28 Mar 1996

Gillian WHITEHEAD: Haiku

From Music Alive, 12:00 pm on 28 March 1996
Gillian Whitehead

Gillian Whitehead Photo: Supplied

'Haiku' is a setting of twenty-one haiku written by Alan Wells, published in The New Zealand Haiku Anthology, edited by Cyril Childs (Wellington: The New Zealand Poetry Society Inc., 1993), and used with the kind permission of the poet.

'Haiku', was originally written for instrumental ensemble to celebrate Douglas Lilburn's eightieth birthday, was rearranged and given its first performance by the Dunedin-based Lyric Trio (Ana Good, Rebecca Maurice, Joyce Whitehead).

The haiku are concisely set; they draw on imagery both local and universal. They are scored for for soprano voice, viola and piano.

Recorded in 1996 by RNZ Concert