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First ever SOUNZ Commission for Emerging Players announced

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and Orchestra Wellington are delighted to announce the work selected for the first ever Commission for Emerging Players: Simon Eastwood’s Infinity Mirror. This is a new collaboration with SOUNZ and Orchestra Wellington with Arohanui Strings, who will perform the commission in a concert in May 2018.

Simon Eastwood is a composer and bass player, originally from Wellington. He is currently studying towards a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Simon’s work is inspired by the infinity mirror, which serves as a metaphor for the inter-generational exchange which will be seen on stage with this commission.

Diana Marsh, SOUNZ Executive Director, said, “We are delighted to be able to work with Orchestra Wellington and the Arohanui Strings. At SOUNZ we want to offer the opportunity for everyone to enjoy New Zealand music and what better way to do this than engaging one of our composers to write for the combined forces of an orchestra with these young musicians. This is the first time we’re running a project like this and we look forward to similar collaborations  in the future.”