This Friday, 22 April, at 7pm NZST, Radio New Zealand Concert will broadcast the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s Kaleidoscope Colours concert from June last year.
This includes the premiere of Ko te tātai whetū, the piece for taonga pūoro and orchestra composed in collaboration with Ariana Tikao. The complete concert also includes music by Peter Sculthorpe, Lissa Meridan, and Béla Bartók.
Thanks to Darryl Stack, David Houston, and Andrew Collins for the beautiful recording.
I don’t think this is the first broadcast, but this time I’ve spotted it before it happens.
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.