Gareth Farr: He Poroporoaki (Chamber Ensemble)
String Quartet & Taonga Puoro
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About this work:
He Poroporoaki, for string quartet and taonga puoro, was co-composed by Gareth Farr & Richard Nunns for the 2008 Dawn Service Commeration at Gallipoli, Turkey. Since 2006, a Turkish, Australian, or New Zealand composer has been invited to contribute a work leading up to the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli in 2015. He Poroporoaki is the third work in this 'Spirit of Place' series of commissions (2006–2015), which seek to create an ambience before the period of silence at the Dawn Services held at the commemoration site. The five minute work was intended to feature something of New Zealand’s spirit and is a ‘deconstructed’ version of Now is the Hour.