PURPLE PILGRIMS / APOLLO KIDS
April 23rd, 2014
After an excessively eventful Easter weekend in Auckland I have pics aplenty. These are from Thursday 17th April, more to come:
Sister power! This is Valentine and Clementine Nixon, aka Purple Pilgrims, aka purveyors of beautiful, blissed out, ethereal, oceanic vibes. Check out their interview on UTR & where you can learn about their gypsy genetics, the Hong Kong music scene and recording ‘cosmic collaborations’ in the Coromandel (yay for alliteration!)
& here’s some live footage from London, November 2013:
Thanks to Nick and Shannon Walsh for organising this rad event (the finale of four) - local experimental electronic goods galore!
Christoph El Truento > christoph-el-truento.bandcamp.com/
Deerpark > deerparkband.net
April 21st, 2014
NZ IDLE: Here’s a comedic little web-series made in Wellington about life on the unemployment benefit. Genius! Only three episodes are out thus far, more coming soon…
Episode 2 | Time Management Skills
Episode 3 | ‘Compelled to Work!’ Scheme
FLAT WHITE GUY: A pretty great 48 Hour Film out of Auckland from 2011 that didn’t quite make it in on time. (Thanks Eliot!)
“WHATEVEREST is a documentary about the unlikely inspiration behind a dance tune produced by Todd Terje called “Inspector Norse”. “Inspector Norse” is the internet alias of Marius Solem Johansen, a failed musician living in a small town, producing dance videos and drug recipes for YouTube.”
April 19th, 2014
Huge congratulations to Loomio who have well-surpassed their crowd-funding goal of $100,000, and a huge thankyou to anyone who donated! If you’re not sure what this is all about, go explore! You can start a group to make decisions in your own community or organisation, or just check out existing groups on Loomio to see what they’re doing and join them at will. Here’s to more effective decision making for the masses!
April 15th, 2014
Our pals at Loomio are getting amazingly close to their crowd-funding goal that will enable them to help bring true democracy to the world! Huge thanks to anyone who has donated thus far, and if you haven’t, please consider clicking through and donating to this extremely worthy cause. Any offerings are much appreciated - it all adds up! But act fast, the crowd funding closes soon!
AUCKLAND EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA!
April 15th, 2014
WEDNESDAY 16TH: I.RYOKO (2 sets) @ Golden Dawn. 9PM. Free Entry.
THURSDAY 17TH: Deerpark presents the finale of a four-part fortnightly showcase of electronic/experimental music at the Wine Cellar.
i.ryoko, ParkTapes, Deer Park, Christoph El Truento, Terracotta Cat and Ron Gallipoli
FRIDAY 18TH / SATURDAY 19TH: BORDERLINE FESTIVAL @ Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar
THURSDAY 17TH, SATURDAY 19TH & SUNDAY 20TH:
April 10th, 2014
“Horacio Pollard is an overlooked genius of experimental noise” - Sound Projector
“Half English, half Argentine, Ibiza-born noise-eccentric, Horacio Pollard is an experimental musician, painter and video maker. Known for his visceral, spontaneous live shows, he often performs on vocals through half-broken guitar pedals….
Playing at Pyramid Club, Wellington, on Monday 14th April. 8PM. With:
i.ryoko - the solo project of Thomas Lambert (Sonorous Circle, Seth Frightening) psychedelic sound worlds.
Mukade - Chris Wratt on no input mixer/gongs/drums. Mukade began during Chris’ year-long stay in Osaka collaborating with Japanese noise musicians.”
April 4th, 2014
900 - I.RYOKO
945 - TIGERS OF THE SEA
1030 - SHOCKING AND STUNNING
1115 - ALL SEEING HAND
1200 - E N T
1245 - BALLAH PLAYAH GNAR
0130ish - DJ CHOCO MOUSSE
TOUCAN BROWN, a musical home movie - here’s a lovely doco of Athuzela Brown’s tour of the South Island with Toucan Stubbs earlier this year. Made by Theo Taylor:
The annual 48 Hour Film Festival starts tonight. Hopefully we’ll get ours in on time this time! To get us in the mood, here’s a funny old one by Taika Waititi (Director of Boy, Eagle Vs Shark, etc):
NATIONWIDE RALLY AGAINST THE TPPA THIS SATURDAY
March 28th, 2014
The TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is a ‘trade-deal’ currently being negotiated by the New Zealand government and 11 other countries. It is another tool to assist in the corporate take-over of the world, though we don’t know too much about it because it is being negotiated in secret so that the public can’t have a say. This is democracy? We should all be concerned. More info here > itsourfuture.org.nz/what-is-the-tppa
Show your opposition by joining the rallies, marches and events in your area this Saturday 29th March in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Geraldine, Hamilton, Hokianga, Invercargill, Kaitaia, Nelson, Palmerston North, Taranaki, Tauranga, Thames, Whanganui, Wellington, Whangarei.
MISCELLANY : 25.03.14
March 25th, 2014
Loomio is a free and open-source, collaborative decision-making tool that could do wonders for the world, and it is currently being developed by some amazing people in Wellington. They’re running a crowd-funding campaign to raise development funds and have so far raised over $38,000 (with a goal of $100,000 and 22 days to go). Investigate, donate to a worthy cause and change the world for the better!
SHOW IN WELLINGTON THIS FRIDAY:
The show starts at 9.15 with i.ryoko - and short sets to fit in the five acts by midnight!
Poster by Lily Paris West
TIM PREBBLE - THE MUSIC OF SOUND:
This is a mini-documentary made by Wellington’s master sound-designer, Tim Prebble (with the help of cinematographer Ian Powell), made during his Auckland Regional Council residency at Little Huia. Tim also runs a reliably fascinating blog called The Music of Sound - worth a peruse!
AF RESIDENCY / PIHA ADVENTURE!
March 18th, 2014
These photos were taken in Piha on February 20th during the i.ryoko Audio Foundation residency. Many thanks to the lovely Rosa Kim for hosting the beautiful adventure!
Rosa & Matt on Lion Rock
Looking down from Lion Rock
Kite Kite Falls
Remains of a great felled behemoth