“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.”
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!
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.
In Auckland at the mo? i.ryoko has a lovely, reverberant, 3-storey stairwell at his disposal, if you’re interested - should be fun! I will be joined by two talented friends from as far as Dunedin and Australia, plus a mystery guest. Attend at will - all welcome. More shows to be announced soon as part of my residency which continues until March 2nd. Stay tuned. Huge thanks to the Audio Foundation, Matt Faisandier and Sally McIntyre for being extremely excellent!
Today I (Thomas Lambert, a.k.a I.RYOKO) began my residency at the Audio Foundation in Auckland. This is the first time the residency has been offered and I feel very lucky to be here. Over the next three weeks I will be working from the AF studio in Myers Park with the aim of producing an ‘adventurous and well realised new sound work’, along with an exhibition of photography. I will also be having a public event or three, so if you’re in Auckland please stay tuned for more info! Details will be available here or through the usual Audio Foundation outlets.
VALENTINES DAY MONSTER MASH IN WELLINGTON
Rumours abound that the All Seeing Hand and Erica Sklenars will display the full visual extravaganza that rain denied them at CALH. What better way to spend a romantic evening?!
PYRAMID CLUB OPENING IN WELLINGTON THIS WEEKEND!
While Wellington is on the verge of losing two of its prime music venues (Puppies and Mighty Mighty) it is about to gain one which will fill the gaping void left after the closure of the Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society in 2012. ‘Freds’ was not just a venue but the hub of an enthusiastic arts community until its untimely demise as the result of building safety regulations under threat of earthquakes. Now, at long last, the legendary Dan Beban brings us the next incarnation: Pyramid Club! Opening this weekend… Party on!
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