5 Jul 2020

Four New Zealand women composers tackle a new project

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 5 July 2020

On Standing Room Only we've spoken to Creative New Zealand about its Covid-19 pivot so it could get emergency grants out quickly to artists. Now we are hearing from some of the successful applicants, to find out about their big plans. Today it's a project that involves the commissioning of four New Zealand women composers to create miniature, 3-minute works. It's the brainchild of flutist Hannah Darroch and pianist Andrew Crooks who've already started recording the compositions. They are both usually based overseas. Hannah tells Lynn Freeman she had a heap of projects planned back home, until Covid-19 wrecked them.