The SOUNZ Community Commission is made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor and is administered by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.
The SOUNZ Community Commission aims to bring together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as recorder choir, experimental sound artists and children’s theatre.
Each year proposals are submitted by community groups and/or composers for musical projects that will see them working in a creative partnership. The successful proposal, which is selected by the donor of the commission, results in a grant (currently $1,800) being given to the composer involved in the project. The project is usually completed by the following May with a performance either having taken place or planned.
A score and/or recording of the work is lodged with SOUNZ and SOUNZ Licence or publishing arranged so that it can be performed by other similar groups.
Te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a Toi te Arapūoru
I hua ake te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a Toi te Arapūoru i te ngākau ohaoha o tētahi tangata i hiahia kia noho huna tōna ingoa, nāna te koha i tū ai te kaupapa nei, he mea whakahaere nā Toi te Arapūoru.
Ko te kaupapa o te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a Toi te Arapūoru, kia whakakotahitia ngā kaitito ngaio o Aotearoa me ngā rōpū i te hapori ki te tito, ki te kawe anō i tētahi mahinga puoro hou. Nō te 1999 i whakatūria ai, ā, nāna ko ētahi titonga mā ngā rōpū matahuahua, pērā i te tira waiata-rehu, i te kāhui whakamātau oro, me te tira whakaari mā te tamariki.
I ia tau tae mai ai he whakaaro i ōna anō rōpū i te hapori, i ngā kaitito hoki/rānei mō tētahi mahi puoro e mahi tahi ai ngā kaitito me ngā hapori ki te whakatinana i tētahi mahi auaha. Ko te tono ka waimarie, ka tīpakohia e te kaituku nāna te koha, ā, ka hoatu he tahua ($1,800 te rahi i tēnei wā) ki te kaitito o te kaupapa. Te tikanga ka oti te kaupapa i mua i te paunga o te Haratua o te tau whai i muri, ā, kua tū kē rānei te mahi ki te atamira i taua wā, kua whakaritea rānei kia tū.
Ka tukuna te tānga, te hopuranga hoki/rānei o te titonga ki a Toi te Arapūoru, ā, ka whakaritea hoki te raihana a Toi te Arapūoru, kia whakaputaina rānei, kia hikina ai te mahi e ētahi atu rōpū.
SOUNZ Community Commission recipients
2018 David Hamilton
2011 Alex Taylor: between
2010 Anthony Young
2010 John Rimmer: Riffs 'n Ructions
2010 Ryan Youens
2009 Rosie Langabeer: Most Famous Orchestra
2008 Sam Hamilton
2007 Claire Cowan
2006 Robin Toan: Manukau Symphony Orchestra
2005 Ross James Carey
2004 Rachel Clement
2003 Jeff Henderson
2002 Stephen Gallagher
2001 Helen Bowater
2000 Leonie Holmes
1999 Jonathan Besser