Auckland Philharmonia conducted by Marc Taddei. Recorded by RNZ Concert, 3 October 2005.
Yvette Audain is a freelance musician who has lived and worked in Auckland, Wellington and Melbourne. She plays clarinet, saxophones, recorders and Irish whistles, and has worked professionally in a variety of genres. She has long been involved with Auckland composers' collective The Committee, and her principal performance interest is early jazz. Yvette enjoys a fruitful involvement with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, for whom she is an arranger and associate saxophonist, and the orchestra has performed a number of her works including Mangatangi.
Yvette says about the piece, ‘the Maori place name Mangatangi can be loosely translated in two ways: babbling brook and weeping stream. The outer sections of this work reflect the first translation, while the inner, darker section reflects the second. This piece was inspired by a driving trip to Waharau Regional Park, during which I (briefly) lost my sense of direction somewhere near Mangatangi Road.’