Over the coming weeks, SOUNZ will be curating a series of digital concerts from our existing content, featuring cornerstone repertoire alongside unfamiliar treasures just waiting to be discovered.  

Keep an eye on our social media platforms where we will post about the latest available concert. You can access previous concerts by clicking any of the links below. 

Sit back, relax, and let’s #keepthemusicgoing.

SOUNZ curated concerts

Tectonic Echoes II

Tectonic Echoes II

Programme Guest curator: NZTrio NZTrio’s Tectonic series features intense examination of the fundamental forces that shape environments and communities: We bear witness to the evolving relationship between Māori and Pakeha, and also inspect the struggle between Cold...

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Rā Whānau – a 20th birthday celebration

Rā Whānau – a 20th birthday celebration

Programme Guest curator: STROMA Over the last 20 years, Stroma has been a major force for musical exploration in New Zealand, bringing to life classic repertoire of the twentieth century alongside new works composed specially for us. This virtual concert is a sampler...

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NZTrio: Tectonic Echoes I

NZTrio: Tectonic Echoes I

Programme 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....

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Observations

Observations

Programme Ross James Carey’s Toccatina (Elegy) was written in memory of Australian songwriter Ruby Hunter. Melodies are overlaid on a busy hocketing texture, reaching ever upwards. Fritha Jameson’s ‘Heurism’, for three flutes, is an exploration of the possibilities of...

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Poroporoaki – Farewell

Poroporoaki – Farewell

Programme In commemoration of ANZAC Day, SOUNZ is proud to present this programme of two pieces. Gillian Whitehead’s ‘Poroporoaki’ (Farewell) is a haunting exploration of taonga puoro improvisations by Richard Nunns. Ross Harris collaborated with poet Vincent...

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Words | He kupu kōrero

Words | He kupu kōrero

Programme These three pieces use found sounds and the spoken word. Jack Bewley splices together parliamentary proceedings in a rhythmic ‘trio’ with oboe and marimba. Gillian Bibby’s ‘You Can’t Kiss the Tummy of a Caged Lion’ combines disparate texts, including...

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Kōrero

Kōrero

Programme: Guest curator: Nick Tipping I always enjoy watching a performance where the musicians are engaging on multiple levels- both with the other musicians in their ensembles, and with the music itself as they push and pull against its framework. I’ve chosen these...

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Sound Centre | Pūngao Oro

Sound Centre | Pūngao Oro

Programme Guest curator: Chris Gendall A playlist of New Zealand works that expand the realm of possibility for sonic shape and colour. Sarah Ballard: Synergos Performed by the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley John Croft: La terra...

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Wood | Rakau

Wood | Rakau

Programme Gareth Farr's exciting and virtuosic 'Marimba concerto' opens this programme, followed by Josiah Carr's slowly unfolding 'redwood', which is inspired by the redwood pines at the Whakarewarewa forest in Rotorua. We finish with Jeremy Mayall's short 'The...

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Remembering | Whakamaumahara

Remembering | Whakamaumahara

Programme Guest Curator: Alex Taylor Waerenga-ā-Hika names the East Coast pā that government troops besieged in 1865. The defenders were adherents of the new Pai Mārire religion, which opposed British sovereignty and resisted colonial forces throughout the 1860s. This...

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