Kia oraWelcome to the website/blog of Dr. Michael Brown, a music researcher and writer based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Apologies, it’s been another long gap between posts. But things have been productive in the meantime in other ways. One project that has just come to fruition is a new book: the edited volume Finding Language: The Massey Composer Addresses, … Continue reading
It’s been another great year for New Zealand music books, with at least eight new tomes published over the last twelve months. This total roughly matches the averages for the last few years (see 2013 and 2014), while being somewhat … Continue reading
[Update 20 January 2016: added The right note: an insight into Tauranga’s historic music scene to the list.] That was quick… Another year gone, another swag of New Zealand music books published and it seems that 2015 produced a bumper … Continue reading
As readers of this website will know, my friend Mat Tait and I have been working for some years on a graphic novel, The Heading Dog Who Split in Half: Legends and Tall Tales from New Zealand, due for release … Continue reading
[Update 23 March 2015: added Sol3 Mio: our story to the list.] Another year has passed, so it’s time to briefly look over what New Zealand music books have been published in the last twelve months. According to my reckoning, … Continue reading
[Update 10 March 2015: Steele Roberts is currently updating their website and many of the links provided below no longer work. These will be repaired in due course.] Last year saw the publication of Bohemian journey: A musical heritage in … Continue reading