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Peter Sculthorpe interviewed by Robyn Holmes [sound recording]
Bib ID 602553
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Sculthorpe, Peter, 1929-2014, Interviewee
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 
2 sound discs (CD-R) (ca.129 min.) 

Peter Sculthorpe speaks about his professional achievements during the (1990s); Aaron Copland; Giacomo Puccini; Radio National; the importance of travel in the development of his music; Easter Island; the Gagudju people; John Williams; Kakadu; influence of Amerindian and Asian cultural history in the reintegration of past traditions into his Australian music; the relationship of European traditions and personal history; Australia's musical heritage from Europe and Indigenous music; the development of Kakadu songlines; Professor A P Elkin; Trevor Jones; the use of Djilile in various scores; musical songlines and their metaphoric significance; Kronos Quartet; Stuart Challender; his personal interest in preserving Indigenous language and music in Tasmania; John Mecalf.

Sculthorpe talks about investigating ways to create tension in his future compositions; Max Steiner; Arnold Schoenberg; importance of melody in his songlines and movement towards monady; Andrew Ford; Richard Meale; the influence of Australian history on music, particularly Tasmania; the role of ritual and cultural meaning in his music; Fred Williamson; Sydney Nolan; Clive Douglas; Larry Sitsky; Miriam Hyde; Mirrie Hill; the importance of the (1960s) in the development of Australian music; Australian Music Centre; University of Sydney; James Murdoch; his role as composition teacher and mentor to students; the contemporary composition education in Australia; Brodsky Quartet; Anne Boyd; Liza Lim; the role of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC); John Hopkins; Eric Gross; Elana Kats-Chernin; Dartington International Summer School; the role of mentors in his development as a composer; Charles Ives; writing his autobiography.


Recorded on Oct. 27, 2000 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) 
Subjects Sculthorpe, Peter, 1929-2014 -- Interviews.  |  Composers -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Interviews.
Occupation Composers
Other authors/contributors Holmes, Robyn, 1953-, Interviewer

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