AF presents: EEEEOW! A festival of electronic music – 17 – 19 November

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Audio Foundation presents: EEEWOW! A festival of electronic music.

 

Over three days and nights, bare witness to a staggering array of weird and wonderful electronic music. Some acts you will have you dancing, others will propel you into a trance of introspective self-reflection, some may have you sprinting for the exit.

 

FEATURING

Omit • Kimmy • lskse_ • Lortcon • K-Group • Droszkhi • DJ Fiasco • Flo Wilson • File Folder • Bonnie Hart • Rosy Parlane • Ron Gallipoli • Rachel Shearer • L$D Fundraiser • Clinton Watkins • Richard Francis • DJ Marie Celeste • Nick Graham + SL • bOnEhEaD + Parks • Personal Grievance • Chronic Fatigue Sindrome

 

LINEUPS

Fri 17 Nov.
Whammy Backroom, 8.30pm
w/

DJ Marie Celeste • L$D Fundraiser • bOnEhEaD + Parks • Clinton Watkins • File Folder • Ron Gallipoli • DJ Fiasco
Tickets available for $10 from UTR // $15 at the door

Sat 18 Nov.
Audio Foundation, 4.00pm
w/

lskse_ • Lortcon • Kimmy
koha

Sat 18 Nov.
Audio Foundation, 8.00pm

w/
Omit • Richard Francis • Rachel Shearer • K-Group • Droszkhi • Rosy Parlane
Tickets available for $10 from UTR // $20 at the door


Sun 19 Nov.
Audio Foundation, 11.00am

Workshop w/ Nick Graham: Turn your smartphone into a synthesizer!
Please RSVP via email with “WORKSHOP RSVP + YOUR NAME” as subject line.
For more info see here
$10 at the door.

Sun 19 Nov.
Audio Foundation, 4.00pm
w/

Personal Grievance • Bonnie Hart • Flo Wilson • Nick Graham + SL • Chronic Fatigue Sindrome
Tickets available for $10 from UTR // $15 at the door

 

ARTIST BIOS
DJ Marie Celeste (J9R)
– Marie Celeste is a fixture of Auckland’s dance music scene. Her sets as ‘J9R’ continually push the limits what can be acceptably incorporated into a mix. Additionally, her work as a promoter and organizer have resulted in some of the most exciting events of contemporary electronic dance-music, presenting shows for some of the world’s foremost producers and DJs.

Andrew McMillan (bOnEhEaD)
– Andrew McMillan is a staple of underground electronics in Auckland. As ‘bOnEhEaD’, McMillan performs regularly, solo and in improvised and always adventurous combinations. Recently, at the Auckland Art Gallery, in collaboration with Sean Martin Buss, McMillan presented a performance sonifying et al. and Samuel Holloway’s Upright Piano (2013). Using the musical programming software, Pure Data (Pd), McMillan and Buss reconstructed Holloway’s 99-page score as drones, pops and filter-sweeps based on quantity of black vs. white.

Parks (Ladi6)
– Brent ‘Parks’ Park is best known for his work as producer for Ladi6. Less well know is his love of modular synthesis, which he has recently taken to exploring in more experimental settings, such as his recent performance with drone-outfit, The Metabolists.

Clinton Watkins
– Auckland artist and musician Clinton Watkins has worked with combinations of sonic and visual material for the past fifteen years, with his primary focus being the translation of sonic frequencies into minimal colour fields through custom audio/visual hardware. As an experimental musician, Watkins regularly produces and performs as a solo artist and collaboratively as an active member of the minimal electronic improvisation sextet, Plains and one half of the electronic noise duo 1000. He has released material on many fine labels including Dungeon Taxis, Circle, Claudia, CMR and 20City.

File Folder
– File Folder are another hometown favourite. The duo, comprised of Ducklingmonster (The Futurians, Rise of the City Cat Cult) and American emigre, Robert Pickle, coalesced loudly over an ironing board in 2014 and have be creating offbeat electronic delights ever since. Their sound is hard, abrasive and on the beat, sneering at fear.

Ron Gallipoli
– As the acerbic frontman of post-punk outfit Sharpie Crows and now under the alias of Ron Gallipoli, Sam Bradford has directed his misanthropic musings at targets as diverse as Fonterra and the New Zealand Herald. Live, Ron is equal parts contemptuous and engrossing, as evidenced by his incendiary rendition of Lorde’s hit ‘Green Light’ at the 2017 Silver Scroll Awards.

Nick Graham
– Nick Graham is a sound engineer and sonic practitioner based in Dunedin. Using an assortment of homemade electronics, his work incorporates dense beds of drone peppered with an emphasis on the more visceral ends of the hearing spectrum.

SL
– Sam Longmore is an artist and electronic musician based in Auckland. His whose work is informed by the relationships between sound architecture, and geographic theories of space, place and body. In recent releases, found-sounds and field recordings collide and intermingle, coalescing in shimmering, Solaris-like surfaces of hypnotic drone.

Lortcon
– Lortcon is the solo project of one Spike Keith. At just 13 year, Keith is already making waves, and Lortcon, inspired by minimalism, drone, and the aesthetics of ’80s dance-culture, is most certainly an act to watch.

Kimmy
– Kimmy is an experimental techno project of Catherine Ellis and Alex Guthrie which started in 2017. In collaboration, Ellis and Guthrie create what they describe as “dark electronic workout music”.

K-Group
– K-Group is the off-shoot solo outing of Surface of the Earth guitarist Paul Toohey, and epitomizes the minimal drone of NZ’s deepest, darkest underground. Simulating the calm of a freshly-sedated patient, the antiquated analogue synthesizers of K-Group produce immaculate slabs of sound, exploring the subtlety of drone and electric hum in the vein of Gate and the Dead C.

Rosy Parlane
– Rosy Parlane is a musician from Auckland who began playing music with the avant-garde rock trio Thela. He subsequently began working with abstract electronic based music, both as a solo artist and as Parmentier with fellow Thela collaborator, Dion Workman. His soundscapes are comprised of field recordings, pianos, guitars, household objects and other instruments manipulated via digital UK-based means. Rosy Parlane has released four solo albums, originally on Sigma Editions, and on Touch. Described by one reviewer as “inspired” and “exquisite”, Parlane’s soundscapes of beauty and destruction require a patience listeners are eagerly afforded by listeners.

Droszkhi
– Droszkhi is the solo music project of New Zealand artist and musician Torben Tilly. Following in the spirit of his previous electronic duo Minit (together with Jasmine Guffond) and more recent sonic explorations with the mercurial group Full Fucking Moon (Bek Coogan, Andy Wright, Steve Heather), Droszkhi pulls into its sphere layer upon spectral layer of electronics, custom synths, percussion & other mixed-media to produce a psychedelic sound world of mind-expanding elliptical loops, discombobulated techno-rhythms, electric pulses, and cosmic drones.

Rachel Shearer
– Rachel Shearer investigates the materiality of sound through installation, experimental music, live performance and sound design/composition for moving image. She has received public commissions for sound art and has actively participated in a culture of composing and performing experimental music, releasing recordings on Xpressway (in group Angelhead), Drag City, Flying Nun (in group Queen Meanie Puss), Corpus Hermeticum, Ecstatic Peace, Family Vineyard (as Lovely Midget & Rachel Shearer) along the way.

Omit
– Omit is the solo electronic project of Blenheim’s Clinton Williams. Throughout the 1990s, a litany of self-published cassettes resulted Williams’ experiments, hybridizing Throbbing Gristle’s early industrialism and Klaus Schulze’s cosmological tangents and resulting in a series of catalogue-releases on Corpus Hermeticum and Sysecular Records. The early 2000s, saw a veering towards Lustmord’s dark ambience (on the double-disc Tracer, 2005), and later a toying with Pan Sonic’s glitch soundscapes (on double-disc Interceptor, 2008). Live, his hardware setup sprawls across multiple – a sight to behold.

Richard Francis
– Richard Francis uses field recordings, modular synthesizer and computer to compose and improvise sound works. He has released solo and collaborative albums on a number of labels including Korm Plastics (NL), Monochrome Vision (RU), Aufabwegen (DE), Last Visible Dog (USA) and his own record label CMR (NZ). Recent published collaborative CDs have been with Bruce Russell (NZ), Mattin (ES), Jason Kahn (USA) and Francisco Lopez (ES).

Chronic Fatigue Sindrome
– Chronic Fatigue Sindrome, the occult-duo of Andrew McLeod and Liz Maw, play the pain and fatigue of the musical doom disease while the disease plays us.

lskse_
– lskse_ is a duo comprised of Auckland musicians Daisy Wells and Grace Verweij. Inspired by the likes of Puce Mary, their grinding, noisy industrialism rattles and shakes in all the best ways.

Flo Wilson
– Flo Wilson (Foxtrot) is a composer, producer and artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. Her musical influences are diverse, stemming from computer music, embodied performance, spatial design and immersive installation.

Bonnie Hart
– Bonnie Hart is an interdisciplinary artist and musician currently based in Brisbane, Australia. Hart is renowned for their high-energy avant-garde performers, vocal and instrumental improvisations, both solo and in collaboration. Notable acts include the theatrical grindcore band Unaustralians and ecstatic music collective Sun of the Seventh Sister. Bonnie’s work is extremely diverse, but firmly rooted in the gritty realism of the contemporary sociopolitical landscape.

L$D Fundraiser
– Sullen moans of grumpy guitar amps meet weird bowed metal, home made electronics, and other -weirder- ‘found sounds’ in this infamously confronting solo project of Dunedin’s Dene Barnes.

Personal Grievance
– Founded by Derya Parlak in 2015, amidst the cold embrace of New Zealand’s Southern-Isle, Personal Grievance is a free improvisation project utilising cassette audio technology.

 

ARTIST LINKS

DJ Marie Celeste (J9R)
– https://soundcloud.com/nightpottery/livefrom-marieceleste (‘Live @ Inky Palms’. Auckland, Sept., 2015)

Andrew McMillan (bOnEhEaD)
– http://andrewmcmillan.bandcamp.com/album/bonehead-live-ep (‘Live @ Bodega’. Recorded in Wellington, opening for Merzbow, Nov., 2013)

Parks (Ladi6)
– http://www.redbullstudios.com/auckland/articles/parks-on-ladi-6 (Published Dec., 2013)

Clinton Watkins
– http://noise-below.bandcamp.com/album/tetuzi-akiyama-richard-francis-campbell-kneale-stefan-neville-clinton-watkins (‘Tetuzi Akiyama, Richard Francis, Campbell Kneale and Stefan Neville’. Recorded in May, 2002. Released by Absurd, Greece, May, 2017)
– http://super-sensor.org/clinton-watkins/ (Clinton Watkins in Super-sensor, digital journal of experimental audio)
– https://www.circuit.org.nz/artist/clinton-watkins (Clinton Watkins in CIRCUIT NZ Artist Film and Video online archive)
– https://vimeo.com/12898955 (‘Untitled (‘Force Field)’ for Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland, 2010)
https://frieze.com/article/clinton-watkins (Frieze magazine’s 2009 feature on Clinton Watkin’s a/v installation practice)

File Folder
– http://filefolder.bandcamp.com/album/electric-orb-b-w-the-jails (Released Sept., 2017)
– http://filefolder.bandcamp.com/album/roaring-in-the-dark (Released Sept., 2017)
– https://filefolder.bandcamp.com/album/4-by-4 (Released Feb., 2017)

Ron Gallipoli
– http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nat-music/audio/20147774/ron-gallipoli (Listen to an interview with RNZ from Aug., 2014)
– http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/interview-ron-gallipoli (And another from Dec., 2015)
– https://rongallipoli.bandcamp.com (Releases from Dec., 2014, Oct., 2015 and an xmas single from 2016)
– https://youtu.be/V0PJ0oXX7p0 (Ron’s interpretation of Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ at the 2017 APRA Silver Scrolls

SL
– https://vimeo.com/235606415 (SL live at Storm Channels, 2017, [from 1m. 25s.])
– http://samuellongmore.bandcamp.com/album/endo (‘_endo’, released Nov., 2016)

Lortcon
– https://youtu.be/iRfqk7Uhzko (Lortcon performing live in the bFM studios, July, 2017)
– http://lortcon.bandcamp.com/album/launch (‘Launch’, July, 2017)
– http://lortcon.bandcamp.com/track/81 (August, 2017)

Kimmy
– https://soundcloud.com/athletic_music

K-Group
– http://kgroup.bandcamp.com/album/storage (‘Storage’, released by Fusetron, 2002)
– http://kgroup.bandcamp.com/album/k-group-2 (‘K-group 2’, Jan., 2015)

Rosy Parlane
– https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKtI6DyKnYmNjtxnmNxJlaFXxoJa0jKSv (‘Iris’, released by Touch, 2004)
– https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKtI6DyKnYmP_IXm4CUkwZRyPm8uAEpwD (‘Willow’, released by Touch, 2013)
– https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKtI6DyKnYmMkvqeXh1dLc63AHHhQ0x3f (‘Jessamine’, released by Touch, 2006)

Droszkhi
– http://droszkhi.bandcamp.com/track/violet-november (Dec., 2013)
– http://droszkhi.bandcamp.com/track/live-at-the-commercial-23032013 (Live at The Commercial Gallery, Dec., 2013)

Rachel Shearer
– http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/interview/648/Rachel-Shearer.utr (Read a 2013 interview with Rachel Shearer here)
– https://family-vineyard.com/artists/rachel-shearer-lovely-midget (Rachel’s profile on the Family Vineyard website)
– http://deepmeaningful.bandcamp.com/track/childish-vapours (A track of Rachel’s on the second Deep and Meaningful compilation, 2014)

Omit
– http://pseudoarcana.bandcamp.com/album/omit-live-medusa-13-10-2012 (‘Live at Medusa, Wellington’, released by pseudo arcana, 2012)
– https://youtu.be/MwgPlMO781k (‘Link Op’, taken from the 2005 album, ‘Tracer’)
– https://youtu.be/0IIRrgGlqiA (‘Fluid’ released on Deepskin Conceptual Music, 1992)

Richard Francis
– http://richardfrancis.bandcamp.com/album/combinations-1 (‘Combinations’, released by Entr’acte, Oct., 2015)
– https://youtu.be/KjYbOILh9VI (‘Combinations 2’, released by Glistening Examples, 2015)
– http://richardfrancis.bandcamp.com/album/acid-songs (‘Acid Songs’, released by Dungeon Taxis, Jan. 2011)
– http://richardfrancis.bandcamp.com/album/together-alone-together-apart (‘Together Alone, Together Apart’, released by CMR, Dec., 2007)
– http://richardfrancis.bandcamp.com/album/technology-of-sleep (‘Technology of Sleep’, released by 20city, Jan., 2004)
– http://www.richardfrancis.net.nz

Chronic Fatigue Sindrome
– http://chronicfatiguesyndrome.bandcamp.com/album/professionalism-is-for-amateurs (‘Professionalism is for Amateurs’, released by Clean Teeth, Oct., 2014)
– http://chronicfatiguesyndrome.bandcamp.com/album/both-of-us-could-die (‘Both of Us Could Die’, April, 2016)

lskse_
– https://soundcloud.com/lskse/live-none-gallery-dunedin-2207 (‘Live @ none Gallery, 22/07’, released Sept., 2017)

Flo Wilson
– http://flowilson.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-dance (‘Music for Dance’, released May, 2014)

Bonnie Hart
– http://chemical-imbalance.bandcamp.com/album/wardenburger-0516 (Bonnie Hart with Wardenburger Ensemble, released by Chemical Imbalance 2016)

L$D Fundraiser
– http://pseudoarcana.bandcamp.com/album/l-d-fundraiser (‘L$D Fundraiser’, released by PseudoArcana, Feb., 2014)
– http://lsdfunraiser.bandcamp.com/album/care-free (Various releases from 2017)
– https://thespinoff.co.nz/music/21-06-2017/the-spinoff-reviews-the-album-that-shut-down-dunedin-today/ (A review in music the music of L$D Fundraiser disturbs the author)

Nick Graham
– https://youtu.be/WRnNQyEqIJs (Nick Graham performing at the 2017 edition of Lines of Flight – Dunedin’s bi-annual festival of experimental music)