“I like to collaborate with other artists so that I may be musically inspired by their creative vision, and in turn they may become inspired by mine. In music and art I admire simplicity, emotion and originality.” - Claire Cowan
Auckland-based composer Claire Cowan has pursued a career in music for concert, film and theatre since graduating from the University of Auckland with Honours in 2006.
Opito is a short fanfare about Opito Bay in the Coromandel. It features extended brass techniques and imitations of sea gull calls and dolphin sounds. It was composed when Cowan was still in her teens.
It's performed by the Auckland Philharmonia with conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
Recorded by Radio New Zealand Concert, 27 November 2011.