Put your headphones on and mihi to Matariki by walking your maunga, ngahere or streets, whilst listening to this original audio-play.
MAURI TAU is a unique storytelling experience that weaves together the magic of theatre, your whakapapa to the stars and nature. This guided experience immerses you - the listener, in a playful and reflective Sound Play alongside Te Kāhui o Matariki (the star cluster of Matariki).
Writer, director Scotty Cotter collaborates with sound designers Fran Kora, Matt Eller and Komako Silver to celebrate and usher in the Māori new year, inviting you to reconnect to your own mauri (life force, essence).
Enjoy from the comfort of your own home or step outside and interact with your environment while walking your neighbourhood streets, park or maunga. MAURI TAU is created to be enjoyed at dusk or dawn. Engage your heart and imagination with the stories written in the skies as you turn your attention towards the year to come.
MAURI TAU is an immersive audio-work that encourages personal introspection. Reflections on loss or grief are considered in this audio-play.
How will it work?
MAURI TAU is an audio-play designed to be streamed online through a smartphone device on your headphones. When you purchase an admission, you will need to select a session time and will need approximately 50-55 minutes to listen to the full work.
The login details you create will give you access to MAURI TAU. A link to login and further instructions will be emailed through to you the day before your session time.
MAURI TAU can be listened to indoors, but for the full immersive experience, we recommend planning a hīkoi (walk) underneath the open sky to connect with your outdoor environment.
On the date of your selected session time, you’ll need to have your phone/other device ready (fully charged) with wifi or mobile data connectivity, login to your account through a link provided, put your headphones on and press play. Please make sure you have reliable cellular connectivity/coverage in your location in order to successfully play the sound file.