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Composer profile – Ross Edwards, A Natural Way

  • by G.K. Williams
  • Source: Published by Symphony Services
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Ross Edwards' music may lead us from a state of meditation to an effervescence or buoyancy of mind. His music is by turns contemplative ('sacred') or kinetic, as when the dancing impulses of his famous maninya style kick in. But he's breaking out of the concert hall mindset, reaching towards a ritual which may do its bit to repair our society.

It wasn't always so. Like many others of his generation, Ross started out as a High Art post-Webern angry young man. As he once said:

The turning point in my early life as a composer took place ...