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Loose canons

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Loose canons : papers from the National Festival of Women's Music, Canberra, 2001 / edited by Linda Kouvaras, Ruth Lee Martin and Graham Hair.

  • 171 p. ; ill., music, ports. ; 30 cm.

  • Amaroo, A.C.T. : Southern Voices, 2004.
  • Sales Availability: This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
  • Library Availability: REF 780.82/6 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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Australian Works Analysed in this Book

  Work
Black sun (1989) by Anne Boyd
Hotspur (1980) by Gillian Whitehead
 Oresteia (1993) by Liza Lim, Barrie Kosky and Liza Lim
 Medusahead (1997) by AndrĂ©e Greenwell
Iphis (1997) by Elena Kats-Chernin and Richard Toop
Vision: Jesus reassures his mother (1999) by Anne Boyd

Product details

ISBN: 1-876463-32-5

Contents note: Taking her breath away: a study of two pop songs / Linda Kouvaras -- The place of women composers in Romanian society since the mid-1960s / Joel Crotty -- No Orpheus in this underworld: three Australian women composers take on Ancient Greek myths / Helen Rusak -- Evoking Australia: Mirrie Hill and the paradoxes of constructing an 'Australian' musical identity / Rowena Pearce -- Measuring up: contemporary Australian women composers and the granting process / Dr Therese Radic -- Power and gender: a woman as opera impressario in London in the eighteenth century / Lynne Murray -- How many women composers can dance on the head of a pin? / Emily Wilbourne -- Professional female orchestral conductors and the 'male canon' / Brydie-Leigh Bartleet -- Loosening the canon in film music / Roger Hillman -- Oasis in the desert? / Naomi Vear -- From Scream to Scream / Maree Macmillan -- Visions of a new spirituality in Australia: the music of Anne Boyd / Sally Macarthur and Rosemary Schaffler -- Resonating voices: Australian women composers and musicians in the Oral History Collection of the National Library of Australia / Jenny Gall -- Anne Boyd's 'Black sun': the use of symbolism and bodily metaphor / Ruth Lee Martin -- Dramatic narrative and musical narrativity in Gillian Whitehead's 'Hotspur' / Graham Hair.

Includes bibliographical references.

No Orpheus in this underworld: three Australian women composers take on Ancient Greek myths, by Helen Rusak discusses 'The Oresteia' by Liza Lim, 'Iphis' by Elena Kats-Chernin, and 'Medusa head' by Andree Greenwell.


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