NZTrio’s Tectonic series features intense and intimate inspection of the fundamental forces that shape environments and communities: Aotearoa’s fraught relationship with the United Kingdom, and the struggle between Cold War superpowers Russia and America. Tectonic Echoes I compares and contrasts the very English sounds of Frank Bridge and the UK’s shining star Rebecca Clarke with NZTrio’s commission from Martin Lodge (NZ), a response to the evolving Māori – Pakeha relationship, and a time-twisting earlier commission from composing patriarch, Ross Harris.
*A special concert including non-New Zealand composers released during the COVID-19 pandemic in support of New Zealand musicians.
Performed by NZTrio – Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) & Somi Kim (piano) at the Auckland Art Gallery.
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Approximate running time | Te roa: 43 minutes