Woodwind trio wild and unleashed
WILD REEDS is a local reed trio comprised of an oboe, a clarinet, and a bassoon. The trio’s name is inspired by “arundo donax”, a clump-forming bamboo-like grass that, in the wild, grows up to eight metres tall and is known to whistle in the wind. This perennial plant adapts well to a variety of soils and growing conditions and has a variety of uses from biomass power generation, bioethanol, furniture production, soil erosion control, and feeding livestock, all the way to providing the distinctive form of sound production for each of the musical instruments featured in WILD REEDS. The trio’s particular combination of reed instruments is also said to create “a perfect blend” of sound. In the same way that arundo donax grows in different kinds of environments, the WILD REEDS of Wellington also play music from a broad range of different eras, genres and styles, from Handel to Freddie Mercury. Have a listen!