SMP is a cooperative of composers and performers that curate and produce performances for Pōneke, Aotearoa.
Programmes are constantly evolving in response to our cultural climate. We perform everything from classical to contemporary chamber music, electroacoustic music to the most experimental inter-disciplinary work.
We seek to illuminate current developments in contemporary music, represent the up and coming, and invigorate New Zealand music.
The ensemble is flexible group of performers, who work in close collaboration with all involved in projects. Artistic development is made in collaboration between a growing number of composers involved.
Founded in 2008 By Andrzej Nowicki the ensemble has worked closely with Victoria University of Wellington, its students, faculty, and alumni to to produce many chamber concerts and concert programmes yearly.
Since its inception SMP has been managed by numerous changing partners, performers and composers. We have featured as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival, performed for the Refugee Family Reunification Trust, ECO NZ, The Caprice Arts Trust, The Polish Association of Wellington,
Our concerts have repeatedly featured new compositions by New Zealand composers, including an inaugural concert featuring the New Zealand School of Music Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence.