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Auaha: Riding the Rising Waters of Taonga Puoro

Auaha - The Flood of Inspiration

In 2015 Whanganui experienced its worst flood in 100 years. This tragic event inspired a group of contemporary and traditional Maori musicians to embark on a journey, both figurative and literal, on the Whanganui River. They call themselves ‘Auaha’, meaning ‘to inspire’: and their journey resulted in 12 new compositions and a brand new album that has been nominated for best traditional album at the Māori Music Awards:  'Te Pari O Auahatanga' meaning 'The Flood of Inspiration.’ 

We play selections 9-10pm, followed by a nod to the NZ International Film Festival and the BBC Proms, currently airing on RNZ Concert.


AUAHA: Selection from the album 'Te Pari O Auahatanga’, Flood of Inspiration
Auaha (Ariana Tikao, Alistair Fraser, Matiu Bartlett, Sacha Keating, Te Paerata Tichbon, Charles Ranginui, Brad McMillan and Elise Goodge)

John Harle (sax) Paul Clarvis (drums), BBC Symphony Orch/Andrew Davis
ARGO 452 104

MOTIAN: Selection from the album ‘Time & Time Again’
Joe Lovano (sax), Bill Frisell (gtr), Paul Motian (drums)
ECM 1992

BRYARS: After the Requiem
Bill Frisell (electric gtr), Alexander Balanescu (vla), Kate Musker (vla), Tony Hinnigan (cello)
ECM 1424 (847 537)

11:00 New Music Dreams

Moskitoo - Mitosis

Moskitoo - Mitosis Photo: album cover art

Japanese electronic musician and singer, Sanae Yamasaki A.K.A. Moskitoo was thinking of journeys, even ones on the cellular level when she created her album Mitosis.  Mitosis, the division of a cell into two identical sets of chromosomes, was a point of departure for Moskitoo as she explored the ideas of division, expansion, the human body, and small particles of matter.

MOSKITOO: Mitosis (album)
Sanae Yamasaki (voice, electronics, various instruments)
12K 1077

MOSKITOO: Paddle, Skie, Manima No Lemon.from the album Drape
Sanae Yamasaki (voice, electronics, various instruments)
12K 1041