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'Tarakihi Invention' pays tribute to the energy and dramatic impact of Maori haka or ceremonial dance while also employing textures which are intended to resemble the scratchy, clicking, pulsing sounds of the cicada in the height of a New Zealand summer. To enhance the effect, the piece was performed with a prepared guitar involving a hair clip inserted between the strings.

Performed by the composer Bruce Paine and recorded in April 2020 as part of his online concert video released during lock-down in New Zealand.

'Tarakihi Invention' sheet music available here...