The Mirror of Time (New Zealand)
1 Jan 2016 - 1 Dec 2018
Travel with NZ's leading contemporary chamber ensemble Stroma through three millennia of innovative music-making ranging from the earliest known notated music of 1400BC to a Yoko Ono 'happening'. Early music is interwoven with modern compositions, including recent works by NZ composers, in this 50-minute tasting plate of delightful sonic morsels.
"Short but visionary, ground-breaking compositions from the Middle Ages to the present day… entertainingly assembled and characterfully performed… delight followed upon delight… a terrific assemblage of inventiveness… I couldn’t have imagined a more enjoyable evening of music-listening" (Middle C)
"all the performances were staggeringly fine; a timely reminder of just what the dedicated professionals of Stroma have to offer in the fertile world of twentieth (and twenty-first) century music" (Dom Post)