2021 Recording Collections

Peter Maxwell Davies at his desk with music Peter Maxwell Davies Research Network: Friday Forum October 2021

Peter Maxwell Davies Research Network: Friday Forum October 2021

Interviews and talk

Video: 1:30:26

Peter Maxwell Davies Research Network (PMDRN) — 8 October 2021

About the talk

I was invited by the PMDRN to give a talk for their online forum about my recollections of studying and working with Max, his influence on my work as a composer and our enduring friendship over many decades.

The forum has 2 guests: Ian Ritchie and me, and is moderated by Richard McGregor. My contribution begins about 44 minutes into the forum and is followed by members asking questions about my talk.

Watch the forum

PMD Research Network 8 October 2021: Gillian Whitehead, Ian Ritchie — Youtube

Cover of CD showing pounamu

Silver Stone Wood Bone

Music on CD

New works for flute and taonga pūoro by New Zealand composers

Rattle RAT D115 CD and digital album — released in 2021


All the works on this album are performed by Bridget Douglas (flutes) and Alistair Fraser (taonga pūoro).


Amongst the 6 works on this recording is my Hineraukatauri.


Get the recording

Buy the limited edition CD from all good record stores, or buy the digital version from Bandcamp or SOUNZ.

Silver Stone Wood Bone — Bandcamp


Elizabeth Kerr has reviewed this album.

Music of Aotearoa — Five Lines


Silver stone wood bone was a finalist for the 2022 Classical Album of the Year at the Aotearoa New Zealand Music Awards.

Aotearoa Music Awards: history

Jian Liu playing Lullaby for Matthew Lullaby for Matthew

Lullaby for Matthew

Music video

Video: 3:50

Jian Liu (piano)

About the recording

Recorded as part of SOUNZ’s Resound Project during a Chamber Music New Zealand concert called ‘Nocturnes’ which took place at the Public Trust Hall, Wellington on 14 April 2021.

About the work

Lullaby for Matthew

NZTrio performing Ka maranga Ka maranga nga kapua

Ka maranga nga kapua

Music video

Video: 8:36


About the recording

Recorded in the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber on 12 December  2021 by JX Live, Auckland Live and RNZ Concert, with support from Creative New Zealand

About the work

Ka maranga nga kapua