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He kōrero mō SOUNZ

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We make the music of Aotearoa New Zealand, accessible to all 

SOUNZ champions and promotes the sounds and music of Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

We are the only arts and music organisation of our kind working in the digital space to create and make available on our platforms the sounds, music and stories about the music of Aotearoa, New Zealand. We have been operating as a Wellington-based, national organisation since 1991. Our team is small, multi-skilled and highly productive. We rely on the generous funding of government, industry organisations, trusts and foundations to make our work possible. 

Our purpose

To make the sounds and music we represent easily accessible to all, at any time, by using our digital platforms and to encourage its performance through a variety of projects and other initiatives.

We do the following

  • make, broadcast, curate and promote articles, interviews, films, digital concerts, podcasts and animations
  • collect and sell scores, sheet music and other music resources
  • advise on repertoire, programming and performance of music
  • provide development opportunities for composers and community orchestras or groups through projects, collaborations, prizes and awards
  • present workshops and wānanga
  • promote and inform through news, events and activities.

Our music

SOUNZ has a constantly growing collection of over 24,000 New Zealand music resources. We represent the music of more than 600 composers from Aotearoa New Zealand in the following areas:

  • classical composition
  • taonga puoro (traditional Māori instruments)
  • works by Māori composers
  • Moana Pacific Peoples musics
  • electroacoustic music
  • jazz composition
  • screen composition
  • sonic art

SOUNZ is a member of the International Association of Music Centres (IAMIC) and our Chief Executive is the current President.

He kōrero mō SOUNZ

Ko tā Toi te Arapūoru he kōkiri i ngā puoro o Aotearoa.

Hei kanohi mātou mō ngā kaiwaiata tata ki te 600 i ngā momo waiata e whai ake nei:

  • pūoro ōkawa
  • waiata Māori
  • taonga pūoro
  • waiata orooro tāhiko
  • pūoro tautito
  • pūoro whakaata irirangi
  • toi orooro

Ko ā mātou mahi e whai ake nei:

  • he waihanga, he whakapāho, he whakatairanga hoki i ngā pikitia whakaata pūoro
  • he kohikohi he hoko atu hoki i ngā whārangi waiata
  • he tohutohu i te kete pūoro, i te hōtakatanga me te whakaari hoki o te waiata
  • he tuku wāhi whakawhanake mō ngā kaitito mā ētahi kaupapa katoa tae atu ki ngā kaupapa mahitahi ki ngā rōpū pēnei i te RNZ Concert, te NZSO me ētahi atu katoa
  • he tuku paraihe, tuku tohu hoki mō te tito me te whakaari mā ō mātou rōpū hoa pēnei i te NZ Choral Federation, i te Chamber Music New Zealand me ētahi
  • atu katoa
  • he tuku rauemi mā ngā kaiako me ngā kaiwhakaari
  • he whakatū akomanga, whakatū wānanga hoki
  • he whakatairanga i ngā pūrongo, i ngā kaupapa me ngā mahi tonu mā te ipurangi me ngā ara tukutukunga kōrero

He huānga a SOUNZ nō te International Association of Music Information Centres IAMIC.