Composed after a visit to Kapiti Island November, 2005.

Dedicated to Barry Williams who arranged the visit but couldn’t accompany us.

Kapiti uses my Abelian Form (see coloured table below) and uses as material the calls of many of the birds we heard on this island sanctuary.

Birds quoted:

  • Korimako (Bellbird)
  • Saddleback
  • Riroriro (Little Grey Warbler)
  • Takahe
  • North Island Kiwi
  • Little Spotted Kiwi
  • Morepork

Kapiti - Piano: Dominic Blum