Like the French Impressionist painters who painted with paint, and poets who painted with words, the composer Claude Debussy painted with sounds. For all of them, the aim was one of suggestion. Prof Heath Lees from New Zealand will present a lecture that will seek out and demonstrate ways in which the Impressionist composer Debussy transferred the Impressionists’ suggestive effects into melody, harmony and rhythm.
For 25 years Heath was Professor of Music at the University of Auckland until his retirement in 2008. Mainly concerned with Wagner and the relationship between music and literature, he has also written a number of musical treatments of writers such as Beckett and Joyce. He is a published author and lectures and presents for various arts and music groups, and for Wagner societies the world over. In 1994 Heath founded the Wagner Society of New Zealand. He is a frequent presenter for Radio New Zealand’s concert program and has hosted the TVNZ weekly arts programme Kaleidoscope.
ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society) Australia comprises 38 societies and is modelled on the successful UK arts appreciation organisation NADFAS. ADFAS Noosa Inc hosts Saturday afternoon lectures on a monthly basis for its members and guests at St Mary’s Church in Tewantin to which visitors are very welcome – a $25 entry fee on the door applies. For further information call 5448 2394.
‘Impressionism – Music - Debussy’
3.45 pm for 4.00 pm
Saturday 24 June 2017
St Mary's Church Hall, 17 William Street, Tewantin
$25 for visitors: bookings essential
St Mary's Church Hall, 17 William Street, Noosa Junction
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