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Australian composer Ross Edwards (b.1943) has created a unique sound world which seeks to reconnect music with elemental forces and restore such qualities as ritual, spontaneity and the impulse to dance. His early teachers included Peter Sculthorpe, Richard Meale, Sandor Veress, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Intensely aware of his vocation as a composer, Edwards has largely followed his own path, rejecting most of the standard prerequisites for career development and depending on the music's ability to speak for itself. His music celebrates Australia's cultural diversity, and draws many of its shapes and patterns from the natural environment of his homeland, including birdsong and the "mysterious drones of summer insects." -- Ed Lein (2006)
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edwardlein - 3 Dec 2011
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