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Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua

Film (Trailer) – 2014

Voices of the Land 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 was a renowned expert in taonga pūoro — traditional Māori instruments like wood and bone flutes. Voices of the Land pays tribute to Nunn's role in their revival, while director Paul Wolffram's powerhouse creative team use image and sound to illustrate how the "landscape and the voices of the land can be heard". The film debuted at the 2014 Wellington Film Festival. Nunns died in June 2021.

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