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Arapatiki was commissioned by Stephen De Pledge as one of a series of Landscape preludes, and received its first performance in the Wigmore Hall, London, in January, 2004. Arapatiki translates (from the Maori language) as 'the way of the flounder', and is the ancient name of the sand flats in front of my house at Harwood, near Dunedin. The piece has something to do with the advance and retreat of the tide across the flats, where many species of sea and water birds spend much of the day - an ever-varying water-scape. The opening idea is based on the song of the korimako or bellbird.
Commissioned by Stephen de Pledge
23 Jan 2003: Premiered by Stephen de Pledge (piano) at Wigmore Hall, London
30 Mar 2004: Performed by Stephen de Pledge (piano) at Helen Young Studio, Auckland for Radio New Zealand Concert
19 Jun 2007: Encompass: Tuhonohono
21 Jun 2007: Encomapss: Tuhonohono
27 Feb 2008: Landscapes
30 Mar 2008: Ross Carey - pianist
25 Aug 2010: NZ Landscapes in UK
04 Jul 2011: Stephen de Pledge: Landscape Preludes
Performed by Emma Sayers (piano)
Performed by Henry Wong Doe.