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Dylan Crismani (b.1987) is an Australian composer of mixed Indigenous and European descent whose musical style aims to fuse the best elements of American minimalism, in terms of form and continuity, with European spectralism, in terms of sonority. Dylan has recently been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel abroad to document the heritage musical instruments of Harry Partch so that they may be replicated in Australia. In 2020 Dylan was commissioned by Arts SA and Gabriella Smart to build Australia’s first microtonal Cristal Baschet which has been used in Still (Crismani), Shades of Blue (Crismani), The Outsider (Crismani), Das Wasser Im Bade (Budel), Barbarian (Smart, Limosani et al.), Tensile (Smart, Pascoe) and by the Kleinig/McHenry/Smart Trio in improvisatory works.
Dylan holds a PhD in microtonal music theory and composition and is currently engaged in microtonal instrument building projects. Dylan’s musical compositions have been performed by the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the Australian String Quartet, Gabriella Smart, Sonya Lifschitz, Lisa Moore, the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, and the Adelaide Youth Sinfonia.