Place of Echo - Premiere

Artist / Group
NZTrio with Rob Thorne
Auckland Town Hall
Works being performed
Place of Echo
March 17, 2023
Premiere of Place of Echo at Auckland Arts Festival, image by Andi Crown

'Composers of Aotearoa New Zealand have long found inspiration in our natural world and unique birdsong. To mark its 100th birthday, Forest and Bird invited a group of composers to create music highlighting conservation concerns. The enterprising project produced a live concert of nine new chamber pieces in the recent Auckland Arts Festival and this recently released album, Force of Nature.... Miriama Young’s Place of Echo also uses taonga puoro, blown, spun and tapped, alongside the Trio in a poignant conjuring of an imaginary forest where huia, kōkako and kākāpō sing to their mates.' -Elizabeth Kerr, NZ Listener

Force of Nature Te Aumangea o te Ao Tūroa NZ Trio celebrate 100 years of Forest and Bird (purchase from Atoll)