Resound achievements in 2016

14 Dec 2016 14:00

The Resound project delivers high quality films of NZ music in concert in partnership with RNZ Concert and with funding from NZ On Air. This year alone, Chris Watson, Resound Project Manager, has attended and filmed over 50 concerts of NZ music.

During the year, he has travelled over 9000 kilometres around the country to capture 81 NZ works performed in concerts in sixteen different venues. This totals 25 hours of music, by 41 composers.

32 hours of NZ music and documentary materials (144 films) were published by Resound this year and the results have been watched by music lovers in 140 countries.

Since August we have released a series of large-scale works from 2015 and 2016, and films from the Resound Studio Recordings in 2014. Click on the performances below and you will be linked to the works, either on our website or Facebook page.

Ross Harris: Brass Poppies. You can also watch an interview with Ross introducing the work.

John Psathas: No Man’s Land. On the same page you can watch John Psathas describing the challenges of bringing the project from idea to fruition.

David Hamilton: EREBUS

Douglas Lilburn: Symphony No.2

Michael Norris: Claro

Kenneth Young: In Paradisum

Gillian Whitehead: the improbable ordered dance

Ross Harris: Symphony No.2

Gareth Farr: Relict Furies, Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra and Te Tai-o-Rehua

Jack Body: Melodies for Orchestra

Gillian Whitehead: Poroporoaki

Andrew Perkins: Concerto Grosso


The films from Resound Studio Recordings 2014 cover the re-recording of existing chamber music works unsuitable for broadcasting and you can view them collated here. And more from Resound project in 2014 below:

Jack Body: Music for the New Zealand Liturgy plus a Resound documentary about reconstructing Jack Body’s Music for the New Zealand Liturgy

David Farquhar: I Sing of a Maiden

Dorothy Buchanan: Mass in English

Douglas Mews: Prologue, Fugue and Epilogue on the name Schnitger

In addition you can watch an extensive Resound resource about Gillian Bibby, including interviews with the composer and videos of performances from her 70th birthday concert.

More from Resound...
Tune in on RNZ Concert on Fridays: Resound programme, featuring older recordings of New Zealand music, is presented weekly by Kenneth Young. The latest episodes and past ones from 2013-15 can be found on RNZ Concert website.




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