Gillian Whitehead - Puhake ki te rangi

Gillian Whitehead - Puhake ki te rangi

Richard Nunns, taonga puoro
New Zealand String Quartet

 

 

Music for European and Maori traditional instruments. See more on the SOUNZ website.

 

“In 1989, I heard for the first time, in a presentation given by Richard Nunns, the sounds of the taonga puoro (singing treasures), which spoke to me very strongly of the spirituality of my Maori heritage. I began working with these instruments several years later, and I have found myself drawn to explore in my own language the world of sound that might have surrounded pre-European Maori. Though the function of the instruments was of course very different in that world, I have tried to use them in a way that does relate to their traditional use.” - Gillian Whitehead, composer


2008 Atoll CD Ltd ACD 107
Producer: Wayne Laird

 

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Track Listing

CD

Puhake ki te rangi

Richard Nunns with the New Zealand String Quartet

Hineraukatauri

Richard Nunns with Alexa Still

Hinetekakara

Richard Nunns with Tuhonohono and Aroha Yates-Smith, Ashley Brown cello, Ben Hoadley bassoon, Ingrid Culliford & Alexa Still flutes

Hineputehue

Richard Nunns with the New Zealand String Quartet


DVD Produced by Wild Iris Productions
Puhake ki te rangi - Introduction by Richard Nunns 2:00
Puhake ki te rangi - Complete recording session performance 16:00

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