SOUNZ Newsletter - September 2017

September 22nd 2017
SOUNZ - the Centre for New Zealand Music - have had a very busy month!
NZ Composer Sessions

NZ Composer Sessions
Last month we announced the selected works for the 2018 NZ Composer Sessions. Seven composers’ works will be rehearsed and performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and recorded by RNZ Concert in January next year:

Chris Adams: Otira Gorge
Reuben Jelleyman: Hue Saturation and Brightness 
Louisa Nicklin: One 
Philip Norman: Two Fanfares - And soon it will be dawn & Fanfare for Dame Silvia Cartwright 
Andrew Perkins: Three Spanish Songs 
Anthony Ritchie: Albatross in Flight 
Patrick Shepherd: Lithosphere (3rd mvt) 
Alex van den Broek: Barbour St. Late Evening


SOUNZ Contemporary Award
The winner will be announced next week, so keep your eye on our website and Facebook page on Thursday evening. We'll be there to post updates throughout the event.

For the time being, watch a video of each finalist introducing their work or read more about each composer: Salina Fisher, Chris Gendall and Jeroen Speak.


World Symposium on Choral Music
The New Zealand Choral Federationhas announced the next World Symposium on Choral Music, which will take place in Auckland in July 2020. The world’s premiere festival of choirs brings together leading choirs, conductors and composers from around the world.


Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
We celebrated Māori Language Week, 11-17 September, by posting Māori content every day of the week, including the following films from the Resound collection:

Philip Brownlee and Ariana Tikao: Ko te tātai whetū
Gillian Whitehead: Poroporoaki
Jenny McLeod: He Whakaahua o Maru (A Portrait of Maru)
Anthony Ritchie: This Other Eden

Ko te tātai whetū

For more information about te re Māori, visit the Māori Language Commission’s website.

Have you already taken a look at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s new online exhibitions, Te Pūtaketanga o Ngā Taonga Kōrero, designed to showcase the many outstanding examples of oratory and Māori performing arts, including recordings of songs and dances, contained in Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection.

Or you can learn more te reo Māori by using Māori Television’s free language learning course Tōku Reo.


NZ music premieres
CMNZ with Imani Winds
Natalie Hunt: Snapshots 

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir  Victoria Kelly: The Unusual Silence 

Alison Isadora's new work

Lyell Cresswell: Piano Concerto No.2

The Unusual Silence

2017 Lilburn Trust NZSM Composers Competition, on 30 September, will showcase some of the best works written by students of the NZSM Composition and Sonic Arts programmes.

SOUNZ will publish a selection of films from last year’s competition on our Facebook page at the end of this week. 

NZSM Composers Competition
Waiata Māori Music Awards

Congratulations to all the winners at the 10th annual Waiata Maori Music Awards, which were celebrated on Friday 15 September. Singer and songwriter Maisey Rika won four of the prizes:  Best Traditional Māori Album (Te Reo Māori), Best Māori Female Solo Artist, Best Song by a Māori Artist Award and the Best Māori Songwriter Award. Musician and actor Troy Kingi won awards for Best Māori Pop Artist and the Best Māori Male Solo Artist Award. See here for all winners.

Congratulations to all recipients of CNZ grants in the latest rounds.

CNZ Quick Response Grants
The next round of the Grants to help NZ artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work closes on 3 November.

CNZ The Toi Tipu Toi Rea – emerging artist grants
Deadline for the grant to support Māori artists or practitioners, at an early stage of their career, to undertake an arts project is also on 3 November.


Are you involved in presenting NZ music? 
Did you know you can now submit events to our website listings? If you are taking part in an event which includes NZ music, click here and let us know about it.


Have you thought about joining Friends of SOUNZ?
Your membership payment and donations will help us champion New Zealand music and you will receive a range of benefits, including 10% discount on purchases online and in person at SOUNZ.

Make a donation to SOUNZ through our website by using the buttons on the right. Or choose a different amount and make a donation by internet banking:
Centre for New Zealand Music Trust
38-9010-0874327-00 (ref: your name and 'donation')

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