Meet composer Bill Rootes

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Bill Rootes. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I originally started out my musical career in the rock band/songwriter world as a guitar player & writer when it came to music,...

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Meet composer Reuben Rameka

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Reuben Rameka. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I am a New Zealand Māori composer, conductor and teacher based in Auckland, and I am primarily of Ngāpuhi and Te Arawa descent. I grew...

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When 1+1 (concerts) = 1 (rehearsal period)

When Opus Orchestra was asked by the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival what we might present in their 2021 programme, we decided that what we would really like to do is have a mini-Festival of New Zealand music all of our own. Instead of offering one full evening concert...

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Meet composer Karl Steven

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Karl Steven. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I've been interested in music and sound for as long as I can remember. My mother says that when she was pregnant with me I would start...

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Meet composer William Philipson

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce William Philipson. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I compose and edit music for film, television, and theatre productions. My two passions are music and filmmaking. I am really...

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New to SOUNZ February 2021

New Composers Adam Whauwhau Nikau Wi Neera Flo Wilson Bill Rootes Tim Bowman Tahlia Griffis Teina Moetara William Philipson Reuben Rameka Keith Moss Karl Steven Latest Albums Cowan | Hansel and Gretel Harris | Face Besser String Quartets Flynn | Stories from the Old...

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NZ Composer Sessions II

Programme | Hōtaka Entries for the 2021 NZ Composer Sessions | Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa are due on 22 February 2021. Here are three more pieces from recent sessions to inspire you over the summer. Natalie Hunt: Only to the Highest Mountain...

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Meet composer Alastair White

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Alastair White. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. My recent work concerns the research project ‘Contingency Dialectics,’ an attempt to develop a contemporary leftist methodology of...

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Meet composer Julius Magpantay

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Julius Magpantay. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I am a recent Composition graduate from the University of Auckland, focusing on creating orchestral, electroacoustic, and...

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