Lunchtime talk with Andrew Ford: Music and memory

In this compelling talk, award-winning composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford shared insights into the creative process of composing, explored the relationship between music and memory, and reflected on the role that music plays in our lives.


Andrew Ford is a composer, writer and broadcaster who has won awards in each of those capacities, including the 2004 Paul Lowin Prize for his song cycle Learning to Howl, a 2010 Green Room Award for his opera Rembrandt's Wife and the 2012 Albert H Maggs Prize for his large ensemble piece, Rauha . He has been composer-in-residence for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. In 2014 he was Poynter Fellow and Visiting Composer at Yale University and, in 2015, Visiting lecturer at the Shanghai Conservatory. A former academic, Ford has written widely on all manner of music and published nine books, most recently The Memory of Music (Black Inc., 2017). He has written, presented and co-produced five radio series and, since 1995, presented The Music Show each weekend on ABC Radio National.


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Sunday 5 November 2017

Add to Calendar Australia/Sydney Lunchtime talk with Andrew Ford: Music and memory Award-winning composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford explores the role that music plays in our lives. Sydney Observatory, Millers Point


Sydney Observatory, Millers Point