Nick Wales is a Sydney based composer who works across contemporary dance, popular music, film, theatre and new classical music. His music is a hybrid between classical forms, electronic and popular music.
2 One Another was Nick’s first collaboration with Sydney Dance Company and he has since worked on Rafael Bonachela’sEmergence with Sarah Blasko, and 2 in D Minor which was part of Sydney Dance Company’s 2014 season Interplay. Nick also worked with fellow composer Tarik O’Regan to create an intriguing new musical experience for Sydney Dance Company’s production of Scattered Rhymes.
Nick has recently contributed to Sarah Blasko’s latest album Eternal Return co-writing two songs. He previously worked with Sarah in Sweden and Bulgaria, writing orchestral arrangements for her 2012 album I Awake. Nick is a Founding Member and Co-Composer of CODA, a critically acclaimed musical group which incorporates classical styling with contemporary rock and electronica. He has collaborated with choreographer Shaun Parker on numerous dance theatre works including AM I, Happy as Larry, The Yard, This Show is About People, Spill and Trollys.
Nick composed the soundtrack for the feature film Around the Block directed by Sarah Spillane and starring Christina Ricci. He has collaborated with the Performance Artist Justin Shoulder for many years. Their latest creations are featured at the MMCA Gallery Seoul (New Romance Exhibition 2015/2016) and for the Asia Pacific Triennial for GOMA Brisbane (2015/2016) (in collaboration with Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra).
Nick’s undergraduate studies in Music Composition were completed at Sydney University under Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards and Anne Boyd; he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Film Music Composition from AFTRS.