Moon, tides & shoreline : Gillian Karawe Whitehead: a life in music / Noel Sanders.
Australian Artists Analysed in this Book
One of Aotearoa New Zealand's most distinguished classical
composers, Gillian Whitehead has produced a substantial and
lasting body of work that includes operas, orchestral and choral
pieces, vocal and instrumental chamber compositions and solo
works. They are often in collaboration with poets and other
artists, and many incorporate traditional Māori musical
instruments and themes.
Gillian has spent many years studying and working abroad, including a period as head of composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has won the SOUNZ Contemporary Award three times, and in 2000 became one of the inaugural laureates of the NZ Arts Foundation. In 2008 she was made a Distinguished Companion of the NZ Order of Merit, becoming a Dame in 2009.
CD includes: Hine Te Kakara -- Camelot -- Apapatiki -- Three windows on the weather -- The improbable ordered dance.
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