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Michael Hooper

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

Random Audio Sample: Three mandolin duets, op. 282 : mandolin duet by Eric Gross, from the CD Séance on a wet afternoon

Articles by and about Michael Hooper

28 Feb 2008 Lumsdaine, Durham and the 1970s by Michael Hooper

Peter Wiegold studied with David Lumsdaine at the University of Durham in the early 1970s. At the time, the music department there was at the forefront of electroacoustic music in Britain. Lumsdaine was much sought-after as a teacher who was familiar with both improvisatory and notated forms...

28 Feb 2008 Why Play the Classics? by Michael Hooper

Mark Knoop is one of Australia’s leading performers of recent music and has consistently performed key works by established composers alongside younger artists, to explore the connections between composers of different generations. He recently recorded the complete piano music of David Lumsdaine, which will be released in early 2008 on Tall Poppies. This interview explores briefly some of the aspects of new music with which he is most engaged...

28 Feb 2008 I Would Love To Know How It All Goes Together by Michael Hooper

4 Dec 2008 Elision Ensemble in London by Michael Hooper

Musicologist and performer Michael Hooper recently went to the Ricordi: Beyond 200 concert in London, and came out wanting to share his impressions with the rest of the world. Resonate publishes his thoughts on Liza Lim's music and Richard Haynes's virtuosity along with a number links to media coverage of Elision Ensemble's concert in London.

28 Feb 2008 Connecting with the Past: Thoughts on Earlier Compositional Journeys by Michael Hooper

Natalie Williams is one of Australia’s most exciting composers. As the holder of an APRA Professional Development Award, she is currently studying at Indiana University. This interview explores her interest in the music of various composers working in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s...

27 Oct 2011 David Lumsdaine's 'energetic gravity' by Michael Hooper

'There are few composers whose music is as consistently weighty', writes Michael Hooper of David Lumsdaine. The UK-based Australian composer turns 80 on 31 October 2011.

20 Sep 2012 Getting to know David Lumsdaine's music by Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper's book The Music of David Lumsdaine - Kelly Ground to Cambewarra has just been released by the UK-based publisher Ashgate (for details, see the publisher's website). Here, Hooper explains how he approached Lumsdaine's work in his book, and describes his early exposure to it as a first-year student in Sydney. 'It worried me then and it worries me still that it is so hard to find out how music by Australian composers of Lumsdaine’s generation actually works.'

11 Dec 2014 Unfold: fresh approaches to older works by Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper gives some background to a new recording, by the Kreutzer Quartet, of four Australian string quartets from the 1960s and 1970s. The recording is part of an ARC project researching music composed in Australia during this period. Unfold CD is available through the AMC Shop.

8 Nov 2019 Australian Music, the 1960s and early 1970s - history, nationalism, and celebration by Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper writes about some key themes discussed in his newly released book Australian Music and Modernism, 1960-1975 (Bloomsbury - available as eBook and hardback). Read also an extract, just published on Resonate.

14 Nov 2019 Infrastructure for New Music, Serial Technique and Don Banks’s String Quartet by Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper's book Australian Music and Modernism, 1960-1975 has just been released by Bloomsbury (available as eBook and hardback) - the following extract is published on Resonate by permission. See also book details on AMC Online and read Michel's article about some central themes discussed in the book.

14 Oct 2021 David Lumsdaine’s soundscapes by Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper writes about David Lumsdaine's soundscapes and reflects on the UK-based composer's profound influence on how he now experiences his own immediate sound environment of a Sydney suburb. This article celebrates Lumsdaine's 90th birthday on 31 October 2021. 

Resonate Journals edited by Michael Hooper

Works by Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper is not an Australian Music Centre represented artist, however the following works can be found in our collection:

Australian music and modernism, 1960 - 1975 by Michael Hooper

World premieres given by Michael Hooper

Sonata for mandolin and piano, op. 251 (mandolin with piano) by Eric Gross— 25 Sep 01 (The Great Hall, University of Sydney)

Headlands : for tenor or high baritone, and mandola by Nicholas Vines— 1999 (Old Darlington School, University of Sydney)