COMMENTARIES


I have been documenting Australian composers and performers of new music since 1996. This collection has been housed at the Australian Music Centre and some of the earlier images are currently on display at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. The Commentaries below are reflections on this body of work.


  Colin Brumby, composer

Colin Brumby, composer

 Ross Edwards, composer 

Ross Edwards, composer 

  Brett Dean, composer

Brett Dean, composer


THE FACE OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

"She [Bridget] reveals the personalities behind the creators of new Australian music and adds a telling intimacy to these practitioners in an otherwise little-seen world of performing arts."

- Marshall McGuire, harpist, artistic director, music administrator © 2004

PHOTOGRAPHY AS A JOURNEY

"Bridget made some photos in my studio, photographing me at work while writing a score - sometimes just my hand tapping the rhythm..."

-  Elena Kats-Chernin, composer © 2004

FACE TO FACE

"Bridget, your role as an artist documenting this landscape is a very special one, because you capture through your vision a perspective on a person that causes us to reflect and consider, to reinterpret ourideas of a particular composer or performer..."

John Davis, chief executive of The Australian Music Centre © 2004