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 20 February 2017
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
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
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
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
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).
Monday 16 January 2017
Our Resound Audio of the Week features a work by Dunedin composer Anthony Ritchie. Here is a recording of his Symphony No.3 performed by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra with conductor Simon Over in 2010.
"This symphony is a portrayal of two sides of human personality,
represented by the two movements of the work: ‘Up’ and ‘Down’. The music
depicts the constant struggle to find balance in one’s life, in terms
of mood and relationship with other people."
Monday 9 January 2017
Our first Resound Audio of the Week for 2017 features a work by Douglas Lilburn. Here is a recording of his Festival Overture performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with conductor Marc Taddei in 2002.
Monday 19 December 2016
Our final Resound Audio of the Week for 2016 features a work by Auckland composer Eve de Castro-Robinson. Here is a recording of her work Knife Apple Sheer Brush for vocalising flautist, performed by Mette Leroy in 2007.
Monday 12 December 2016
Our Resound Audio of the Week features a work by 2016 Arts Laureate Award recipient Lyell Cresswell. Here is a 1971 recording of his Violin Concerto, performed by violinist Alex Lindsay and the NZBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edwin Carr.
Tuesday 6 December 2016
Our Resound Audio of the Week features a work by Jack Body. Here is Saetas for string quartet, in which the cellist doubles on accordion. It is performed in this recording by the New Zealand String Quartet.
Tuesday 29 November 2016
This Saturday at 7:30pm, Orchestra Wellington presents world premieres of two New Zealand works: Claire Cowan's Violin Concerto, with soloist Amalia Hall, and a new work by David Long featuring visuals by David Downes and mechatronics by Jim Murphy.
Our Resound Audio of the Week features an earlier orchestral work by Claire Cowan. Here at this quiet limit of the world is performed in this 2006 recording by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with conductor Hamish McKeich.
View previous selections by clicking here.