Composer, violinist and improviser Tristan Carter holds an MMA in Composition from the New Zealand School of Music where he studied composition with Jack Body, John Psathas, Michael Norris and Dugal McKinnon. He also gained a BMus in Violin Performance from the NZSM, under the tutelage of Doug Beilman (formerly) of the New Zealand String Quartet.
He has a keen interest in cross-cultural collaboration and has had his music played in Taiwan, India, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia and Scotland. In Wellington he plays in a variety of ensembles including jazz outfit 'The Troubles', Balkan band 'Bazurka', Greek Rembetika trio 'Hypnos' and Balinese ensemble ‘Gamelan Taniwha Jaya’. Since 2015 he has worked as a composer and actor/musician with Java Dance Theatre Company, extensively touring New Zealand as well as performing in festivals in Australia and the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.
Some Recent Performances:
June 28 2017: Stroma: Tatai Whetu: Tohoraha
June 28 2017: Stroma: Tatai Whetu: Ngaere (co-created with Al Fraser)
October 11-15 2017: Auckland Live: Dirt and Other Delicious Ingredients (music co-created with Charley Davenport)
October 21 2017: Wairarapa Arts Festival: The Wine Project (music co-created with Charley Davenport)
October 25 2017: Tauranga Arts Festival: Cheese (music co-created with Charley Davenport)
October 25 2017: Tauranga Arts Festival: The Creamery (music co-created with Charley Davenport)
June 15-16 2018: Loemis Festival Wellington: IKAROS (music co-created with Justin Clarke)
for string quartet, 11m
for Javanese gamelan and violin, 9m 35s
for viola and taonga pūoro
for jazz quartet
for string quintet and taonga pūoro, 9m
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