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for soprano and prepared piano

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  4m
Instrumentation:  [D4–Ab5]

Year:  2021
Duration:  4m
Instrumentation  [D4–Ab5]

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I was immediately struck by Roma Potiki's powerful words and strong, stark imagery — dark, impassioned , spiky and percussive — and begging to be coaxed into sound. The song should be delivered as a kind of ritual; intense, urgent, yet contained and still.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Jenny Wollerman in 2021 for her 21X21 NZ female composers project for the 2022 Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts

Included in the 21x21 project, made possible by a research grant from Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Dedication note

to the memory of my husband Ken

Text note

'Riven', by Roma Potiki