31 Jul 2010

Kapiti - Call and Response

What will happen when a poet, a taonga puoro player, singer, painter, and producer are left on an island with only the birds, the seals, and spirits of the Tipuna of Kapiti to listen in? Kirsten Johnstone takes us onto the Island to hear how the creative process is shaping up. Glenn Colquhoun is writing seagull haka and poems about some of the notorious characters who've called Kapiti Island home, Whirimako Black is singing to the Whai (stingray) who flaps his wings around the shore. Nigel Brown is painting Richard Nunns as a Tiki, while Richard is off having conversations with the very vocal native birds, and Riki Gooch and sound recordist Victoria Parsons are capturing the sounds of rain falling on the leaves of the Puriri tree.