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While thinking about producing a tribute to Stockhausen specifically for singer-songwriter Karen Hunter to perform, I decided to base it on Stockhausen’s famous vocal work Stimmung, focussing only on names of Maori gods. I then learnt of the very sad early death of NZ singer Mahinarangi Tocker, literally while I was eating muttonbird for the first time, at Moeraki. Various elements thus came into play in the work – tuning, lamentation, the elements, Maori waiata and a strong sense of ritual.
The Maori word hau has a variety of meanings including wind and breath.
Requested for Karlheinz Company concert marking the death of Stockhausen
To the memory of Stockhausen and Mahinarangi Tocker
Names of Maori gods
18 May 2008: Karlheinz Company Tribute Concert