Philip Dallas is an up and coming Melbourne composer studying music composition at Monash University.
Philip has composed works for Melbourne’s ‘Ensemble Liaison’, France’s ‘Scapegoat Duo’, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Pizzicato Effect’ program, as well as various student ensembles. Philip has also contributed theatrical music to Monash University Student Theatre’s ‘Slaughterhouse Five’.
Philip’s compositional style is informed by contemporary classical music as well as the tradition of through-composed Jazz. Major influences include Charles Mingus, Olivier Messiaen, Gil Evans and Frank Zappa.