Since they started playing together in 200e, NZTrio has actively promoted the music of fellow Kiwi composers, and no album does that with more enthusiastic fervour as Lightbox.
Through performances, regular commissions, and recordings, they’ve shared this music with audiences throughout Aotearoa, and proudly showcased them at international festivals. The trio love to perform homegrown gems, and in every concert they include at least one New Zealand work.
The diversity of styles and strength of New Zealand composition is clearly evident on this album. Of the seven works on offer, five are NZTrio commissions, while the other two (by Chris Gendall and Samuel Holloway) have become firm favourites in the trio’s repertoire.
Justine Cormack (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), Sarah Watkins (piano)
Featuring compositions by Karlo Margetić, Rachel Clement, Alex Taylor, Gao Ping, Samuel Holloway, Chris Gendall, and Claire Cowan
Produced by Wayne Laird
Engineered by Steve Garden
Cover artwork ‘English Electric’ by Jim Speers (courtesy of the Wallace Arts Trust)
Design by UnkleFranc
Printing by Studio Q
Released: 15 May 2015