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!
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!
“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.”
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.
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!
AUDIO FOUNDATION / I.RYOKO RESIDENCY : MUSIC, ETC!
March 13th, 2014
If you have a spare 18 minutes, here’s a new track made while I was in residence at the Audio Foundation. It is a bit of an epic, combining violin, synth, voice and drums with some sounds that were bouncing around in my head at the time - the Auckland motorway, the factory above my studio, the kids playing at the school next door, ocean waves and news of unchecked state terrorism. More to come!
Unfortunately the i.ryoko residency at the Audio Foundation has now come to an end! What a joyous time, I wish it could have gone on longer! Thanks so much to Zoe, Chris and Jeff at the Audio Foundation, and all who attended the shows and/or had chats and inspired me while I was there.
So begins the recap - starting with these video stills taken from the show in the AF stairwell on Wednesday 19th Feb, 2014 featuring Duncan Bruce, Sally McIntyre (Radio Cegeste), Matt Faisandier (The Convoy) and Thomas Lambert (i.ryoko). Video shot by Zoe Drayton.
Sonorous Circle is a growing collective of passionate individuals, here to support what we know to be good; to aid and encourage the creation and dissemination of exciting and sincere music and art in whatever form it may come.