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Stephen Montague

(b Stratford, NZ, Feb 22, 1935; d Paris, May 27, 1987). British composer of New Zealand birth. He went to England at the age of 17 to study the piano at the RAM (1952–6). He remained in the UK and in ...

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Warren Burt

(b Geelong, Victoria, Aug 18, 1951). Australian composer, performer, installation and sound artist, instrument inventor, writer, educator, and researcher. Her early education consisted of high school in both Australia and Canada, followed by a BA (1971, Monash University), Dip Ed (1973...

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John Young

( b Te Aroha, Oct 7, 1944). New Zealand composer . He studied at the University of Auckland with Ronald Tremain, then, after an influential period working with Lilburn in the electro-acoustic music studio at Victoria University of Wellington, in Cologne with Kagel and at the Institute of Sonology, Utrecht. He was a guest lecturer at the Music Academy, Yogyakarta (...

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Stephen Adams

(b Stoke-on-Trent, March 31, 1958). Australian composer, performer, and sound artist. Chesworth’s work has been given relatively little attention to date by musicologists. This is perhaps in part a consequence of the apparently populist appeal of his musical surfaces. It might also be a result of his collaborative working methods, and his implicit critique of traditional concepts of the composer’s role, and of the boundaries between art forms, genres, academic, and popular subcultures, making his work difficult to categorize....

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Laurence Libin

(b Napier, New Zealand, May 14, 1946). Intermedia artist whose transdisciplinary practice includes video/sound work and installations, experimental instruments, graphic scores, and improvisation. He studied at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland (DipFA Hons, 1971) and the University of West Sydney, Nepean (MA Hons, ...

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J.M. Thomson

(b Hastings, New Zealand, Oct 10, 1954). New Zealand composer and teacher. Her studies began in 1973 at the University of Canterbury, where she subsequently became computer music research assistant. In 1978 she attended summer schools in Europe with John Cage and Iannis Xenakis...

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John Young

(b Amberley, Aug 1, 1945). New Zealand composer. He studied at the University of Canterbury and with Lilburn at Victoria University of Wellington, where he later became an associate professor. His musical output is eclectic, embracing a variety of genres and styles including chamber music, orchestral works, three operas and electro-acoustic music as well as jazz/rock fusion with his Wellington-based group Free Radicals. He has acknowledged the importance of the electro-acoustic medium for his early development, which provided an aesthetic freedom and technical control he relished. The introduction of FM synthesizers and MIDI in the early 1980s allowed him to consolidate this with works that frequently involve play on natural harmonic series, such as ...

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John Young

(b Auckland, Feb 5, 1939). New Zealand composer. His initial training in composition was with Tremain at the University of Auckland, where he also did postgraduate work in musicology. An interest in electro-acoustic music in the mid-1960s led him to study in Toronto under Weinzweig and Gustav Ciamaga. In ...

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John Young

(b Nelson, May 16, 1946). New Zealand composer. He studied in New Zealand at the University of Canterbury and Victoria University and in Europe at the Paris Conservatoire with Messiaen, with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) and at the University of York. Since ...