NZ On Screen, an initiative created with the aim of making some 15,000 hours of historic New Zealand television available to New Zealanders for free, has recently added some excellent items about New Zealand composers.
Click here to see a young Chris Cree Brown navigating his way around the Canterbury EMS in 1980. Includes a detour to a resonant space down the hall and the preparation of an upright piano with dangling ping pong balls.
This 2005 Artsville piece is an excellent insight into Gareth Farr’s life as a freelance composer, from Lilith Lacroix, to music for drama productions, to work with the NZSO and The Song Company.
Look out for further NZ composition related additions to NZ On Screen, including the 1987 Kaleidoscope feature about the CANZ Nelson Composers Workshop – coming soon.