Discovering Sounds of Home

New Plymouth-born saxophonist and composer Hayden Chisholm, 37, toured Germany to learn about its rich folk music tradition – and why the Germans have a problem with it. His back-to-the-roots journey was captured in a new documentary, Sound of Heimat, which is on now in German cinemas. Director Arne Birkenstock said Chisholm was perfect for the job. “He has always been looking for original music,” Birkenstock said. “He’s curious, is open to everything, and doesn’t have barriers in his head – which we Germans sometimes have about our own folk music.” Chisholm studied at the conservatory in Cologne. He lives in Germany.


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Cabaret Performer Sophie Koh at Centre Stage

Cabaret Performer Sophie Koh at Centre Stage

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