‘Ohana o ka Manu

orchestra
(2018) 4′


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Ohana O Ka Manu

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animation by Laurie Sumiye

‘Ohana o ka Manu (Family of Birds) was composed as the fifth movement of the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds, a collaborative composition that pairs six Hawaii composers with six Hawaii animators. This movement, accompanied by animation by Laurie Sumiye, highlights extant Hawaiian forest birds: those native birds living in the islands that can still be savedAs the various birds make preparations for a baby ʻelepaio’s first birthday party, 11 different bird songs are imitated by various instruments in the ensemble. In the end, as all the birds gather together in a single tree, their calls are layered atop each other’s, creating a sonorous cacophony.

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