AF presents: Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda (JP), Monicker Trio, Ro Rushton-Green & Aaron Longville at Parnell Train Station – 04/02/2020


Audio Foundation proudly presents in association with Room40 the second show in it’s Summer Series 2020 program, a series of local and international artists performing at the Parnell Train station.

Japanese sound artists Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda perform with self-made instruments, analogue tape machines and radios, wood pieces, nails, hammer, and daily objects, by responding to the architecture, acoustics and energy of the performance space. Suzuki and Onda, who have been collaborating extensively in recent years and released their first album “ma ta ta bi” in 2014 and the second one “ke i te ki” in 2018, share a deep interest in the relationship between sound and space and exploring the possibilities of site-specific happenings.

“Two exceptional and profoundly attentive sound artists.” – Julian Cowley, The Wire

The Monicker Trio comprises of legendary drummer Roger Turner (London), guitarist Arthur Bull (Nova Scotia) and trombonist Scott Thomson (Montreal). Their freely improvised music moves rapidly by way of subtle responsiveness, the playful undermining of instrumental hierarchies, and an idiosyncratic internal propulsion. The trio has two records, both from their 2018 tour of Eastern Canada: Spine (Ambiances Magnétiques, studio recording) and Libr’aerie (Bug Incision, live recording).

“…a high-water mark in Canadian free improvisation.” – Stuart Broomer

Listen here.

Multi-instrumentalist Ro Rushton-Green and saxophonist Aaron Longville join forces for a one of a kind collaboration set in the Parnell train station pedestrian tunnel. The pair will harness the acoustics of a space otherwise used only by commuters and Domain walkers for a unique site-specific happening.

“Everytime I see you perform, I swear you’re playing a new instrument, Ro!” – Flo Wilson

Tuesday 4 February
7.00PM – Set 1 – Ro Rushton-Green / Aaron Longville – Underpass tunnel – free,
8.00PM – Platform Gallery – $20 inc. BF
Parnell Train Station
$20+BF pre-sale tickets to Platform Gallery show available from UTR, numbers strictly limited
This show has been made possible with the help of Te Tuhi.