Greg Malcolm – Folly Artist (1/10/15 – 31/10/15)

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My life is folly. The neighbours spend every weekend renovating houses or building sheds.  Jenny and I spend a week building a time machine. People come over to check the progress or perhaps our lack of good sense.  My involvement in sound is similar; it’s a mixture of the follies.

1. Folly. the state or quality of being foolish; stupidity; rashness; a foolish action.

2. Foley.  relating to or concerned with the addition of recorded sound effects.

I am a folly artist adding to the soundtrack of my/our life long movie. In this collection of work I will turn some seminal sound art works into visual equivalents as well as creating works that deal with sound and sound based experiences from a life of  foley.

Greg Malcolm (born 1965, Whakatane New Zealand) is a guitarist with a long musical history; he has composed, performed and recorded music for short films, theatre, children’s performance, radio plays, and held solo art exhibitions at the High Street Gallery and Film Archives. He also contributed a chapter in ‘echtzeitmusik berlin published in 2011 on the ‘echtzeit’ Berlin music scene – where he was based for two years and was part of a collective running a venue for new/experimental music called The Anorak. He has released many CDs and DVDs  including Some Other Time Kning Disk 2009, Leather and Lacy Interregnum records 2008, Homesick For Nowhere Corpus Hermeticum  2002 (Jenny Ward), Jazz School Monotype Records with Eugene Chadbourne 2010, Six Strings with Tetutzi Akiyama Korm Plastics (brombron) 2007, International Domestic Corpus (Hermeticum Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Bruce Russell)  2003, Surferdelic Proper Records 2001 Surfing USSR, What is it Keith?  Proper Records 2000 (Tony Buck, Leo Bachmann, Jenny Ward, Jon Rose, Joe Williamson), and Trust Only This Face Braille Records 12 1995.

Exhibition opening Thursday 1 October, 5.30pm start

Runs until Saturday 31 October

Performances 30 – 31 October

Special thanks to CNZ

Audio Foundation
4 Poynton Terrace (Sub-basement Parisian Tie Factory), Auckland Central