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Jeanell Carrigan

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

Random Audio Sample: Little transformations (unaccompanied piano) by Bernadette Dowling, from the CD Spin

Articles by and about Jeanell Carrigan

28 Aug 2012 Jeanell Carrigan's celebration of diversity (plus an invitation to a CD launch) by Anni Heino

With more than a dozen CDs to her name, Jeanell Carrigan's dedication to recording works of our contemporary composers is impressive. In 2012, the AMC will have the pleasure of releasing two new CDs - Narratives and Detours, out earlier in 2012, and A Little Variation, scheduled for release towards the end of the year. Below, Carrigan talks about these two titles and her ongoing project of recording as much Australian music as possible.

You can join us for a special CD launch event on 5 October at 5pm at The Kings School Parramatta (entry via Russell St) - this is a unique opportunity to hear a selection of movements from Narratives and Detours, performed by Carrigan.

1 Mar 2013 A new CD from the AMC: A Little Variation by pianist Jeanell Carrigan by Australian Music Centre

With more than a dozen CDs to her name, Jeanell Carrigan's dedication to recording the works of our contemporary composers is impressive. In 2012, the AMC released Narratives and Detours. Now comes A Little Variation, a CD that explores the variation form through works by Robert Davidson, Michael Hannan, Mark Isaacs, Justin McKay, John Polglase and Peter Webb.

30 Jul 2014 Resurrecting the works of Meta Overman by Jeanell Carrigan

Pianist Jeanell Carrigan writes about her project to get the little known and mostly unperformed works of Dutch-born Australian composer Meta Overman published and recorded.

31 May 2016 Rediscovering Australian women composers of piano music by Jeanell Carrigan

Jeanell Carrigan's latest project has uncovered a treasury of works for piano, written by Australian women active as composers, pianists and music educators in the late 19th century and throughout the 20th century. Three volumes of piano music, including CD recordings of the works, are now available from the AMC Shop. A selection of this beautiful repertoire is also available as a separate CD Nostalgia - Piano Music by Australian Women

8 Feb 2017 Composing against the tide by Jeanell Carrigan

A surprisingly large number of women born in Australia between 1860 and 1915 became composers of piano music. For most of them this was not a task easily accomplished - they did not always receive encouragement, let alone earn a living from their creative work. Many of these composers have been largely forgotten, most of their works perhaps irretrievably lost. Jeanell Carrigan has been researching and discovering this repertoire, playing and recording the music of these women - and now writing their story in a new book entitled Composing Against the Tide.

29 Jan 2019 2019 Australia Day honours: Elena Kats-Chernin, Lyn Williams, Jeanell Carrigan by Australian Music Centre

Composer Elena Kats-Chernin has been appointed Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia for her 'distinguished service to the performing arts, particularly to music, as an orchestral, operatic and chamber music composer'. Other artists recognised in this year's Australia Day honours list include conductor Lyn Williams from Gondwana Choirs and pianist, Dr Jeanell Carrigan...

30 Jul 2019 Restaging Psyche by Jeanell Carrigan

Meta Overman's opera Psyche would still be hiding in the archival boxes of the University of Western Australia's Music Library, had it not been for the determined work, over several years, by the Australian pianist Jeanell Carrigan to research, revive and promote Overman's music. Psyche will be performed on 16-17 August at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In this article she writes about her work on Overman's music and the opera.

29 Jun 2020 A new biography charts the life and music of Dulcie Holland by Jeanell Carrigan and Rita Crews

Jeanell Carrigan and Rita Crews's new book A Musical Missionary - the life and music of Dulcie Holland forms part of a major project which also includes a portrait CD with a selection of the composer's works and six previously unpublished scores. Of the two writers, Dr Crews knew Holland personally and had the opportunity to discuss music with her, while Dr Carrigan has come to know Holland through playing her compositions. In this article, the two musicians talk about their work on the project.

21 Oct 2020 The Composers' Series makes available forgotten repertoire by Jeanell Carrigan

Jeanell Carrigan's long-term research into the works of early Australian composers has resulted in a new series of published volumes of piano works by Australian composers Iris de Cairos-Rego, Marjorie Hesse, Katharine Parker, Una Bourne, Esther Kahn, Esther Rofe, Linda Phillips and Frank Hutchens. These collections can be purchased from the AMC.

14 Aug 2023 Festival of Art Song 2023 by Jeanell Carrigan

Dr Jeanell Carrigan AM, Associate Professor in collaborative piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, provides an overview of the upcoming Festival of Art Song, while tapping into hidden histories of Australian art song. 

Works commissioned by Jeanell Carrigan

Jeanelligans, op. 247 by Eric Gross

World premieres given by Jeanell Carrigan

Psyche : opera by Meta Overman— 16 Aug 19 (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, NSW)

Trio no. 1 : piano trio by David Hush— 14 Aug 14 (Recital Hall West, NSW)

Precipice : for oboe and piano by Elliott Gyger— 6 Oct 10 (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

Back to the centre (solo piano) by Bruce Crossman— 12 May 98 (Australian Institute of Music, Sydney)

Analysis & Media

CD: Spin : Australian solo piano works. / Jeanell Carrigan, piano.