Story: Composers

Douglas Lilburn: Soundscape with lake and river (2nd of 2)

While studying overseas in 1963, Douglas Lilburn spent time in electronic music studios and began exploring this new medium. He persuaded Victoria University to construct a custom-built electronic music studio for staff and students, and this was completed in 1966. Lilburn is shown here at work in the studio in 1969. The sound clip is one of his electroacoustic compositions, Soundscape with lake and river (1979).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1969/3689/18-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero (Soundscape with lake and river/Reference number 14532)

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How to cite this page:

William Dart, 'Composers - Establishing a new tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/44639/douglas-lilburn-soundscape-with-lake-and-river (accessed 12 December 2018)

Story by William Dart, published 22 Oct 2014