The music of Sydney-based composer Damien Ricketson is characterised by exotic sound-worlds, novel forms and is frequently integrated with other media. Large-scale works have included Fractured Again, a multimedia production, which toured China and featured in the Sydney Festival and The Secret Noise, a hybrid music-dance work that was awarded the 2015 ‘Instrumental Work of the Year’ in the Art Music Awards and recently featured in the Melbourne Festival. Damien studied with renowned Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and has a PhD from the Sydney Conservatorium. Damien co-founded and for 20 years was Co Artistic Director Ensemble Offspring, a unique arts company dedicated to innovative new music through whom much of his music has been performed. He is now the Program Leader of Composition and Music Technology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney.