Lunchtime talk: Antonia Barnett-McIntosh

Thursday 28 March, 12.30pm

Adam Art Gallery’s Lunchtime talks series continues with composers who share their knowledge in the context of our current exhibition Passages. They will respond to the ways Luke Fowler, Florian Hecker and Susan Philipsz cite and rework material produced by key composers who have reshaped our thinking about touchstone moments in the history of twentieth and twenty-first century experimental music.

Composer, performer, sound artist and freelance curator Antonia Barnett-McIntosh is currently visiting Wellington as Te Koki NZSM’s 2018-2019 Composer-in-Residence. She discusses and demonstrates her various approaches to producing music, which include the use of spoken word as well as chance-based and procedural operations.

Describing her music as an exploration of 'the specificity of sound gestures and their variation, translation and adaptation’, Barnett-McIntosh has collaborated with musicians as well as filmmakers, dancers, visual artists, poets and actors. Her music has been performed in Europe, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, New Zealand, and the United States: by groups including Aurora Orchestra, Phaedra Ensemble, Bastard Assignments, DieOrdnungDerDinge, Chroma, Red Note Ensemble, Riot Ensemble, NorthArc, SoundPlay, and Tudor Consort; and at venues including Barbican's Pit Theatre, Kings Place, Wellcome Collection, Spike Island Gallery, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, Chisenhale Dance Space, DAAD Galerie, Galerie Pleiku, and Strahler Berlin.


  • Thu 28 Mar


  • 12:30 pm


  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
  • Wellington 6140