Musicologist and critic Christopher Dingle has collaborated with Julian Anderson on a book of conversations. Dialogues on Listening, Composing and Culture was published by Boydell & Brewer in June 2020 and contains wide-ranging discussions across many subjects, from Anderson’s own work to his diverse musical interests, as well as broader cultural issues.
Of particular value, providing insights into the practicalities and psychology of composing, are the glimpses of Anderson's thoughts on works in progress during the conversations, including his first opera Thebans. Anderson's work with dance, his love of the voice and his varied collaborations with orchestras, soloists and conductors are also explored.
Full information about the book can he found here.