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Gwen Bennett

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Gwen Bennett held in our catalogue.

Articles by and about Gwen Bennett

Vale KennethTribe AC by Gwen Bennett

Ken Tribe was a visionary figure whose impact in the cultural life of Australia cannot be overestimated. The music community has been deeply saddened to hear of his recent death, at age 96. Gwen Bennett shares some thoughts on Ken's passing.

More than Music - extracts from the new Kenneth Tribe biography by Gwen Bennett

Ken Tribe (1914-2010) spent 40 years at the artistic helm of Musica Viva, had a pivotal role in the formation of policies for the first Australia Council, and was unfailing in his support of living composers and performers. Gwen Bennett's new biography More than Music gives a full account of Tribe's life, his many professional roles, his personal passion for the arts and his important legacy for music in Australia.

The following two extracts from More than Music come from the 2nd and the 16th chapters of the book: Tribe's early years in Hobart and Sydney, and his time with Musica Viva.

Ken Tribe book launch by Janine Marshman

Gwen Bennett's biography of Ken Tribe, More than music: the life and work of Kenneth W Tribe AC, was officially launched on Monday 19 March, in a special event hosted by Musica Viva and the Australia Council for the Arts.

AMC at 40: A Story of the Tumultuous Birth of the AMC (from interviews with Kenneth Tribe) by Gwen Bennett

Gwen Bennett - a long-term Chair of the AMC Board (1986-1990), discussed the beginnings of the AMC with Kenneth Tribe as part of the interviews conducted for the 2011 biography More Than Music - the life and work of Kenneth W Tribe AC (2011). See also: AMC's first 40 years - timeline and articles.