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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 3. March 24, 1955

Contemporary Music?

Contemporary Music?

Since World War II, twelve-tone composers (one hesitates to use a label like "the twelve-tone school") have occupied an increasingly large place in contemporary musical affairs. One or two New Zealand composers have even been experimenting in the field. Surely this music is worth hearing? Why don't our musicians play some of it? Do they imagine that no one wants to listen to it?

Here lies the reason for the Music Society's current series of evenings devoted to contemporary music. The interest taken in them has been encouraging, and gives the lie to our musical conservatives.

Peter Crowe.