Pique Plastique 3 – 12/12/2020

PP 3

Siblings in sound Audio Foundation and Pyramid Club present a mini-festival featuring some of Aotearoa’s most exciting new and established sonic performance artists.

Featuring the powerhouse avant-Nesian collective BLOOD MOTHERS, Samara Alofa, Native Bush and drone/techno split personality CITACSY from Tāmaki Makaurau, Ōtepoti based multi-instrumentalist Ro Rushton-Green (Sewage), alongside Te Whanganui-a-Tara regulars Crone, Oghum, Isaac Smith, Rosie Langabeer, Ruby Solly and Daniel Beban, the series promises to spike activity in the brain network linked to emotional thinking, with simultaneous activity in different areas like the hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex.

Festival info: http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/festival/af-pyramid-club-present-pique-plastique


Native Bush


crone is the sci-fi goth duo of Emily Berryman and Lucy Reid.
Their sound is underpinned by a sustained sense of drama, stirring effected live loops and samples into an intoxicating mix that evokes the space in between dance and drone, dark and melancholic.

Beating strong with the south pulse, Pipiana Hemi (Ngāti Pikiao/Ngāpuhi) is takatāpui Māori and a queer interdisciplinary artist exploring the bounds of a digital body with deep roots. Based in Tāmaki Makarau and working under the current pseudonym Native Bush, her work cultivates an experience between old & new worlds to convey the driving force of duality. Their memos share a constant of few fucks and fluid motion to break the monotonous crutch of capitalism… yawn. Her explorations have led her to support acts and events such as Riki Gooch, Julien Dyne, Jayda G, Daydreams, Filth, Bodyhaus, Flamingo Pier and Hybrid Festival (alongside Ngāti Kangaru) as well as opening for Betty Apple, Eartheater + more as part of the avant-nesian collective ‘Blood Mothers’ of which she is one of the founding mothers. Occasionally she likes to DJ and eat steam pudding with all the toppings.

Under the shelter of “experimental techno”, Tash van Schaardenburg, a.k.a. Citacsy, loops their way through all matter of music mischief with wandering synthesizations and unexpected beats; impulse driven somatic sounds inspired by the percussive noises of daily life; promising to take you on a journey that sways as much as it stomps.


Saturday 12 December @ Pyramid Club, doors open 8pm
Presale tickets available from UTR