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Geoffrey Collins

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

Random Audio Sample: The Wind in the Willows : suite for mixed chamber ensemble and narrator by Mark Isaacs, from the CD Hush collection, Volume 14

Articles by and about Geoffrey Collins

13 Oct 2008 Ecstatic Dances - Soundstream and OzAsia Festival by Aleksandr Tsiboulski

Six performers from Soundstream Contemporary Music Ensemble gave a mesmerising performance of Australian works in front of some one hundred people at the Dunstan Playhouse as part of Adelaide's OzAsia Festival. Apart from the top-class playing, this event, masterminded by pianist Gabriella Smart, was also a fine example of how intelligent programming and presentation can keep the listener engaged through a program of introspective contemporary works.

18 Feb 2009 Collins & Woodward at the MRC by Mark Viggiani

Internationally prominent Australian virtuosi Roger Woodward (piano) and Geoffrey Collins (flute) gave the opening performance in the Melbourne Recital Centre’s intimate Salon. The title 'First Performances' was perhaps a misnomer, as none of these works were premieres but came across as personal favourites of the performers. All were presented with a typically high level of assured musicianship and warmth.

31 Jul 2007 Some Musical and Sociological Aspects of Australian Experimental Music by Warren Burt

Experimental music has played a huge role in shaping the history of Australian new music. Warren Burt’s comprehensive overview of Australian experimental music from 1963 to 1993 provides enormous insight into the aesthetics, problems and political climate of this time...

1 Mar 2008 Following the Least-Trodden Paths by James Humberstone

'You remember playing [La Monte Young’s] String Trio in the Round House in May 1969? Someone who was there in the audience tells me that while we were playing two rats came out from under the stage and sat listening to us.' So Cornelius Cardew wrote to David Ahern, 2 years later. The (in)famous English experimentalist kept in close touch with the young Australian upstart of a composer over the next few years as, in his words: ‘Good rumours have reached me’.

World premieres given by Geoffrey Collins

Ether : for amplified solo flute by Mary Finsterer

The Wind in the Willows : suite for mixed chamber ensemble and narrator by Mark Isaacs— 3 Oct 12 (Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW)

Retrospective : for alto flute and piano by Ross Edwards— 12 Sep 09 (Sir John Clancy Auditorium, NSW)

Meditations on a Chinese character : for ensemble by Anne Boyd— 21 Sep 96 (Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney)

Sonata : for flute and piano by Carl Vine— 31 Jan 93 (Live broadcast from the studios of 2MBS-FM.)

Concerto grosso : for violin, flute (doubling piccolo), oboe (doubling cor anglais), french horn and strings by Carl Vine— 16 Jun 91 (Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, Australia)

With a view to infinity, op. 14 (trios: flute, percussion, piano) by Andrew Schultz— 1982 (Qld Conservatorium, Gardens Point, Brisbane)

Red sun, chill wind : for flute and piano by Anne Boyd— 12 Jul 81 (S.H Ervin Museum and Art Gallery, Observatory Hill, Observatory Hill, Sydney, as part of the second concert in the Seymour Group's Chamber Series '81.)

Goldfish through summer rain : for flute and piano by Anne Boyd— 4 Mar 79 (Seymour Group recital in the Cell Block Theatre, Sydney.)

Analysis & Media

- Website: Music and Emotion (incl. performance of "After Nina")
What happens when you listen to music? What happens in your brain? What makes music sad, poignant or joyful? How easy is it as a composer to shape and extract emotional responses to particular compositions? In this conversation you’ll hear music and some interesting insights into composition and emotional response with Emma Ayres; Professor Andrew Schultz – composer and head of the school of Arts and the Media at UNSW and Associate Professor Emery Schubert.