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18 April 2012

Featured video April 2012 - James Ledger (WASO)

Featured video April 2012 - James Ledger (WASO)

In 2012 Art Music Awards, the Performance of the Year was awarded to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for its performance of James Ledger's Two Memorials (for Anton Webern and John Lennon). Ledger also received a special state award for this work (West Australia - Orchestral Work of the Year).

In this video, recorded at a 'meet the artist' session in front of a live audience, James Ledger talks about his work. The interviewer is the WASO's executive director of artistic planning, Evan Kennea, and the talk took place after the world premiere of the work in Perth on 25 November 2011.

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The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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