The former home of composer Douglas Lilburn (ONZ) in Thorndon, Wellington has for nearly 10 years been offered as a residence for New Zealand composers. The property is administered by the Lilburn Residence Trust, who ensure that the property is used in a manner befitting the legacy of New Zealand's most important composer of the 20th century.
The Trust normally offers use of the house to the composer holding the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music (NZSM). If that composer does not require the house, then the Trust calls for applications from other New Zealand composers. Each composer lives in the house, paying a modest rent, for up to a year.
4 November 6-7pm National Library, Molesworth Street, Wellington
The annual Lilburn Lecture entitled A broader tradition, a broader language: locating the popular in New Zealand music will be given by Lilburn Research Fellow Chris Bourke.
13 November 7.30pm, Adam Concert Room, NZSM, WellingtonRemembering Lilburn – works written for/dedicated to Douglas Lilburn by his friends, students and colleagues.