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Manaia

for two flutes

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  for two flutes with the first flute doubling piccolo

Year:  2008
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  for two flutes with the fir...

Ben Hoadley
Composer

Composer:   Ben Hoadley

Films, Audio & Samples

Ben Hoadley: Manaia - VIDEO

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About

Manaia (I), written in January 2008 for Tjasa Dykes and Luca Manghi, is the first of a series of works for wind instruments inspired by paintings of Auckland artist Natalie Couch. Manaia are supernatural beings, spiritual guides which in this piece have taken on the form of moths. The music suggests the fluttering, resting and swarming movements of moths and other flying insects. The title also alludes to a giant and spiritually significant puriri tree near Manaia on the Coromandel Peninsula.


Dedication note

Dedicated to Tjasa Dykes and Luca Manghi


Performance history

27 Apr 2008: Performed by Tjasa Dykes (flute) and Luca Manghi (flute) at the Great Hall, Christchurch

07 Apr 2010: NZ Music for Woodwinds: Auckland

03 Mar 2017: Performed by Tjaša Dykes (flute/piccolo) and Luca Manghi (flute) at New Zealand Music for Woodwind 2017, St Andrew's On The Terrace, Wellington.

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