Simon Charles is an artist.

Simon Charles is a composer and musician, currently undertaking a Master of Music Performance research degree at the Victorian College of the Arts. He has been awarded a number of scholarships, residencies and awards for saxophone and composition in both Australia and Australasia and composed new music for local and international artists including Mardi McSullea, Bosgraff and Elias (the Netherlands) and the Chamber ensemble. Aside from composing contemporary concert music, Simon also has an interest in collaborating as a composer with artists of different disciplines. He has worked as a composer in the television series Chefs of the Great Hotels of the World (for SBS) and has collaborated with Cobie Orger and poet Jess Wilkinson on an interdisciplinary work for the “This is Not Art” festival. He has also worked as a composer in the dance production Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain, performed at the Next Wave festival. He is founding member of the Free Music Ensemble. The ensemble performs improvised and experimental music and has just finished recording material for their first release, recorded at the ABC studios in Southbank.