Meet Composer Jessie Leov

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Jessie Leov Please tell us about yourself and what you do I am a composer and musician, originally from sunny Nelson, currently based in Waikato. My background in the arts is fairly diverse –...

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Five Questions with Poulima Salima

  Te Marama puoro o Aotearoa is here (New Zealand Music month). Nina Lesperance from SOUNZ recently caught up with Poulima to hear what New Zealand Music month means to him. Does your culture and the sound of the Pacific impact your music? Yes, it does. Both...

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Artist Spotlight with Anna Coddington 

  Te Marama puoro o Aotearoa is here (New Zealand Music month). This week SOUNZ shines the spotlight on Anna Coddington. Nina Lesperance from SOUNZ spoke with Anna to hear what New Zealand Music month means to her. Ko Tongariro te maunga Ko Taupo Nui a Tia te...

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New to SOUNZ May 2021

New Composers Ed Waaka Caitlin Morris Tawhiti Kunaiti New Scores Alissa Long: Scherzo Yvette Audain: Possum in the Kitchen Jasmine Lovell-Smith: Home for the Winter Chris Artley: Ubi Caritas et Amor arr. Chris Artley: Deck the Halls Georgina Palmer: Upon Clee Hill...

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2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha

Entries are now open for the 2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha. The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward creativity, excellence and inspiration in music composition by a New Zealander. The award, consisting of a trophy and cash prize of...

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Linda Dallimore wins inaugural CMNZ Commissioning Prize

Chamber Music New Zealand is pleased to announce composer Linda Dallimore as the winner of the first CMNZ Commissioning Prize. Linda will be commissioned to compose a new work for Ensemble Gô (Monique Lapins, violin, and Naoto Segawa, marimba) to perform on their 2022...

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Dame Gillian Whitehead at 80: a music of our own

Early in 2020, just before New Zealand locked down in the face of COVID-19, composer Dame Gillian Whitehead wrote a commissioned piece for five viols. She called it Douglas Lilburn, travelling on the Limited, regards the mountains in the moonlight. The whimsical title...

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Social Media Blueprint

Social media blueprintThis easy to follow step by step guide will help you to create and map out a social media blueprint that is easy to follow and takes very little time to implement.Please click on the plus icon (+) to expand the listThis easy to follow step by...

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New SOUNZ Co-Chairs | Toihau

We are delighted to announce that Tama Waipara and Eve de Castro-Robinson have been appointed Co-Chairs | Toihau of SOUNZ. Both Tama and Eve have been members of the SOUNZ Board of Trustees for a number of years, and have provided critical support and guidance through...

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Bruce Brown on ‘Death of Expertise’

  Photo: Bruce Brown Bruce Brown’s new Jazz album ‘Death of Expertise,’ released in August 2020. Joined by John Harkins on Piano, Brendan Clarke on Bass, Andrew Dickenson on drums, Steve Brien on guitar, Steve Crum on trumpet and Glen Berger on sax and alto...

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