Andrew Ford

Andrew Ford is a composer, writer, and broadcaster who has won awards in each of those capacities, including the Paul Lowin Prize for his song cycle Learning to Howl, a Green Room Award for his opera Rembrandt’s Wife, and the Albert H Maggs Prize for his large ensemble piece, Rauha. He has been composer-in-residence for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. In 2014, he was Poynter Fellow and Visiting Composer at Yale University and, in 2015, Visiting lecturer at the Shanghai Conservatory. In 2018, he is H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellow at the Australian National University. Ford has written widely on all manner of music and published nine books, most recently The Memory of Music(Black Inc., 2017). He has written, presented and co-produced five radio series, including Illegal Harmonies and The Sound of Pictures, and, since 1995, presented The Music Show each weekend on ABC Radio National.