Back in 2020 I had the immense pleasure of joining forces with Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus to create a new piece of music, thanks to funding from the SOUNZ Community Commission. We worked together over nine months to a create a new a cappella work for upper voices and percussion, Call of the Ocean, which the chorus premiered at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts in June 2021. SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music has published an interview, looking back at our collaboration, with musical director Kathy Jamieson, chorus members Ruth Townsend and Carole Brown, and myself.
It was lovely to reflect on what was a truly special experience. Follow the link below to read the interview on the SOUNZ Blog.