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- Chris Bourke - Lilburn Lecture 2015
- Wellington Music: A Trip Through the Archives.
- Wellington Hosts the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards
- Margan's Musical Move
Source: NZ On Screen
Resource type: Documentary ; Music ; Short Film
"In this 1971 film pianist Barry Margan ‘humps’ his grand piano around NZ, on a mission to bring classical piano to places where it might not typically be heard. Aiming to break down barriers to enjoying live chamber music, Margan plays his pop-up piano (including Douglas Lilburn’s ‘Sonatina’) at coffee bars, libraries and art galleries. The trailer-borne grand is not easy to set up, but the audiences (from soldiers to children) are willing. Narrated by Margan, this was the last film in the National Film Unit's three decade-spanning Pictorial Parade magazine series." (NZ On Screen summary)