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6 November 2007

9th Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address

Listening to History: Some Proposals for Reclaiming the Practice of Music

Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose at Woomera Image: Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose at Woomera  

For over 30 years, violinist Jon Rose has been at the sharp end of experimental, new and improvised music. When Jon delivers the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address this year, he will look for positive models, forgotten notions, and unorthodox praxis that have entertained and given meaning to the lives of Australians over the last 200 years but which have never entered, or been allowed to enter, the canon of imported mainstream music making. Jon will suggest that only when we start to investigate and value our own extraordinary musical culture, will the cultural cringe stop defining what constitutes music on this continent.

The New Music Network established the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in 1999 as an annual forum for ideas relating to the creation and performance of Australian music. In the spirit of the great Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, an outstanding advocate of Australian music delivers the address each year, challenging the status quo and raising issues of importance in new music. Since its inception, the Address has served as an important forum for the discussion of crucial issues in the world of contemporary new music in Australia.

This year the Address will also include a Book/DVD Launch of Post Impressions: A Travel Guide for Tragic Intellectuals by Hollis Taylor. Hollis is Jon Rose’s wife and collaborator. Excerpts of the book can be read in the features section of resonate magazine (www.resonatemagazine.com.au/article.php?id=68).

The event is supported by the Historic Houses Trust, Arts NSW, ABC Radio National and ABC Classic FM.

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As a national service organisation, the Australian Music Centre is dedicated to increasing the profile and sustainability of Australian composers and other creative artists. The AMC facilitates the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these artists through: composer and other creative artist representation and assistance; resonate – its online magazine; library and retail services; sheet music publishing; and the management, administration and publication of project-based initiatives. Its library collection holds over 30,000 items by more than 500 artists.


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