Meet the Team | Ngahuia Maniapoto

In our Meet the Team series we invite you to sit down and learn more about each SOUNZ staff member. Today we introduce Kaiāwhina Puoro Māori | Māori Art Intern Ngahuia Maniapoto. Ngahuia has joined the SOUNZ whānau through the Toi Māori internship program. Can you...

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SOUNZ Community Commission 2021 | Call for Applications

Applications are now open for the SOUNZ Community Commission | Te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a SOUNZ 2021.  The project brings together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in...

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Meet Tararua – Art Music Quartet

Tararua is an art music quartet based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Members are Al Fraser (taonga puoro), Ariana Tikao (taonga puoro & vocals), Ruby Solly (taonga puoro, vocals & cello), and Phil Boniface (double bass & taonga puoro). Nina...

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Choral Connect 2021

Score SamplersClick on the links below to download PDF choral score samplers.Browse all choral music at SOUNZ here.2017201420122008BooksTe Ara Puoro: A Journey into the world of Māori Music Taonga Puoro | Singing Treasures Hirini Melbourne | Toiapiapi Guy Jansen: Sing...

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Thomas Botting- On His Latest Work

SOUNZ caught up with Thomas Botting to find out more about how his ensemble came together. I’m Tom Botting, I’m a double bassist and composer working primarily in the jazz genre. I grew up in Hamilton before moving to Auckland to study jazz at Massey University’s...

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New to SOUNZ July 2021

New Composers Luka VenterJaz ColemanLatest Albums Troy Kingi | Black Sea Golden LadderThe Wagner BrothersClick here to see all albums in reverse chronological order New Scores James Instone: As I Think...John Emeleus: Concertino for Violin and OrchestraSarah Fouhy:...

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Horomona Horo & Jeremy Mayall: He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau

He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau (A seed, an instrument, a story) is the result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra. SOUNZ caught up...

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Ihlara McIndoe: Ephemeral Bounds, NYO 2021

We caught up with Ihlara McIndoe, NZSO NYO Composer in Residence 2021, to talk about her new work Ephemeral Bounds, which will be performed by the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gemma New, in Auckland (July 4) and Wellington (July 11). Congratulations on...

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Gareth Farr: Ngā Hihi o Matariki

L to R: Gareth Farr, Mere Boynton and Ariana Tikao We caught up with composer Gareth Farr before the premiere of his new work Ngā Hihi o Matariki. It will be performed in Auckland (July 2) and Wellington (July 9) by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, with Mere...

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