On the Couch with Lachlan Skipworth

Lachlan-Skipworth-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Lachlan Skipworth?
Lachlan Skipworth is an Australian composer who writes across the mediums of orchestral, chamber, vocal and experimental music.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
If I could sing well, I could express music far more directly and shrug off my many superficial layers.

Who inspires you and why?
Performing musicians inspire me in their focus, dedication, and ability to grab and hold my attention.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Put a Kodály-trained music teacher in every primary school.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Japan, because it became my home-away-from-home for a while, and is full of both nostalgia and some of the craziest things I have encountered.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The beach – it is my lifeblood.

What are you currently reading?
Franz Schubert – The Man and His Circle by Newman Flower
Tree Story, The History of the World Written in Rings by Valerie Trouet

What are you currently listening to?
Yoshikazu Iwamoto: LEsprit du silence
Tigran Hamasyan: Mockroot

Happiness is?
Always there, if you remember to look!

What does the future hold for you?
Beautiful uncertainty.

Lachlan Skipworth is the Composer of Quintet for Bass Recorder and Strings – which will receive its world premiere performances by the Australian String Quartet (with Genevieve Lacey) at the Heath Ledger Theatre – State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth on Sunday 30 May; and the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall – Melbourne Recital Centre on Tuesday 1 June 2021. For more information, visit: www.asq.com.au for details.

Image: Lachlan Skipworth (supplied)