Resound Audio of the Week

With 644 individual recordings in the Resound audio archive totalling over 124 hours of audio including recordings from 1946-2013, it is a daunting task to know where to start listening. To make it easier to dip to your toes into this fantastic resource we will be offering weekly staff picks - often linked to upcoming events or anniversaries. Read more about the Resound project here.

Below are the ten latest Resound Audio of the Week picks. View previous selections by clicking here.


Monday 27 March 2017

The Fourth Station – Leonie Holmes

Ensemble Paladino's Chamber Music New Zealand tour begins this Friday in Timaru, and features a new work by Auckland composer Leonie Holmes.

Our Resound Audio of the Week features The Fourth Station by Leonie Holmes, recorded by NZTrio cellist Ashley Brown for Resound in 2012.


Monday 20 March 2017

Explorations-Discoveries – John Rimmer

Our Resound Audio of the Week features a work recorded on this day in 1974. Here is Explorations-Discoveries by John Rimmer, performed by the NZBCSO and Marcel Lambert (horn).


Tuesday 14 March 2017

blast – Lissa Meridan

This Sunday at 5pm, Auckland Arts Festival presents Passio, an immersive surround sound experience featuring the work of six NZ composers: Jack Body, David Farquhar, Ross Harris, Lissa Meridan, Michael Norris, and Gillian Whitehead.

Our Resound Audio of the Week features a work by one of the featured composers, Lissa Meridan. Here is blast, performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya in 2003.


Monday 6 March 2017

...the beginning of a new story... – Ross Harris

Tonight at 7.00pm in Wellington, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents their 70th Birthday Concert, including Gareth Farr's From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs: Part 1 – The Invocation of the Sea.

Our Resound Audio of the Week features a work commissioned by the Adam Foundation in 2007 for the NZSO's 60th birthday. Here is ...the beginning of a new story... by Ross Harris, performed by the NZSO with conductor James Judd.


Monday 27 February 2017

Drysdale Overture – Douglas Lilburn

This Saturday in New York, New Zealand conductor Gemma New conducts the New York premiere of Douglas Lilburn's Overture: Aotearoa with Camerata Notturna.

Our Resound Audio of the Week features another overture by Douglas Lilburn, written three years before Overture Aotearoa. Here is Drysdale Overture (1937) performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Enrique Diemecke in 1996.


Monday 20 February 2017

Response – John Elmsly

This Wednesday at 7.30pm, Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music will present their Creative New Zealand / Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence Event at the Adam Concert Room. A concert featuring works by current Composer-in-Residence Alison Isadora and previous Composer-in-Residence John Elmsly will be followed by light refreshments.

Our Resound Audio of the Week features John Elmsly’s Response for flute and orchestra, performed in 2005 by flautist Bridget Douglas and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Bambert.

Monday 13 February 2017

Vulcan – John Rimmer

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's 2017 season opens on Thursday night with 'Myths and Legends', featuring a performance of Vulcan by John Rimmer. Vulcan was commissioned by the APO in 1999 as part of their Millennium Fanfare Series, and is our Resound Audio of the Week.

Monday 7 February 2017

Fire in the Belly – Jack Body

The 2017 Adam Chamber Music Festival continues this week, and will feature a performance of Jack Body's piano trio Fire in the Belly, tomorrow at 2pm, at Theatre Royal Nelson. The concert includes other works by Beethoven, Andy Akiho, and Schumann, and will feature performers Rolf Gjelsten (cello), Dénes Varjon (piano), Ian Rosenbaum (marimba), Naoto Segawa (marimba), Gillian Ansell (viola), and NZTrio.

Our Resound Audio of the Week features a recording of Jack Body's Fire in the Belly performed by NZTrio in 2007.

Monday 30 January 2017

Tamatea Tutahi – Gillian Whitehead

The 2017 Adam Chamber Music Festival begins this week in Nelson, and will feature the New Zealand premiere of Dame Gillian Whitehead's new one-woman opera, Iris Dreaming. The Waitangi Day performance features soprano Joanne Roughton-Arnold and the NZTrio, in a concert that also includes works by NZ composers David Hamilton and Claire Cowan.  

Our Resound Audio of the Week features a solo piano work by Gillian Whitehead, Tamatea Tutahi, recorded by NZTrio pianist Sarah Watkins for the Resound Project in 2012.

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Untitled (Counterfeit Readymade #1) – Dugal McKinnon

This week, immersive surround-sound experience 'Octophonic/Ambisonic' continues at Wellington's Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. The installation is curated by Toi Pōneke's first Sound Artist in Residence, Thomas Voyce, who recently completed a PhD with Dr. Dugal McKinnon at Te Kōki New Zealand School of Music.

Our Resound Audio of the Week features a work by Dr Dugal McKinnon. Untitled Counterfeit Readymade #1 is performed in this 2005 recording by Arnold Marinissen (percussion) and Lars Mlekusch (saxophone).

View previous selections by clicking here.



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