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Judith Exley

Composer

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Born: 1939

Biography

JJudith Exley was born in Rawene, New Zealand in 1939. She trained as a teacher and after raising a family began to indulge her fascination with non-western music, exploring the forms from Indonesia and Japan. This led her to study for a degree in music at Victoria University in Wellington, which she completed with Honours in 1990.

She is one of the founding members of the Wellington Gamelan community has written compositions for Gamelan ensembles.

She lives in Petone, near the sea, and has taught flute and composition in schools in the greater Wellington area. In her own compositions, she enjoys working texturally to create evocative soundscapes.


Composed (8)

A Song of Marigolds

for soprano and gamelan orchestra, 10m


Four Small Songs

for soprano and piano, 5m


Jacadanda

for flute with electro-acoustic processing, 9m


Lament

for orchestra, 10m


Manifestations

for gamelan, 10m


Not or Nis

for gamelan and voice, 4m 36s


Regina Caeli

an arrangement for choir and gamelan, 2m 38s