SMP Ensemble's CD Podróże—Journeys was released early 2010, comprising recordings of new works and arrangements by New Zealand composers, written in 2009 for performance at SMP Ensemble's Podróże concert series. These concerts commemorated both the 65th anniversary of the arrival in New Zealand of the 'Pahiatua' children—Polish refugees that arrived in Wellington near the end of WWII—and the 20th anniversary of Polish Independence. The concerts were organised in tandem with the celebrations of the Polish community in Wellington at that time. The CD is available via SOUNZ The Centre for NZ Music, here.
1. Anon. arr. Carol Shortis - Polskie Kwiaty
2-5. Simon Eastwood - Jericho: Walls Will Fall
6. Karlo Margetic - Hommage a W.L.
7. Andrzej Nowicki - Abstand und Nahe
8. Anton Killin - Podróże
9. Carol Shortis - Tesknota (Yearning)
Lucky Dip (2012)
Lucky Dip was a concert held in Wellington in June 2012, in which SMP Ensemble premiered eleven new works by New Zealand composers. Live recordings of three of these are available to stream below.
Samuel Holloway - Desire Lines.mp3
Sarah Ballard - felsic mafic.mp3
Alex Campbell-Hunt - Pairs.mp3
Lucky Dip - SMP Ensemble performing at Wesley Church in 2012
Photo by Megan Ward