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Philip Cooney

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Articles by and about Philip Cooney

New education resource from the AMC: Classroom Arrangements by Philip Cooney by Australian Music Centre

The AMC's new music education resource, Philip Cooney's Classroom Arrangements, is designed to complement the study of Australian music in secondary schools by allowing students to perform the same music they are exploring through listening and composition activities. Classroom Arrangements includes music by Matthew Hindson, Elena Kats-Chernin, Graeme Koehne, James Ledger, Peter Sculthorpe, Paul Stanhope and Carl Vine.

New music resource kit: Dance with Nature - the chamber music of Ross Edwards by Australian Music Centre

The AMC's new music resource kit, Dance with Nature - the chamber music of Ross Edwards by Philip Cooney, has been especially designed for secondary and tertiary level study. Activities have been prepared for seven short works by Edwards: Binyang (clarinet and percussion), Marimba Dances, More Marimba Dances, Ecstatic Dance II (flute duet), Water Spirit Song (cello), Etymalong (piano) and Piano Trio.

Ross Edwards: I still wake up excited about the score I'm working on by Philip Cooney

'I find composing a compulsive but exhausting and emotionally draining occupation, but my enthusiasm hasn't waned', says composer Ross Edwards, whose 70th birthday is celebrated on 23 December 2013. In this feature article, Philip Cooney, who has researched and written extensively about Edwards's works and knows the composer personally, looks at Edwards's compositional process, the inspiration behind his music, and its relationship to postmodernism.