NOW HEAR THIS! Part 6 – Saturday 17 October

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NOW HEAR THIS!
A festival of urgent sound, adventurous music and deep listening
13-18 October 2020

 

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER @ AUDIO FOUNDATION, 7PM – 12AM
Mercedes Cambridge, CRUDE, Malcolm Riddoch, Bruce Russell with True Bliss Experience, Big Roses, Mental Health Triangle, Mick Elborado / Riki Gooch / Pat Kraus / Anita Clark / Ro Rushton-Green

(Visuals by Chris Schmelz)

Tickets from www.UnderTheRadar.co.nz

Festival info: http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/festival/now-hear-this-festival-2020

 

ARTIST INFORMATION:

MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE
Mercedes Cambridge is known internationally for their work scoring documentaries, specifically in the field of true crime. Their track ‘Lair’ was recently featured on Psi-Solation – A Global Compilation of Music Made in Lockdown and their EP, Adversary, is forthcoming.

Mercedes busks as often as possible, especially whenever voyaging through the Low Countries.

CRUDE
Matt Middleton, a.k.a. one-man-band Crude, provides a welcome New Zealand perspective on sonic excess. His multi-instrumental solo performances teeter, often breathtakingly, between control and chaos, encompassing free jazz, electronics, noise, and vocal work.

Conceived in 1994, Crude is the working title for Middleton’s recordings – a universe of music and ideas concocted on a simple cassette four-track recorder. As well as a long list of solo self-releases, Middleton has also played with The Aesthetics and Space Dust and released music on Flying Nun, Ecstatic Peace and Mental Telemetry.

MALCOLM RIDDOCH
Malcolm Riddoch’s sonic arts practice melds experimental electroacoustic technique with phenomenological method: An investigation of acousmatic listening and electronic transformation of soundscapes; notions of indeterminacy in composition for installation and performance; the use of whole acoustic spaces in installation and music performance; and electroacoustic feedback as an embodied, intentional, temporalizing process.
His medium is non-tonal, timbrally focused and technologically organised sound with themes of dissolution

Go Hard, Go Early is a cyclic electroacoustic feedback set reflecting on the wonderful bravura of youth in the face of the imminent corruption of our precious bodily fluids.

BRUCE RUSSELL WITH TRUE BLISS EXPERIENCE
Bruce Russell is the most famous New Zealand musician almost no one in New Zealand has ever heard of, perhaps partly owing to the fact that he moreover claims not to be a musician at all.

An inveterate improvisor and practitioner in sound, since 1987 he has been a member of the Dead C., an internationally celebrated genre-dissolving New Zealand trio. He also performs with Alastair Galbraith as A Handful of Dust (since 1984), and latterly with the Aotearoa Snuff Jazz Ensemble. His solo guitar practice reconfigures the blues as a form of improvisational auto-destruction – not for nothing has he been described as ‘the Jimi Hendrix of no-technique’. In his own estimation the main virtue of his instrumental technique is that it successfully combines tai chi with DIY carpentry. He is also a theorist and published author.

TRUE BLISS EXPERIENCE
A unique power trio of Drew McMillan (electric guitar), Sean Martin-Buss (electric bass) and Alan Jones (drums)

MENTAL HEALTH TRIANGLE
Improvisational and ecstatic rap music by Tokerau Wilson, Justin Ta’ulu and Matt Middleton and any one game enough to join them!

BIG ROSES
Big Roses is the moniker sometimes used by Joan George and Robbie Yeats (Dead C, The Renderers, Verlaines). On this trip they are delighted to team up with Rachel Shearer (Angelhead, Queen Meanie Puss, Lovely Midget). Always up for a musical challenge, their aim will be to take you from somewhere near the fairground to somewhere near the black metal show.

LAST SET FREAK OUT
Mick Elborado – electric bass, Riki Gooch – drums, Kraus – guitar, Anita Clark – violin, Ro Rushton-Green – violin, sax, voice

 

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