Meet the team | Karlo Margetić

In our Meet the Team series we invite you to sit down and learn more about each SOUNZ staff member. Today we introduce Karlo Margetić our Curation and Collection Administrator | Kaiwhakarite Taha Rauhī, Kohinga....

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Composer Spaces | Michael Norris

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 Wellington-based composer, teacher, music theorist, software designer and STROMA co-director Michael...

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Meet Composer Michael Stoop

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Michael Stoop. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I am a Wellington-based guitarist, composer, and teacher. I studied classical guitar performance at the New Zealand School of Music...

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Meet the team | Jonathan Engle

In our "Meet the team' series we invite you to sit down and learn more about each SOUNZ staff member. First up is Jonathan Engle our Cataloguing and Office Administrator. Can you tell us a bit about your family, where you're from etc? My mum is a New Zealander and my...

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Composer Spaces | Claire Scholes

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 Auckland based composer, singer and teacher Claire Scholes. What does a typical composing day look...

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Kirsten Strom at Etchings Festival

Composer Kirsten Strom has recently been accepted into the Master's Degree programme at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has just returned from the Etchings Festival in France. SOUNZ caught up with Kirsten to find out more about her experience at Etchings...

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Meet Composer Julie Bevan

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Julie Bevan Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I've been in love with playing the nylon string guitar ever since I got my hands on one when I was 14. Since then I've explored many...

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Meet Composer Jerome Kavanagh

In this series we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Jerome Kavanagh. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I am reviving the ancestor practice of using our Taonga Puoro traditional Māori musical instruments as healing tools. Through ORO...

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Glen Downie discusses ‘light speckled droplet’

SOUNZ recently caught up with Glen Downie, the 2019 NZSO NYO Composer in Residence, to talk about his new piece 'light speckled droplet'. The work features the NYO and the New Zealand Youth Choir, conducted by James Judd, in Wellington on July 5 and Auckland on July...

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How can our music sector lead cultural change? | Diana Marsh

Having recently returned from the annual International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) conference in Tallinn, Estonia, of which SOUNZ is a member, I find myself reconsidering my thoughts and positions on the New Zealand music environment. This...

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