Tristen Parr is a classically trained and highly versatile acoustic and electric cellist specialising in new music performance and performer integrated sound design for theatre and dance and exhibition. This focus has seen Tristen expand his sonic language through the integration of live electronic manipulation of the acoustic and electric cello, creating dense and expansive sound worlds.
He has toured extensively throughout Australia, Canada, USA, Asia and Europe and has recorded for radio locally, nationally and internationally. Tristen is a founding member of the award-winning Decibel New Music Ensemble whose focus is the commissioning of new electro acoustic works and the development of new graphic score formats and notations.
He has been commissioned to create music by the likes of Yirra Yaakin Theatre, The Australian Ballet, AIVDT, Buzz Dance Theatre, Louisville Ballet, LINK Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, Barking Gecko, CANWA, and The National Maritime Museum, as well as film and advertising soundtracks. Tristen has won numerous WA Music Industry and Fringe awards and is a Helpmann Award nominee for Best Music Direction.