Composer Spaces | Alex Taylor

In our Composer Spaces series, we ask composers to share a bit about their working environment and to give us a brief insight into their process. This week we present composer Alex Taylor. What does a typical composing day look like for you? My composing tends to come...

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2020 SOUNZ Community Commission winner announced

Community project with members of the Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus chosen as the 2020 SOUNZ Community Commission | Te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a SOUNZ. The winning project for this year’s SOUNZ Community Commission | Te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a SOUNZ will see composer...

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Meet composer Rosa Elliott

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Rosa Elliott. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I'm a composer currently studying at the University of Auckland. I grew up in Christchurch and had the good fortunate to attend a local...

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2020 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha Finalists

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, with APRA AMCOS NZ, is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2020 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition: Alex Taylor and Simon Ingram for Assemblage Celeste Oram for a...

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A few memories of Professor Frederick Page

A few memories of Professor Frederick Page, first Professor of Music at Victoria University, Wellington By Graham Parsons I read with interest Marcus Jackson’s account on the SOUNZ site, of Frederick Page’s first meeting with Stravinsky. I first heard Page’s account...

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New to SOUNZ September 2020

New ComposersJulia Francis Te Taite Cooper Takerei Komene Ihlara McIndoe Jessie Leov Georgina Palmer New AlbumsBiddington: The Muse Uwind | Saffron Jennings: Voices of Women Click here to see all albums in reverse chronological orderNew ScoresGeorgina Palmer: A Music...

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When Fred met Stravinsky

By Marcus Jackson An astute critic, Frederick Page was singularly opinionated. Armed with an inquisitive ear from day dot, he was encouraged to develop his own critical response to new work while he was studying in London under Ralph Vaughan Williams. “In New Zealand,...

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The Karlheinz Company

Programme | Hōtaka Guest curator: Eve de Castro-Robinson Founded in 1978 by John Rimmer, the Karlheinz Company is New Zealand’s oldest contemporary music ensemble, based at the School of Music, University of Auckland. John Elmsly was director from the mid-90s until...

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New to SOUNZ August 2020

New ComposersPoulima Salima Stan Walker New AlbumsRuby Solly: Pōneke Click here to see all albums in reverse chronological orderNew ScoresBruce Baker: Song of FaithColin Decio: BarcarolleDavid Hamilton: He Wishes for the Cloths of HeavenDavid Hamilton: A Summer...

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Improbable Dance

Programme | Hōtaka Michael Norris’s ‘Timedance’ is a collaboration with choreographer/filmmaker Daniel Belton. JS Bach’s Suite No. 2 in B Minor is deconstructed by way of stretching, elasticising, looping and the overlaying of modern harmonies so that the Bach is...

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