2014 Artist In Residence: Thomas Lambert (i.ryoko)

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Wellington artist Thomas Lambert is the Audio Foundation Artist In Residence from 10 February until 1 March 2014. This residency provides NZ artists from around New Zealand with the opportunity to make work in a context free of traditional day-to-day pressures, to focus on their work for a sustained three-week period in February 2014. The goal of this residency is to produce outcomes in the form of adventurous and well realised new sound-related work presented to the public.

Thomas Lambert is a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on synth, voice, guitar, drums and violin. As a member of several musical projects including i.ryoko, Seth Frightening and Skyburial (an ambient/noise/rock trio), he has performed many live shows around New Zealand (and some in Australia) and supported artists the likes of Low, The Books, Jonsi, Grizzly Bear, Eric Copeland, Ilios, Leighton Craig and Hildur Gudnadottir, among others.

Thomas Lambert has recorded solo under the the name i.ryoko, releasing two albums ‘Sacred Space (2013)’ and ‘Rarities (2007-2011)’ (2013). He has produced commissioned works for Jack Body and sound design for numerous theatre and short-film works. Lambert has a Bachelor of Music at NZSM (Sonic Arts & Instrumental Composition) and a Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production at MAINZ. One of his main occupations is running the recording-label/ artist-collective, Sonorous Circle – http://www.sonorouscircle.com/

Recording from Residency:


I.Ryoko (Thomas Lambert), Radio Cegeste, The Convoy performance 19/02/14 images and info here

I.Ryoko (Thomas Lambert), Dean Roberts, Seth Frightening, Park Tapes performance 28/02/2014 –  images and info here


Thomas Lambert interview with Radio NZ talking about the AF Residency:


Images from the Residency can be viewed on the Sonorous Circle website here.