Searching for voice, searching for reo
- Date: Thursday, 2 November, 2017
6pm to 7pm
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
- Contact Details:
Space is limited, so book your spot by emailing Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz
The journey of a bicultural composer: Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal delivers the 2017 Lilburn Lecture
At this year’s Lilburn Lecture, acclaimed musician and composer Charles Royal (Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngā Puhi) will discuss his journey as a composer, giving expression to his twin passions of music composition and mātauranga Māori creativity.
Using musical examples, Charles will consider the purpose of composing, the potential impact of concepts such as reo (voice) and kōrero (voiced narrative) as an approach to music and whether mātauranga Māori and Western composition can combine to create a new and satisfying whole.
About the speaker
Charles Royal is a composer, researcher, teacher, musician and passionate advocate for ‘indigenous creativity’. He is highly respected writer and has received several prestigious fellowships. He is Director of Ngā Manu Atarau at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.
About the Lilburn Lecture
The annual Lilburn Lectures are a collaboration between the Lilburn Trust and the Alexander Turnbull Library.