Auckland-born composer John Rimmer studied composition with Ronald Tremain at the University of Auckland, and went on to study electronic music, analysis and composition at the University of Toronto. His compositions use a wide variety of musical forces: instrumental, orchestral and choral. About a quarter of his works employ electroacoustic resources and many works are published and recorded. He is the founder of the Karlheinz Company, an ensemble for new music at the University of Auckland, and played horn with them for many years.
John Rimmer composed Fifty Apples for Eve for flute and piano on the occasion of Eve de Castro-Robinson's 50th birthday.
Uwe Grodd (fl), Tzenka Dianova (pno). Recorded by Radio New Zealand Concert, 1 October 2006.