Altmusic presents; Deep Days, Listening Nights in Wellington – 25-27/07/2016

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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)


Monday 25 July @ The Pyramid Club, Deep Listening℠ workshop, 7pm
$10 on the door // no presales

Tuesday 26 July @ The Pyramid Club, drum workshop, 5pm
$10 on the door // no presales

Tuesday 26 July @ The Pyramid Club, doors open 8pm
$20 on the door // presales $15 from UTR –

Wednesday 27 July @ The Pyramid Club, doors open 8pm
$20 on the door // presales $15 from UTR –


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


As of Monday 25 July, 7pm, The Pyramid Club will play host to the Wellington leg of Deep Days, Listening nights. Please join us as we contemplate the nature of listening with certified Deep Listening℠ instructor Sarah Weaver. In the words of Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening℠ is “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing.” In practice, Deep Listening℠ cultivates a heightened awareness of the sonic environment, both external and internal, and promotes experimentation, improvisation, collaboration, playfulness and other creative skills.

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.


Drummers in Wellington would be foolish to miss the opportunity to workshop with Gerry Hemingway on Tuesday 26 July, 5pm!

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.


Later that evening, Tuesday 26 July, 8pm, treat your ears to the sounds of Jason Lescalleet, Gerry Hemingway / Sarah Weaver & NΩNΩNΩ (Chris Wratt / Benny Jennings).

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.

NΩNΩNΩ is the reductionist, experimental project of Chris Wratt and Benny Jennings. NΩNΩNΩ pushes the distinction of signal/noise to a point of rupture; motifs emerge and dissipate in an exercise of attention and drift.


To witness the stylish rounding off the Wellington proceedings, be sure to have placed yourself within the loving embrace of The Pyramid Club by 8pm on Wednesday 27 July. There, then, you can take it all in – the sounds of Jason Lescalleet / Campbell Kneale, Gerry Hemingway / Sarah Weaver and Nell Thomas / Jonny Marks.

From the charred sub-bass doom metal of Black Boned Angel, to Our Love Will Destroy The World’s dense holographic noisescapes, to Brilliant Swords’ mystic post-Husker Du melodic punk, Campbell Kneale’s output speaks for itself.

Since the early 1990s, Antony Milton has been carving a space within Wellington’s vibrant community of experimental music and sonic art, both for himself, and those who are released through the PseudoArcana label.

Nell Thomas is a multi-instrumental experimenter, cosmic voyager, and Pyramid Club organiser. She has written music for film and dance, as well as collaborating with most (if not all) of Wellington’s finest.

Johnny Marks is an extraordinary vocalist as evidenced by his work with The All Seeing Hand. Perhaps less well know is his work on analogue synthesiser – be sure not to miss this opportunity.



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

Gerry Hemingway performing ‘Solo for Cymbal’

Jason Lescalleet

Campbell Kneale

Nell Thomas w. Susan Alcorn, Tom Callwood, and Tristan Carter

Jonny Marks





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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, The Center for Deep Listening℠ at Rensselaer, and The Pyramid Club.