Al Fraser

  • When: 8th Mar
  • Where: Tangata Whenua Stage
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Alistair Fraser is a practitioner of ngā taonga pūoro who has been researching, making, performing and composing with these taonga since 1999. Al has elegantly woven taonga pūoro into many projects that are recognised as being at the forefront of New Zealand arts practice, through collaborations with artists such as Dr Richard Nunns, Ariana Tikao, Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, Trinity Roots – Motu Oiléain, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Rhian Sheehan, Joe Michael, Desna Whaanga-Schollum, Grove Roots, Israel Starr, STROMA, and Bridget Douglas, and in settings that span jazz and improvised music, ambient music, electroacoustic music, film, dance, Māori music, classical music and the visual arts.

Photo Credit: Ben Woods

"The music evokes birdsong and bushwalk – it is soundscape and pathway, it is aural journey and spiritual awakening. It’s history filtered through the present and it is a rich tapestry of sound."

Simon Sweetman, OffTheTracks

"This is a poetic, mysterious, deep immersion album which could take the listener back in, and beyond, time and space."

Graham Reid, Elsewhere