For string quartet
Poroporoaki was written for the New Zealand String Quartet to play at the Zhejiang Conservatory in Hangzhou during at festival celebrating the work of Jack Body, and focusing on transcription and collaboration.
About the work
Poroporoaki, which translates from Māori as ‘calls of farewell’ transcribes the sounds of taonga pūoro as played by Richard Nunns. The instruments transcribed are the putatara (shell trumpet), karanga manu (bird caller), nguru (flute), tumutumu (percussive), poi awhiowhio (whirled gourd — bird caller) and putorino.
Poroporoaki is is dedicated to Richard Nunns.
Scores and recordings
Buy or borrow the score from SOUNZ.
There are 3 RNZ Concert recordings performed by the New Zealand String Quartet online.