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