Gerald Glynn

Australian composer Gerald Glynn's music has been performed in France, the UK, West Germany and Austria. Actively interested in the music of non-Western Cultures, over the past 15 years he has travelled extensively in Asia, Latin America and Africa, pursuing this interest.

Gerald Glynn was born in Australia in and educated at the Universities of Queensland and Sydney, where he studied music, literature, languages (French and Japanese) and mathematics. In 1967 he was awarded a French Government Scholarship to join Olivier Messiaen's composition class at the Paris Conservatoire and this was followed by two years at the electronic music studio of the French radio. He continues to live in Paris but returns to Australia regularly. He has written for a variety of solo instruments and various chamber ensembles, and has been the recipient of several grants from the Australia Council. In 1976 his Chanson de Ronsard (for soprano, counter-tenor and percussion) was chosen as one of the works to represent Australia at the International Music Days, held at Boston, Mass., to coincide with the US Bicentenary Celebrations. His music has been performed in France, the UK, West Germany and Austria. Actively interested in the music of non-Western Cultures, over the past 15 years he has travelled extensively in Asia, Latin America and Africa, pursuing this interest.

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Dreamtracks

Composer

Music for clarinet by Australian composers. Celebrating Australia's landscape, its spirit, its music and its composers, 'Dreamtracks' documents some of the best contemporary Australian music written for solo clarinet and piano and a variety of unusual chamber music combinations.