Tickets from: https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=LYRETGA16
The below description is taken from the ticketek website above:
"Presented by: The Incubator and Baycourt
Tauranga man John Knotts was inspired to create a replica of the sacred Bulls Head Lyre of Ur. His instrument joins an international collection of lyre replicas, many of which carry the message of peace.
The Lyre Of Ur is an ancient artefact from the Sumerian city of Ur located in present-day Iraq. The lyre of Ur is the oldest found harp in the world.
Harpist Natalia Mann will premiere the lyre in collaboration with Iraqi artist Sundus Abdul Hadi and joined by taonga puoro player Jo’el Komene. They will present a multi-media performance of music and art as a meditation on contemporary issues.
Sundus Abdul Hadi is a powerful and poignant voice among contemporary Iraqi artists. Natalia Mann is a New Zealand harpist known internationally for her contemporary approach. Jo’el Komene is a taonga puoro traditional Maori instrument player and cultural educator. Lyre maker John Knotts is a koumatua of Ngai Tahu."