Cicadas, Oscillators and Tree Frogs
Lilburn for lunch is a series of lunchtime performances celebrating Douglas Lilburn's centenary.
- Date: Thursday, 30 July, 2015
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
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To celebrate the centenary of composer and benefactor Douglas Lilburn’s birth, the Alexander Turnbull Library is hosting a series of lunchtime performances by students and alumni of the NZ School of Music’s Classical and Sonic Arts programmes. These will feature performances of works by Douglas Lilburn and others, as well as electronic works created in the Lilburn Studios for Electronic Music and Recording.
Douglas Lilburn pioneered electronic music in New Zealand. In this concert, Sonic Arts students from the New Zealand School of Music pay homage to Lilburn’s work with analogue synthesisers. The concert will feature Lilburn’s Cicadas, Oscillators and Tree Frogs (1967) and new student compositions. A live interpretation of Lilburn’s piece will feature the technology that Lilburn himself used in composing his influential electronic works.
Composer Douglas Lilburn in the electronic music studio at Victoria University, 1969. Ref: EP/1969/3689/18-F.