White Lies is a 28-minute piece for piano and taonga puoro created from the score composed by John Psathas for the film ‘White Lies’.
Based on the novella ‘Medicine Woman’ by Witi Ihimaera, the film was written and directed by Dana Rotberg for South Pacific Pictures, and features Rattle recording artist Whirimako Black in her feature film debut in the central role of Paraiti.
The composition is a very delicate, poignant composition that slowly evolves, opening and closing, rising and falling, steadily moving through a very touching emotional landscape. Emma Sayers and Richard Nunns perform with great empathy and tenderness, negotiating the relatively simple motifs with impressive restraint and emotional understatement.
- White Lies 28:35
- Tuakiri Huna 04:42
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Rattle Records/SOUNZ licence: available to download