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I was delighted to be asked to write host for Karen Grylls' Auckland Chamber Choir. My first choral work written at her request was Chaos of Delight III, a vocal soundscape of avian sonorities for women's voices. host is also abstract, based not on a text, but on the Vowel Clock used to train choral singers. The whole work is based on the note A and its upper partials and as the singers move around the space, various harmonics from the chord are heard.
The title refers to the movement of birds in formation, often called a host.
Commissioned by Robert Wiremu for Karen Grylls's 30 year anniversary conducting the Auckland Chamber Choir
dedicated to Karen Grylls
07 Jun 2015: 30 Years Under the Grylls