12 Oct 2017

Miriama YOUNG: The Grey Ghost

From Music Alive, 10:00 am on 12 October 2017
Miriama Young

Miriama Young Photo: Supplied


This is a meditation in piano and electronics drawing on the ancient song of the once prolific North Island kōkako. 

The bird's distinctive call closely resembles that of its possibly extinct South Island cousin, known as 'The Grey Ghost', last officially recorded at Mount Aspiring National Park in 1967.

Xenia Pestova (piano) with electronic sounds.

Recorded 30 July 2017, St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington by RNZ Concert.

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