Kaitito Kaipuoro Wānanga | Composer Workshop

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music | Toi Te Arapūoru will be hosting a Kaitito Kaipuoro Wānanga | Composer Workshop in Wellington.  Details are as follows.

Date: Saturday 2 November 2019
Time: 9am – 6pm
Venue: Te Haukainga, Level 1, 274-278 Taranaki Street, Wellington
Cost per participant (includes lunch):  Standard Price: $25.00, Student: $15.00

You are most welcome to attend as an observer (not actively participating in the afternoon Composer Collaborations session). The registration fee remains the same.

Payment of registration will confirm your place on the wānanga. When making payment, please include your name, email, physical address and phone number. Click here for payment:


Standard Registration $25
Registration (Student Rate) $15

Wānanga | Workshop Outline
The SOUNZ Kaitito Kaipuoro Wānanga | Composer Workshop is aimed at composers of all genres at all levels of compositional development.

The wānanga will include presentations and panel discussions and will offer the opportunity for composer collaborations. Māori and non-Māori composers are invited to participate and develop new connections, collaborations and ongoing relationships.

Following the presentations and panel discussions, composers will collaborate in pairs or small groups, so bring your instruments and any other equipment you need. This will be followed by a showing at 5pm. If you have any special technical requirements, please contact SOUNZ no later than Wednesday 23rd October.

Workshop Schedule

Time Session Presenter | Facilitator
9.00 am Arrival | Registrations | Kaputī All
10.00 am Whakatau Adrian Wagner
10:20 am Introduction of SOUNZ Diana Marsh
10.30 am Partnership Moana Jackson
11.15 am Four Worlds of Māori Music Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal
12.00 pm Digital Marketing Leoné Venter
12.30 pm Kai nui | Lunch Break All
1.15 pm Taonga Puoro Panel Moderator  – Ngahiwi Apanui

Horomona Horo, James Webster, Hinewirangi Kohu- Morgan, Tamihana Katene

2.15 pm Composer Collaborations Composers
4.30 pm Kaputī Break All
5.00 pm Composition Showing Composers | All
6.00 pm Whakakapi | Conclusion All

For more information please download the Kaitito Kaipuoro Wānanga | Composer Workshop Programme from here. Kaitito Kaipuoro Wānanga Programme

I am very proud that SOUNZ is hosting this wānanga for our composers to invoke rich collaborative relationships cross-culturally and cross-genre. We are honoured with the calibre of presenters that have been so generous in supporting us with this kaupapa. Their wealth of knowledge is extensive, insightful and mana enhancing. All who attend will be inspired and enlightened by what is shared. I look forward to new partnerships developing, collaborative relationships continuing, increased knowledge in marketing and some stunning compositions by the end of the wānanga. The Kaitito Kaipuoro Wānanga is for composers interested in creating new work, understanding Māori concepts within composition, and continuing the evolution of the music of Aotearoa New Zealand. We will also have some space for participants and developing composers who wish to observe the presenters and composer collaboration on that day.

Nō reira, e ngā kaitito, kaipuoro, kaiwaiata katoa, nau mai, haere mai ki te wānanga me ōna tini kaupapa. E mihi kau ana ki Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, Te Puni Kōkiri me Toi Aotearoa mō te putea tautoko. Mauri ora ki a koutou katoa.

Toni Huata
Kaihautū Puoro Māori | Director of Māori Music
SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music | Toi te Arapūoru

SOUNZ is proud to host this wānanga | workshop encouraging collaborations among composers of all genres.  This event contributes to SOUNZ’s Māori Music Strategy.  This strategy included the appointment of our Kaihautū Puoro Māori | Director of Māori Music Toni Huata, the implementation of a system to encourage Māori composers to become SOUNZ composers, and presentation of wānanga to build understanding and partnerships.

We welcome you all to this auspicious event and look forward to the ongoing collaborations and outcomes it delivers.

Diana Marsh
Executive Director | Tumu Whakarae
SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music | Toi te Arapūoru

SOUNZ would like to thank  Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori | Māori Language Commission, Te Puni Kōkiri, Creative New Zealand, and APRA AMCOS for kindly supporting the Kaitito Kaipuoro Wānanga | Composer Workshop.