John Bostock

John Bostock John Bostock (b.1954) composes concert music and music for Dance and also performs as a jazz musician. His music has been performed in Australia and Israel by such ensembles as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musica Nova Consort, the Israel Contemporary String Quartet, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Bostock has twice been the recipient of the “Golden Feather” Prize from ACUM the Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers in Israel. In 1996 his work: In Memoriam for Symphony Orchestra, was among the three final compositions performed by Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a competition honouring the 60th birthday of the orchestra.

In October, 2004 he graduated with a Ph.D in Compostion from the University of Sydney after studying with Arie Shapira (Israel) and Anne Boyd (Sydney, Australia).
He had previously studied composition with Leon Schidlowsky (Israel) and Ross Edwards (Sydney). Among his teachers in the world of jazz piano were Hal Galper (New York) and Roger Frampton (Sydney) and Don Sebesky (New York) with whom he studied ‘Contemporary Writing and Arranging’.

In 2002 he was the recipient of a grant which enabled him to release the CD “Works 1993 – 2001’. His works have been recorded by the Voice of Music station on Israeli radio, where his compositions have been broadcast regularly. His works are published by the Israel Music Institute and the Israel Music Centre and are available from the Australian Music Centre library.

“Bostock's works are the opposite of postcards: sketches of feelings and emotions, based on patient observation and profound attentiveness.” Ben Shalev – Ha’Aretz.

Music published by Israel Music Centre:

Suite: for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano. (2004). Ca: 10’32”. IMC no. 3637.

“THE. EVIDENCE” for Saxophone Quartet (2001), Ca: - 8’30”.
Written for the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet. IMC no. 2458.

“ENNEAGRAM for Orchestra” (2000), for small orchestra: perc.-harp-strings ( Ca: - 11’. IMC no. 3569.

STRING QUARTET No.1 (1998) Improvisations and Commentaries on Webern: Op.30, Ca: - 10’. IMC no. 1433.

“ENNEAGRAM” for piano. (1997) Ca: - 11’. IMC no. 1342.

“13 Ways To Tell” – Variations for Flute, Violin and Piano. (1996) Ca: - 6’. IMC no. 1436.


13 Ways To Tell, Variations for Flute, Violin & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1436 Details
Call me Glacier, for Small Vocal Ensemble or Mixed Choir Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Choir, Vocal4902 Click to View Details
Enneagra, for Orchestra
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Symphony Orchestra3569 Details
Enneagram, for piano
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Solo1342 Details
loud music with (only a few) quiet bits, for Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Piano, Violin and Cello Chamber Music / Ensemble3912 Click to View Details
Reflexions, for Two Pianos Chamber Music / Ensemble4207 Click to View Details
So Long In Coming, for Flute, MIDI Vibraphone and Sample Player Chamber Music / Ensemble, Live electronics / tape, Electro-Acoustic4145 Click to View Details
String Quartet No. 1
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Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet1433 Details
Suite for Oboe, Basson & Piano
 MP3 Complete
Chamber Music / Ensemble3637 Details
Taedet Anima Meam, for Tenor, Women’s Choir, Clarinet, Piano & String Quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet, Solo voice(s), Choir, Voice and ensemble, Vocal4014 Click to View Details
THE. EVIDENCE, for saxophone quartet
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Chamber Music / Ensemble2458 Details
Variations for Piano and Cello Chamber Music / Ensemble3854  MP3 Details