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Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea is dedicated to Richard Nunns and Bridget Douglas. The music aims to create a space in which the musicians, and the voices of their instruments, may speak together. The musical space is flexible, encouraging spontaneous dialogue between the various instrumental voices. Tāwhirimātea, the wind god, child of Earth and Sky, represents powerful elemental forces, but he is also capable of gentle playfulness. Te hau refers also to human breath, the force which animates the wind instruments. From the mingling of breath, sweet voices are brought into being.
to Richard Nunns and Bridget Douglas
26 Sep 2004: Performed by Bridget Douglas (flute), Richard Nunns (taonga puoro) at St Andrew's on The Terrace in Wellington
15 May 2005: performed by Richard Nunns during New Zealand Day in the New Zealand garden of the Arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
11 May 2007: Okta Concert
Performed by Richard Nunns (taonga puoro), Bridget Douglas (Flutes)