The LYREBIRD PRESS is a small publisher of scholarly books about music and music making in Australia and New Zealand. It shares the name of Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre (The Lyrebird Press), which was established in Paris by Melbourne-born publisher and patron of the arts Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884–1962) in 1932. Lyrebird upholds the L’Oiseau-Lyre tradition of scrupulously edited and attractively designed publications.
Lyrebird Press publishes the peer-reviewed series Australasian Music Research (AMR), maintaining a title that began as a journal in 1996 and, from volume nine onwards, became an irregular monograph series. Lyrebird also publishes peer-reviewed books on music and Australia that sit outside AMR’s parameters. Examples include scholarly collections of edited letters and books of a shorter length. Lyrebird Press is not currently publishing editions of notated music.
Lyrebird Press is supported by the Hanson Bequests at the University of Melbourne through the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Lyrebird Press (Australia) was established at the University of Melbourne in 2006 to continue the work of Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre (Paris & Monaco).
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Our 2022 catalogue includes details of all books published since 2012, including Take Note: Interviews with Australian Composers (2021), edited by Madeline Roycroft. Click here for a high-resolution pdf (8MB) and here for a low-resolution pdf (700K).
Take Note: Interviews with Australian Composers
Edited by Madeline Roycroft.
Published December 2021 | viii, 206 p., ill.
ISBN: 9780734037961 (ebook: pdf). Free.
Table of Contents:
1. “Getting my hands dirty”: Larry Sitsky in Interview (Patricia Shaw)
2. “A never-ending search for a sound nobody has ever heard”: An Interview with Elena Kats-Chernin (Patricia Shaw)
3. Discontinuous Dialogues: Chris Dench in Conversation with Bruce Petherick (Chris Dench)
4. Against the Tide: Julian Yu and the “New Wave” of Chinese Music (Martin Greet)
5. Illuminating the Dark Side: An Interview with Brenton Broadstock (Linda Kouvaras)
6. Whipping Up a Storm—Composing Batavia: An Interview with Richard Mills (Anna Goldsworthy)
7. Collaboration in Creation: An Interview with Nigel Westlake (Jillian Graham)
8. Teetering on the Brink of Tonality: An Interview with Neil Kelly (Wez Prictor)
9. Compositional Credos and Performance Perspectives: An Interview with Carl Vine (David Pereira)
10. Drawing Together Strands of Influence: An Interview with Elliott Gyger (Stuart Greenbaum)
11. Eclectic Experience—Eclectic Style: An Interview with Joseph Twist (Peter Campbell)
12. “The music is dancing free”: An Interview with Felicity Wilcox (Kat Nelligan)
13. “Where words cannot reach”: An Interview with Gordon Kerry (James Wade)
14. The World Turned Upside Down: An Interview with Elliott Gyger (Andrew Aronowicz)
15. The Ecology of Collaboration: An Interview with Liza Lim (Madeline Roycroft)
16. Products of Our Own Histories: An Interview with Linda Kouvaras (Maurice Windleburn)
17. A Brain That Keeps Working: An Interview with Helen Gifford (Jaslyn Robertson)
18. A Collage of Remembrance: An Interview with Paul Stanhope (Philip Eames)
19. Twenty Sonatas in Twenty Years: An Interview with Stuart Greenbaum (Laura Abraham and Robert McIntyre)
20. Ruling the Hive: An Interview with Melody Eötvös (Simone Maurer)