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Riki Pirihi

Composer, Māori Composer


Riki Gooch Pirihi (Ngāti Wai/Ngāti Māhanga Hourua/Patuharakeke) is a freelance multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, academic and sound artist, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa. From composing and conducting the Funkadelic-inspired big band ensemble Eru Dangerspiel and Tuone Conduction Ensemble, to performing and recording alongside a diverse range of artists — Orchestra of Spheres, Mara TK, Crowded House, Recloose, Leila Adu, Fat Freddys Drop, Seven David Jnr, Bic Runga, Connan Mockasin, and Jeff Henderson. He is presently performing regularly with/as Cave Circles, Tuone Conduction Ensemble (as conductor), Orchestra of Spheres, Aja, DJ Oboe, and Clear Path Ensemble.

Riki was the recipient of the 2021 SOUNZ Community Commission.

Composed (2)

Conduction #2

for taonga puoro ensemble, 22m

Ngā Tuone

for 11-piece mixed ensemble, 1h