May 6, 2014

Here are the photos from the last two shows I saw in Auckland after Easter.

Aldous Harding @ The Wine Cellar

This wild-eyed woman from Lyttelton going by the name Aldous Harding wields a powerful and impressively chameleonic voice with beautiful folk songs and an endearing persona that will no doubt carry her into a promising musical future.

Hear her story in brief with some musical clips here:

Balamohan Shingade & musicians @ the Audio Foundation

Balamohan Shingade is a vocalist in the practise of Hindustani classical music, and a designer, based in Auckland who had a recent design exhibition and musical performance at the Audio Foundation.

“A raga is a tonal framework for composition and improvisation in Hindustani classical music. Each raga is associated with a particular time of day, and with an atmosphere to which that time corresponds. They form a continuous cycle, reflecting the course of the sun from dawn to dusk; dusk to dawn.” (see diagram above)

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