In 1978, once again with Graeme Murphy choreographing, Carl scored Poppy, the first all-Australian full-length ballet. In 1980. Vine was appointed Lecturer in Electronic Music Composition at the Queensland Conservatorium (now Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University), while also being the co-director and pianist of the specialist new music performing ensemble, "Flederman". In 1984, he became Musical Director of the Australia/New Zealand Choreographic School (Melbourne) and resident composer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The last decade In 2000, Vine was appointed Artistic Director at Musica Viva Australia. 2004 saw his Cello Concerto premiered by Steven Isserlis and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jiri Belohlavek. The performance would win Best Performance of an Australian Composition at the 2005 APRA/AMC Classical Music Awards. In 2005 he was awarded the 2005 Don Banks Music Award, the highest available accolade the Australia Council for the Arts can confer on an artist.
The award recognises artists who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to Australian music. As of 2006, Vine has seven concertos and six symphonies to his name. A seventh symphony has been planned, to be performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in 2008. Vine's work has taken him to, Munich, Finland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom the United States, Canada and Japan. He enjoys a longstanding recording relationship with ABC. Renowned as a composer he was asked to be a presenter of a documentary series on Australian television.
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|Piano Sonata No. 1: I. MM 48|
|Piano Sonata No. 1: II. Leggiero e legato|
|Slow Movement from Cembalo Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056|