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
In the most recent Queen’s Birthday honours, it was pleasing to see the New Zealand music writer Dr. Philip Norman receive a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM). Dr. Norman is, of course, more than just a … Continue reading
It’s not often that New Zealand music historians receive official recognition, so it was a nice to see two featuring on the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Congratulations to Phil Garland QSM and Donald Maurice MNZM! Official honours provide an … Continue reading