Elizabeth Jigalin is a composer who loves to build curious sandpits of sound and work with others to collage elements of music, play, theatre, media and the everyday.
Elizabeth’s music has been performed on the National Carillon in Canberra, explored in places ranging from the bush to recital halls and premiered at festivals such as Extended Play, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Darmstädter Ferienkurse and Pacific Alliance of Music Schools Festival. Elizabeth has composed/performed new music for over 20 silent films (often in collaboration with violinist Jane Aubourg) as part of Australia’s Silent Film Festival. Currently, Elizabeth has an ongoing position as the composer in residence for the Voices of Women project. Other collaborators include Ensemble Offspring, Sydney Youth Orchestra, Moorambilla Voices, Lost in Books and Kaldor Public Art Projects. In 2019, she was an Artist in Residence at Bundanon Trust and a finalist of Soundstream’s Emerging Composer Forum. In 2020, she was an Artist in Residence at Campbelltown Arts Centre. In 2021, she is an Ars Musica scholar and Australian Art Orchestra Mentorship recipient. Awards include 1st Prize Centenary of Canberra Composition Competition and Unbound Flute Festival Competition.
Additionally, Elizabeth is the founder of creative music collective The Music Box Project who were awarded Excellence for Experimental Music at the 2020 APRA AMCOS/AMC Art Music Awards for Shallow Listening – a music theatre project premiered at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music. With the collective, Elizabeth has facilitated several participatory projects and presented the premieres of over 40 works by early career composers.
Elizabeth is a represented artist with the Australian Music Centre.Access Elizabeth's Modules