New Zealand music in Korea – ACL 2009

The following pieces have been announced by the ACL Korean section for performance at the Asian Composers League Festival in Tongyeong and Seoul, Korea (subject to change):

Anthony Richie (New Zealand), “Widow’s Songs” (Choir)
Bruce Crossman (New Zealand), “Double Resonances” (Piano + percussion)
Michael Norris (New Zealand), “Volti” (piano + orchestra)
Ross Harris (New Zealand), “Trombone Opera” (trombone + ensemble)
Dylan Lardelli (New Zealand), “Recite” (ensemble)
John Elmsly (New Zealand), “Lachrymar” (computer music)
Samuel Holloway (New Zealand), New work
Young Composer (tba)

(Apologies to John Elmsly who was left off the original list).

Arts Policy – Election 2008

The links, where available, to political parties’ arts policy are listed below.

Podcasts of interviews on Upbeat with some Arts spokespeople from political parties are available here for a limited time:

Performance of new work by visiting Israeli composer

May be of interest to CANZ members in Wellington:


Sunday 9 November, Michael Fowler Centre 7.30pm

‘Kristallnacht’ or Night of Broken Glass refers to 9 November 1938 when organised anti-Jewish riots began in Germany and Austria. Vector Wellington Orchestra begins the world-wide commemorations of this significant event.

The VWO will play Brahms’ German Requiem and Israeli composer Boris Pigovat’s poignant Holocaust Requiem, written in remembrance of his grandparents and aunt – victims of the Babiy Yar massacre. Pigovat is making a special trip to New Zealand to be present for the performance.

BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
BORIS PIGOVAT The Holocaust Requiem

Marc Taddei – Conductor
Donald Maurice – Viola
Jenny Wollerman – Soprano
Jared Holt – Baritone

Orpheus Choir – Michael Fulcher, Music Director

Tickets from Ticketek 0800 842 538 (Service fee will apply)

For more information please see

CNZ/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2009/2010

Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2009/2010

The appointment is jointly funded by the New Zealand School of Music, and Creative New Zealand (subject to annual confirmation) with additional sponsorship from Dr Jack Richards. It has been created to foster New Zealand musical composition by providing the appointee with the opportunity to write full-time within an academic environment for the period of tenure. Applicants should be composers of proven merit and be New Zealand citizens or hold New Zealand residency. There is no restriction on the occupation of applicants, but they should not be employees of Creative New Zealand or Victoria University or Massey University (Wellington campus), or have been employed by Victoria University or Massey University (Wellington) in the twelve months prior to the closing date. Students working towards the completion of a tertiary qualification (in the year of the residency) are also ineligible. Individuals who have been a composer in residence in a Creative New Zealand financially supported residency within the previous twelve months are not eligible (this does not include recipients of grants). In extenuating circumstances, the panel may waive this restriction.

The Victoria University appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2009 to 31 June 2010. The appointee will be resident in Wellington for that time and will be attached to the New Zealand School of Music. While there is no obligation of formal teaching, some contribution is expected to be made to Victoria University and to the New Zealand School of Music’s cultural and academic life, in a manner appropriate to the personal strengths and preferences of the appointee, in agreement with the Head of School. Victoria University will provide access to administrative, library and other facilities.

Salary is expected to be NZ$45,000-$50,000 for the twelve-month period + 8% holiday pay to be paid when the term of appointment ends. Limited assistance may be given towards payment of travel and removal expenses, but neither the University nor Creative New Zealand can provide living accommodation. However, in collaboration with the Lilburn Residence Trust, the former home of Douglas Lilburn at 22 Ascot St. Thorndon, is available for the appointee’s use, at a modest rental, for the term of the residency.

Applications close 14 November 2008
For further information and to apply online please visit