Dr Alister   Spence
Lecturer

Dr Alister Spence

PhD (Music Composition), UNSW

Diploma in Teaching, UTS

Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies, USyd

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Alister Spence is an internationally-recognised pianist, composer, and performer of jazz and improvised music.
He holds a PhD in Creative Practice (Music Composition) from the University of New South Wales, and a Diploma in Teaching from the University of Technology Sydney. Spence’s academic research investigates the agency of contingency in music composition and improvisation. This field of research is directly linked to his creative practice.

Spence’s original compositions and performances are documented on more than fifty albums. He has performed with and composed for many important ensembles in jazz and improvised music including: Clarion Fracture Zone, Wanderlust, the Bernie McGann Trio, the Australian Art Orchestra, Alister Spence Trio, Sruthi Laya Ensemble (Chennai, India), Sandy Evans, Julien Wilson, The Martenitsa Choir, Sensaround, Satoko Fujii and Satoko Fujii  Orchestras (Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kobe), Myra Melford, and the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra
Spence’s compositional portfolio spans several hundred works — mostly music for concert performance, and also film, and theatre production. This includes several major longform works. Soak — a suite in five movements premiered by the Australian Art Orchestra at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2009 — and Imagine Meeting You Here, premiered by Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo at the Sengawa Jazz Art Festival Japan, and the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra at GIOFestIX in Glasgow in 2016.

Awards for Alister Spence’s composition and performance work include the 2014 APRA/AMCOS Art Music Award for Everything Here is Possible, a duet with US improvising pianist Myra Melford. He received an Australian Record Industry Award (ARIA) in 1990 for Blue Shift (Best Australian Jazz Album) as co-leader/composer/performer with Clarion Fracture Zone, and in 1993 for Wanderlust. In 2004 and 2007, the Alister Spence Trio was nominated for Best Australian Jazz Album (ARIA Awards) for the audio recordings Flux, and Mercury. Not Everything But Enough (Alister Spence Trio) was nominated for a 2018 Art Music Award .

In film music Alister Spence has worked extensively with indigenous film maker Ivan Sen. Journey was awarded ‘Best Score’ at the Edge of the World Film Festival (Hobart) in 1998. Beneath Clouds (co-composed with Sen) was nominated for Best Score for a feature film at the Australian Film Industry Awards and the Film Critics Awards 2002. Theatre composition credits include Angela’s Kitchen (Griffin Theatre, 2010), Die Winterreise (Malthouse Theatre, 2011), I Love Todd Sampson (Living Room Theatre, 2017). He has worked in mixed media improvised performance with film and video artist Louise Curham, including at The Now Now Festival (2010). This collaboration is documented on the CD/DVD fit (Rufus Records, 2009).

Alister Spence has been the recipient of numerous music composition, performance, and recording grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australia Japan Foundation. Outcomes include touring and performing new works in Australia, Europe, Canada, US, Japan, Taiwan, China, and India.

At UNSW Alister Spence teaches in jazz composition and improvisation. His research into the Experimental Composition Improvisation Continuum (ECIC) is ongoing.

Location
246b Robert Webster

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A, 2020, 'Championing Risk and Discovery: Satoko Fujii and the Experimental Composition Improvisation Continuum', in HAMILTON A; PEARSON L (ed.), The Aesthetics of Imperfection in Music and the Arts: Spontaneity, Flaws and the Unfinished, BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC, LONDON, NEW YORK, pp. 253 - 265
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A, 2021, 'The Experimental Composition Improvisation Continua Model: A Tool for Musical Analysis', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, pp. 859, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.611536
  • Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2020
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Swanton L; Hall T; Kuepper E, 2020, Asteroid Ekosystem, Alister Spence Music (ASM), Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Spence A; Swanton L; Hall T; Kuepper E, CD Recording (2 discs) and digital audio for download and streaming, Published: 30 November 2020, Duration: 01:50:43, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://alisterspence.bandcamp.com/album/asteroid-ekosystem
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2020
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A, 2020, Whirlpool, Alister Spence Music (ASM), Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Spence A, CD (2 discs) and digital audio available for download and streaming, Published: 07 April 2020, Duration: 01:45:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://alisterspence.bandcamp.com/album/whirlpool
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2019
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; MacDonald R; Ahmad S, 2019, Audio Foundation, Auckland, NZ; Wellington Jazz Festival, Wellington, NZ; Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Brunswick, VIC, AU; MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Berriedale, TAS, AU, Publication: Sensaround New Zealand and Australia concert tour, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/programmes/live-events/jobic-le-masson.%20https://www.jazzfestival.nz/events/sensaround/.%20https://www.facebook.com/events/456493988520378/.%20https://www.facebook.com/events/338002650191881/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2019
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; MacDonald R; Ahmad S, 2019, Heart/Noise, HellosQuare Recordings, Canberra, Australia, Editor(s): Spence A; MacDonald R; Shoeb A, CD recording, and digital audio for downloads and streaming, Published: 13 May 2019, Duration: 00:43:47, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://hellosquare.bandcamp.com/album/heart-noise
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2019
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N, 2019, The Stone at the New School, New York, NY; The Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA; The Royal Room, Seattle, WA; Western Front, Vancouver, BC., Publication: Kira Kira US and Canada concert performances tour, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://events.newschool.edu/event/the_stone_at_the_new_school_presents_satoko_fujii_kira_kira.%20%20https://www.angelcityarts.org/calendar/2019/5/6/satoko-fujiis-kira-kira.%20%20https://do206.com/events/2019/5/7/earshot-jazz-presents-satoko-fujii-trio.%20https://front.bc.ca/events/satoko-fujii-kira-kira/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2019
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A, 2019, Imagine Meeting You Here, Alister Spence Music, Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Fujii S; Tamura N; Iwata K; Mizutani Y; Arasaki E; Takei T; Nobori K; Barrett J; Yokoo S; Arimoto R; Imanishi Y; Kaneko Y; Seino T; Funato H; Isaki Y; Spence A, CD recording, and digital audio for downloads and streaming, Published: 18 January 2019, Duration: 00:49:12, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/product/imagine-meeting-you-here
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Swanton L; Hall T, 2018, Venue 505, Sydney, Publication: Alister Spence Trio, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.facebook.com/events/venue-505/tangents-alister-spence-trio/363015774436630/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N; Rae J, 2018, The Pyramid Club, Wellington, Publication: Kira Kira ‘Bright Force’ Australia/New Zealand Tour 2018: Wellington (NZ), Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://wellingtonjazzcooperative.co.nz/2018/11/22/kira-kira-japan-australia-new-zealand/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N; O'Connor C, 2018, The Backbeat Bar, Auckland, Publication: Kira Kira ‘Bright Force’ Australia/New Zealand Tour 2018: Auckland, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.creativejazzclub.co.nz/events/2018/11/21/kira-kira
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N; McLean J, 2018, Jazzlab, Melbourne, Publication: Kira Kira ‘Bright Force’ Australia/New Zealand Tour 2018: Melbourne, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://jazzlab.club/760-kira-kira-japan-australia
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N; Kim C, 2018, The Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Publication: Kira Kira ‘Bright Force’ Australia/New Zealand Tour 2018: Canberra, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.facebook.com/events/satoko-fujii-natsuki-tamura-alister-spence-c-kim-emsc-trio/340810496494299/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N; Swanton L; Hall T, 2018, Foundry 616, Sydney, Publication: Kira Kira ‘Bright Force’ Australia/New Zealand Tour 2018: Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival 2018, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://siwjf.org/portfolio/kira-kira-bright-force-japan-australia/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Tamura N; Fujii S; Derricott P, 2018, The Grand Hotel Underground, Newcastle, Publication: Kira Kira ‘Bright Force’ Australia/New Zealand Tour 2018: Newcastle, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.nima.org.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N; Hevia F, 2018, The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, Publication: Kira Kira 'Bright Force' Australia/New Zealand Tour 2018: Adelaide, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.coma.net.au/gighistory
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Swanton L; Hall T, 2018, Factory Theatre, Sydney, Publication: Alister Spence Trio, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.feelpresents.com/events/919/the-aints/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S, 2018, 'intelsat', Alister Spence Music, Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Spence A; Fujii S, CD and digital audio for download and streaming, Published: 28 September 2018, Duration: 01:02:20, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.alisterspence.com/discography.php
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Swanton L; Hall T, 2018, Foundry 616, Sydney, Publication: Alister Spence Trio, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.facebook.com/events/134657994052963/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N; Takemura I, 2018, 'Bright Force', Libra Records, Tokyo, Japan, Editor(s): Spence A; Fujii S; Tamura N; Takemura I, CD recording and digital audio for downloads and streaming, Published: 27 April 2018, Duration: 00:58:30, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.librarecords.com/sne/cd91e.html
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; MacDonald R, 2018, 'Sound Hotel', Alister Spence Music, Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Spence A; MacDonald R, CD recording and digital download, Published: 26 March 2018, Duration: 01:02:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.alisterspence.com/discography.php
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Swanton L; Hall T; Kuepper E, 2018, Venue 505, Sydney, Publication: Alister Spence Trio with special guest Ed Kuepper, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.facebook.com/events/2063039317245982/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S; Tamura N; Izumi K; Hayasaka S; Matsumoto K; Kimura M; Fukumoto Y; Watanabe T; Shirotani Y; Takahashi Y; Koike T; Nagamatsu H; Nagata T; Horikoshi A, 2017, Jazz Art Sengawa Festival 2017, Sengawa, greater Tokyo, Jazz Art Sengawa Festival 2017, Publication: 'Imagine Meeting You Here': Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo at Jazz Art Sengawa Festival 2017, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://jazzartsengawa.com/, http://jazzartsengawa.com/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S; Tamura N; Ittetsu T, 2017, Kira Kira concert at Knuttelhouse, Knuttelhouse, Tokyo, Kira Kira concert at Knuttelhouse, Publication: Kira Kira concert at Knuttelhouse, Tokyo, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.maroon.dti.ne.jp/knuttelhouse/, http://www.maroon.dti.ne.jp/knuttelhouse/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S; Tamura N; Iwata K; Mizutani Y; Arasaki E; Takei T; Nobori K; Barrett J; Yokoo S; Arimoto R; Imanishi Y; Kaneko Y; Seino T; Funato H; Isaki Y, 2017, 'Imagine Meeting You Here': Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe, Big Apple, Kobe, 'Imagine Meeting You Here': Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe, Publication: 'Imagine Meeting You Here': Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe, at Big Apple, Kobe, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.geocities.jp/kbigapple/, http://www.geocities.jp/kbigapple/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S, 2017, Fujii/Spence piano duet Concert at Umeda Always, Umeda Always, Osaka, Fujii/Spence piano duet Concert at Umeda Always, Publication: Fujii/Spence piano duet Concert at Umeda Always, Osaka, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.always-live.info/index.html, http://www.always-live.info/index.html
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S, 2017, Fujii/Spence duo concert at Intelsat, Intelsat, Kiracho, Nishio, Fujii/Spence duo concert at Intelsat, Publication: Fujii/Spence duo concert at Intelsat, Kiracho, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.jazz-intelsat.com/, http://www.jazz-intelsat.com/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Yoshimaru A; Takeda S; Hirao Y; Kobayashi D; Matsumoto T; Watanabe T; Ishiwata M; Tsujita T; Tamura N; Fujii S; Yasuhiro U; Toda H; Kondo H, 2017, 'Imagine Meeting You Here': Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya at KD Japon, KD Japon, 'Imagine Meeting You Here': Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya at KD Japon, Publication: 'Imagine Meeting You Here': Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya at KD Japon, Nagoya, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://nagoya/, http://nagoya/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S, 2017, Fujii/Spence piano duet Concert at Koendori Classics, Koendori Classics, Tokyo, Fujii/Spence piano duet Concert at Koendori Classics, Publication: Fujii/Spence piano duet Concert at Koendori Classics, Tokyo, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://koendoriclassics.com/events/400/, http://koendoriclassics.com/events/400/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Tamura N; Okabe Y, 2017, amura/Spence/Okabe at Knuttelhouse, Knuttelhouse, Tokyo, amura/Spence/Okabe at Knuttelhouse, Publication: Tamura/Spence/Okabe at Knuttelhouse, Tokyo, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.geocities.jp/knuttelhousekappabashi/frame.html, http://www.geocities.jp/knuttelhousekappabashi/frame.html
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Hall T; Swanton LS, 2017, Not Everything but Enough, Alister Spence Music, Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Whitten T, CD, Published: 05 August 2017, Duration: 02:05:04, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.alisterspence.com/discography_zoom.php?id=14
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S; Tamura N; Buck A, 2017, Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2017, The Jazzlab, Brunswick, Melbourne, Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2017, Publication: Kira Kira (premier), Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://melbournejazz.com/blog/5-minuteswith-alister-spence, http://melbournejazz.com/blog/5-minuteswith-alister-spence
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S; Tamura N; Barker S, 2017, Fujii/Tamura (Japan), Spence/Barker at Venue 505, Venue 505 Sydney, Fujii/Tamura (Japan), Spence/Barker at Venue 505, Publication: Alister Spence, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Simon Barker concert, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.facebook.com/events/449863628700062, https://www.facebook.com/events/449863628700062
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Cassidy C; MacDonald R; Roche E; MacGlone U; Kerr F; Henderson R; South A; Slaven K; Brown S; MacKenzie S; Mackay C; Burt G; Searle-Mbullu K; Wilson G; Rossi G; Linson A; Bamford R; Beagles S; Mwamba C; Nicols M; Muramatsu A, 2016, GioFest, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, GioFest, Publication: GioFest IX day 2: Imagine Meeting You Here (Alister Spence, Australia) with GIO, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/giofest-ix-day-two, http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/giofest-ix-day-two
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; MacDonald R; Ahmad S, 2016, Travelogue, hellosQuare recordings, Canberra, Australia, Editor(s): Ahmad S, Compact Disc (CD), and digital download (as mp3 and FLAC), Published: 01 June 2016, Duration: 00:53:32, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://hellosquare.bandcamp.com/album/travelogue
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM, 2016, '‘Let’s Get Lost’ jazz and experimentalism: a contemporary possibility for engaging with the unknown.', presented at Rhythm Changes 2016: Jazz Utopia, Birmingham, UK, 14 April 2016 - 17 April 2016, http://www.rhythmchanges.net/rhythm-changes-2016-draft-programme/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S; Tamura N; Hayasaka S; Izumi K; Matsumoto K; Kimura M; Yoshida R; Fukumoto Y; Watanabe T; Shirotani Y; Nagamatsu H; Takahashi Y; Koike T; Nagata T; Horikoshi A; MacDonald R, 2016, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo, live at Pitt Inn, Pitt Inn, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo, live at Pitt Inn, Publication: Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.pit-inn.com/%20(February%202016%20events%20no%20longer%20on%20website)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S; Tamura N; Yoshimaru A; Takeda S; Hirao Y; Kobayashi D; Matsumoto T; Watanabe T; Ishiwatari M; Tsujita T; Nitta M; Terukina T; Takahashi K; Usui Y; Tokuda S; Kondo H; MacDonald R, 2016, Satoko Fuji orchestra nagoya, live at Tokuzo, Tokuzo, Nagoya, Satoko Fuji orchestra nagoya, live at Tokuzo, Publication: Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.tokuzo.com/schedule/2016/02/17/, http://www.tokuzo.com/schedule/2016/02/17/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; Fujii S; Tamura N; Iwata K; Mizutani Y; Arasaki E; Takei T; Nobori K; Barrett J; Seto K; Arimoto R; Mihara T; Imanishi Y; Seino T; Funato H; Isaki Y; MacDonald R; Kaneko Y, 2016, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe, live at Big Apple, Big Apple, Kobe, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe, live at Big Apple, Publication: Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.geocities.jp./kbigapple/, http://www.geocities.jp./kbigapple/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; MacDonald R; Ahmad S; Kaneko Y, 2016, Sensaround live at Pepperland with special guest Yasuko Kaneko, Pepperland, Okayama, Sensaround live at Pepperland with special guest Yasuko Kaneko, Publication: Sensaround (Spence/MacDonald/Ahmad) Japan tour concert with special guest Yasuko Kaneko (trombone), Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.pepperland.net/pllive.html?y=2016&m=2, http://www.pepperland.net/pllive.html?y=2016&m=2
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; MacDonald R; Ahmad S; Fujii S; Tamura N, 2016, Sensaround live at Guggenheim House with Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura, Guggenheim House, Kobe, Sensaround live at Guggenheim House with Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura, Publication: 'Sensaround' (Spence/MacDonald/Ahmad) Japan tour concert, with special guests Satoko Fujii (piano) and Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.nedogu.com/blog/archives/date/2016/02?ec3_listing=disable, http://www.nedogu.com/blog/archives/date/2016/02?ec3_listing=disable
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; MacDonald R; Ahmad S, 2016, 'Sensaround' Live at Urbanguild, Urbanguild, Kyoto, 'Sensaround' Live at Urbanguild, Publication: 'Sensaround' (Spence/MacDonald/Ahmad) Japan tour concert, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.urbanguild.com/%20(early%202016%20events%20no%20longer%20listed), http://www.urbanguild.com/%20(early%202016%20events%20no%20longer%20listed)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; MacDonald R; Ahmad S, 2016, 'Sensaround' Live at Valentine Drive, Valentine Drive, Nagoya, 'Sensaround' Live at Valentine Drive, Publication: 'Sensaround' (Spence/MacDonald/Ahmad) Japan tour concert, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.valentinedrive.com/%20(2016%20dates%20no%20longer%20on%20website), http://www.valentinedrive.com/%20(2016%20dates%20no%20longer%20on%20website)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; MacDonald R; Ahmad S, 2016, 'Sensaround' Live at Yellow Vision, Yellow Vision, Tokyo, 'Sensaround' Live at Yellow Vision, Publication: 'Sensaround' (Spence/MacDonald/Ahmad) Japan tour concert, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.yellowvision.jp/1602.html, http://www.yellowvision.jp/1602.html
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence AM; MacDonald R; Ahmad S; Yagi M, 2016, 'Sensaround' (Spence/MacDonald/Ahmad) concert with special guest Michiyo Yagi (koto), Pitt Inn, Tokyo, 'Sensaround' (Spence/MacDonald/Ahmad) concert with special guest Michiyo Yagi (koto), Publication: 'Sensaround' (Spence/MacDonald/Ahmad) concert with special guest Michiyo Yagi (koto), Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.pit-inn.com/%20(event%20no%20longer%20listed%20on%20website)
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2014
    Dr Alister Spence
    Spence A; Melford M, 2014, Everything Here is Possible, Alister Spence Music (CD publication, licensed from ABC Music), Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Spence A; Melford M, CD and digital audio, Published: 20 June 2014, Duration: 00:53:36, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.alisterspence.com/discography.php

Awards

2014 APRA/AMCOS Art Music Award, 'Excellence in Jazz,' for CD recording Everything Here is Possible.' (Alister Spence and Myra Melford as composers and performers.)

1993 APRA Award, 'Best Jazz Album,' for Wanderlust. (Alister Spence as band member, composer/performer.)

1990 APRA Award, 'Best Jazz Album,' for Blue Shift by Clarion Fracture Zone. (Alister Spence as joint-leader, composer/performer.)

Grants

Media