Neil Finn / ‘Recluse’ live at WFUV, New York

Here's a film of the performance that we did live to air on WFUV New York. I love this song... it's one of my favourites on the album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpkCgTzuXmA#t=94

Field Punishment No.1 / Music

I am delighted that the producers of 'Field Punishment No.1' have given me permission to add some excerpts from the score to my blog. I won't give any information about the context of these pieces - just the titles. Take from them what you will. The score features Ashley Brown / Cello and Nigel Gavin … Continue reading Field Punishment No.1 / Music

Neil Finn / Live on KCRW

Here's a live-to-air performance of 'Impressions' from Neil's new album, Dizzy Heights, that we did in LA, on KCRW. Performing the string arrangement is The Section Quartet.

Neil Finn / Dizzy Heights Showcases

I should perhaps have posted about this before I left - but there's more to talk about now  I've actually done it... I've just returned from a pretty extraordinary trip to the USA and England, showcasing Neil Finn's new album - Dizzy Heights (which can be pre-ordered here). This photo was taken by Frank Donnelly … Continue reading Neil Finn / Dizzy Heights Showcases

Toi Huarewa / World Premiere

  The wonderful people at SOUNZ (Centre for New Zealand Music) have been filming performances of New Zealand works and making them available on their website. This is a film of the premiere performance of Toi Huarewa at the Auckland Arts Festival earlier this year, featuring Horomona Horo and NZTrio.

Realiti / Jonathan King

As of last week, Field Punishment Number One is finished and delivered - and as of yesterday, the final episode of The Almighty Johnsons (Season 3) is also complete. At times like these, I often find myself floating in something of an abyss... exhausted and awash with residual adrenaline from the rush towards the end. … Continue reading Realiti / Jonathan King

Field Punishment No.1 / Recording Sessions

In a furious day of recording, we gathered together an assortment of eight, fine Auckland string players to record music for Field Punishment No.1 - husband and friends among them. Andre Upston (Radio New Zealand) - who engineered the session - and I have been working together for a very long time (any musical locals … Continue reading Field Punishment No.1 / Recording Sessions

AHoriBuzz / Global Citizen Aotearoa

  I stepped out of the very different worlds of the First World War and The Almighty Johnsons on Wednesday to leap into Roundhead, give the marvellous Aaron Tokona a mighty embrace, and record some piano for the song that AHoriBuzz is contributing to the Global Citizen Aotearoa launch. The launch is on August the … Continue reading AHoriBuzz / Global Citizen Aotearoa

Field Punishment No.1 / Recording

"... it is the preface, by Wilfred Owen, to a volume of his poems which was to show, to England, and the intolerant world, the foolishness, unnaturalness, horror, inhumanity, and insupportability of war, and to expose, so that all could suffer and see, the heroic lies, the willingness of the old to sacrifice the young, indifference, … Continue reading Field Punishment No.1 / Recording