Jack Body

Jack Body (born 1944) is a New Zealand composer, photographer, artist and ethnomusicologist. While his best-known composition is the 1975 theme to "Close to Home", a New Zealand soap opera, his music as been performed by Lontano, the Kronos Quartet (on Early Music (Lachrymae Antiquae)), ARC, the New Zealand String Quartet, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. His opera "Alley" was featured in the 1998 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts.