Paul Wolffram's film melds sounds from noted musicians Richard Nunns and Horomona Horo, recorded in spectacular locations around New Zealand, to demonstrate that the sounds of the natural world are a form of music too. Nunns is a renowned expert in taonga pūoro - traditional Māori instruments like wood and bone flutes. Debuting at the 2014 Wellington Film Festival, Voices of the Land pays tribute to Nunn's role in their revival, while Wolffram's powerhouse creative team use image and sound to show ways "landscape and the voices of the land can be heard".
Landscape...it's the bedrock. It's the bones, it's the ribs, it's the stuff of music. It's the needle of the compass.– Richard Nunns
World premiere at the Wellington International Film Festival, 26 July 2014, followed by further screenings around NZ as part of touring film festival.