Austin Oting Har

Oting Har
Art Discipline: 
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jan 3, 2022 to Jan 28, 2022

Austin Oting Har is a composer, sound designer, and librettist who engages creatively with technology and philosophy. His work utilizes ancient languages, concepts, and instruments, digital sound design and creative coding, bridging the experimental electronic and contemporary classical music worlds. Born in Australia, Austin studied violin, composition, music technology, and philosophy, before working as a project coordinator in Hollywood. He holds a DMA in composition and music technology from his alma maters the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney University, MMus in music technology innovation from Berklee College of Music and MSc in ancient philosophy from Edinburgh University. His first opera showcases the historical sound of Aeschylean tragedy within a contemporary context, performed by the leading aulete Barnaby Brown and a Chorus in Attic and Doric Greek, and supported by the ‘Create NSW Arts and Cultural Fund’, ‘Sydney Moss Scholarship’, Berlin Atonal, and MONA’s Dark Mofo festival.