large orchestra (;;timp;3 perc;hp;pf;str)
Winner of the Douglas Lilburn Prize, premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, cond. Matthias Bamert

Nightdances speaks of the starry world that unfolds around us as dusk falls, and the forces that are buried within.

"I have felt the silver pulse beat
of the moon its sandpaper hands
on my head on my heart my naked body
sanding my eyeballs.
I don't want to look at it anymore."

— from The kumara god smiles fatly, Hone Tuwhare

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