Soundbytes

Soundbytes is a series of short, intimate concerts repeated over a couple of nights. Taking place in more unusual venues across Wellington, these house concerts provide a chance for the audience to feel closer to the music than ever before.

, St Mary's of the Angels, Wellington
The Mirror of Time (Performance 1)

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, St Mary's of the Angels, Wellington
The Mirror of Time (Performance 2)

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, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

A mesmerising flurry of amplified clarinet and electronics, amidst Page Blackie Gallery’s show of Neil Dawson sculptures. Let yourself be immersed in new universes of sound.

Featuring clarinet virtuoso Richard Haynes

PROGRAMME

Michael NorrisDe Corporis Fabrica [NZ PREMIERE]

Dugal McKinnonnowdrifts [NZ PREMIERE]

Karlheinz EsslSequitur II [NZ PREMIERE]

BOOKING DETAILS

Please note: this venue is limited to 40 seats per concert. Prebookings are strongly recommended — click the "Book Now" button below to be transferred to Dash Tickets.

SPECIAL OFFER: For prebookings, we will pay your booking fee ($2/$2.50) — please note, a 2.5% credit card processing fee applies.

MULTIPLE SHOWS: As another special offer, if you prebook a ticket to one concert now, you can purchase a discounted $5 ticket to a later show on the door (subject to availability)

Body/Drift (Performance 1)

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, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

A mesmerising flurry of amplified clarinet and electronics, amidst Page Blackie Gallery’s show of Neil Dawson sculptures. Let yourself be immersed in new universes of sound.

Featuring clarinet virtuoso Richard Haynes

PROGRAMME

Michael Norris [NZ PREMIERE]

Dugal McKinnon [NZ PREMIERE]

Karlheinz Essl [NZ PREMIERE]

BOOKING DETAILS

Please note: this venue is limited to 40 seats per concert. Prebookings are strongly recommended — click the "Book Now" button below to be transferred to Dash Tickets.

SPECIAL OFFER: For prebookings, we will pay your booking fee ($2/$2.50) — please note, a 2.5% credit card processing fee applies.

MULTIPLE SHOWS: As another special offer, if you prebook a ticket to one concert now, you can purchase a discounted $5 ticket to a later show on the door (subject to availability)

Body/Drift (Performance 2)

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, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

A mesmerising flurry of amplified clarinet and electronics, amidst Page Blackie Gallery’s show of Neil Dawson sculptures. Let yourself be immersed in new universes of sound.

Featuring clarinet virtuoso Richard Haynes

PROGRAMME

Michael NorrisDe Corporis Fabrica [NZ PREMIERE]

Dugal McKinnonnowdrifts [NZ PREMIERE]

Karlheinz EsslSequitur II [NZ PREMIERE]

BOOKING DETAILS

Please note: this venue is limited to 40 seats per concert. Prebookings are strongly recommended — click the "Book Now" button below to be transferred to Dash Tickets.

SPECIAL OFFER: For prebookings, we will pay your booking fee ($2/$2.50) — please note, a 2.5% credit card processing fee applies.

Body/Drift (Performance 3)

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, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

A mesmerising flurry of amplified clarinet and electronics, amidst Page Blackie Gallery’s show of Neil Dawson sculptures. Let yourself be immersed in new universes of sound.

Featuring clarinet virtuoso Richard Haynes

PROGRAMME

Michael NorrisDe Corporis Fabrica [NZ PREMIERE]

Dugal McKinnonnowdrifts [NZ PREMIERE]

Karlheinz EsslSequitur II [NZ PREMIERE]

BOOKING DETAILS

Please note: this venue is limited to 40 seats per concert. Prebookings are strongly recommended — click the "Book Now" button below to be transferred to Dash Tickets.

SPECIAL OFFER: For prebookings, we will pay your booking fee ($2/$2.50) — please note, a 2.5% credit card processing fee applies.

MULTIPLE SHOWS: As another special offer, if you prebook a ticket to one concert now, you can purchase a discounted $5 ticket to a later show on the door (subject to availability)

Body/Drift (Performance 4)

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, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
Percussion/Action (Performance 1)

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, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
Percussion/Action (Performance 2)

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, Downstage Theatre, Wellington

Wellington’s favourite bearded, looping multi-instrumentalist ADAM PAGE joins Stroma in an evening of blues-inspired works for ensemble. In this concert we'll premiere a new work of his, scored for loops and ensemble, alongside JACK BODY’s recontextualisations of blues recordings, Tribute to the Blues. Rounding out the programme is Michael Norris’s deconstruction of a Monk standard and Jacob ter Veldhuis’s funk-laden voice+video+jazz trio work Grab It!

FEATURING

Adam Page (saxophones & looping pedals)

PROGRAMME

Jack BodyTribute to the Blues

Adam PageNew work for loops and ensemble

Michael NorrisHeart Across Night (paraphrase on Straight No Chaser)

Jacob ter VeldhuisGrab It!

Blue Page (Performance 1)

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, Downstage Theatre, Wellington

Wellington’s favourite bearded, looping multi-instrumentalist ADAM PAGE joins Stroma in an evening of blues-inspired works for ensemble. In this concert we'll premiere a new work of his, scored for loops and ensemble, alongside JACK BODY’s recontextualisations of blues recordings, Tribute to the Blues. Rounding out the programme is Michael Norris’s deconstruction of a Monk standard and Jacob ter Veldhuis’s funk-laden voice+video+jazz trio work Grab It!

FEATURING

Adam Page (saxophones & looping pedals)

PROGRAMME

Jack BodyTribute to the Blues

Adam PageNew work for loops and ensemble

Michael NorrisHeart Across Night (paraphrase on Straight No Chaser)

Jacob ter VeldhuisGrab It!

Blue Page (Performance 2)

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, St Mary's of the Angels, Wellington

A tasting-plate of sonic morsels spanning the centuries.

Bridging six centuries of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists rec.sop — Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary of the Angels.

Featured is a mixture of Medieval and Renaissance composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. These early works back onto selected pieces from the last century that provide a spacious environment.

We will also feature the world premiere of a new work for recorder and string quartet by Wellington composer Philip Brownlee.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Erik SATIE

Jean-Féry REBEL

John CAGE

Josquin DES PREZ

Thomas ADÈS

Thomas PRESTON

Carlo GESUALDO

Arvo PÄRT

Mattheo da PERUGIA

Louis ANDRIESSEN

FLUXUS

and featuring a world premiere by Philip Brownlee

The Mirror of Time 2 Performance 1

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, St Mary's of the Angels, Wellington

A tasting-plate of sonic morsels spanning the centuries.

Bridging six centuries of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists rec.sop — Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary of the Angels.

Featured is a mixture of Medieval and Renaissance composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. These early works back onto selected pieces from the last century that provide a spacious environment.

We will also feature the world premiere of a new work for recorder and string quartet by Wellington composer Philip Brownlee.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Erik SATIE

Jean-Féry REBEL

John CAGE

Josquin DES PREZ

Thomas ADÈS

Thomas PRESTON

Carlo GESUALDO

Arvo PÄRT

Mattheo da PERUGIA

Louis ANDRIESSEN

FLUXUS

and featuring a world premiere by Philip Brownlee

The Mirror of Time 2 Performance 2

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, St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of St Matthew-in-the-City.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 1

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, St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of St Matthew-in-the-City.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 2

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, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of Sacred Heart Basilica.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 3

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, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington

Back by popular demand, Stroma’s sonic feast that spans the centuries.

Bridging three millennia of music, Stroma’s own string quartet teams up again with early music specialists Kamala Bain (recorder) and Rowena Simpson (soprano) — in the beautiful surroundings of the Sacred Heart Basilica.

Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC. We are also pleased to give the world premiere of a new work by Wellington composer Chris Watson.

FEATURING

Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

PROGRAMME

Works by

Jack BODY

Heinrich BIBER

Simon EASTWOOD

Johannes CICONIA

Michael NORRIS

Pierre DE LA RUE

Mary BINNEY

Christopher TYE

Karlo MARGETIC

Cipriano DE RORE

Rachael MORGAN

Maki ISHII

Ben VAUTIER

Anon

and featuring a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Four Performances:

Wed 18 June, 6 & 8pm, St. Matthews-in-The-City, AUCKLAND

Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, WELLINGTON

The Mirror of Time 3 Performance 4

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, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington

Stroma brings the gorgeous spaces of the City Gallery Wellington to life with reverberant sonic colour.

Four works by NZ composers will provide 70 minutes of raw musical abandon: the world premiere of Jeroen Speak’s beguiling Eratosthene’s Sieve, a compressed concert version of Michael Norris’s Timedance, based on a deconstruction of Bach’s Suite in B minor, Alison Isadora’s quirky work for string quartet, in which the players have to operate percussion instruments with their feet, and Jack Body’s Interior, a work from 1987 for ensemble and field recordings that has never been performed before in Wellington.

PROGRAMME

Jeroen Speak Eratosthene’s Sieve

Michael Norris Timedance (compressed concert version)

Alison Isadora Point of departure

Jack Body Interior

INTERIORS

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