- a short vocal lament for voice and crystal glass
- 05' 00"
- crystal glass - B flat; best performed by a non-trained voice which is able to produce effective vocal harmonics
While thinking about producing a tribute to Stockhausen specifically for singer-songwriter Karen Hunter to perform, I decided to base it on Stockhausen’s famous vocal work Stimmung, focussing only on names of Maori gods. I then learnt of the very sad early death of NZ singer Mahinarangi Tocker, literally while I was eating muttonbird for the first time, at Moeraki. Various elements thus came into play in the work – tuning, lamentation, the elements, Maori waiata and a strong sense of ritual.
The Maori word hau has a variety of meanings including wind and breath.