18 Nov 2018

The Lilburn Lecture 2018: Eve de Castro-Robinson on New Zealand's female composers

From Appointment, 4:00 pm on 18 November 2018

How much has changed for New Zealand's female composers in the 125 years since women's suffrage?

Eve De Castro Robinson

Eve De Castro Robinson Photo: Supplied

In this year's Lilburn Lecture, acclaimed composer Eve de Castro-Robinson gives a talk at the National Library of New Zealand.

She reflects on her own journey as a female composer since the mid-1980s, asks why women are so poorly represented in New Zealand concert programming for 2019 and looks at changes to our musical and socio-political culture.

With musical excerpts from Willow Macky, Victoria Kelly and Lorde

Eve de Castro-Robinson is a trustee of SOUNZ and currently Associate Professor in Composition at the University of Auckland.

The Lilburn Lecture 2018 was recorded on 2 November 2018 at National Library of New Zealand by RNZ (Producer: Adrienne Baron /  Engineer: Darryl Stack)

Hosted by the Lilburn Trust and the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a transcript of the lecture.

More on New Zealand's female composers:

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