Jack! Celebrating Jack Body, Composer

edited by Jennifer Shennan, Gillian Whitehead and Scilla Askew

$39.99

“It doesn’t take long to realise why there is an exclamation mark after the book’s main title. Not only is it a heavy-volume hard cover of 250-plus pages in full colour with tons of photos, but it celebrates the size of Jack Body’s contribution to New Zealand music in so many ways.” — Otago Daily Times

Internationally renowned composer and ethnomusicologist Jack Body is 70 — celebrate his birthday and unswerving commitment to New Zealand music with this beautiful volume.

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Description

Internationally renowned composer and ethnomusicologist Jack Body is 70 — celebrate his birthday and unswerving commitment to New Zealand music with this beautiful volume. Featuring more than 120 contributions, Jack! is an astounding collection of memories, photos, paintings, art and music from friends and colleagues such as Vincent Ward, Slamet A Sjukur, Geoff Chapple, Martin Lodge, Tan Dun, Charles Te Ahukaramū Royal, Gao Ping, Ian Wedde, Gareth Farr, Budi Putra, José Evangelista and Richard Nunns.

Woven between the stories is a transcript of Jack’s comprehensive Radio NZ ‘Composer of the Week’ interview with Elizabeth Kerr.

A must for lovers of contemporary New Zealand music.

About the author

Jennifer Shennan, dance teacher and writer, has choreographed to Jack’s music, notably Sexus in 1972. With her husband Allan Thomas and daughters Beth and Nell, she has been a close family friend of Jack and his partner Yono for many years.

Gillian Whitehead is a composer who has been a friend, colleague and partner-in-crime with Jack since their first meeting in 1970 on the night a tornado cut Venice off from the rest of civilisation.

Scilla Askew is a web content strategist, editor, musician and arts administrator. She has, on occasion, been known to catch one of juggler Jack’s balls.

Additional information

Dimensions 210 x 260 mm
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