1 Sep 2017

The spoken words of the flute

From Upbeat, 1:40 pm on 1 September 2017

New Zealand flutist Tessa Brinkman is combining her virtuoso playing with poetry for When Flutes Spoke Words tonight at the University of Waikato. Described as a “flutist of chameleon-like gifts” and “virtuoso elegance” by Gramophone, Tessa has very busy career in the United States and Europe. She and composer Martin Lodge discuss the intricacies of combining words with the flute, and how she’s drawn inspiration from her famous great uncle the poet R A D Fairburn.

Tessa Brinkman

Tessa Brinkman Photo: Supplied