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Karl Teariki

Performer, Māori Composer, Composer


Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngāti Raina ki Tākitumu, Ngāti Pahauwera, Ngāti Hinemanu, Ngāti Poporo, Te Whānau a Ruataupare, Ngātiarua ki Mauke and Papeno'o i Tahitinui.

Karl is a composer and producer, living in Wellington. Having studied classical guitar for five years and classical cello for six, Karl is musically versatile and fluent in many genres, delivering artistically crafted music for individual audiences and media. His music can be described as 'Polynesian Fusion', combining both Maori and Polynesian influences.

Karl's album release Te Manu was awarded Best Māori Pop Album at the 2014 Waiata Māori Awards and also had one of its tracks selected for the movie Born to Dance, which also showcases the talents of Stan Walker and Parris Goebel. He has also worked in the field of education and has developed and delivered a program designed to teach basic neurology and brain behaviour that helps people identify and utilise the advanced centres of the human brain, helping to unlock their own unlimited creativity.

Composed (18)


Māori and Pacific / Polytronica, 3m 47s

For the far-now

Māori, Polynesian, World, 3m 7s


Māori, Polynesian, Electronica, 2m 15s

Ka Whiti Mai a Matariki

Solo Guitar, 3m 16s

Kapa Haka

Haka, Reo, Taonga Puoro, 1m

Ko Te Reo

Te Reo Māori, Māori, Electronica, Pacific, 3m 27s

Ko Wai Koe?

Te Reo Māori, RnB, 3m 33s

Noho Ake Au

Te Reo Māori, Industrial/Dance, 3m 22s


EP & album, 4m 14s


Te Reo Māori, Tamariki, 3m 2s

Pīpī Tui

Te Reo Māori, RnB, 3m 40s

Tangata Whenua

Te Reo Māori, 80's Pop, 4m 14s

Taukuri e

Te Reo Māori, Lament, 3m 34s

Te Kaitoronui

Te Reo Māori, Pacific, Electronica, 3m 24s

Te Manu

Te Reo Māori, RnB, 3m 57s

Te Wehenga

Māori, World, Electronica,, 4m


Te Reo Māori, New Age, Neo, 3m 58s

Tohi / Rite

Māori, Taonga Puoro, 2m 38s