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"Owhiro" means "place of the god of darkness". Owhiro Bay in Wellington looks out over one of the most dangerous and unpredictable stretches of water in the world. As the waters change quickly from sparkling blues to deep grey-greens, from flat glass to churning boil, the response and emotions of the observer also changes.
Written for NZ String Quartet during composer residency at Chamber Music New Zealand
08 Oct 1994: Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet; Founders Theatre, Hamilton
02 Nov 1997: Performed by New Zealand String Quartet: Helen Pohl and Douglas Bielman (violins), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello)
01 Sep 1999: Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet in September 1999