Dugal McKinnon

Composer – Sound Artist – Researcher

Month: April, 2018

New Music, New Zealand – Themendossier

The “New Music, New Zealand” Themendossier (thematic dossier) on experimental and electronic music in Aotearoa-NZ, which I edited, is online. The Themendossier provides context around Hanno Leichtmann‘s Goethe Institute artist residency, and features contributions from Sam Longmore, Daniel Beban, Amy Jean Barnett, Erica Sklenars, Martyn William Pepperell and Miles Buckingham. There are also podcasts by Rob Thorne – on taonga puoro – and myself, on electronic music in NZ.



A Single Hurt Colour

A new piece for guitar and electronics, commissioned and premiered by Matthew Marshall in November 2017 (Marama Hall, Dunedin). A Single Hurt Colour borrows its title from a Gertrude Stein poem but is really about the idea, the sound-image, of a single hurt colour – the refractions of the simple minor motif that opens the piece.

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