Meet composer Ariana Henare

  In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Ariana Henare. Please tell us about yourself and what you do.  My name is Ariana I am a full-time professional musician and mother of two. I sing and play the guitar. I have played RnV...

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Meet the Board | Tama Waipara

In our Meet the Board series we invite you to sit down and learn more about each SOUNZ board member. Today we introduce Board member | Te Poari Kaitiaki Tama Waipara. Tell us a bit yourself. Ko Manawaru te Maunga Manawaru is the mountain Ko Te Arai te awa Te Arai is...

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Meet composer Andrew Stopps

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Andrew Stopps. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I have taught for over 25 years in Australia, UK and New Zealand. My teaching experience ranges from a woodwind instrumental teacher...

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New to SOUNZ December 2019

New ComposersAwerangi ThompsonBenita Tahuri Andrew Stopps Moana Maniapoto MIHIRANGI Mina Ripia Hinemoana Baker REI Ariana Henare New AlbumsPositif | Phil Broadhurst Quintet Waiata Anthems Bic Runga | Original Album Classics New Books Jansen | Sing New ZealandWired for...

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Christmas gift ideas | Gift guide

Gifts for the book lover This collection of 52 popular contemporary carols from New Zealand includes some of New Zealand's best hymnwriters, composers and songwriters and provides a wide range of new and interesting carols for Christmas celebrations. Other composer in...

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Meet composer Mina Ripia

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Mina Ripia. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I am of Ngā Puhi, Te Aupouri and Ngāti Kahungunu descent. Born and raised in a beautiful little northern country town called Te Kopuru,...

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Rob Thorne discusses ‘Ko Tō Manawa, Ko Tōku: Puritia’

'Ko Tō Manawa, Ko Tōku: Puritia' (Your Heart, is My Heart: Take Hold) Rob Thorne's new collaboration with Tristan Dingemans from High Dependecy Unit, and orchestrated by composer Thomas Goss, will be premiered by Thorne (Taonga Puoro) and Dingemans (electric guitar)...

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Meet composer Huia Hamon

Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I create all sorts of styles, from ambient to electronic and also play a lot of acoustic on guitar as well. I've won or been nominated for awards for producing other peoples music (good organising skills!) writing as a...

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Meet the Board | Noma Sio-Faiumu

In our Meet the Board series we invite you to sit down and learn more about each SOUNZ board member. Today we introduce Board member  | Te Poari Kaitiaki Noma Sio-Faiumu. Give a brief introduction about yourself. When I was two years old, my family migrated from the...

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