Vitamin S Fest! 20 Years of improvised music, movement and performance – 26/10/2022 – 31/10/2022

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Vitamin S Fest – Tāmaki Makaurau 26-31 October 2022

In 2002, Vitamin S was devised as a place where those interested in improvised music and performance could meet, perform, listen to, discuss, and generally interact with all aspects of this complex and largely misunderstood art form.

20 years later it is still providing an opportunity for any interested individual to perform with others each Monday in ‘Pool Night’ events – which comprise two trios of Vitamin S members chosen at random. Each week, new combinations of players and instruments combine and new music emerges as a result. Rain or shine.

To celebrate the milestone of two decades of continuous activity, Vitamin S in association with the Audio Foundation present a week-long festival of improvised music, dance and performance. Featuring a slew of performances across five different venues, the festival traverses small group improvisation, large ensemble conduction, a mass choir, dancers with musicians, film and a come-all open performance night.

Featuring international visitors Pheeroan akLaff and Sally Gates (U.S.A), Ōtepoti based dancer Julia Harvie and reedsman Reuben Derrick, Riki Gooch from Pōneke, Ōtepoti violinist Motoko Kikkawa and a massive lineup of Tāmaki locals – the Vitamin S Fest is an overload of experimental improvisation designed to boggle the ears, eyes and mind.

Vitamin S Fest Schedule

Wed 26 October 8pm – The Wine Cellar
– Pheeroan akLaff / Sally Gates / Bonehead / Eamon Edmundsen-Wells
– Neil Feather / Darryn Harkness / Sean Martin-Buss / Jess Quaid
– Tash van Schaardenburg / Motoko Kikkawa / Henrieta Tornyai/
Rosie Langabeer

Thurs 27 October 8pm – Nice Goblins (Dominion Road)
– Reuben Derrick / Paul Buckton / Steve Cournane / Inda Yansané
– Tashi Stewart / Jeff Henderson / Ron Samson
– Immi Paterson/ Darren Hannah /Motoko Kikkawa

Friday 28 October – Auckland Old Folks Association Hall (Gundry St.)
7pm – Bangers ‘n’ Mash – improvised dance and music
9pm – Ivan Mrsic Projection Band

Sat 29 October – Audio Foundation
1pm – M.E.L VitaminS with Sean Martin-Buss and Eamon Edmundsen-Wells, Aaron Longville
8pm – Motoko Kikkawa /Johnny Chang / Reuben Jelleyman / Phil Dadson
– Clarinet Madness with Reuben Derrick / Jeff Henderson / Maurice Reviol / JY Lee / Sean Martin-Buss/ Callum Passels / Yvettte Audain

Sunday 30 October
12.30pm – Silo 7
Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning Paragraph 7 for mass choir
5pm – Auckland Old Folks Association Hall (Gundry St.)
– Paul Buckton / Jess Quaid / Julia Harvie
– Riki Gooch Conduction Ensemble

Monday 31 October, 8pm – The Wine Cellar
Pool Night Special – Trios drawn from a hat!

Tickets from Undertheradar