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Aotearoa Music Industry Calls On Government For Immediate Assistance

The music industry is seeking immediate assistance from government in the face of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Since the start of the August lockdown, hundreds of live music events have been postponed or cancelled across the country, impacting artists, crew, workers...

New to SOUNZ September 2021

New Composers William ThomasJames PhillpotAlice Forrester MackayBernard PagePlan 9Eugene TemaraErima Maewa KaihauPaul SchrammDoris PrenticeAlina AbrahamDaniel HaylesAdrien de CroyNew Scores Call of the Huia (various)Chris Adams: Three Songs on Old TextsChris Adams:...

Micah Thompson – On his new Resound Films

  Nina Lesperance from SOUNZ, caught up with Micha Thompson to talk about his new resound films   Congratulations on the release of your four new Resound films. Can you please talk us through each composition: Thank you! Most of what inspired these pieces...

Māori Music Month – Featuring Pere Wihongi

In celebration of Māori Music Month we have been featuring Māori SOUNZ Composers   Well our last but definitely not least Introducing… Ko Pere Te Ruru o Te Ramana Wihongi aka Pere Wihongi   Pere is an award-winning composer based in Wellington who originally...

2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha Finalists

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, with APRA AMCOS NZ, is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2021 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition: Neville Hall for so flamed in the air Plan 9 (David Donaldson,...
An Insight into Project Prima Volta

Project Prima Volta is an inspiring programme that helps young people to discover and explore their love of opera. Our Youth Content Creator Nina Lesperance caught up with Project Prima Volta to find out more. Project Prima Volta is a programme run by non-profit...

The SOUNZ Podcasts | 001

Episode 1 The SOUNZ Podcasts Sonic Art: The Democratisation of Sound   The SOUNZ podcasts cover a range of topics that relate to the music of Aotearoa New Zealand. Join our hosts as they explore issues and interests that are relevant to today, including classical...

Aotearoa Music Industry Calls On Government For Immediate Assistance

The music industry is seeking immediate assistance from government in the face of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Since the start of the August lockdown, hundreds of live music events have been postponed or cancelled across the country, impacting artists, crew, workers...

New to SOUNZ September 2021

New Composers William ThomasJames PhillpotAlice Forrester MackayBernard PagePlan 9Eugene TemaraErima Maewa KaihauPaul SchrammDoris PrenticeAlina AbrahamDaniel HaylesAdrien de CroyNew Scores Call of the Huia (various)Chris Adams: Three Songs on Old TextsChris Adams:...

Micah Thompson – On his new Resound Films

  Nina Lesperance from SOUNZ, caught up with Micha Thompson to talk about his new resound films   Congratulations on the release of your four new Resound films. Can you please talk us through each composition: Thank you! Most of what inspired these pieces...

John Ritchie, composer, at 100

By Anthony Ritchie, composer On September 29 this year my father, John Ritchie, would have turned 100. Being a cricket fan, he would have appreciated the century milestone but, as it is, he had to be content with a very creditable 93 (he died on his birthday, in...

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