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New Zealand String Quartet tour

The NZSQ begin their Heartland  tour of the country this weekend in Whanganui: 11 centres stretching the length of the country, from Waiheke Island to Invercargill. On the music stand – Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr, the work he wrote for the 21st anniversary of sister cities Wellington and Sydney. Listen to him talking about the work here:

FARR: Te Tai-O-Rehua
Goldner Quartet

Ross Harris

Ross Harris

Ross Harris Photo: Gareth Watkins, Lilburn Trust, Wallace Arts Trust

Ross Harris is on a roll. Two premieres within a day of each other last week – and a whole heap of works on the boil. Charlotte Wilson talked to him about his Symphony No 6, his new quartet There May Be Light (currently being toured for Chamber Music New Zealand), the secret to his success with librettist Vincent O’Sullivan and the drive behind what inspires him to compose.

ROSS HARRIS: Symphony No 6 (excerpt)
Fiona Campbell (mezzo), Auckland Philharmonia

MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time (excerpt)
Ensemble Liaison
Melba MR 301 132

ROSS HARRIS: There May be Light
Julian Bliss (cl), NZTrio

Pyramid Club

Coming up at the Pyramid Club in Wellington - 4 August - Jennifer Torrence - percussion (USA).

Jennifer Torrence (perc)
Private Recording


NICO MUHLY: Senex puereum portabat
Los Angeles master Chorale/Grant Gershon
Decca 478 2506

University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
Naxos 8.573104

GEORGE CRUMB: Processional
Steven Osborne (pno)
Hyperion CDA 68108

COLIN POTTER: And; Beyond The Pail
Colin Potter (electronics)
Hallow Ground HG 1505

11:00 New Music Dreams

Noveller - Fantastic Planet

Noveller - Fantastic Planet Photo: album cover art

Some artists traverse boundaries. Sarah Lipstate’s work seems to come from a world where they never existed” – Time Out NY

NOVELLER: Fantastic Planet
Sarah Lipstate (gtr, electronics)

NOVELLER: Fighting Sleep, Mannahatta and No Dreams, from No Dreams
Sarah Lipstate (gtr, electronics)
Important Records IMPREC 389