There are still some places available for the Musical Soiree at New Edition Bookstore on Tuesday.
I'm starting to get excited... :-)
It's essentially an author talk but more fun with musical samples and scandalous stories which invariably provoke plenty of discussion. My presentation gives a quick history of Australian composition by tracing three generations of women composers. The musical range is enormous. I find people are surprised by how much they enjoy my talks - I guess most people assume classical music is going to be a bit dull, but the lives and music from Women of Note are anything but dull!
(Either that or it's the free wine and nibbles!!!)
I hope you are able to come. Feel free to circulate among your networks but do note the rsvp requirement; the bookstore is cosy so there are limited numbers.
Reviews for Women of Note; the rise of Australian women composers (Fremantle Press 2012)
“A welcome – and overdue – publication. Appleby displays an expertise probably honed by her years as a journalist. She writes engagingly, achieving a fine balance between conveying information about the women’s personal lives and their music.”
Australian Book Review March 2012.
“Women of Note makes an excellent starting point for anyone interested in exploring the music of Australian women composers. The musical lives and survival stories of all the women are inspiring. One can almost believe anything is possible. At the very least women of all ages can find in it a variety of survival tips...”
Jenny Game-Lopata, Musicological Society of Australia Journal July 2013