New to SOUNZ July 2020

New ComposersJack Woodbury Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper Francis Kora Abby Pinkerton Nathaniel Otley New AlbumsJack Woodbury | inst.19-20 GRG67 | Happy Place Te Hamua Nikora | Haati - He Ao Ātaāhua, Tipuna Intended Besser, Fox | Cathedral Harris, Besser | Free Radicals...

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SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize 2020 results

L to R: Ben Hoadley (winner), Abby Pinkerton and Colin Decio (highly commended). SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, together with the Brass Band Association of New Zealand, is proud to announce the winner and finalists of the SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize 2020....

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Meet composer Dale Vail

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Dale Vail. Please tell us about yourself and what you do.  I am a Trombonist and Composer. I am currently working with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as the Trombone Fellow, and freelancing with...

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Composer space | Deborah Wai Kapohe

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 Deborah Wai Kapohe. Please list any iwi | tribal | nation affiliations: Te Atihaunui a...

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Introduction to Taonga Puoro | Educational series

Introduction to Taonga Puoro 2 hours Join Jerome on an educational journey into the world of Taonga Puoro as we present a series of eight sessions. From the Pūtōrino to the Kōauau, and from the Pūtātara to the Pūrerehua, you’ll learn the stories of thirteen types of...

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Oro Atua: a puoro maori sound healing journey

Oro Atua a puoro Māori sound healing journeyExperience Jerome's collection of around 40 unique and rare Māori musical instruments, from the Ngūru (whale’s tooth nose flute) to the Pōrutu Pounamu (greenstone long flute) and from the Koauau Tōroa (albatross wing bone...

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Meet composer Jack Woodbury

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Jack Woodbury. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. I grew up in Wellington, and I’ve spent the past few years studying sonic arts here at the NZSM. I’ve always been involved in making...

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Cello repertoire showcase

Cello repertoire showcaseA selection of works by New Zealand composers featuring the cello, with video and audio where available. Click on the work title for details, including score and audio samples, programme notes and more.Please click on the plus icon (+) to...

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New to SOUNZ June 2020

New ComposersAja Wairere RopataJames (Jim) LangabeerTe Hamua NikoraNew AlbumsJim Langabeer: Secret IslandsSteve Barry and Judy Bailey: ELEMENTSMansfield Click here to see all albums in reverse chronological orderNew ScoresColin Decio: Sonatina No. 2 for Trumpet in B...

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Meet composer Grant Hughson

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Grant Hughson. Please tell us about yourself and what you do. My professional focus has always been split between music and computers. I was classically trained on piano and cornet before playing...

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