14 Oct 2018

Composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh – Making Sound Gestures

From Standing Room Only, 2:15 pm on 14 October 2018

She studied composition in Wellington and has now returned home, after 12 years working extensively overseas in all kinds of settings, as 2018-19 Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at Te Koki New Zealand School of Music at Victoria. Antonia Barnett-McIntosh is a composer, performer, sound artist and sometime curator with an interest in working across disciplines. As she tells Lynn Freeman she loves the word experimental and finds much inspiration in the sounds and even conversation around her. Originally studying composition at Victoria University of Wellington, Antonia graduated from the Guildhall in London with a Masters. Since, she has collaborated extensively with musicians, theatre and filmmakers, dancers, visual artists and poets, with compositional interests in what she calls sound gestures and their variation, translation and adaptation. Antonia's music has been performed all over Europe, the UK, Scandinavia, New Zealand, and the United States by everyone from the Aurora Orchestra to Riot Ensemble and the Tudor Consort. Antonia is already busy now she's back with several works to be performed by Stroma and she will perform as part of Performance Art Week Aotearoa in Wellington November 14-18. Her work with Stroma includes her work performed as part of Vox Fem, an evening of compositions by women, at Wellington's Hannah Playhouse 25 October.