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New to SOUNZ December 2021

New Composers Keta Rima Te AhuruSonya IshimnikovaRobert WiremuClick here to see all albums in reverse chronological order New Scores James Instone: Sir ChristemasDylan Lardelli: Cleaving to SecondsDylan Lardelli: FollowingDylan Lardelli: secrets, listening to the...

The SOUNZ Podcasts | 002

The SOUNZ Podcasts   SOUNZ podcasts covers a range of topics that relate to the music of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Join our hosts as they explore issues and interests that are pertinent to our music today including classical music, Māori music, jazz, sonic art and the...

Community project for CubaDupa chosen as the 2021/22 SOUNZ Community Commission.

The winning project for this year’s SOUNZ Community Commission will see composer Riki Gooch (Ngāti Wai/Patuharakeke/Ngāti Māhanga Hourua) create Te Hou Nui a composition for mass musical performances at Wellington’s CubaDupa arts festival in March 2022. The anonymous...

Lucy Mulgan receives Wakatipu Music Festival Commission

A collaboration between the 2022 Wakatipu Music Festival and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, this commission is an opportunity for a composer to create a work of 7-8 minutes to be performed by a combination of community musicians, young artists, and professional...

2021 SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project recipient announced.

Bryn van Vliet and his group ‘The Bryn van Vliet Quartet’ with special guest Callum Allardice have been selected for the 2021 SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ. The SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ...
Ones to watch featuring Zak Argabrite

  In this series ‘Ones to watch,’ we catch up with an up and coming composers to talk about their latest work, what drives them and to find a bit more about them. Nina Lesperance from SOUNZ caught up with Zak Argabrite to learn about his mahi. Tell us about...

New to SOUNZ December 2021

New Composers Keta Rima Te AhuruSonya IshimnikovaRobert WiremuClick here to see all albums in reverse chronological order New Scores James Instone: Sir ChristemasDylan Lardelli: Cleaving to SecondsDylan Lardelli: FollowingDylan Lardelli: secrets, listening to the...

The SOUNZ Podcasts | 002

The SOUNZ Podcasts   SOUNZ podcasts covers a range of topics that relate to the music of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Join our hosts as they explore issues and interests that are pertinent to our music today including classical music, Māori music, jazz, sonic art and the...

Hine Mokemoke

Hine Mokemoke  Hine Mokemoke is the atua of the pūtātara, a taonga pūoro (musical instrument) made from conch shell. Once upon a time, Hine Mokemoke crept deep within the sea in search of shelter from a fierce storm that ravaged all around her. Eventually she found...

Hine Pū Te Hue

Hine Pū Te HueHine Pū Te Hue is the atua of hue (gourd), which is used to create taonga pūoro (musical instruments) that have an amazing ability to heal both mind and soul. Long ago, a great war raged between Tāwhirimātea (Atua of the winds) and Tūmatauenga (Atua of...

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