Biography

New Headshot Harry.JPG.jpg

Harry Sdraulig was born in Melbourne in 1992, and has studied at the University of Melbourne and University of Sydney. He currently teaches composition at Abbotsleigh as Composer In Residence, and is undertaking his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Paul Stanhope. Harry's works are frequently performed and broadcast across Australia, and have also been heard in Europe, the UK, and the US. He has been commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, PLEXUS, Macedon Music, Musica Viva Australia, the Zelman Symphony Orchestra, and the Ensemble Three, along with numerous solo and individual commissions. He has also received several awards including the Australian Postgraduate Award, Glen Johnston Composition Award (Audience Prize), Adolph Spivakovsky Award, and the Frank Albert Prize for Music.

Harry's work may be described as contemporary art music, drawing upon the Western classical music tradition in new ways. Characterised by a tonal but richly chromatic harmonic language, his music is primarily concerned with exploring the limits of tonality, motivated by a desire to expand the musical and expressive possibilities of traditional tonal music. Rarely is a diatonic key identifiable or present, although pitch centres are often achieved, either via assertion or through allusion to tonal structures. Occasionally, a freely atonal style is employed for expressive or dramatic effect. Harry's approach is undoctrinaire and expansive, and may involve the use of triadic harmony or church modes where appropriate. The frequent allusions to tonality and traditional structures in Harry's music ensure a degree of familiarity and accessibility for classically trained musicians and audiences.

Harry has composed for a wide range of ensembles and mediums. Kaleidoscope for chamber orchestra, premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andre De Ridder, is the exploration of a motivic cell being colouristically transformed through persistent textural and harmonic recontextualisation. Elegy 'In Memoriam Peter Sculthorpe', written for Fabian Russell and the University of Melbourne, commemorates one of Australia's most iconic composers with a rich and sombre harmonic soundscape. Among Harry's chamber works, Visions of Judgement (for tenor and piano, commissioned by Leighton Triplow) sets a dramatic, god-fearing renaissance text by William Fuller, while Winter (for flute and cello) takes a gentler and more lyrical path, exploring bimodal interaction between two seemingly incongruous instruments.

In 2018, new works for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Ole Bohn, Joel Brennan and Ensemble Q will all be premiered. Harry's music is published by Wirripang Pty Ltd.QPress, and the Australian Music Centre for which he is a represented artist.

 

Areas of Practice


MUSIC

The world of music is ever growing and evolving, and we’re not just talking about sound trends. With the consistent introduction of varying revenue streams and distribution channels, the opportunity for profit grows, but so does the complexity. That’s where we come in.


ART LITIGATION

Demystifying art law is in itself a creative practice. It requires finesse, strategic structuring, and in many ways, empathy. At the end of the day, art and its worth are profoundly personal. That’s why we advise mediation or arbitration before stepping into litigation.


TELEVISION, FILM, & THEATRE

The way people consume entertainment is constantly in flux, so the laws must adapt quickly. Harris Ingram strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on creating the performance of a lifetime.
 


BUSINESS STRATEGY

The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particularities of venture financing. Our firm gives you an holistic approach, so your company can get the best competitive advantage.


DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

The internet, software, and technology are so pervasive that we can’t remember having ever lived without them. They make our lives simpler, but behind the curtain are fluctuating challenges in protection and monetization—challenges that our firm stays two steps ahead of.


FASHION, APPAREL & TEXTILE LAW

Fashion law is a little bit like the Wild West. There’s a lot of potential, but the rules can seem convoluted and vague at best. Protecting a brand or even a single design involves intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

 
 

 
 
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke
 
 

 
 
 

Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your industry along with any specific document requests. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.

For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the firm into uncharted fields of practice.

Name *
Name
Please do not include confidential or sensitive information in your message. In the event that we are representing a party with opposing interests to your own, we may have a duty to disclose any information you provide to our client.