Music & Memory: Andrew Ford Lecture

Music & Memory: Andrew Ford Lecture
Composer, writer and radio broadcaster, Andrew Ford, ANU HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellow 2018

In this lecture, award-winning composer Andrew Ford will share insights into the creative process of composing, exploring the relationship between music and memory, reflecting on the role that music plays in our lives.

Andrew Ford is a composer, writer and broadcaster who has won awards in each of those capacities, including the 2004 Paul Lowin Prize for his song cycle Learning to Howl, a 2010 Green Room Award for his opera Rembrandt's Wife and the 2012 Albert H Maggs Prize for his large ensemble piece, Rauha. He has been composer-in-residence for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. In 2014 he was Poynter Fellow and Visiting Composer at Yale University and, in 2015, Visiting Lecturer at the Shanghai Conservatory. A former academic, Ford has written widely on all manner of music and published nine books, most recently The Memory of Music (Black Inc., 2017). He has written, presented and co-produced five radio series and, since 1995, presented The Music Show each weekend on ABC Radio National. Andrew is an ANU Coombs Creative Arts Fellow in 2018, and this lecture is one event in a program of featuring Andrew’s writing and music, proudly presented by the ANU School of Music.

Light refreshments and a book signing will take place in the Foyer following the lecture.

Image: Andrew Ford, courtesy Jim Rolon

Date & time

Mon 23 Apr 2018, 6–7pm


National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2601


Andrew Ford



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