Sunday, 8 January 2012

Mason Bay December...more instruments and photos


Purerehua rakau rata (made from beach find)

Recording setup in tidal access cave at Little Hellfire Beach

Recording setup at Duck Creek near the Homestead Woolshed

Recording dawn chorus outside Hill Homestead

Koauau rimurimu. This is the result of drying the stipe for 10 months.

Working in the Homestead workshop.

Mason Bay, Rakiura December 2011 - Update

I've completed my time at Mason Bay, Rakiura/Stewart Island and now Im busy editing sound recordings and tidying up loose ends.

Here are some of the instruments I made December 2011.

Putorino tutu rakau (kanohi (faces) based on pendant artifact found on Centre Island Fouveux Strait held in Otago Museum)

Panguru tutu rakau (with rata beater). Inspired by description in Traditional Lifeways of the Southern Maori : Beattie of southern instrument