2023 New Cuba Street Suite
Get ready for an electrifying experience at the 2023 New Cuba Street Suite! This extraordinary collection features five sensational compositions blending the power of percussion and cutting-edge electronics. Instrumental composers, electronic producers, and percussionists join forces to create a sonic fusion like never before. These remarkable teams consist of Aotearoa's most exhilarating early-career artists, representing a diverse range of musical genres. Under the expert mentorship of the legendary John Psathas, this suite is guaranteed to be an explosion of colours, diversity, and curiosity. Brace yourself for a high-energy extravaganza that will leave you wanting more. The New Cuba Street Suite promises to be an auditory delight that resonates with audiences of all tastes. Immerse yourself in the magic as this extraordinary performance takes centre stage three times during Classical on Cuba. Each composer has the privilege of collaborating with a top-tier professional percussionist hailing from various genres. Their combined expertise will elevate the compositions to unprecedented heights, adding a touch of brilliance to an already dazzling showcase. Prepare to witness the synergy between visionaries of sound and masters of percussion, resulting in an unforgettable auditory journey that transcends boundaries. New works by: Bryn Van Vliet and Neil McLeod with Yunior Maden Julian Kirgan Baez and Ludus (Emma Bernard) with Naoto Segawa Christine White and Jack Hooker with Naoto Segawa Robyn Bryant and Serebii (CJ Mower) with Jeremy Fitzsimons Jack Bewley and Ed Zuccollo with Ben Whitton The 2023 New Cuba Street Suite is generously supported by The Morgan Foundation.