- for solo clarinet
- 12' 00"
- single movement
|Score (217k)||pages 1-2||© Gillian Whitehead|
Mata-au is the original name of the Clutha river, which I see from my window in the Henderson house, built by the Austrian architect Ernst Plischke where, courtesy of the Henderson Arts Trust, I was artist-in-residence. Mata-au refers to the river’s characteristic whirlpools, caused by layered currents flowing at different speeds, which resemble the wake of a giant waka, and the piece has its origins in Māori chant.
|16 Mar 2010||
Performed by Anna McGregor (clarinet) at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, in Wellington
|07 Apr 2010||
Performed by Anna McGregor at the Music Theatre, School of Music, University of Auckland, in Auckland
|06 Jul 2011||
Performed by Debbie Rawson (clarinet) at the 2011 Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival