Making Conversation Podcast, Episode 1: David John Lang interviews Anne Cawrse

In this episode you’ll hear:

Composer: Anne Cawrse

Interviewed by: David John Lang

This conversation was recorded in November 2016 at the composer’s house in Prospect, Adelaide, SA.

Show Notes

David John Lang writes:

“I caught up with Anne at her house in Prospect, and we talked about inspiration, lifelong learning, and if she really knew what she was getting into when she decide to became a composer. Anne also reflected on how her experiences as a mother and a teacher are balanced – and complemented – by the need to create music. We ended up discussing the massive opera project she has been working on for the last three years. Then it was time for Anne to  pick up her son from school.”

In the words of the composer:

“I think I’m – I know I’m a better – better person? I know I’m a better mother, better friend, when I am creating. Yes, sometimes it just frustrates the crap out of me when I can’t find the answer, fix the problem, finish the piece; but there’s something inherent within me that does want, need, to be working on something.”

Music in this Episode

Parting Songs, by Anne Cawrse
For Soprano, Tenor & Piano, performed by Kate Macfarlane (Soprano), Robert Macfarlane (Tenor) Jamie Cock (Piano)

“Liz’s Aria” from Innocence, by Anne Cawrse
For Soprano & Piano, performed by Eleanor Brasted (Soprano- Liz), Andrew Georg (Piano)

The music you heard in the opening and closing credits is:
I/O (2014), by Eli Simic-Prosic
For diskclavier, recorded by the composer.
Used with permission.

Production Credits

The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: David John Lang
Audio consultant: Daniel Thorpe
Mixing and Mastering: Thomas Green
Executive Producers: Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias Making Waves

With Thanks

The Making Conversation Podcast has been made possible with the generous support of:

Project Patron: Cameron Lam of Kammerklang

Production Donors: Kieren Paynter, Nigel Poole, PLEXUS, Callum Moncrieff, Constance Barberakis, David John Lang, Christopher Gordon, Anne Gill, Brian Howard, Caroline Thompson, Leah Barclay and Jocelyn Wolfe and all who contributed to the successful crowdfunding campaign

Making Conversation is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

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