Cre­at­ing con­tem­po­rary mu­sic

Waikato News - - NEWS -

Nore­f­jell Davis, a third year Win­tec Me­dia Arts stu­dent is col­lab­o­rat­ing with tra­di­tional Ma¯ ori mu­sic spe­cial­ist Horomona Horo to cre­ate con­tem­po­rary taonga puoro (tra­di­tional Ma¯ ori mu­sic) com­po­si­tions which will be­come a part of an app for the Matariki In­ter­ac­tive Waka sculp­ture. Nore­f­jell, with guid­ance from Horomona, is cre­at­ing a se­ries of mu­si­cal com­po­si­tions as an artis­tic in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the seven sis­ters of Matariki. Horomona says there is a need to work with stu­dents to help and in­spire them to grow and fol­low their dreams. “Ko te piko o te ma¯ huri, tera te tipu o te rakau,” he says. “The way the sapling is shaped de­ter­mines the growth of the tree.” Ash­ton Church, who is in his third year of study­ing a Bach­e­lor of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy is de­sign­ing the back end of the app which will in­cor­po­rate these com­po­si­tions. Project lead and Win­tec tu­tor Joe Cit­i­zen says the app is one of a num­ber of el­e­ments for the waka sculp­ture that use tech­nol­ogy to con­vey as­pects of Ma¯ ori cul­ture, mu­sic and sto­ry­telling. This phase Cit­i­zen says takes the project from em­brac­ing Ma¯ ori cul­tural el­e­ments into the IoT (In­ter­net of Things) space.

Horomona Horo, tra­di­tional Ma¯ ori mu­sic spe­cial­ist (right) is work­ing with Win­tec to cre­ate a se­ries of com­po­si­tions for the Win­tec waka sculp­ture.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.