About this artist...
Bird/Bones, is the solo project of writer, producer, guitarist, & vocalist Simon Lind. He describes his first album ‘Never Learnt to Swim’ as the following:
Recorded in the space of an hour and a half with no budget whatsoever. The songs range from some of my very oldest music (the waters, siren song), to stuff that I wrote about half an hour before recording and just kind of tossed some chords in as I recorded (pretty much everything else), to a cover of Natasha Khan’s absolutely gorgeous Seal Jubilee. This is a sad little acoustic dream folk album about love, loss, and near-death experiences, to name just a few things. It’s also one of the few times that I’ve made something that I’m kinda proud of…
Cover/text sourced from Bandcamp. Used with permission.
Last edited: 07.08.15
- Kete Aronui - Richard Nunns
Source: NZ On Screen
Resource type: Documentary ; Arts/Culture ; Māori ; Television
"Richard Nunns is a renowned expert in taonga pūoro — traditional Māori instruments like wood and bone flutes. This 2007 episode of the Māori Television arts show sits down with him as he narrates his collaboration with Brian Flintoff and the late Hirini Melbourne — “a magic coalition of separate skills” — and the journey they’ve undertaken to resurrect lost sounds. Inspired by museum objects, literature and song, the trio led the revival of the form in contemporary Aotearoa. Nunns says the pūoro would’ve functioned as “a cellphone to the divine” for tohunga (experts)." (NZ On Screen summary)