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John Rimmer

John Rimmer

John Rimmer


John Rimmer (b. February 5, 1939, Auckland) is a pre-eminent New Zealand composer. He has created a wide variety of works for chamber, choral and orchestral ensembles and a notable number of electroacoustic works. John Rimmer studied composition with Ronald Tremain at the University of Auckland. He later studied electronic music with Gustav Ciamaga and analysis and composition with John Weinzweig at the University of Toronto and earned his DMus there in 1972. Read more on Last.fm
John Rimmer (b. February 5, 1939, Auckland) is a pre-eminent New Zealand composer. He has created a wide variety of works for chamber, choral and orchestral ensembles and a notable number of electroacoustic works. John Rimmer studied composition with Ronald Tremain at the University of Auckland. He later studied electronic music with Gustav Ciamaga and analysis and composition with John Weinzweig at the University of Toronto and earned his DMus there in 1972. Among his many honours are the Philip Neill Memorial Prize from the University of Otago in Dunedin (1971, for Composition 2; 2003, for Bowed Insights) and First Prize in the International Horn competition in the USA (1983, for De Aestibus Rerum).

He received the Prix de la Confédération Internationale de la Musique Électroacoustique de Bourges (1986, for Fleeting Images). He taught at the University of Auckland from 1974–99 and founded its electronic music studio in 1976 and its new music ensemble the Karlheinz Company in 1978. There he was awarded a personal professorial chair in music in 1995. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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