The NZ Composer Sessions is a collaboration between the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, RNZ Concert and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music. The aim is to create high quality new NZ orchestral recordings.
The project, which started as NZSO-SOUNZ Readings (1998-2011), aimed to increase the performance of orchestral music by New Zealand composers. RNZ joined the project shortly after its conception. Between 1998-2018, 142 works by 67 composers have been included in the project.
Click here to view a list of subsequent performances from the NZ Composer Sessions.
To see the works selected before 2011, as part of the NZSO-SOUNZ Readings, click here.
Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa
Ko ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa (NZ Composer Sessions), he kaupapa mahi tahi nā Te Tira Puoro o Aotearoa, RNZ Concert me Toi te Arapūoru. Ko te whāinga, kia puta he hopuranga tuawhiti tonu o ngā titonga tira puoro hou i Aotearoa.
I te tīmatanga, ko te NZSO-SOUNZ Readings (1998-2011) te ingoa o te kaupapa nei. Ko tāna i whai ai, kia maha ake ngā titonga tira puoro a ngā kaitito o Aotearoa e tae atu ana ki te atamira. I roto i aua tau, 142 ngā mahinga a ngā kaitito e 67 i hua ake i te kaupapa nei.
Hei tirotiro i ngā titonga i tīpakohia i mua i te 2011 i raro i te maru o NZSO-SOUNZ Readings, pāwhiria a konei.
Kit Powell: Four Māui Legends: III. Na Māui te Ahi a te Ao (Patrick Barry, clarinet)
Reuben Jelleyman: Vespro
Tabea Squire: Variations
Alissa Long: The Corner of War
Lucien Johnson: Axum
Kirsten Strom: Ice
Anthony Young: On Hearing the Shining Cuckoo
Brigid Bisley: Glimmer of Blue (Lenny Sakofsky, vibraphone)
In addition, the work Metamorphoses by Barry Vercoe was recorded and added to the Resound Studio collection.
Chris Adams: Otira Gorge
Reuben Jelleyman: Hue Saturation and Brightness
Louisa Nicklin: One
Philip Norman: Fanfare for Dame Silvia Cartwright & And Soon it will be Dawn
Andrew Perkins: Three Spanish Songs
Anthony Ritchie: Albatross in Flight
Patrick Shepherd: Symphony No.1, 'Lithosphere': III
Alex van den Broek: Barbour St. Late Evening
For the second time, two orchestral works are added to the Resound Studio collection: Fanfare for Orchestra by Nigel Keay and Clockwerk by Maria Grenfell.
John Elmsly: Lanternes
I, Time... from Three Movements for Orchestra: II
Incident Tableaux Part One
Only to the Highest Mountain
: When Gravity Fails (Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola)
Two Seven Two One
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: 'In hollowed bone I hear the seas roar'
(Yuka Eguchi, violin)