Slightly Imperfect (G. Malcolm, J. Ward, C. O’Connor), Rosie Langabeer (USA / NZ), Peak Brain (Kraus) – 15/04/2016

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Audio Foundation are pleased to present a night of music from Slightly Imperfect, Rosie Langabeer (USA / NZ), and Peak Brain.

Slightly Imperfect are Greg Malcolm (our favourite ‘3 guitars at once’ player), his partner in the sublime, Jenny Ward. With stellar support from Chris O’Connor, the trio play a beautiful collection of surreal, strange and wonderful songs ranging from Ivor Cutler to Elizabeth Cotton, nursery rhymes, storytimes and dark wee twisted tales…

Greg Malcolm is a guitarist with a long musical history; he has composed, performed and recorded music for short films, theatre, children’s performance, radio plays, and held solo art exhibitions at the High Street Gallery, Film Archives, and Audio Foundation. Recent performances have included accompanying Amie Siegel’s video piece at Auckland triennial. White Fungus – Subconscious Restaurant Taipei Show plus solo shows at Lines of flight in Dunedin and the Rising Tides festival in Wellington. He also contributed a chapter in ‘echtzeitmusik berlin published in 2011 on the ‘echtzeit’ Berlin music scene – where he was based for two years – and was part of a collective running a venue for new/experimental music called The Anorak.

Jenny Ward founded the Sumner Performing Arts Centre in 2007 prior to which she toured NZ with the successful children’s theatre company Such and Such. She has produced and directed a number of plays based around the experiences of people with intellectual disability. She has toured Europe in a professional music/theatre duo and performed solo.

Chris O’Connor is a drummer, composer and educator. He appears on over 40 albums, and has performed with musicians as diverse as Don McGlashan, Trinity Roots, Neil Finn, Nadia Reid, Leila Adu, Jeff Henderson and The Auckland Chamber Orchestra. Chris has recorded and performed music in many theatre and dance works including: White Cloud Black Shadow (Tim Finn and Simon Bennet), The Irish Annals or Aotearoa (David O’Donnell), and Caberet (Michael Hurst) and last year performed with NZDC in Rotunda touring to Holland with the company.He is now a member of The Phoenix Foundation, SJD and Cornerstone Roots and is a highly experienced accompanist and collaborator,

To picture Rosie Langabeer is to envisage an old lady inventor’s underground laboratory, on a tiny lush island, where flying bugs have jet engines and rainbow exhaust fumes, and cocker spaniel puppies bark daisies. Can Tom Petty be lurking amongst the jellybean-cheeked hamsters? Rosie Langabeer intends to find out. This will be the fifth experiment in performance with these parameters. The findings will be added to Ms. Langabeer’s ambitious research project code titled Metamorphaeces.


Friday 15 April @ Audio Foundation, doors 8pm
$10 on the door // no presales.

Greg Malcolm

Jenny Ward

Peak Brain