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Fermata: Nick Bollinger

Fermata: Nick Bollinger

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  • Wed 18 May ’11, 5:30pm


The University of Auckland Music Theatre, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD Show map


All Ages

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  • Free Admission



Staff, students and guests of the School of Music discuss topical issues in music history and criticism, as well as their latest research. Every other Wednesday, at 5.30pm, in the Music Theatre; followed by a chance to talk with event attendees at an informal reception held in the Music Theatre foyer.

Spotlight: The Lowdown from the Music Industry

Nick Bollinger is one of New Zealand’s best-known music writers and broadcasters. For ten years he has presented National Radio’s The Sampler: a weekly critique of current music releases. He has had a long association with The Listener, to which he still contributes features and a fortnightly music column. He has written books about music, including How To Listen To Pop Music and 100 Essential New Zealand Albums and contributed to numerous publications, including the British magazine Mojo. He has been an editor of Real Groove magazine and arts editor of City Voice. For television, he has researched, written and presented features for Artsville. He is also a record producer and musician, and plays bass for the Windy City Strugglers.

"Popular music and the role of the critic" - Nick Bollinger discusses his decades of experience within the popular-music industry, giving his thoughts on the role of the critic.

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