Stroma will present three concerts of new and iconic works in the second half of 2018.

, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington

The revolution is here! Prepare yourself for big works and bold sounds from some of the most iconic ‘sonic revolutionists’ of the twentieth century — Witold Lutoslawski, György Ligeti, Kaija Saariaho and Iannis Xenakis. The next generation is represented by a world premiere from leading young New Zealand composer Reuben Jelleyman. Iconic Sonics will be held in the beautiful gallery spaces of City Galley Wellington, surrounded by images from their 'Iconography of Revolt' exhibition.


Hamish McKeich (conductor)


György Ligeti (HUN) • Ramifications for 12 solo strings

Kaija Saariaho (FIN) • New Gates for flute, viola and harp

Iannis Xenakis (GR) • Aroura for 12 solo strings

Reuben Jelleyman (NZ) • Designs for chamber ensemble (world premiere)

Witold Lutoslawski (POL) • Chain I for large ensemble

Iconic Sonics


, Hannah Playhouse, Wellington

Join us to celebrate 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, in this concert of dynamic and diverse new works by women composers from New Zealand and Australia. Stroma will perform the music of Jasmine Lovell-Smith, Sarah Ballard, Alison Isadora, Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, Eve de Castro-Robinson and Lisa Illean in a high-octane cross-genre and cross-cultural collaboration with leading jazz octet The Jac, soprano Barbara Paterson, and a quartet of players of traditional Indian instruments.


Hamish McKeich (conductor)

Barbara Paterson (soprano)

The Jac (jazz octet)

Swami Madhuram Puri (bansuri)

Laurence Baker (harmonium + voice)

Pavla Charapovova (karatalas)

Thomas Vine (mridanga)


Eve de Castro-Robinson (NZ) • Quiet at her window for soprano and ensemble

Lisa Illean (AUS) • Cantor for soprano and ensemble

Alison Isadora (NZ/NL) • Stemmen

Sarah Ballard (NZ) • Paramātmā for Indian musicians and ensemble

Jasmine Lovell-Smith (NZ) • New work for jazz octet and ensemble

Antonia Barnett-Mcintosh (NZ) • New work



, Pyramid Club, Wellington

Immerse yourself in the music of composers who redefined the very boundaries of music. An intimate evening of song, speech, rain, harmonics, beat frequencies and vases. Featuring music by Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, John Cage, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Peter Ablinger and Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.


Barbara Paterson (voice)

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh (voice)

Ken Ichinose (cello)


John Cage (US) • Aria

Peter Ablinger (GER) • Weiss / Weisslich 31e for water and glass tubes

Chiyoko Szlavnics (CAN) • Triptych for AS

Alvin Lucier (US) • Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases

James Tenney (US) • ‘Shimmer’ from Glissade

Antonia Barnett-Mcintosh (NZ) • New Work

Essential Experimental