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The name hihi ("stitchbird") has an onomatopoeiac quality which suggests the insistent call of this bird which is urgent, penetrating and strong. Hearing the striking call of the hihi on Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf inspired this piece.
Commissioned by Helen Webby with financial assistance from Creative New Zealand