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Philip Cooney

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Articles by and about Philip Cooney

24 Sep 2012 New education resource from the AMC: Classroom Arrangements by Philip Cooney by Australian Music Centre

The AMC's new music education resource, Philip Cooney's Classroom Arrangements, is designed to complement the study of Australian music in secondary schools by allowing students to perform the same music they are exploring through listening and composition activities. Classroom Arrangements includes music by Matthew Hindson, Elena Kats-Chernin, Graeme Koehne, James Ledger, Peter Sculthorpe, Paul Stanhope and Carl Vine.

30 May 2011 New music resource kit: Dance with Nature - the chamber music of Ross Edwards by Australian Music Centre

The AMC's new music resource kit, Dance with Nature - the chamber music of Ross Edwards by Philip Cooney, has been especially designed for secondary and tertiary level study. Activities have been prepared for seven short works by Edwards: Binyang (clarinet and percussion), Marimba Dances, More Marimba Dances, Ecstatic Dance II (flute duet), Water Spirit Song (cello), Etymalong (piano) and Piano Trio.

18 Dec 2013 Ross Edwards: I still wake up excited about the score I'm working on by Philip Cooney

'I find composing a compulsive but exhausting and emotionally draining occupation, but my enthusiasm hasn't waned', says composer Ross Edwards, whose 70th birthday is celebrated on 23 December 2013. In this feature article, Philip Cooney, who has researched and written extensively about Edwards's works and knows the composer personally, looks at Edwards's compositional process, the inspiration behind his music, and its relationship to postmodernism.

24 Oct 2023 Looking back, looking forward: Ross Edwards at 80 by Philip Cooney

Philip Cooney looks on Ross Edwards' decades-long career as a composer, pinpointing recurring motifs and themes, and his legacy on Australian music.  

16 Apr 2024 Significant Others by Philip Cooney

Philip Cooney interviews Australian composers on the importance of the support of significant others in cultivating a creative music career. 

12 Jun 2024 "My career is never boring": Jessica Wells celebrates turning fifty by Philip Cooney

Philip Cooney honours Jessica Wells' milestone birthday, taking a journey through the highlights of her brilliant career and its rewards to date.