In this episode you’ll hear
Composer: May Lyon
interviewed by: Matthew Lorenzon
This conversation was recorded on the 28th of July, 2016, in a living room in Parkville (Melbourne, Vic).
May Lyon is a Melbourne-based composer whose work wavers between complexity and simplicity, darkness and light. In this wide-ranging interview May speaks to interviewer Matthew Lorenzon about an interest in mathematics, anthropology, and how to stay focused while working in noisy cafes.
In the words of the composer:
“New music is important because if you lose new music, you lose history as well.”
Music in this Episode
On The Inside by May Lyon
Performed by Tamara Kohler (flute), Gemma Tomlinson (Cello), Aaron Klei (Clarinet) and Adam McMillan (Piano)
Verse-re-rhymes by May Lyon
Performed by Ensemble 21, led by Stephen Grant
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.
The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: Matthew Lorenzon
Audio consultant: Daniel Thorpe
Mixing and Mastering: Thomas Green
Executive Producers: Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias Making Waves
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Project Patron: Cameron Lam of Kammerklang
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