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Robert Webster Building, Level 3, Room 334

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Serious Fun

By Mike Nock (jazz pianist/composer)

A performance, conversation, and masterclass by/with one of the key jazz musicians for our time. Interviewed by Sandy Evans. Including performances by UNSW music students.

Mike Nock’s career has spanned a broad range of contemporary musical styles and he is widely recognised as an important voice in Australian modern music. Based in Sydney since 1986, he previously spent 25 years in the USA, working with many of the world’s top jazz artists. His compositions include orchestral music, woodwind / percussion ensembles, electronic / choral works etc., and have been recorded and performed by a range of jazz & non-jazz performers. Attracting many awards and honours over his lengthy career in 2014 he was awarded the Don Banks Award, the most valuable individual music award in Australia. In 2009 he was inducted into the Bell Awards AustralianJazz Hall of Fame and in 2003 presented with the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).

‘Nock’s ringing iconoclasm pervades all his music, taps a deep well of melody that transcends jazz and informs and ignites his every encounter.’ – Fred Bouchard, Downbeat (USA)

Interviewer: Dr Sandy Evans, Lecturer at UNSW, School of Arts & Media, improviser and composer.



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