2 Books, 2 Scholars seminar, Access Grid room RB106, Tuesday 19 October 2010 Louise Menzies, Sir William Southgate

Louise Menzies, Artist
Students of the Radiant Life

Louise Menzies

The Sutcliffe School of Radiant Living archives cover c1939-c1989 and consist of lecture recordings, publications, class notes and ephemera, and papers from the Wellington and  Invercargill Schools.

“Louise Menzies’s Letters to Students of the Radiant Life is a response to the School of Radiant Living, a mid-twentieth-century movement based in Havelock North that taught holistic philosophy, spirituality and physical health. Her installation includes a 16mm film, a textile banner and a book project, which find points of departure in archival material from the School held by Victoria University’s J. C. Beaglehole Room. Reimagining the School’s vision for a healthier alignment of mind and body, the work interprets this local example of non-traditional thinking about individual wellbeing in the modern era.”
Sir William Southgate, Conductor and composer
The Sanctity of the Original?

Sir William Southgate

Title: Symphony no. 2 in C.
Author: Lilburn, Douglas, 1915-2001
Publisher: 1951.
Description: 1 score (136 leaves) ; 28 x 43 cm. Notes: Reproduced from holograph.
Call Number: M1001 L728 S 2

“It is always an absorbing matter for consideration in dealing with original texts: is it the final word, to be treated as sacred and inviolable? Or is there justification for subsequent alteration or excision? In studying Douglas Lilburn’s Symphony No.2 for performance on August 28th 2010, I was compelled to deal with this issue. It is thanks to my being allowed access to the Beaglehole holograph of the original score that I was able to arrive at a decision – specific to this case, of course…”

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