Stroma’s next concert features the première of a new piece, Canzona per sonare: Degraded Echoes.
It’s a short piece for recorder and string quartet, featuring Kamala Bain, with Stroma’s regular string players.
The concert is a continuation of last year’s performances under the same title, made up of arrangements of early music, alongside music from the 20th and 21st centuries. The early music is drawn from the avant-garde of its own time, and should contain a few surprises for modern ears.
There are two performances, at St Mary’s of the Angels, in Wellington, on 26 April, at 6pm and 8pm.
More information can be found on Stroma’s website.
The electroacoustic piece Mists and Voices will be broadcast on Sound Lounge next week – Tuesday 16 October, 7pm (NZDT), on Radio New Zealand Concert.
There are technical things about the piece that are tricky for radio, so it will be interesting to hear how it comes across.
The broadcast is part of the Resound series, which is a joint project between RNZ Concert and SOUNZ, aimed at making the contents of RNZC’s archive of New Zealand music available for broadcast, and online. The whole series (each week in Sound Lounge for the next few months) is highly recommended.
The results of the Hilary Hahn Encores Contest have been announced. The full announcement is here.
Congratulations to the winner, Jeff Myers.
Also, my piece, Pariwhero, received an honourable mention, and the prospect of a performance by Hilary Hahn in the future.
There’s a nice write-up, and an interview with Hilary Hahn, at NewMusicBox.
My part in it is only small, but it’s really exciting to be involved in a project like this.