Episode 18: Holly Harrison


Making Conversation, Episode 18: Antonia Zappia interviews Holly Harrison

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Holly Harrison
Website:  www.hollyharrison.net

Interviewed by: Antonia Zappia
Website: starnow.com.au/antoniazappia

This conversation was recorded on on the 16th of October, 2016, in Holly’s home town of Parramatta at the The Boilerhouse, University of Western Sydney.

Show Notes

”I always told my parents, ‘you can’t make me be in the band!’ They found that very strange.”

Holly Harrison and I caught up in Parramatta to discuss why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings. Amongst the squawks of native birds, we postured that composition should always start from a sense of play and a willingness to experiment. I also expressed my complete admiration for Holly’s very well laid out website which can be found here: http://www.hollyharrison.net/

Music in this Episode

And Whether Pigs Have Wings
Composed by Holly Harrison
Performed by Caroline Cartens and RKST21 (Orkest de Ereprijs and Het Gelders Orkest) conducted by Arjan Tien

Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax
Composed by Holly Harrison
Performed by Orkest de Ereprijs

Composed by Holly Harrison
Performed by Sydney Youth Orchestra’s Sinfonietta and Prairiewood Highschool percussionists

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: Antonia Zappia
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.