2007 Recording Collections

Mozart Fellows Concert 2007 Vol. 1 Mozart Fellows Concert 2007 Vol. 1

Mozart Fellows Concert 2007 Vol. 1

Music on CD

Works by past and present Mozart fellows at Otago University

Archival recording Otago University — 2007

About the CD

In 2007 Otago University, and Anthony Ritchie in particular, organised a reunion of composers who had held the Mozart Fellowship, New Zealand’s oldest composer residency. A number of works were performed and recorded.

My work, Almost an island was given its premiere by Ana Good (soprano) and Joyce Whitehead (piano).


Almost an Island

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Mozart Fellows Concert 2007 Vol. 1

Cover of DVD showing Gillian standing inthe Michael Fowler Centre Composer in Residence

Composer in Residence


DVD: 1:03:03

Wild Iris Productions — released in 2007

In the documentary, producer Prue Donald, with cameraman Barrington West, filmed me during my year as the first composer-in-residence in Douglas Lilburn’s former home in Thorndon, Wellington during 2005 and 2006.

Lilburn Residence

About the documentary

Commissioned by TVNZ 1 for Artsville, Composer in Residence offers a rare insight into the creative process bringing Whitehead’s unique music to life as she works on a range of projects during her residency with the New Zealand String Quartet and Richard Nunns, Carolyn Mills and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand School of Music, Tudor Consort and the Royal NZ Air Force Central Band, and Gaylene Preston.

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Composer in residence — SOUNZ


Simon Sweetman reviewed the documentary for the Sunday Star Times ahead of its broacast on TVNZ.

Gillian Whitehead — Stuff January 2009

COver od CD depicting ferns and Body music for Jack

Sound Barrier: music of New Zealand

Music on CD

Double CD of music by New Zealand composers

New Zealand Geographic and SOUNZ — released in 2007


My work Hineraukatauri is performed by Alexa Still (flute) and Richard Nunns (taonga pūoro).



About the recording

This double CD was a collaboration between SOUNZ and New Zealand Geographic which aimed to promote music by New Zealand composers to a wider audience. The recording of Hineraukatauri was kindly reproduced with permission from Atoll CDs.

The CD accompanied the January 2007 edition of the magazine which featured a long article about New Zealand music — 32,000 copies were distributed.

The sound barrier — article

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Sound Barrier — SOUNZ