We believe in independent and adventurous visions, creative engagement and critical enquiry in sound and music practice in Aotearoa/NZ.
The Audio Foundation is a dedicated and professional space to support, promote and preserve these practices.
Our priority is to present and support the diversity of NZ practitioners exploring practices relating to sound. These practices span the areas of contemporary art, zine work, performance, video and more
Please see CONTACT for details on how to get hold of us.
Audio Foundation is situated in the sub-basement of the Parisian Tie Factory in Poynton Terrace. We have a performance space , low powered Radio Station on AFM 88.3 and online here, our MP3 and AV Library showcasing up to 60 days of NZ "avant garde" music and video, the Gallery space, Zine Library, Screening Room and a shop for underground NZ artists to sell their products to the wider public. Since opening as a hub we have presented numerous events including performances by local and international artists, regular exhibitions of art work relating to sound, panel discussions, workshops and film screening evenings.
AUDIO FOUNDATION AIMS
• To support and promote the creation, production, and dissemination of innovative New Zealand audio projects
• To foster and preserve an identity and history for NZ audio culture, and to promote this to the wider public
• To enable research, development and preservation of creative artistic potential primarily concerned with audio culture
• To facilitate access, engagement and connection from the audio community to the wider arts community
• To maintain and provide a professional integrity through sustained communication, delivery of programs, facilitation and successful initiatives of all kinds
The Audio Foundation Board of Trustees wishes to inform all interested parties that our current Director and founder of Audio Foundation, Zoe Drayton, has tendered her resignation as of March 2014. After ten dedicated years establishing a centre and national network for the support, promotion and preservation of New Zealand sound/art culture, Zoe will be returning to study for a Masters degree. Towards this change, the Audio Foundation Board of Trustees are very pleased to announce that Jeff Henderson will be taking over the role of Director at Audio Foundation.
Jeff brings to the position, a new energy and breadth of experience as one of New Zealand's leading improvising musicians, with an international reputation and with a history of facilitating experimental music venues, (Happy), recording releases (4 iiii's label), performances and for his active support and involvement with trans-disciplinary art practices that promote and foreground sound. Jeff will take up a full time position in March 2014 and we look forward to exciting times ahead for the Audio Foundation. We take this opportunity to sincerely thank Zoe for her vision and unfailing commitment to the build of Audio Foundation and to wish her every success in the future and for every initiative she undertakes. Audio Foundation is flourishing and we are grateful to Zoe for all that she leaves behind her.
Audio Foundation Board of Trustees