Taonga Pūoro Masterclass and Panel Discussion:
Bringing together Māori and Western music traditions in performance and composition
5pm – 7pm, Wednesday 30 August
University of Canterbury School of Music Recital Room
Located in the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford St
Free to attend, but please register here: https://events.humanitix.com/taonga-puoro-masterclass-and-panel-discussion
This event will be followed by a shared dinner across the road at Toi Auaha (5 Worcester Boulevard).
All are welcome to attend a free masterclass and panel discussion exploring composition, performance and Taonga Pūoro.
This year for the first time ever, the New Zealand Composers Workshop will be held in Ōtautahi. Toi Ōtautahi are pleased to work with CANZ to offer a free masterclass and panel discussion for local musicians and composers.
The masterclass will be led by the highly accomplished Taonga Pūoro practitioner, Mahina-Ina Kingi-Kaui. This an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Taonga Pūoro, and the tikanga around working with traditional Māori instruments and Taonga Pūoro practitioners. Mahina will also join a panel of experienced Māori and Pākehā musicians – Jake Kīanō Skinner, Noel Meek, and Simon Eastwood – to discuss the ethics and responsibilities of bringing together Western music forms and Māori music forms in composition and performance.
5pm: Panel discussion
6pm: Masterclass led by Mahina-Ina Kingi-Kaui
7pm: Shared dinner at Toi Auaha