GETTING TO KNOW: JAMES HUMBERSTONE

An interview I did a few months ago about my new song cycle, The Weight of Light, as well as Life, the Universe, and Everything.

STREET TALK

James Humberstone is Senior Lecturer and Program Director of Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney. Well known for his music education advocacy work, in 2016 Humberstone published the university’s first MOOC (Massively Open Online Course), The Place of Music in 21st Century Education, and his 2016 TEDxOxford talk The Science of Dubstep has been viewed over 200,000 times. Humberstone’s research output spans traditional written work (recently published by Oxford University Press and in Musicology Australia) and non-traditional works as a composer. Recent creative outputs include the Noise Husbandry installation in the Action Stations exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, a cross-arts collaboration (orchestra-choir-hip-hop-cinematography) Odysseus : Live and The Weight of Light. http://www.composerhome.com/

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The Street talked to James before the world premiere opening in March of The Weight of Light.

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