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date: 17 August 2019

McLeod, Jenny [Jennifer] Helenlocked

  • J.M. Thomson

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(b Wellington, Nov 12, 1941). New Zealand composer. Active in her youth as a pianist in Levin, an American Field Service scholarship took her at 16 to the Midwest. Following her first Cambridge (New Zealand) Summer Music School, she studied at Victoria University, Wellington (BMus 1964). Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps moved her profoundly, and on receiving a government bursary she joined his classes at the Paris Conservatoire, studying later in Cologne with Stockhausen and Berio and in 1965 attending Boulez’s conducting course in Basle. Appointed lecturer in music at Victoria University in 1967, she was professor there from 1971 to 1976.

McLeod’s first works, Cambridge Suite (1962) and the Little Symphony (1963), were written for students at Cambridge. In Europe she wrote the 12-note Piano Piece 1965 and For Seven (1966), embodying avant-garde techniques. Her ambitious music-theatre piece for children, ...

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