|1954 ||Born in Perth, Western Australia, October 8|
|1959 ||Began learning the cornet|
|1960 ||Student at Hale Primary School, Perth|
|1964 ||Fractured 3 vertebrae falling out of a tree during gymnastics.
Unable to play the trumpet, so started learning piano.|
|1967 ||Student at Guildford Grammar School (Secondary), Perth. Started learning the pipe organ under Choral Director Kathleen Wood. Pianist and Organist for School Church Services, Assemblies and assorted performances.|
|1970 ||First Prize in the Australian Society for Music Education Composers' Competition (under-18 section) for 'Unwritten Divertimento': his first complete electronic work.|
|1971 ||Completed his first commissioned score, '2 Short Circuits' (electronic tape work), for the West Australian Ballet Company, choreographed by Eleanor Martin. Graduated Dux of Guildford Grammar School with 2 Government University Exhibitions.|
|1972 ||Enrolled in Bachelor of Science degree course majoring in Physics at the University of Western Australia. Winner, Open Instrumental Solo division (Piano) of the Perth Music Festival. A.Mus.A. (Associate in Music, Australia) with distinction for Piano from the Australian Music Examinations Board. Harpist (on the piano) with the Queensland Youth Orchestra conducted by John Curro, for James Christiansen's production of 'Tosca' at the Innisfail Festival, North Queensland.|
|1973 ||Trainee Sound Recording Engineer at the Tape Transcription Unit, BBC, Shepherds Bush, London (2 months). Created the music soundtrack for experimental films 'IS' and 'Facade' directed by Barrie Oldfield (WA). Winner of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's Instrumental and Vocal Competition (Western Australian division - Piano).|
|1973-5 ||Pianist (casual orchestral, and occasionally solo) with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.|
|1974 ||Transferred to Bachelor of Music degree course (Composition Major) at the University of Western Australia. A member of the West Australian Debating Team competing at the National Championships in Adelaide.|
|1975 ||Participated in the inaugural 'Young Composers' Training Scheme' organised by the Australia Council. Moved to Sydney to commence his professional career.|
|1975-8 ||Accompanist and rehearsal pianist for the Sydney Dance Company (then the 'Dance Company of New South Wales'). Created the soundtrack for experimental film 'Envir' directed by Barrie Oldfield. Performed at a vast range of musical, electronic and 'alternative' events in and around Sydney. He was also Musical Director of 'Sounds Nice' vocal duo on the Sydney 'club' circuit with various TV appearances. Until 1980, freelance performer with such groups as the Australia Ensemble, A-Z Music, the Seymour Group, Mused Performance Ensemble, the Ashes of Sydney and others.|
|1976 ||Regular performer at the Sydney Opera House 'Environmental Music Series'. Assisted by the Australia Council to attend the Gulbenkian International Choreographic Summer School in Guildford, England.|
|1977 ||First fully professional commission for Dance : 'Tip' (for Sydney Dance Company). The score was called '961 Ways to Nirvana', for amplified string quartet, orchestra and electronics. (work subsequently withdrawn)|
|1978 ||Resident composer with the Sydney Dance Company. Composed the music for the first all-Australian full-length Ballet - 'Poppy'. Guest performer at 'Music Rostrum '78' (featuring Luciano Berio). Guest conductor for the Seymour Group.|
|1979 ||Conductor, pianist and resident composer at the London Contemporary Dance Theatre. Founded the contemporary music performance ensemble 'Flederman' with trombonist Simone de Haan in Sydney. Remained as pianist, composer, conductor and director of the ensemble until 1989.|
|1980 ||Participant in the first 'Australian Composers' Summer School' with the ABC Sinfonietta|
|1980-2 ||Lecturer in Electronic Music Composition at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. The Flederman ensemble averaged 30 concerts each year on the Australian eastern seaboard.|
|1983 ||Received the 'Adams' award for outstanding contribution to Music for Dance in Australia. Flederman made its first international tour to the USA. Moved to Toowoomba (South-East Queensland) for R & R.|
|1984 ||Musical Director of the Australia/New Zealand Choreographic School (Melbourne) directed by Glen Tetley.|
|1985 ||Resident Composer at the New South Wales State Conservatorium. From 1985 to 1987, occasional conducting appearances with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.|
|1987 ||Resident Composer with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Guest conductor with the Sydney Philharmonia Society. Flederman receives the Sydney Myer Performing Arts 'Group' Award.|
|1988 ||Flederman international tour to Holland, Finland and the UK, including a concert on the opening night of the BBC Proms. Carl's Symphony No. 2 is performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stuart Challender across the continental United States, while the West Australian Ballet Company premieres his 'Legend' choreographed as the dance work 'The Night of the Full Moon' by Jacqui Carroll.|
|1989 ||Guest Artist at EVOS Music (Perth), W.A.University and W.A.Academy for the Performing Arts. Awarded the Sounds Australian National Music Critics' Award for the Best Instrumental or Ensemble Work of 1988 ('Miniature IV'). Flederman closes down after their Federal funding is withdrawn.|
|1990 ||Symphony No. 3 premiered by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Stuart Challender at the 1990 Adelaide Festival of the Arts.|
|1991 ||The Queensland Ballet Company premieres 'The Tempest' choreographed by Jacqui Carroll.|
|1992-5 ||Deputy Chairman of the Australia Council.|
|1993 ||ABC Classics Records releases the premiere recording of Carl Vine's first Three Symphonies performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by the late Stuart Challender.|
|1994 ||Carl's first and second Symphonies choreographed by Glen Tetley for the Canadian National Ballet Company.
|From 2000 until 2019 Carl was the Artistic Director of
Musica Viva Australia, the largest entrepreneur of chamber music in the world.
As part of his duties as Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia,
Carl was also Artistic Director of the Huntington Estate Music Festival,
one of Australia's most prestigious and successful annual chamber music festivals.|
|2014- ||Senior Lecturer in Composition at the
Sydney Conservatorium of Music.|
|ongoing ||Freelance composer living in Sydney.
In line with Carl's lifelong fascination with progamming and automation, he has
released a free set of Lua Scripts to enhance the native abilities of Finale music software.