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TO: CLAIRE ARMSTRONG.

FROM: IAN SHANAHAN, Department of Music, VAPA. Phone: 2877. Email: i.shanahan.

DATE: 4 June 1996

SUBJECT: Faculty Activities Report for March-May 1996.

Publications, Exhibitions and Performances.

Sole Composition
1. Ian Shanahan: 153 Infinities (1996) for Solo (Concert Grand) Piano and optional Percussion {3
players}. Duration: 11-12 minutes. Completed April 25, 1996. Published by the Australian
Music Centre. Commissioned by Roger Woodward and the Sydney Spring International
Festival of New Music with funds provided by the Australia Council for the Arts ($2828).

Sole Performance
1. Ian Shanahan (recorders), during The Sound Kitchen, an event presented on May 17, 1996 at
The Performance Space, Department of Music, UWS Nepean. The works I performed were:
Ros Bandt: Meditation (1976) for solo tenor recorder.
Ian Shanahan: Cathy's Song (1988) for solo sopranino recorder.
Ian Shanahan: Lingua Silens Florum (1990) for solo prepared alto recorder.
Ian Shanahan: Improvisation on Two Fingerings (1993) for solo bass recorder.

Articles in Journals (b) Unrefereed Journal Controlled by an Editorial Board


1. Ian Shanahan: "Chess Problem Corner (Part 3)", Junior Chess: The Quarterly Magazine of the
NSW Junior Chess League No.68 pp.68-69, March 1996.
2. Ian Shanahan: "Chess Problem Corner (Part 4)", Junior Chess: The Quarterly Magazine of the
NSW Junior Chess League No.69 pp.70-73, May 1996.

Participation in a Performance, Production, Exhibition or Composition


1. Ian Shanahan (recorders), during The Sound Kitchen, an event presented on May 17, 1996 at
The Performance Space, Department of Music, UWS Nepean. The works I performed were:
Kim Poole and Diana Blom: University Jig and Western Paddocks Reel (1996). Ian
Shanahan (soprano recorder), Kim Poole (octave mandolin), Diana Blom (Chinese
dulcimer), Michael Whiticker (Korean drum).
Michael Whiticker: What's Up, Mac? (1996). Ian Shanahan (bass recorder), Michael
Whiticker (percussion).

2. On the Western Front (UWS Nepean Music Department): "The Sound Compass", Programme
1, March 19, 1996, 2MBS-FM. Radio programme involving the recording especially for this
programme of performances of several Australian compositions:

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Kim Poole and Diana Blom: University Jig and Western Paddocks Reel (1996). Ian
Shanahan (soprano recorder), Kim Poole (octave mandolin), Diana Blom (Chinese
dulcimer), Michael Whiticker (Korean drum).
Ian Shanahan: Lines of Light (1993). Ian Shanahan (recorders), Daryl Pratt (percussion),
Roger Dean (keyboards).
Nigel Butterley: The White-Throated Warbler (1965). Ian Shanahan (sopranino recorder),
Diana Blom (harpsichord).
Dulcie Holland: Lullay, my Tiny Child (1974). Ian Shanahan (soprano recorder), Diana Blom
(piano).

3. The Pianothon, April 27, 1996, 2MBS-FM. Live broadcast of the following work:
Bela Bartk: From Gyergyo: 3 Folksongs from the County Csik (1906). Ian Shanahan
(soprano recorder), Diana Blom (piano).

Radio Appearance.

1. Ian Shanahan: personal interview on Jack Ellis's programme The Other Side, May 30, 1996,
Radio Northern Beaches (Community Radio, 92.1 MHz).

Inter-Institutional services.

1. Ian Shanahan: lecturing, administration and course-design in the Department of Music at The
University of Sydney, of the following courses:
Composition 1 (28-week course).
20th-century Harmony 1 & 2 (two 14-week seminars).
Orchestration 1 & 2 (two 14-week seminars).
Extended Instrumental Techniques (14-week seminar).
Acoustics (course coordinator: 14-week seminar).

2. Ian Shanahan: thesis supervision of BMus(Hons) students in the Department of Music at The
University of Sydney:
Benjamin Loomes (10000-word thesis): an examination of Sacred Geometry and gematria in
the recent music of Ian Shanahan.
Barton MacDonald (15000-word thesis): the philosopher Robert Fludd (1574-1637) and his
conception of music.

Thank you.
Ian Shanahan

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