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John Cousins

Composer

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Born: 1943

Biography

John Cousins was born in 1943 in Wellington. He received training as a musician, graduating with an honors degree in music from the University of Canterbury in 1965. In 1967 he was appointed to the staff of the School of Music of that University, where he worked as teacher and creative artist until 2004, when he left the university in order to concentrate fully on making and promulgating his work which has evolved over the years from conventional musical composition to sculptural performance, mixed media and sonic art. His works have been performed, broadcast and exhibited in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Mexico, South America, Russia and the United States of America.

John's work Say was nominated for a SOUNZ Contemporary Award in 2004. In 2005 John was awarded the KBB Citation for Services to New Zealand Music by CANZ (Composers' Association of New Zealand). Much of John's recent work has explored the electroacoustic medium using multichannel outputs, including multimedia integration. In 2013 contemporary art project space The Physics Room coordinated visits to John's acousmonium loudspeaker orchestra, as part of their Loudspeaker as Sharman showing.


Works (64)

Anna

for tape, 12m


Aria

Mixed media/performance installation


Arthurs Pass Project

Aeolian Harp installations and public field day, Daisy Flat, Arthurs Pass, Canterbury


Between Floors

multichannel electroacoustic, 20m 15s


Birth Circle

an eight-channel electroacoustic work


Birthday

performance installation


Bowed Peace

performance installation, 45m


CHOKE

multichannel electroacoustic, 27m


Christmasmusic

mixed media/performance installation


Christmasmusic

for tape, 20m


Co-active Play

mixed media/performance installation


Concert For Strings II

performance installation work - mixed media, 1h


Concert for Strings I

performance installation work - mixed media, 40m


Cube Study

performance installation work - mixed media, 1m


Devotional Equivalents

video with soundtracks, 24m 40s


Dulce et Decorum est pro Patria Mori

oratorio for baritone, SATB choir, tape, orchestra, 15m


Earth Turn Overlap

multi-monitor video installation


Eddie's Wall

for intermedia, performance sculpture and installation, a "work for eyes and ears"


Edit For Pauline

for tape, 23m


Edit for Pauline

performance installation version, 45m


I Sing of Olaf

cantata for three voices, three 'celli, and three flutes


Icons for Birdlings Flat

Mixed media/performance installation


Ictus (Meditation on a Chinese Drinking Bowl)

Mixed media/performance installation


In Place

multichannel electroacoustic, 40m 54s


In Real Time

group performance installation


Membrane

performance installation, 7h


On Listening In

for tape


Parade

for tape, 14m


Paturau Equivalent

video with soundtracks, 3m 35s


Paturau Interface

environmental sound sculpture project


Reciprocal Traverses

multi-monitor video installation


Rehab

multichannel electroacoustic, 31m


River Song

video with soundtracks, 20m 10s


SSAUFHAPT

Mixed media/performance installation


Say

mixed media work, audiovisual, 17m


Sea Section

multichannel electroacoustic, 34m 37s


Six Points and a Postscript

for violin and piano


Sleep Exposure

for tape, 15m


Sleep Exposure

performance installation work - mixed media


Songs for the Little Lady

Mixed media/performance installation


Sound Sculpture In The Environment

outdoor sound installation in Arthurs Pass Nature Park


Soundings

performance installation - mixed media, 1h


Speak Memory

electroacoustic work


Strings and Things

performance installation/ mixed media work for the CSA Gallery in Christchurch in association with Colleen Anstey, 45m


Sunwalk Emblem

installation in wood, brass, photographic mosaic, five channel sound, 30m


Sunwalk Mandala

installation, multiple slide projectors and stereo sound track, 25m


Sunwalk Series

Mixed media/performance installation


Talking Books

four audio books, 5m


Tense Test

for tape, 26m


The Quarter

for tape


The Reason Why

for voice and string orchestra, 7m


The Revelation of St. John the Divine

multichannel electroacoustic, 34m 43s


Three Little Duets

for violin and viola, 4m


Three Songs

for two Singers/Pianists


Three Songs

For high voice and piano, 9m


Three Songs

for soprano and string orchestra, 6m


Three Songs 1970

for voice and piano, 5m


Three Songs of Truth

for tape, voice and synthesiser, 20m


Within the Frame

multichannel electroacoustic, 14m 10s


Works for Eyes and Ears

video projection, automated slides and sound, 1h 40m


Wouldn't You Say

for tape, 12m


ygUDuh

for tape, 4m