By Manhire, NobleBy (photographer) Noble, AnneOther Meehan, NormanOther Griffin, Hannah
'Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale ...' Scott's journal, 29 March 1912. Drawing its title from o...ne of the last pages of Scott's journal, THESE ROUGH NOTES is a collaboration between writer Bill Manhire, photographer Anne Noble, composer Norman Meehan and singer Hannah Griffin. 'Beneath the Ice' remembers the tragedies of Scott's polar expedition of 1912 and the crash of NZ901 into Mt Erebus in 1979. The 'Notebook Songs' capture the experiences of scientists and other contemporary visitors to the ice.Read more
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Bill Manhire is an award-winning poet, an author, and the editor of several bestselling anthologies. He is a professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and is the founding director of Victoria's Institute of Modern Letters. He is the recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry and was named New Zealand's inaugural Poet Laureate. Anne Noble is a renowned photographer who has been represented in exhibitions worldwide. She was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit, has been named a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate, and was granted the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artist & Writers Award. She is the research director for the College of Creative Arts and a professor of photography at Massey University-Wellington, New Zealand. Norman Meehan is a pianist, a composer, and an associate professor at the New Zealand School of Music and Massey University. He is the author of Serious Fun: The Life and Music of Mike Nock and Time Will Tell: Conversations with Paul Bley and a regular contributor to Down Beat. Hannah Griffin is a jazz vocalist who has collaborated with Meehan on the album Sun Moon Stars Rain, and with both Manhire and Meehan on Buddhist Rain and Making Baby Float--all of which are adapted from poetry.
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