Altmusic presents; Deep Days, Listening Nights in Dunedin – 23/07/2016

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Altmusic and the Audio Foundation in association with Vitamin S announce
Deep Days, Listening Nights, a series of concerts, workshops and films relating to listening.


Jason Lescalleet (U.S.A.)
Gerry Hemingway (U.S.A./Switzerland)
Sarah Weaver (New York)


Saturday 23 July @ the anteroom, doors open 7pm
$20 on the door // presales $15 from UTR –


Please see below for information concerning the Dunedin leg of this touring spectacular!


Please join us for a night of high calibre experimentation at the anteroom, Port Chalmers, Saturday 23 July, 7pm, w. Jason Lescalleet, Gerry Hemingway / Sarah Weaver, with local support from Smith (Emile Smith solo) & Nick Graham!

Jason Lescalleet is a celebrated experimental electronic music artist whose influence on the contemporary avant-garde is hard to overstate. From lo-fi reel-to-reel soundscaping, work for hand-held cassette machines, to digital sampling and computer generated composition, Jason Lescalleet has exploded the notion of what is possible within the realm of tape-based music.

Gerry Hemingway is one of the great improvising percussionists in the world today. He has been composing and performing solo and in ensemble since 1974, and is well known for his eleven years in the Anthony Braxton Quartet and his many collaborations with some of the world’s most outstanding improvisers and composers including Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor, Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis, George Lewis, Derek Bailey, Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Kenny Wheeler and many others. In this series of concerts, Hemingway will be performing “Reasons of Resonance” – a collection of acoustic, electroacoustic, and media works including collaborations with composer Sarah Weaver and visual artist Beth Warshafsky.

Sarah Weaver is a New York-based composer, conductor, and technologist working internationally as a specialist in composing telematic music – live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. Weaver is co-director of the SLM Ensemble with composer/bassist Mark Dresser. She works with Gerry Hemingway in this ensemble context and composes for him as a soloist. She is a certified Deep Listening℠ instructor, a practice described its developer Pauline Oliveros as “listening in every possible way to everything possible, to hear no matter what one is doing.”

Smith is ‘An exercise in being’, an experiment in honest frequencies through electro acoustic drone and vocal tone.

Nick Graham manipulates the electrical starvation of a dying mixing console to create dense rhythmic drones punctuated by abrasive digital percussion.


Jason Lescalleet

Gerry Hemingway performing ‘Node 111’, volumes 1 & 2 by Sarah Weaver

Gerry Hemingway performing ‘Solo for Cymbal’


Nick Graham

(0:00 – 8:03)



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These events are presented by Audio Foundation, on behalf of Altmusic, with support from Creative New Zealand, and in association with Liminal Music, and The Center for Deep Listening℠ at Rensselaer.