- for string quartet
Te Tai-O-Rehua translates from Māori language as ‘The Tasman Sea’ – the turbulent body of water that separates New Zealand from Australia. The piece was co-commissioned by the Goldner Quartet and Chamber Music New Zealand in honour of the 21st anniversary of the Wellington and Sydney sister-city relationship.
In this work Gareth uses an unusual scale built out of minor thirds and minor seconds which contributes to the dark mood of the piece – and the melodies are very rhythmically constructed with irregular phrase lengths to keep it unpredictabe.
- Co-commissioned by the Goldner Quartet and Chamber Music New Zealand
|30 Sep 2013||
Performed by the Goldner String Quartet
|01 Sep 2016||
Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet in the Adam Concert Room, Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, 1 September 2016.
Te Tai-o-Rehua (2013) Music by Gareth Farr © Promethean Editions Ltd
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