Story: Composers

John Rimmer composing

John Rimmer composing

Although he has written instrumental, choral and orchestra works, about a quarter of John Rimmer's compositions are electroacoustic, and he has received national and international accolades for them. He is shown here at work in the mid-1970s. Appointed to the music department at Auckland University in 1974, he retired in 1999 to devote his full attention to composing.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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William Dart, 'Composers - New influences, 1960 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2022)

Story by William Dart, published 22 Oct 2014