The global rāhui on close human contact has presented new challenges for most of us, but there have been some silver-linings too.
The birds are coming home.
te pū, te more, te weu, te aka, te rea, te waonui, te kune, te whē.
Many parts of our natural physical world have been deafened by human noise - the hustle - the bustle.
te whenua kua mahea, te tangata kua ngaro
For this Pyramid Club commission, I created a set of tape loops from a recording of cello and taongo pūoro, playing the hour long recording at various forest and bush locations on the Maupuia /Motu-kairangi peninsula.
The intention was to find a balance between the sound I had created and the sound of the forest that was welcoming me. This is a short meditation on stillness and connectivity with our natural world.
NB- Video best experienced with headphones
Ruby mae Hinepunui Solly - Cello
Al Fraser - Taonga Pūoro
Kiva Parsons-Pirihi - String Synth
Sound recording edited and mixed by Riki Pirihi
Video filmed and edited by Riki Pirihi
Ngā mini to Maupuia, Ngāi Tara, Rangitāne, Ruby, Al, Kiva, Maia, Dan, Jonny, CNZ, Pyramid Club.