Stephen de Filippo

de Filippo
Art Discipline: 
Perth WA
Dates of Residence: 
Dec 4, 2023 to Dec 22, 2023

Stephen de Filippo is a composer from the regional South West of Western Australia. Working in both acoustic and electronic-acoustic domains, Stephen’s compositions centre on experimental performance practice, the intersection of kitsch and classical, and a notational style that utilises time durations as an alternative to conventional metre. Often, these works are characterised by combinations of unusual sounds, light-hearted thematic elements, and a continual flux in density and performer agency.

In addition to composition, Stephen performs with a megaphone — projecting liminal sounds, and is also undertaking a research project that discusses the expression of Australian nationalism as a response to the concept of cultural cringe.