August 2018 : Geelvinck, Holland

“First, to say that the galaxy duets (Look at the Stars) were very popular at the Pianola Museum concert. They really sounded great on the square we used.”

Aug 11: CD release concert (modern piano and square piano)
Gabriele Toia: Variations on a Ground
Ann Carr-Boyd: Look at the Stars (Mars, Spiral galaxy, Saturn, Sombrero galaxy, Pluto) (modern piano – Steinway)
Elena Kats-chernin: Green Leaf Prelude (Steinway)
Diana Blom: Modern tango (Steinway or square)

Aug 14: Symposium
Lecture/Recital: Keeping the Tempo
Hotteterre le Romain: Suite in D (harpsichord)
Debussy: Examples from La Boite a joujoux (harpsichord and piano)
Piazzolla: Fuga y misterio (square pianos)

Aug 15
Teaching a Master-class

Aug 16: Solo recital with Pianola samples of Debussy
Bartok: Selections from For Children (harpsichord)
Debussy: Prelude and Tableaux 1 from La Boite a joujoux (piano and harpsichord)
Kats-Chernin: Green Leaf for Elke (harpsichord)
Blom: Modern Tango (harpsichord)

Aug 18: Contemporary evening – New Frontiers
Blom: Earth Tone (square piano)
Kats-Chernin: Adrift

July 1 2018 : The Music Show interview with Andrew Ford

Visit the ABC Radio National website to listen to, or download, the interview

Internationally acclaimed Australia composer, Ann Carr-Boyd, is about to reach her 8th decade.

She was born into a family of professional musicians and was the first person to graduate from the University of Sydney’s inaugural Bachelor of Music program.

She studied with Peter Racine Fricker and Alexander Goehr in London during the swinging 60s, before returning home and establishing herself as a composer.

It only took 80 years but she comes on The Music Show for the first time to reflect on her life, career and music.

Researcher: Andrew Ford

July-November 2018 : MAMU Exhibition

6th July – 30th November, 2018

The Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) presents Women’s Contributions to Music in the Australian and Korean Contexts

An Exhibition in the Foyer, Performing Arts Building, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, Clayton Campus.

Launched in conjunction with the International Conference on Gender Diversity in Music Making.

MAMU Catalogue July 2018

Exhibit #35


Includes a photo of Ann Carr-Boyd (Silver Gelatin Hand Crafted Fibre Based Photograph) taken at her home composing in 2004.

This photograph won the ‘Arts in the Valley’ photographic prize.

April 21 2018 : Not Another Piano Recital?!

No ! – more of an entertainment – presented by the inimitable John Martin, composer/pianist and vocalist, who is renowned for charming audiences with his performances of anything from the classics to the present day.

Saturday April 21st
3 pm at the Rose Room
51F Sunninghill Avenue

John begins his new life as a resident of the Southern Highlands, by giving a recital with a delicious mix of classical favourites, jazz-era music, songs, his own music and works by his Southern Highlands friend Ann Carr-Boyd – and he may present a poem or two!

The concert will be followed by refreshments
Tickets $30 ( pay at the door )

Artwork for John Martin’s CD “Some like it cool…”