RESOUND | NZTrio Performs Sono The wonderful people at SOUNZ have just released this performance of my Piano Trio 'Sono' composed in 2000 (an eternity ago) - filmed by Chris Watson. My beloved Ashley Brown (cello) with guest musicians Stephen de Pledge (piano) and Ben Baker (violin) gave an incredibly warm and sensitive performance of this piece at a … Continue reading RESOUND | NZTrio Performs Sono

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.

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.

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

Song Of The Lonely Mountain

Towards the end of last year, Neil Finn asked me to orchestrate the song he wrote for the closing credits of The Hobbit. It was a wonderful experience. We recorded at Abbey Road - in Studio 2 - with the London Metropolitan Orchestra. I was in Auckland, Neil was in Buffalo, the Music Supervisor (Mark … Continue reading Song Of The Lonely Mountain