Composer of the Week

Sunday, 27 July 2014
Annea Lockwood (b. 1939)

Annea Lockwood by Stefan FalkeNew Zealand-born Annea Lockwood’s career has been based overseas, particularly in America, where she has lived for many years. Her work is exploratory and focuses on the music in sounds that we don’t think of as traditionally musical. She is known for her river recordings and notorious for piano burnings, and her work cannot be easily summed up in a few sound bites. Listen to Lockwood explaining her ideas to Elizabeth Kerr in this programme.

Image: Annea Lockwood by Stefan Falke

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

Associated audio

  • Annea Lockwood on Musical Chairs ( 25′ 23″ )

    Kirsten Johnstone talks to a composer who is best known for drowning, planting, and burning pianos.

    From Musical Chairs on 27 Aug 2011

  • Annea Lockwood ( 12′ 57″ )

    US-based NZ composer presenting an installation 'The Sound Map of the Housatonic River' at Wellington's Peter McLeavey Gallery tomorrow.

    From Upbeat on 26 Apr 2011

  • Annea Lockwood ( 18′ 57″ )

    New York based NZ composer gives us a‘Postcard Home’.

    From Upbeat on 08 Feb 2008

Music Details:

LOCKWOOD: Red Mesa  - Dan Poynton (pno) (Rattle RAT D006)
LOCKWOOD: Water Jars  - recorded glass sounds realised & edited by composer (EM Records EM 1064 CD)
LOCKWOOD: Rod across edge of pane  - recorded glass sounds realised & edited by composer (EM Records EM 1064 CD)
LOCKWOOD: Medium Mobile  - recorded glass sounds realised & edited by composer (EM Records EM 1064 CD)
LOCKWOOD: Calamity Brook, from A Sound map of the Hudson River - U197 - Recorded river sounds (Lovely Music LCD 2081)
LOCKWOOD: Buoyant - Recorded sounds (Recital Seven 2014)
LOCKWOOD: Backo Novo Selo to Dobra, from A sound map of the Danube - Recorded sounds (Lovely Music LCD 2083)
LOCKWOOD: Ear Walking Woman - Lois Svard (prepared piano) (Recital Seven 2014)
LOCKWOOD: In our Name - Thomas Buckner (bar), Theodore Mook (cello), Bill Hart, Bruce Odland (narr) (New World Records 80729)
LOCKWOOD: Wild Energy - Recorded sounds (Private recording)