Alistair Fraser

Alistair Fraser

About the Artist

Al has elegantly woven toanga pūoro into many projects that are recognised as being at the forefront of New Zealand arts practice and puoro Maori, through collaborations with artists such as Dr Richard Nunns, Trinity Roots, Motu Oiléain, STROMA, Bridget Douglas, NZ String Quartet, David Long, Natalia Mann, and the NZ Symphony Orchestra, and in settings that span jazz and improvised music, ambient and environmental music, film, dance, Māori and classical musics, the visual arts, and numerous recordings.

Al was born and raised in Dunedin where he learnt drums, taught himself guitar, and played in bands. He moved to Wellington in 1994 to study jazz guitar at the Massey University Conservatorium of Music, and attained a Bachelor of Music in 2000.

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Toitu Te Puoro

Toitu Te Puoro is an original recorded work from Aotearoa/New Zealand, which was conceived, written, composed, produced, and performed by Al Fraser using ngā taonga puoro (musical instruments of the ...

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