24 Apr 2018

Fisher’s Tupaia celebrates the Pacific navigator

From Upbeat, 1:50 pm on 24 April 2018
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Salina Fisher’s Tupaia has just had its first performances by the NZSO.

Composer Salina Fisher

Composer Salina Fisher Photo: Supplied

The work is the first of four pieces commissioned to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific.

Salina talks to Clarissa Dunn about the pressures of getting a commission like this and the unusual techniques she’s used in creating the work to celebrate Cook’s Pacific navigator.