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Sam Longmore Melbourne Residency, Works for Loudspeakers, All Seeing Hand announce new album and more…

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Hello friends! Our approaching 10th birthday has provided much impetus to get busy – there are lots of exciting announcements here and plenty more to come! Here goes…

Sonorous Circle & Magnet Studios Artist in Residence 2018: Sam Longmore

Sonorous Circle and Magnet Studios are pleased to announce the first eponymous Artist in Residence program featuring Auckland-based sonic artist Sam Longmore.

With a fundamentally timbral approach to live performance, Longmore’s works tease subtle differences from dense clusters of processed field recordings and pure tones. Manipulations of volume and delicate shifts in pitch immerse listeners, evolving with focused precision. In doing so, Longmore frequently places ‘traditional’ techniques of drone- and noise-music in relation to the popular, pleasing sonics explored online under the umbrella, ‘ASMR’.

At a general level of concept, his work seeks to emphasise the manner in which acoustic and environmental contexts influence listening experiences, while also highlighting the corporeal nature of audition through the manipulation of pitches at the limits of hearing.

Over the course of his two weeks in residence, Longmore will develop a site-specific, quadraphonic composition to be premiered in Magnet’s Spatial Studio on the 21st July.

Also performing on the night will be Erin K Taylor and Dale Gorfinkel & Friends.

https://www.facebook.com/events/215827849235602/

Sam’s visit is proudly supported by the New Zealand Music Commission Outward Sound scheme.


Callout – Works For Loudspeakers No. 16 – (Winter, 2018)

Works For Loudspeakers is a quarterly listening party – founded by Emi Pogoni in 2014 – showcasing emerging and established composers. Every edition is different, and curated to give a platform for non-performative, sound-based composition – music that would usually not have a public outlet.

In this spirit, Sonorous Circle welcomes composers – emerging and established, local and otherwise – to submit sound-based compositions of 3-10 minutes duration (.wav/.aif) to be played in friendly, close-listening environments in Auckland and Wellington (event details below).

If you would like to submit a piece or would like more information, please email us at worksforloudspeakers@gmail.com and/or stream/download the archive here > https://wfls.bandcamp.com/.

Submissions due: 9am 22nd July 2018


The All Seeing Hand Join the Circle & Announce Upcoming Album & Tour

The All Seeing Hand are excited to announce the upcoming release of their new album Syntax Error and their joining of the Sonorous Circle collective.

Syntax Error is an album reflecting the cognitive dissonance of this very real dystopian future that we are presently in. The tracks explore some of the contradictions that coexist in this complex moment, where seemingly all truths claim a capital T, and both the virtual and physical world are becoming a manifestation of a troubled mind.

But with contradiction there is also hope, a striving for a new truth that recognises multiple voices; there is meditation, mediation, and reflection; there are communities navigating healing and growth; a troubled mind seeks peace.

Syntax Error, the fifth album from The All Seeing Hand, will be released on August 1st. Stay tuned for a single release and NZ tour dates in the coming weeks! Til then get primed on their previous releases > https://the-all-seeing-hand.bandcamp.com/

Thanks for listening! Talk soon : )

THE ALL SEEING HAND – NEW ALBUM / VIDEO / TOUR!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016


Greg the skin-chicken covets his nest egg

It’s time for The All Seeing Hand’s annual season of mind-blowing musical town-hopping radical fun times! With a new album out on December 1st (listen below) the trio are embarking on a national tour (details below) and have released a twisted video for ‘Cro-Magnon Corp’:

“It’s a glimpse of the ways people are enticed to wilfully participate in an extractive nightmarish game by spreading fear about the consequences of not getting your foot on the “property ladder” and grabbing your very own nest egg before the basket is empty” – Ben Knight, in conversation with Vice.

The All Seeing Hand are easily one of the most exciting bands in the country and MUST be seen live for full effect. Check them out, ESPECIALLY with the glorious added bonus of Unsanitary Napkin and E-N-T!

“It’s an interesting time to be making music. The themes in Sand To Glass emerged as a reflection of the dystopian sociopolitical environment we’re faced with right now, but from a zoomed-out perspective that looks more at patterns than specific events; the emergence and normalisation of mass surveillance over the last few years, the rise of fear-mongering reality-TV stars as political leaders, all against backdrop of ravenous neoliberal capitalism extracting so much that the capacity of the Earth to sustain life is literally under threat. But at the same time the album conveys ecstatic optimism for transformation in resistance to destruction. It’s definitely more about asking questions than offering answers, but hope and imagination seem more important than ever…” –> Read more from this excellent UTR interview

ALL SEEING HAND, SETH FRIGHTENING, LADY LAZER LIGHT TOUR!

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The third annual All Seeing Hand/ Seth Frightening tour has begun! This time with the addition of the great psychedelic vision sorcerer, Lady Lazer Light. Always a pleasure. Enjoy!


Poster by Toby Morris, aka XTOTL

“We need no Noah to know the floods are coming. There is no divine intervention required, the angels are silent yet the prophecy is happening. As blue ice transforms to surging mud we are told this is our chance to diversify. The ice breaker cuts through ten thousand years leaving new routes to nowhere. As the waters rise we toast progress with this new saline to intensify our madness. We need no Noah, we all need to shout. There is no ark. This is our rain dance.”

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PHOTOS: BRAND NEW ZEAL PARTY – INVERLOCHY ART SCHOOL

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

These pics from The Brand New Zeal Party on October 11th at Inverlochy Art School. Thanks to everyone who came along and contributed to the good times! (NB: Party #2 on November 1st!)


Inverlochy Art School


A Hum of Voices & Womb

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PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 6

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The following photos are from 19th June on the day of the Lyttelton show at Tommy Changs:


Ben levitates


Port Hills, Christchurch


View of Diamond Harbour from Port Hills


Condemned homes on the beach at Taylor’s Mistake, Christchurch


PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 4 & 5

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


Girl the dog dons a hat for the cold weather


Split Apple Rock


Marahau morning mist


A stop on the Lewis Pass, heading to Lyttelton

PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 3: CANAAN DOWNS

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

After the first two shows in the South Island we had a few days off to chill and explore the area. The following photos are from Canaan Downs/ Harwoods Hole on the Takaka Hill, taken on 15th June 2014.

CANAAN DOWNS

CANAAN DOWNS

CANAAN DOWNS

CANAAN DOWNS

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PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 2

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

On the second day of the tour we woke up in one beautiful place, Dharma Bums in Wairau Valley, and travelled for a few hours to another, Tim’s Place in Marahau:

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Wairau Valley

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Creative space!

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Fantail

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Departing Wairau Valley

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Arriving in Marahau

Wairau Valley to Marahau
MOON!

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PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 1

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The NZ tour is racing along with only three shows left over the next two weekends (Auckland, Whanganui and Palmerston North) [+ a Seth Frightening ‘side-show’ on Thursday in AK]. Click here for > photos of the show on Saturday night in Wellington, thanks to UTR, and see below for some photos from the South Island leg of the tour, beginning Friday 13th (+ full moon!) June.


Seth Creepy on the ferry from Wellington to Picton


Marlborough Sounds


All Seeing Hand & Seth Frightening in travel mode


Wairau Valley. Hungry horse waiting for porridge


Living the dream in Wairau Valley


Full moon through the trees


The All Seeing Hand @ Dharma Bums

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SETH FRIGHTENING / ALL SEEING HAND / ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Seth Frightening has a new video out for the song Dress Rehearsal Dead Meat, from his new album which is due out soon! Have a looky/listen:

Seth Frightening is currently on tour with the legendary All Seeing Hand, who released a new album last Friday called Fog & Debris:

This presumably from the band’s press release: “The All Seeing Hand have access to an eye with more precision and scope than the Five Eyes of the dominant Western powers; One Eye through All Eyes, the Empathic Eye. They have disregarded petty rhetoric on concerns of law and collated the meta-data of human experience within this vast universe; not merely the meagre digital interactions confined to the World Wide Web, but a grand repository dedicated to living action and thought. They have experienced and analysed the thinking and behaviours of this radical species whose impact is becoming extraterrestrial. And while they wish to share their findings, they want you to know that you already know; and they are willing to manipulate you into a state in which you will be even more open to the new hierarchies they herald. It is a time to fear, a time to decode, a time to rejoice!”

Partake in the All Seeing Hand and Seth Frightening NZ Tour in Wellington this Saturday with the always excellent Orchestra of Spheres! T’will be a good one.

Orchestra of Spheres
Orchestra of Spheres playing Sun Ra at Meow, 6th June 2014