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Tihei Mauri Ora

for flute and taonga puoro

Year:  2019   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  2019
Duration:  10m

Josiah Carr

Composer:   Josiah Carr

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Audio

Sample: 0’00” – 1’00”
from Bridget Douglas & Al Fraser | Silver Stone Wood Bone

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 2 of score

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In this work, flute and taonga pūoro weave around one another, blending and inhabiting the same sound world. 'Tihei mauri ora' means to breathe life into something. So, fundamentally, the shared breath of both musicians innately connects them. As each performer imitates and takes on characteristics of the other, they both breathe life into the melodic line they share as it grows and develops to a natural climax.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Bridget Douglas and Alistair Fraser with funding from Creative New Zealand