Pyramid Club is proud to present Pūoro Tū, a festival of adventures in Māori instruments and sound. Bringing together many of Aotearoa's leading and emerging voices in taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments), the festival is a celebration of this tradition and a forum to forge new pathways with ancient knowledge and taonga.
Because of Covid restrictions, many events will be taking place offsite from Pyramid Club. If we need to adapt the programme due to changing Covid alert levels, these will be posted through Pyramid Club's facebook page and here.
Ruby Solly (tāonga pūoro) & Michelle Velvin (harp)
A duo of harpist, composer and teacher Michelle Velvin and Kai Tahu musician, music therapist and writer Ruby Solly.
Te Kahureremoa Taumata and Khali Meari Mataroa's te whare tapere performance duo share storytelling, waiata Māori, kapa haka, taonga pūoro, poi and ngā karetao puppetry.
Jerome Kavanagh (taonga pūoro), Salina Fisher (koto, violin), Neil MacLeod (electronics)
Jerome Kavanagh (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Kahungunu, Mōkai Pātea) and Salina Fisher bring together Māori and Japanese musical traditions through improvised performance. They are joined by producer and electronic musician Neil MacLeod.
Tom Carroll and Rob Tyler fuse taonga pūoro and modular synthesis, incorporating plants as a modulation source, creating works inspired by māori philosophy, cosmology and experimental noise music.
NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING UNDER CURRENT COVID19 LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS WHICH REQUIRE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIMITED NUMBERS
LIMITED TO 50 TICKETS UNDER LEVEL 2
More Pūoro Tū events:
'Stick Stone + Bone' Exhibition Opening
Panel kōrero and performance
Live performances @ San Fran Night 2
Riki Pirihi conduction @ Futuna Chapel
Outdoor performance @ Brooklyn Bunkers
Found Sound @ Te Kopahou Reserve
Many thanks to Creative NZ, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, and Wellington City Council for supporting Pūoro Tū.