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Elliott Gyger

Elliott Gyger is an Australian composer.

Elliott Gyger reviews 'Peter Sculthorpe: The making of an Australian composer' by Graeme Skinner

March 2008, no. 299 01 March 2008
Peter Sculthorpe must already be the most written-about of Australian composers, by a comfortable margin. One might legitimately wonder whether we need another Sculthorpe book in preference to an in-depth study of one of his comparatively neglected colleagues. However, this imbalance is not merely quantitative, but points to an underlying phenomenon: Sculthorpe’s position, in the concert-going p ... (read more)

Elliott Gyger reviews 'New Classical Music: Composing Australia' by Gordon Kerry

June 2009, no. 312 01 June 2009
Gordon Kerry’s New Classical Music is a valuable addition to the small body of literature about Australian composers. The author sets out by placing his project in the context of several important earlier books on the subject, notably Roger Covell’s Australia’s Music: Themes of a New Society (1967) and the Frank Calloway–David Tunley collection of essays, Australian Composition in the Twen ... (read more)