VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Classical Music and Artificial Intelligence, including contributions from George Coulouris, Michael Stephen Brown, April Fredrick, Adrian Rumson and David Rain.
Australian composer, pianist and radio programmer Richard Meale was born in Sydney on 24 August 1932. He was taught piano, clarinet, harp, music history and music theory.
He was mostly self-taught as a composer, and wrote music from his teens onwards, but his Sonata for flute and piano was the first to survive his own extreme criticism. His music was generally atonal.
He also worked as a buyer for record shops and as a concert and radio programmer for ABC - the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Richard Meale died in Sydney on 23 November 2009, aged seventy-seven.