Diana Marsh appointed President of IAMIC

Diana Marsh, Chief Executive of SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, has been appointed President of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC). She will be the first person from outside Europe and the UK to serve in this role and will do so in...

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Sounds of the Moana | 002

Season 1, Episode 2 Sounds of the Moana The Origin of SoundsWhat is the indigenous sound of Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa (Oceania)? What has been lost and gained over the course of history, and how can the musical identity of the great Moana be kept alive today? Explore these...

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Foafoa – Conch Shell

Foafoa - Conch Shell  Known in Samoa as ‘foafoa’, conch shells are blown in the evening to signal prayer and family time, and again in the morning to herald the dawn of the new day. But how did this custom come to be? Learn how the immortal being Tapuitea ascended to...

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Dulali Bitu Ceguvi (Bamboo nose flute)

Dulali Bitu Ceguvi (Bamboo nose flute) ‘Dulali Bitu Ceguvi’, the ancient Fijian art of bamboo flute playing, can be traced back to the ancestral god Ramacake, a master flutist from the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Hear Ramacake’s story of a flute sound so mesmerising...

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Reuben Jelleyman | SOUNZ Contemporary Award Finalist 2021

Reuben Jelleyman is a finalist for the 2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha for his piece 'Klein Fountain'. Reuben tells us about his piece, and his plans for the future. Tell us about your work ‘Klein Fountain’. 'Klein Fountain' is a piece I wrote for one of...

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Sounds of the Moana | 001

Season 1, Episode 1 Sounds of the Moana Sounds of the Navigators What is the indigenous sound of Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa (Oceania)? What has been lost and gained over the course of history, and how can the musical identity of the great Moana be kept alive today? Explore...

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Orchestra Wellington | SOUNZ readings

CALL FOR SCORES IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUIRED!  Due to the cancellation of its remaining subscription concerts for 2021, Orchestra Wellington, Music Director Marc Taddei, Composer in Residence John Psathas and SOUNZ would like to take the opportunity to offer readings...

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Five Questions with Origin Roots Aotearoa – TUAKIRITANGA

  Origin Roots Aotearoa have released their new single Tuakiritanga. Nina Lesperance from SOUNZ caught up with Eugene Temara from Origin Roots Aotearoa, to talk about the new single. Kei ngā maunga whakahī, kei ngā wai whakatere taniwha, e mihi kau ana. I te taha...

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Neville Hall | SOUNZ Contemporary Award Finalist 2021

Neville Hall is a finalist for the 2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha for his orchestral work 'so flamed in the air'. We caught up with Neville to find out more about the piece, and about life in Slovenia during the pandemic, where he has lived since 1993....

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Waiata Māori Music Awards 2021

SOUNZ is excited to support the 14th Annual Waiata Māori music awards. Ngahuia Maniapoto caught up with Toni Huata to find out more about the history of the awards. 14th ANNUAL WAIATA MĀORI MUSIC AWARDS – ON MĀORI TELEVISION AND ON-DEMAND! Māori Television game show...

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