Final notes go in for Victoria Kelly's "Toi Huarewa / Suspended Way"

29139319-24 Toi Huarewa 1185 This week I have had the absolute pleasure of typesetting Victoria Kelly's new piece Toi Huarewa / Suspended Way - a 20-minute collaboration with Horomona Horo, Tim Worrall and NZTrio.

There are so many great things about my job, but getting to see how different composers work and seeing their ideas come together on paper is just wonderful. It was also very inspiring seeing the collaborative nature of this work too, right from the early workshops (as can be viewed here in a short documentary by Jonathan King) up until the final post-rehearsal tweaks and revisions.

This morning, without a moment to spare, the final version got the tick of approval and it's good to.

It looks stunning on paper and the snippet of rehearsal I heard was amazing so I think we're in for a treat tonight. 7pm in the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber. The concert is part of the Auckland Festival and also features works by Gareth Farr, Gao Ping and Chen Yi.


See you there!