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Counting the beat, sounding the changes

Lilburn Research Awardee Mat Hoyes presents his current project to create an online NCEA resource that analyses New Zealand rock and pop music.

A resource for studying NZ popular music

Through his experience as a music teacher in New Zealand, Mathew Hoyes has

identified a serious need of a resource for the study of New Zealand popular music. Having received an award from the Lilburn Trust, Mathew has started compiling analyses for 200 rock and popular songs by New Zealand artists to develop a NCEA teaching resource.

Mat will discuss his process for preparing the resource and how he expects it to be used. He will talk about the obstacles and challenges he has met in preparing the work and to making it available.

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About the speaker

Mathew Hoyes is a secondary school music teacher, having taught at Taita College, Wainuiomata High School and Porirua College. He has a Bachelor of Music from Otago University and experience as a music producer, musician, composer as well as music video editing. He has performed in many bands playing both covers and original material. Mat has also taught music to private students and in prisons.

Four men looking down at the camera.
The Fourmyula, ca 1967-1969. Ref: Eph-C-MUSIC-Popular-1967-01. Alexander Turnbull Library.