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Jack Body


Jack Body, OMNZ, composed for everything from gamelan orchestras to the Kronos Quartet, and was a leading figure in awakening local interest in Asian and Pacific music. His soundtrack work ranged across children’s tales, te reo dramas and nature films. His collaborations with director Vincent Ward include classic film Vigil, and (with John Gibson), 2008’s Rain of the Children. Body died on 10 May 2015.

Close to Home made me famous really. People seemed to like it, and to recognise it. The money was nice too. Jack Body, in Sarah Shieff's book Talking Music: Conversations with New Zealand Musicians