Maori music brings art to life

HAUnt: Wind Stories: Warren Warbrick, playing traditional instruments.
MURRAY WILSON/Manawatu Standard
HAUnt: Wind Stories: Warren Warbrick, playing traditional instruments.

Maori art works will be put to music in a lunch-time performance at Te Manawa Gallery on Thursday.

Virginia Jamieson (voice) and Warren Warbrick (traditional instruments) will present HAUnt: Wind Stories, a show in which they will seek inspiration from an exhibition featuring the works of Maori Visual Arts students from Massey University.

The performance between 12.30pm and 1pm will be held at the Whakawhiti Matatau exhibition, which includes the work of Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts graduand Terri Te Tau, and three first-year Masters students; Rychel Therin, Kylie Tiuka and Ariti Ransfield.

"It is our final concert for 2008, ahead of performing Tuturu Tawhito: A Place of No Memories, in the Maori Hall of the former Dominion Museum, in the Wellington Fringe Festival 2009," said Ms Jamieson yesterday.

"HAUnt is also set to perform at each gallery nationally showing the touring John Bevan Ford art exhibition He Aho Tangata: The Human Threads."

"Hau" is Maori for "wind" which will be represented by Jamieson's voice and Warbrick's flutes and other Maori instruments.

Admission will be by donation.

Manawatu Standard