About

Dominic Flynn is an Australian composer.

 

Born in Hobart in 1997, Dominic grew up playing the drums in local bands before shifting focus to composition.

Dominic’s music has been performed both locally and overseas, and he has collaborated with the likes of the Decibel New Music Ensemble, Hobart Wind Symphony, L’ Ensemble de Musique Contemporaine du Conservatoire de Musique de Rimouski, pianist Michael Kieran Harvey, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  In 2021 he received a grant to compose a string quartet inspired by convict folk music, and was selected to be a part of one of Australia’s largest commissioning projects, the ANAM Set. He has studied in Australia with Don Kay, Russell Gilmour, and Maria Grenfell, and in the United Kingdom with Michael Finnissy.

Dominic’s music is often idiomatically symbolic, reflecting the baggage found in various musical precedents. It notably pulls influence from numerous musical vernaculars which are filtered through a modern sensibility, and is typically layered, linear, and dense.