Utterance album is out now! Please look under my 'Recordings' tab to follow links. There is also a video installation which goes along with this album. This is an abstract album, free improvisation, environmental work created in Aotearoa. It's moody and a little spooky, but refined and delicate. Certainly for a harp, banjo and taonga puoro album, this one comes out of left field. I'm proud of this work, made with my beloved mentor Richard Nunns and amazing NZ composer my friend David Long.
Richard Nunns and David Long are both legendary musicians in the NZ music scene. It’s a privilege and pleasure to work with both of them. Richard Nunns had been my mentor and co-player for some years already before he suggested we make this album together. David and I met for the first time in this collaboration and over the duration of this project we’ve developed a strong friendship and mutual artistic respect.
Meeting for the first time through the recording of UTTERANCE, David Long & Natalia Mann discovered a seamless synergy in improvisation. Traversing wide frontier soundscapes, the two musicians weave new textures through their combined artisty.
June 2, 2017
Jeff Henderson compiles an exhibition of sonic writings by Richard Nunns. David Long & Natalia Mann perform UTTERANCE, with installation films.
@ Audio Foundation, Sub-Basement of the Parisian Tie Factory, 4 Poynton Terrace (Off Pitt St or behind St Kevins Arcade) Auckland Central audiofoundation.org.nz
David Long & Natalia Mann perform UTTERANCE, with installation films. Supported by Ariana Tikao & Alistair Fraser
@ Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand