Dominic Flynn is a Tasmanian-born composer of new music.
He received a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania’s Conservatorium of Music where he was the recipient of both the Conservatorium of Music Scholarship and the Estelle Marguerite Taylor Overseas Exchange Scholarship. He has studied in Australia with Don Kay, Russell Gilmour, and Maria Grenfell, and in the United Kingdom with Michael Finnissy.
Dominic has collaborated with the likes of the Decibel New Music Ensemble, Hobart Wind Symphony, the Conservatoire de Musique de Rimouski’s L’ Ensemble de Musique Contemporaine, pianist Michael Kieran Harvey, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
A passionate promoter of new music; Dominic also has a focus on cultivating a rich local Tasmanian new music culture. Following a brief period as acting-Director of the UTAS Experimental Music Ensemble in 2018, he is currently Director of The Tasmanian New Music Ensemble; a rotating group of local musicians focussed on presenting music that would otherwise remain unheard in the state.
Dominic’s music is often idiomatically symbolic, reflecting the baggage found in various musical precedences. Thusly, it notably pulls influence from numerous musical vernaculars which are filtered through a modern sensibility, and is typically layered, linear, and dense.