Book Chapter

Composer

Linda Kouvaras

BAZAAR: A Celebration of Barry Conyngham | University of Melbourne | Published : 2021

Abstract

Hearing Barry Conyngham’s Southern Cross: Double Concerto was “a defining moment” for composer Linda Kouvaras, Associate Professor of Music at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. The piece, she says, “completely shook the terra firma of my modernist upbringing”. Even today, some 30 years later, she can still vividly recall her first impressions of crossing paths with Southern Cross. This is an extract from her M.Mus. thesis, Crossing Paths with Barry Conyngham’s Southern Cross: Double Concerto for Violin and Piano (1981)