POSTPONED: Now! Here! This! Ōtepoti – Night: 28/08/2021

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The Audio Foundation is thrilled to present Now! Here! This! – Ōtepoti.

Now! Here! This! Festival is making its way down the country, with the latest installment held in the depths of Ōtepoti from August 26 – 28. The 3 day festival is part of the re-invention of the popular Altmusic programme, which has seen regular tours by legendary artists of experimental music and sound art tour Aotearoa over the past decade. With the advent of Covid 19 and the impossibility of international visitors the Altmusic programme has been transformed to present 3 day festivals in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington in addition to the regular festival in Auckland.

Curated by local dastardly duo Sewage (Ro Rushton-Green & Gabriel Griffin), Ōtepoti will be blessed across 3 nights and one day with experimental sound and adventurous music by a huge roster of visiting and local artists, hosted at the New Athenaeum Theatre and Lodge Maori.

More info, including full programme, artist bios and links:

Saturday 28 August at New Athenaeum Hall, doors open 7:30PM
– Citacsy-T
– Ava Mahoney + Samara Alofa + Kate Reid + Petal Play
– Murdabike + E-Kare
– William Henry Meung + Riki Gooch + Aaron Lovich + Scott Kendall
– Guardians
Visuals by Leben Young

$20 on the door/$13+BF Presales from UnderTheRadar

218239450_170875188366453_8395814182959693326_nCitacsy-D and Citacsy-T is the mutant twin project of Tash van Schaardenburg; on one shoulder sits a chimera of ambient journeys that spins synthesis between live sound sculpting of biographical field recordings and sonorous electronic noise ; On the other shoulder squats a gremlin sheltered under an umbrella of experimental techno, who relishes in the cathartic qualities of the club through somatic sonics, and mimicry of the percussive racket of urban life.





One half of Vow Cave.

samara alofaSamara Alofa is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau. Samara’s enchanting soundscapes, stories of the past, future, and present, surreal visuals, and ritualistic rhythms/loops create new worlds. Their command over atmospheres transcend and reveal deep truths, that may leave you laid out on the floor or buzzing for more. Magnetic, enchanting, authentic and pure in purpose – Samara is one worth experiencing in the flesh.




Cole HutchinsonCole Hutchinson is a digital programmer and composer. Starting her music endeavours in Pōneke, she now lives a slow, homebody lifestyle in Koputai (Port Chalmers) which has been reflected in her music progression. Flesh of the Womb embodied the turmoil of city living, whilst dealing with ongoing mental health, addiction, impulsion and grief. Cole now works on a solo project called Petal Play – keeping to elements of Flesh, but focusing more on the softness and emotional regularity that comes with the passing of time.






Live, out of the box electronic art duo based in Otepoti. Iso12 (Futurians, Laser cooling)and
RGB (ROTCCC) Both former None gallery and artists at ‘steep street’ art fashion label.
Murdabike is the inspiration for creating a sonic platform for dirty hard techno beats with moto synth sound. Using retro analog digital gear, old school samplers and machine-drum love to create driving rhythms for dance and freestyle. With Disco house, techno and post punk influences.










Screenshot_20210806-144923_XGimpe – kare is GJVB (fauxhound, T.A.B) and PMT (Porohīanga, PMT) joining forces to make “music”. First bloomed in Põneke in 2016, Ekare has played over seas and in homes ever since. E Kare continues to spread the good word of Chiptune and Hxrdcxrx Txchnx to the masses.

William henry meung William Henry Meung is a Dunedin based no/low/home-fi recording artist from such bands as Volt, Horsehead Nebula, Wolfskull, and The Expendable Animals. He remains a steady member of The Ladder is Part of the Pit.

Riki_Gooch_CelesteFonteinRiki Gooch (Cave Circles, DJ Oboe) began his career as a founding member of seminal band Trinity Roots. He has since lent his drumming and production talents to legendary New Zealand artists claiming his position as one of New Zealand’s finest and in demand musicians. These artists include Jonathan Crayford, Bic Runga, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6, Recloose, Crowded House, Electric Wire Hustle, Leila Adu, Lord Echo, Fabulous Arabia, The Phoenix Foundation, The Adults, Vadim, and Adam Page. Riki is also the brains behind the massive Eru Dangerspiel Ensemble and a solo artist under the moniker Cave Circles. He is also one fourth of the Some Other Planets collective alongside Christoph El Truento, Julien Dyne and Parks.

Aaron Lovich is a multi-instrumentalist and experimental musician based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Scott Kendall from Blue Cheese likes making sounds with different things and listening and dancing.

Collaboration between Chris Schmelz (Wolfskull / Rubbish Film Unit) and Lance Strickland (Mud Death / King Loser / Cash Guitar)