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 War superpowers Russia and America.

Tectonic Echoes II opens with a dialogue between Māori and European traditions, firstly in Whitehead’s (NZ) evocative response to Horomona Horo’s taonga pūoro call, and then in the collaborative unity presented by Mayall’s (NZ) beautifully elemental work. Finally our attention is drawn to the battle between Russia’s aching angst and America’s swing and swagger; Schnittke in one corner and Schnyder in the other.

Horomona Horo: Taonga Pūoro Call
Gillian Whitehead: Te Waka o te Rangi
Alfred Schnittke: Trio
Jeremy Mayall: Ahakoa he iti he pounamu
Daniel Schnyder: Piano Trio

Performed by Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), Somi Kim (piano) with Horomona Horo (taonga pūoro).

Download the programme notes here.

Approximate running time | Te roa: 63 minutes