Emma Carlé is classically trained in violin and piano and studied composition with John Psathas, Jack Body, John Young and Ross Harris at Victoria University, Wellington, where she gained a BMus(Hons) and a BA in criminology. Her interests were mainly in music of non-western traditions and while at university, she was a member of Javanese gamelan ensemble Padhang Moncar, which has appeared in some of her compositions.
for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, double bass and percussion, 1m
for chromatic gamelan and saxophone quartet, 5m
for three violins and Javanese bonang, 5m
electroacoustic work, 9m
for chamber ensemble, 1m
for violin, harp and piano, 5m
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