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IAWM Journal

The new edition of the International Alliance for Women in Music has just been posted and features articles about several NZ composers, including me.  If you want to see a copy or join the alliance, then click here for information.

 

 

Strange Birds on Radio Undae!

Flame, the first of my Strange Birds, has been selected for inclusion in a special emission dedicated to IAWM composers on Undae! radio in Spain on the 17th of November in Spain at 22h till 23h at:

http://www.circulobellasartes.com/radio_directo.php

It will be available in podcast (from the 20th November) at:

http://proyectoundae.wordpress.com/undae-podcast/

or here to go directly to the audio radio programme (in Spanish)

Strange Birds is a set of three electroacoustic pieces with flute commissioned by Kirstin Eade. The overall work is an exploration of aerial energies… flight, the movement of air, smoke rising, overhead resonances.  This first piece, Flame, is inspired by the legendary phoenix, with his hauntingly sweet song who “flapped his wings rapidly until he burst into flames and is reduced to a smoldering heap of ashes out of which a new arose”. It was premiered in 2011 at St. Mark’s Church in Wellington, NZ and received funding from the New Zealand Arts Council, Creative NZ.