Tuhonohono weaves the musical traditions of classical, world, and jazz. The ancient sounds of taonga pūoro and piano combine to create music that is reflective, playful, and mysterious.
Whie working on Gillian Whitehead’s Ipu, (1998) Richard, Judy, and Steve conceived a project that would explore the sonic and musical interplay between piano and taonga pūoro. The starting point for Tuhonohono was to record improvisations loosely based on thematic springboards such as ‘birth’, ‘childhood’, and ‘play’, and to take full advantage of the unique characteristics of Richard's extensive collection of taonga pūoro.
Richard Nunns | taonga puoro
Judy Bailey | piano
Steve Garden | treatments and arrangements
Click below to hear audio samples and download individual tracks:
- He Whakaea Kotahi | In One Breath
- Tangata Rakau | Wooden Man
- Te Hiku o Raumati | Late Summer
- Hononga Kore | Not Reconciled
- Tera Atu Kuaha | The Other Door
- Hokinga Mai | Returning
- Kori | Play
- Mumu | Silence
- Nga Pere | The Bells
- Ririko | Twilight
- He Hohinga Mahara | Reflections II
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Rattle Records/SOUNZ licence: available to download