London-born pop music legend David Bowie has died in New York of cancer just two days after his 69th birthday.
Many New Zealand works have sought to give a sense of being of this place – the tyranny of distance and the No 8 wire approach to life – but few have achieved it so well as Len Lye, the new opera.
Auckland music lovers had two major events late last week, with the APO’s concert version of Verdi’s Nabucco and the NZSO playing Bruckner’s huge fifth symphony.
Like many collectors, Alexander Bartleet accumulates the objects and fragments of his daily life. His creations are records of his life – but they are also time capsules, encapsulations of time and place.