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Rosalind Appleby

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4 Jul 2008 Ensemble Nu by Rosalind Appleby

It was one of those ideas, dreamt up over lunch at a restaurant, which developed over several more meals into the launch of a new 13-piece group. Ensemble Nu, with the support of Tura New Music, got off to an impressive start this week with a sold out debut concert at the WA Art Gallery.

20 Nov 2008 WASO and Vine's Symphony No. 7 by Rosalind Appleby

Vine has crafted a concise, intelligent and warmly compelling musical statement, and it received a superior premiere. Volmer conducted incisively, with an ear for idiosyncrasies, and the orchestra played with attentiveness and artistry, seeming to relish the momentum and understated emotion in the work.


30 Jan 2009 NOWnow festival 2009 by Rosalind Appleby

NOWnow stands apart in Australia for its focus on improvised experimental music. The change in leadership and location over the past eight years means the festival is still of its time.

22 Apr 2009 Mills's Passion according to St Mark by Rosalind Appleby

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra celebrated the Easter season with a performance of Richard Mills’s new Passion according to St Mark. The work was a co-commission by Ten Days on the Island Festival, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Orchestra and the Australia Council for the Arts. It received its premiere in Hobart on Saturday April 4 th, and Mills conducted it again in Brisbane the weekend after Easter, with the same soloists.

28 Feb 2012 Helen Gifford: still writing, still modernist and still brilliant by Rosalind Appleby

'An attraction for something so little practised in this country as music composition must have a mite of perversity in it … a life writing music may be seen and explained in Australia as the pursuit of someone following an urge to be contrary. There should be other factors', wrote composer Helen Gifford in the early 1980s1. Her interview is included in a new book by Rosalind Appleby, Women of note, published by Fremantle Press. The following chapter about Helen Gifford and her music is reproduced on Resonate with permission.

Analysis & Media

- Article: Women of Note: Teaching activity
Rosalind Appleby
Freemantle Press
The exploration of different perspectives of musical works by Australian women composers. Students investigate aspects of musical works using such perspectives as history, culture, meaning and interpretation. This investigation helps students to make meaning of their own world and to understand the worldviews of others. (Please refer also to the Australian Curriculum links at the end of the document)