Interested in commissioning me? I trust performers to be honest about what they can afford, and that this calculation is a balance between showing respect and interest in my work and paying the rent. As such, I’ll often write things for not very much money (and, once or twice, a couple of bottles of wine).
My general rule for emerging soloists is AUD$1 per second (ie, a five minute piece would cost you AUD$300), with a percentage of that rate added per-performer / track of electronics. In an ideal, well funded world, more established performers and ensembles would refer to these rates suggested by Matthew Hindson, but I know this is out of reach for a lot of ensembles and soloists. I strongly encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or can’t afford my rates but still want a new work.