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‘Rehua’ utilises kōrero tuku iho (oral traditions) as well as notes chosen from the pitches found when scientists send sound into space to see what bounces back. The returning pitch is the key to knowing the distance between us and these celestial rakatira.
‘Rehua’ means rakatira of the stars, father of precious birds the tūī and huia. These birds being the origin of our human language and song.
Commissioned by the Wellington Jazz Festival
12 Jun 2021: Performed by Tararua and Friends - Ruby Solly (cello, voice and taonga puoro), Ariana Tikao (taonga puoro and voice), Alistair Fraser (taonga puoro) and Phil Boniface (double bass), Gerard Crewdson (trumpet/trombone), Rosie Langabeer (piano) and Riki Gooch (drums) at the Wellington Jazz Festival, St Peter's On Willis