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Michael Hooper

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

Random Audio Sample: Sequence of happiness, op. 222 (mandolin with piano) by Eric Gross, from the CD Music for a champagne breakfast. Volume 2

Articles by and about Michael Hooper

Lumsdaine, Durham and the 1970s by Michael Hooper

Peter Wiegold studied with David Lumsdaine at the University of Durham in the early 1970s. At the time, the music department there was at the forefront of electroacoustic music in Britain. Lumsdaine was much sought-after as a teacher who was familiar with both improvisatory and notated forms...

Why Play the Classics? by Michael Hooper

Mark Knoop is one of Australia’s leading performers of recent music and has consistently performed key works by established composers alongside younger artists, to explore the connections between composers of different generations. He recently recorded the complete piano music of David Lumsdaine, which will be released in early 2008 on Tall Poppies. This interview explores briefly some of the aspects of new music with which he is most engaged...

Elision Ensemble in London by Michael Hooper

Musicologist and performer Michael Hooper recently went to the Ricordi: Beyond 200 concert in London, and came out wanting to share his impressions with the rest of the world. Resonate publishes his thoughts on Liza Lim's music and Richard Haynes's virtuosity along with a number links to media coverage of Elision Ensemble's concert in London.

Connecting with the Past: Thoughts on Earlier Compositional Journeys by Michael Hooper

Natalie Williams is one of Australia’s most exciting composers. As the holder of an APRA Professional Development Award, she is currently studying at Indiana University. This interview explores her interest in the music of various composers working in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s...

David Lumsdaine's 'energetic gravity' by Michael Hooper

'There are few composers whose music is as consistently weighty', writes Michael Hooper of David Lumsdaine. The UK-based Australian composer turns 80 on 31 October 2011.

Getting to know David Lumsdaine's music by Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper's book The Music of David Lumsdaine - Kelly Ground to Cambewarra has just been released by the UK-based publisher Ashgate (for details, see the publisher's website). Here, Hooper explains how he approached Lumsdaine's work in his book, and describes his early exposure to it as a first-year student in Sydney. 'It worried me then and it worries me still that it is so hard to find out how music by Australian composers of Lumsdaine’s generation actually works.'

Unfold: fresh approaches to older works by Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper gives some background to a new recording, by the Kreutzer Quartet, of four Australian string quartets from the 1960s and 1970s. The recording is part of an ARC project researching music composed in Australia during this period. Unfold CD is available through the AMC Shop.

Resonate Journals edited by Michael Hooper

World premieres given by Michael Hooper

Headlands : for tenor or high baritone, and mandola by Nicholas Vines— 1999 (Old Darlington School, University of Sydney)