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Gillian delivering her lecture at the National Library - Photo Mark Beatty

Lilburn Lecture 2019

Breath of the birds — the revival of taonga pūoro

Audio and transcription — published by RNZ Concert in 2021



About the lecture

In 2019 I was honoured to be asked to give the annual Lilburn Lecture which is presented by the Lilburn Trust each year in collaboration with Taiwhanga Kauhau the National Library of New Zealand.

Lilburn Trust

I chose to speak about the origin of ngā taonga puoro, their revival, and how I’ve used these musical instruments in my work. The lecture, which took place on 1 November 2019, included a performance of Hineraukatauri by NZSO principal flautist, Bridget Douglas and taonga pūoro performer and researcher, Alistair Fraser.


Read or listen to the lecture

The Lilburn Lecture 2019 — RNZ

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