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Lockwood, Annea F. (1939–)

Lockwood, Annea F. (1939–)

New Zealand-born composer. Born July 29, 1939, in Christchurch, New Zealand; dau. of Gladys (Ferguson) Lockwood (history and physical education teacher) and George Lockwood (lawyer); BMus (hons); further study at Royal College of Music, London, with Peter Racine Fricker (1961–63), at Darmstadt Ferienkurs für Neue Musik (1962–63) and with Gottfried Michael Koenig at Musikhochschule, Cologne, Germany, and in Holland (1963–64); lives with Ruth Anderson (composer and flutist).

Freelanced as a composer-performer in Britain and Europe until moving to US (1973), where she continued to freelance and also taught, 1st at City University of New York (CUNY), then Hunter College; was on faculty of Vassar College (1982–2001); collaborated frequently with sound-poets, choreographers, and visual artists and created a number of works which she herself performed, such as Glass Concert (1967); turned attention to performance works that focused on environmental sounds and low-tech devices such as her Sound Ball, including World Rhythms (1975), which was widely presented in US, Europe, and New Zealand, as well as Conversations with Ancestors (1979), A Sound Map of the Hudson (1982), Delta Run (1982), and Three Short Stories and an Apotheosis (1985); began writing for acoustic instruments and voices, sometimes incorporating electronics and visual elements, producing pieces for a variety of ensembles, including Thousand Year Dreaming (1991), Ear-Walking Woman (1996), Duende (1997); much of her music has been recorded on American, English, and New Zealand labels.

See also Women in World History.

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