Making Conversation Episode 1: David John Lang interviews Anne Cawrse

Making Waves today launches its highly anticipated podcast series, Making Conversation.

Founded by composers Lisa Cheney and Peggy Polias, the series explores interviews with 30 composers making new music today. And the best part? You’re invited to be among the first to listen!

The first episode features emerging arts journalist David John Lang interview composer Anne Cawrse. It was recorded last November at the composer’s house in Adelaide.

About this episode, David writes:

I caught up with Anne at her house in Prospect, and we talked about inspiration, lifelong learning, and if she really knew what she was getting into when she decide to became a composer. Anne also reflected on how her experiences as a mother and a teacher are balanced – and complemented – by the need to create music. We ended up discussing the massive opera project she has been working on for the last three years. Then it was time for Anne to pick up her son from school.

Anne comments:

I know I’m a better mother, better friend, when I am creating. Yes, sometimes it just frustrates the crap out of me when I can’t find the answer, fix the problem, finish the piece; but there’s something inherent within me that does want, need, to be working on something.

Music featured in this episode includes Parting Songs performed by Kate Macfarlane, Robert Macfarlane, and Jamie Cock; Liz’s Aria from Innocence performed by Eleanor Brasted and Andrew Georg. Music from the opening and closing credits is I/O by Eli Simic-Prosic, which you can purcahse in our digital music store.


Listen to the very first Making Conversation podcast below!

Learn more about the podcast on the Making Waves website.

The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: David John Lang
Audio consultant: Daniel Thorpe
Mixing and Mastering: Thomas Green
Executive Producers: Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias Making Waves
With Thanks

The Making Conversation Podcast has been made possible with the generous support of:

Project Patron: Cameron Lam of Kammerklang

Production Donors: Kieren Paynter, Nigel Poole, PLEXUS, Callum Moncrieff, Constance Barberakis, David John Lang, Christopher Gordon, Anne Gill, Brian Howard, Caroline Thompson, Leah Barclay and Jocelyn Wolfe and all who contributed to the successful crowdfunding campaign

Making Conversation is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

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