Te Rōpū Kaitito Puoro o Aotearoa//The Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) will proudly host the postponed ISCM World New Music Days in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Ōtautahi Christchurch in August 2022. The festival will include concerts by professional orchestras and ensembles, informal ensembles and collaborations, taonga puoro practitioners and soloists. Concurrently, with the latter part of the ISCM WNMDs, CANZ is hosting an Asian Composers League (ACL) festival. The music featured throughout this double festival will include new and innovative works from across the international membership of the ISCM and ACL, alongside a rich and varied array of recent music from Aotearoa.
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 2:30pm Pōwhiri / Welcome – University of Auckland School of Music Courtyard
(6 Symonds Street)
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 5:30pm “Dots and Voids” (installation launch at the Audio Foundation)
Alice Shields (USA): White Heron Dance;
Charo Calvo (Belgium): The Grass;
Juan Jose Eslava (Spain): Máscaras;
Albertas Navickas (Lithuania): silences;
Jan Jacob Hofmann (Germany): Coloured Dots and the Voids In Between;
John McLachlan (Ireland): Sparśa;
Roxanne Turcotte (Canada): Alibi des voltigeurs.
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 8:30pm “Traces” at the University of Auckland Music Theatre (6 Symonds St.)
Concert of Electroacoustic music with live performers including Jason Long and Eric Renick.
Joo Won Park (Korea/USA): PS Quartet No. 1;
Constantin Basica (Romania): Flashbacks;
Jason Long (New Zealand): Broken Mirror;
Cecilia Arditto (Netherlands): Musique Concrète;
Jeff Morris/Elisabeth Blair (USA): In the Middle of the Room.
[Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 9:00am – ISCM General Assembly meeting 1]
Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 4:00pm “Te Kakau” at the University of Auckland School of Music Old Library (6 Symonds St)
Justin DeHart performs a concert of percussion music.
Aaron Graham (Canada): Manifesto;
Paulo Bastos (Portugal): Íris-abandono…;
Andrew Staniland (Canada): Orion Constallation Theory;
Nuno Costa (Portugal): Instrepere III;
Glenda Keam (New Zealand): Tautology;
Simon Eastwood (New Zealand): Silver Wind, Golden Earth, White Water;
John Psathas (New Zealand): Mentacide.
Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 8:00pm – “Land Pictures” at the University of Auckland School of Music Theatre (6 Symonds St)
Auckland Chamber Choir conducted by Jono Palmer
Maja Linderoth (Norway): Sonata form denatured prose;
Daniel Davis (Portugal): Colours (here in);
Takarei Komene (New Zealand): Ngā Roimata o te Tūrama;
Tuirina Wehi (arr. Wiremu) (New Zealand): Waerenga-a-Hika;
Eve de Castro-Robinson (New Zealand): host;
Leonie Holmes (New Zealand): Land Pictures;
David Hamilton & Tsubasa Kawamoto (New Zealand): Whanau Marama;
Joshua Pearson (New Zealand): No ro hunu ake.
[Thursday, 25 August 2022 at 9:00am ISCM General Assembly meeting 2]
Thursday, 25 August 2022 at 3:00pm “Interdependence” – collaborative performances
at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery (420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi)
Second Company (New Zealand): Shouting Down Storeys;
Christian Skjødt (Denmark): Interdependencies (Part I);
Lukas Ligeti (South Africa): Labyrinth of Stars: The Far Southeast;
Mikołaj Laskowski (Poland): Deep Relaxation Vol. 4: Self-Care.
[Friday, 26 August 2022 at 9:00am ISCM General Assembly meeting 3]
Friday, 26 August 2022 at 12.30pm – “Tiraki” at the School of Music Theatre, University of Auckland
Gabriela Glapska presents a piano recital.
András Gábor Virágh (Hungary): Les visages de la lune (mvts I, II, IV);
Celeste Oram (New Zealand): $cher.zo;
Laura Gustovska (Latvia): Silk;
Luboš Mrkvička (Czech Republic): For Piano, Part H;
Stephen Adams (Australia): Piano in a field of recordings;
Motoharu Kawashima (Japan): Three pieces from Action Music;
Ana Kazimić (Serbia): Auroriel;
Tsu-Yao Yang (Taiwan) Diode IV;
Michael Norris (New Zealand): Amato.
Friday, 26 August 2022 at 5:00pm – “Microcosm” – NZTrio at Loft, Q Theatre (305 Queen St)
Sara Carvalho (Portugal): sobre a areia o tempo poisa [over the sands time stands still];
Alex Taylor (New Zealand): burlesques mécaniques;
Mikel Urquiza (Spain): Cinq pièges brefs;
Jenny McLeod (New Zealand): Clouds;
Demian Rudel Rey (Argentina): Tajimamori;
Samuel Holloway (New Zealand): Stapes;
Jakub Rataj (Czech Republic): ES.23.
Friday, 26 August 2022 at 8:00pm “Kēkēao” – chamber music at the University of Auckland Music Theatre
Performers: Johnny Chang, Gabriela Glapska, Mark Menzies, and Andrew Uren.
Daniel Matej (Slovakia): Stormy;
Santa Ratniece (Latvia): in this white snow the pearls are lost…;
Sarah Westwood (UK): Furl;
Mark Menzies (New Zealand): Riroriro part ii – reflect/deflection;
Sanna Ahvenjärvi (Finland): No Piece By Violance;
James Gardner (New Zealand): Knot;
Alison Isadora (New Zealand/Netherlands): Playtime;
James Gardner (New Zealand): Queer Studies III;
Helen Bowater (New Zealand): Quiet birds in circled flight.
[Saturday, 27 August 2022 at 9:00am ISCM General Assembly meeting 4]
Saturday, 27 August 2022 at 5:00pm – “Ngā kaiwaka” – Andrew Beer and Sarah Watkins at Loft, Q Theatre (305 Queen St)
Denis Bosse (Belgium): Alarme;
Esther Flückiger (Switzerland): Guarda i lumi;
Rodney Sharman (Canada): Gratitude;
Josiah Carr (New Zealand): Dance;
Menachem Zür (Israel): Sonatina for Viola and Piano;
Rui Liu (China): Memory of Mount Yimeng;
Salina Fisher (New Zealand): Reflect;
Reuben Jelleyman (New Zealand): Variations;
Gillian Whitehead (New Zealand): Torua.
Saturday, 27 August 2022 at 7.30pm “bioluminescence” at the School of Music Theatre (6 Symonds St, University of Auckland)
Premiere of filmed performances by ELISION
Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh (Taiwan / NZ / Australia): 3.6;
Richard Barrett (Wales): vinča;
Liza Lim (Australia): bioluminescence;
Richard Barrett (Wales): World-Line.
Sunday, 28 August 2022 at 3.15pm Mihi Whakatau / chamber concert “Ahiahi” Great Hall, Christchurch Arts Centre
Performers: Justin DeHart, Mark Menzies
Nenad Firšt (Slovenia): Jezero;
Youngkwang Yang (South Korea): nox serena;
Marcus Jackson (New Zealand): All I Fear Is Death Before Fame;
Young-eun Paik (South Korea): back to dust….
Sunday, 28 August 2022 at 7:00pm – “Tūtohu” at Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College (12 Winchester Street)
Christchurch Youth Orchestra conducted by Helen Renaud
Ryan Molloy (Ireland): Ogham;
Robin Toan (New Zealand): Comic;
Richard Tsang (Hong Kong): Distant Lights;
René Silva Ponce (Chile): Surcos a la tierra;
Claire Cowan (New Zealand): Opito.
[Monday, 29 August 2022 at 9.30am ACL Country Reports Session 1 Recital Room, UC Arts (3 Hereford St.)
[Monday, 29 August 2022 at 11:00am Public lecture / panel discussion (ISCM) Christchurch Art Gallery]
Monday, 29 August 2022 at 1.10pm “Te Waipuna” – NZ String Quartet Great Hall, Christchurch Arts Centre
Kurt Rohde (USA): inside voice;
Jae-Moon Lee (South Korea): Rain Drops / Stained Glass;
Karlo Margetic (New Zealand): Ricercar;
Hiroaki Tokunaga (Japan): Cosmic mosaic;
Louise Webster (New Zealand): This memory of earth.
Monday, 29 August 2022 at 4:00pm “Te Hau” at the Recital Room, UC Arts (3 Hereford St.)
Performers: Bridget Douglas and Alistair Fraser
Kristian Blak (Faroe Islands): Taonga Puoro – Sounds;
Phil Brownlee (New Zealand): Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea;
Alice Hoi-ching Yeung (Hong Kong): Reveal Terra Firma;
Gareth Farr (New Zealand): Silver Stone Wood Bone;
Josiah Carr (New Zealand): tihei mauri ora;
Briar Prastiti (New Zealand): Terra Firma.
Monday, 29 August 2022 at 8:00pm – “Te aho horahora” at The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts (156 Armagh Street)
Performers: Tim Emerson, Rakuto Kurano, Mark Menzies, Henry Nicholson, Yifan Yang, and Hugo Zanker
Tonū Korvits (Estonia): Stalker Suite;
Mark Bowden (Wales): Five Memos (3 mvts);
Anna Weesner (USA): What Gathers What Lingers;
Berislav Šipuš (Croatia): Three Short Tales from the Blind Forest;
Jia Daqun (China): The Landscape of Cloud;
Jon Lin Chua (Singapore): Huis Clos;
Ji-Hyang Kim (South Korea): Eine Studie nach der Nuance des Sonnenstrahls.
[Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 9.30am ACL Country Reports Session 2 Recital Room, UC Arts (3 Hereford St.)]
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 1:00pm – “Te Ihutai” – NZ Trio performs piano trios at The Piano (156 Armagh Street)
Joe Cutler (UK): McNulty;
Chatori Shimizu (Japan): Wagyu Pigs;
Karlo Margetić (New Zealand): Lightbox;
Callum Mallet (New Zealand): Departure, at the going tide;
Tazul Izan Tajuddin (Malaysia): Sebuah Pantun IV;
Ryle Custodio (Philippines): Elehiya Para sa mga Biktima ng Masaker sa Maguindanao [Elegy for the Victims of Maguindanao Massacre];
Michael Norris (New Zealand): Horizon Fields;
Tabea Squire (New Zealand): Tanz.
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 5:00pm – “Tūranga hauropi” at the Recital Room, UC Arts (3 Hereford St.)
Performers: Tim Emerson, Rakuto Kurano, Mark Menzies, and Yifan Yang
Ann Cleare (Ireland): Inner;
Guo Yuan (China): The Stretched Song;
Fani Kosona (Greece): Flow Imprints;
Do Hong Quan (Vietnam): Lonely River;
Charlotte Seither (Germany): lauschgut;
Tomás Bordalejo (Argentina): Fétiches;
Mykola Khshanovskyi (Ukraine): Forest Cover.
(ISCM FESTIVAL ENDS / ACL FESTIVAL CONTINUES)
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 7.30pm “Tributary” at Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margarets College (12 Winchester Street)
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ben Northey
Chin Ting Chan (Hong Kong): In-pulse;
Yohanan Chendler (Israel): Atmospheric noise;
Yimin (Edward) Wu (Hong Kong): Wedge;
Hisataka Nishimori (Japan): Banka no Mori [The forest in late summer];
Ramon Santos (Philippines): DIWA;
Weerechat Premananda (Thailand): Jack Body: ‘The Black Magic’ legacy;
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 9.30pm – “Skyward” at Little Andromeda Theatre (1/134 Oxford Terrace)
Electroacoustic works, with Ros Bandt
Per Magnus Lindborg (Singapore): Graviton Dance;
Ros Bandt (Australia): Raptor;
Tran Luu Hoang (Vietnam): In the Sky;
Reuben de Lautour (New Zealand): An auscultation of reminiscence;
Fulya Uçanok (Türkiye): Swarming;
Tolga Tüzün (Türkiye): Plugged.
Wednesday, 31 August 2022 at 2:00pm “Kōnehu” – UC Arts Recital Room, The Arts Centre (3 Hereford St)
Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition (11 String Trios)
Performers: Mark Bennett, Johnny Chang, Callum Hall, Rakuto Kurano, Paul Lee, Mark Menzies
Aidan Charles Rosa (Australia): Passacaglia (‘the profundity of absurdity’);
Ka Shu Tam (Hong Kong): Flux;
Noam Olsewer-Zaguri (Israel): Visual Trio;
Akira Ito (Japan): Sempre Trattenuto;
Yeoul Choi (South Korea): TONALITY of “Rhythm”;
Ilysia Tan (Malaysia): Addiction to perfection;
Glen Downie (New Zealand): Two Variations on an Original Chorale;
Erma Dianne Decena (Philippines): Dagat-Dumi-Pagkain;
Jia Yi Lee (Singapore): susurrus;
Chih-Yun Wang (Taiwan): Ling;
Piyawat Louilarpprasert (Thailand): bouncing, sliding, spinning.
Wednesday, 31 August 2022 at 7:00pm – “Kōanga” at Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch Town Hall (86 Kilmore Street) Chamber Music concert / Awards and Closing Ceremony
Performers: Justin DeHart, Hannah Darroch, Tim Emerson, Rakuto Kurano, David McGregor, Bella Zilber, and Ben Zilber
Miyuki Ito (Japan): Rebirth of a primary;
Chris Gendall (New Zealand): Silk Bridge;
Adeline Wong (Malaysia): Herringbone;
Bertram Wee (Singapore): lionheart;
Hyunsuk Jun (Korea): Typewriter;
Lily Chen (Taiwan): Rambling.
(annotated by Frank J. Oteri)