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Finding language : the Massey University composer addresses the Massey University composer addresses / Edited by Michael Brown and Norman Meehan with Robert Hoskins.

Contributor(s): Meehan, Norman [editor.] | Brown, Mike, 1970- [editor.] | Hoskins, Robert [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 171 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561087; 1776561082.Subject(s): Composers -- New Zealand -- BiographyGenre/Form: Anecdotes. | Biographies.DDC classification: 780.92099305 Summary: "From 1995 to 2006, eight New Zealand composers were invited to give an annual public address at Massey University: John Ritchie, Edwin Carr, David Farquhar, Jack Body, Lyell Cresswell, John Cousins, John Rimmer and Chris Cree Brown. The music of the 'father of New Zealand composition', Douglas Lilburn, formed the subject of a ninth address by pianist Margaret Nielsen. Finding Language collects together all the Massey Composer Addresses for the first time. The addresses show some of our most prominent musical practitioners reflecting in their own words, upon their creative practices, formative influences, the role of composers in New Zealand society, and other concerns close to their hearts. The results are a fascinating compendium of views on New Zealand art composition in the twentieth century and beyond"--Inside front cover.
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The music of the 'father of New Zealand composition', Douglas Lilburn, formed the subject of a ninth address by pianist Margaret Nielsen. Finding Language collects together all the Massey Composer Addresses for the first time. The addresses show some of our most prominent musical practitioners reflecting, in their own words, upon their creative practices, formative influences, the role of composers in New Zealand society, and other concerns close to their hearts. The results are a fascinating compendium of views on New Zealand art composition in the twentieth century and beyond. Included in Finding Language: The Massey Composer Addresses are the original overviews of each composer's work by series convenor Robert Hoskins, together with new afterwords, bibliographic resources, and an introduction. An essential sourcebook for all students and aficionados of New Zealand art music, as well as those interested in the development of the arts in this country.

Includes bibliographical references.

"From 1995 to 2006, eight New Zealand composers were invited to give an annual public address at Massey University: John Ritchie, Edwin Carr, David Farquhar, Jack Body, Lyell Cresswell, John Cousins, John Rimmer and Chris Cree Brown. The music of the 'father of New Zealand composition', Douglas Lilburn, formed the subject of a ninth address by pianist Margaret Nielsen. Finding Language collects together all the Massey Composer Addresses for the first time. The addresses show some of our most prominent musical practitioners reflecting in their own words, upon their creative practices, formative influences, the role of composers in New Zealand society, and other concerns close to their hearts. The results are a fascinating compendium of views on New Zealand art composition in the twentieth century and beyond"--Inside front cover.