Posted on March 13, 2021 by Irene Hundleby
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Stephen Reay is a guitarist and composer. He has performed as part of the Subliminals and Avoid!Avoid (Flying Nun Records) and the Haints of Dean Hall (Arch Hill Recordings). He uses guitars and amplifiers as way to create sonic textures that explore notions of everyday engagement with wellbeing, ecology, nature and human impacts on the environment.
It is an optimistic work, using childhood as a metaphor for renewed hope for the future. With the current Covid pandemic engulfing the world, more than ever we need some sense of hope. It was written for The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, to celebrate the re-opening of the earthquake-stricken Christchurch Town Hall, and was recorded by The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra under conductor Ken Young in June 2020. The first public performance was by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra under Marc Taddei in September 2020, under level 2 restrictions with just 400 people in the Town Hall.
The symphony is divided into five movements with the subtitles: Beginnings, Play, Hopes and Dreams, Life-force, and A future, and features some child-like sounds of ratchets and pots and pans. The beautiful art work for the CD jacket is by Dunedin-based artist and childrens’ illustrator Robyn Belton.
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