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Wally Gunn is a composer whose work makes use of patterns and processes, and sometimes utilizes physical gesture and speech to heighten the theatricality of musical performance, creating music that is expressive and emotionally direct. The extramusical themes in his work look outward to explore the natural world, and inward to reflect queer identity and experience. Hailing from rural Australia, Wally first played in rock bands, then attended Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, before moving to New York to study at Manhattan School of Music, and then pursue a PhD at Princeton University. He currently divides time between New York, NY, USA and Castlemaine, VIC, Australia.


  • MFA and PhD Candidate, Princeton University