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.
Featured events: July 2015
New Zealand School of Music, Wellington
23 July: Still Music – a concert of Lilburn's electroacoustic and piano music curated by Michael Norris and Dugal McKinnon. (Hunter Council Chamber, 7.30pm)
31 July: A celebration of Lilburn's piano music with Richard Mapp, Emma Sayers, Gillian Bibby, Jian Liu and other pianists. (Adam Concert Room, 7pm)