 19th Century literature.
Melody has recieved various awards including the 3MBS National Composers Award, an APRA PDA, and the Soundstream National Composer. She has had her music performed by ensembles/orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta, BBC Singers, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and the Australian String Quartet, and has participated in several electronic music festivals including SEAMUS 2011, ACMC 2012, and ICMC 2011 and has composed for video games such as Avatar: The Last Air Bender. Melody is an alum of the American Composers Orchestra’s Underwood New Music Readings. Current projects include a comission by the League of American Orchestras, the EarShot Foundation premier at Carnegie Hall, and a commission for the Synergy 40x40 project.
Melody holds a Doctorate from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a MA from the Royal Academy of Music and is currently a composer fellow at the Aspen Music Festival & School.