Johanna Selleck Oct 2005
1. "Becoming" by Johanna Selleck 19mins
soprano Merlyn Quaife, shakuhachi Andrew MacGregor, violins Aaron Barnden and Joanne Wallwork, viola Barbara Hornung, cello Bonnie Smart
2. "Looking Back" by Johanna Selleck 10 mins
piano Larrisa Cox, violin Aaron Barnden, clarinet Richard Mason, cello Bonnie Smart
3. "Fortune's Smile" by Johanna Selleck 15 mins
flute Johanna Selleck, piano Mira Jakopanetz
Selleck is a composer, flautist and writer. She teaches at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts, works at the Centre for Studies in Australian Music and is currently completing a PhD in composition. She has composed a wide range of chamber, orchestral and electronic works. Her works have been performed by the Queensland, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony orchestras. She performed the solo part of her flute concerto Unspoken Dialogues with the Melbourne Symphony in a recording at the Iwaki Auditorium in 2003.
Commissions have included works for Ensemble Zauberflöte,Melbourne Grammar, Melbourne University, the Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne Youth Music, Astra and the Port Fairy Spring Festival. Her first opera, The Quickening, received its premiere at the Port Fairy Festival in October 1998 and was published by the Centre for Studies in Australian Music in 2001. Her piano quartet Looking Back was selected for performance at Maltese Australian Culture Week in Malta in January 2004. She has published articles and reviews in the ABC's Limelight magazine, Cambridge Scholars Press and the Australasian Musicolgical Research Journal. Her compositions have been published by Allans and Reed Music and recorded by Move Records. Her works have been broadcast on the ABC, 3MBS and 3PBS. In 1990 Selleck was awarded the Percy Grainger Prize for Composition and in 2006 she was awarded First Prize in the 2006 Albert H. Maggs Composition Award.