Date: 1 June 2017 Time: Thursday, 5-10pm   Cost: Koha Art, music, films, talks, wine, beer, food. A changing programme of after-dark events on the first Thursday of the month. This month enjoy the beautiful and abstract sounds of Utterance—Natalia Mann (harp), David Long (banjo and noises), Al Fraser (taonga pūoro) and Riki Gooch (percussion)... Continue Reading →

I'm happy to announce the launch of my latest album of recordings. These are recordings of taonga pūoro that are held in museums in the U.K. In 2016 I was made a Churchill Fellow to travel to the U.K. and Ireland to inspect, photograph and record when allowed collections of taonga puoro held in museums... Continue Reading →

Stroma – Tātai Whetū

Stroma meets New Zealand's masters of taonga puoro. New directions in indigenous musical forms. FEATURING Ariana Tikao (voice & taonga puoro) Alistair Fraser (taonga puoro) Hamish McKeich (conductor) PROGRAMME Philip Brownlee/Ariana Tikao Ko te tātai whetū for ensemble and taonga puoro Dylan Lardelli Musical Box for ensemble and taonga puoro Tristan Carter Tohoraha for strings... Continue Reading →

Te Oro o Ngā Whetū The Echo of The Stars

Chamber Music New Zealand, Wellington Museum, and Pātaka Art + Museum are joining forces this Matariki to present family concerts that weave the hauntingly beautiful music of taonga puoro and traditional chamber music instruments in a unique homage to Matariki. Cultures will meld in a beautiful sound fusion as we join internationally acclaimed New Zealand... Continue Reading →

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