The Institute of Advanced Studies and the School of Music invite you to a free public lecture by Dr Richard Mills AM, composer, conductor, and Artistic Director of West Australian Opera.
Does the work of Australian composers have currency in the national debate? How do publicly funded performance organisations perceive the notion of creating a space and context for the production and dissemination of new Australian work? Has there been a failure of imagination by both composers and support networks in relation to the field of possibilities for the creation of new work?
These and similar questions will be examined via references to the rich tapestry of musical creativity and its place in the social milieu – both in our own time and in historical contexts which may illuminate and clarify perceptions of prevailing circumstances for a working composer in contemporary Australia.
**Seating is limited and RSVP essential by 25 March to:
or 6488 1340.**
Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.
This is the first in a series of free Power of Music public lectures in 2011. Richard Mills appears courtesy of West Australian Opera.