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date: 19 September 2019

Fowler, Jenniferlocked

  • Sophie Fuller

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(b Bunbury, April 14, 1939). Australian composer. She studied at the University of Western Australia (BA 1960, BMus 1967), during which time she had pieces performed in the Festival of Perth and broadcast by the ABC. She then worked as a teacher while establishing herself as a composer. In 1968 she won a Dutch Government Scholarship and studied for a year at the Studio of Electronic Music, University of Utrecht. In 1969 she moved to London, where she works as a freelance composer.

Her music often uses simple procedures to striking and distinctive effect, as is evident in the frequently performed Blow Flute (1983) for flute or Threaded Stars (1983) for harp, a work which explores the complex possibilities of a single melodic line. Several choral works, such as Veni Sancte Spiritus – Veni Creator (1971) and the haunting Lament for Dunblane...

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