Posts Tagged ‘Altmusic’

PHOTOS: PETER BROTZMANN – WELLINGTON

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Thanks again to Altmusic for another great round of shows, this time from Germany’s Peter Brötzmann. These photos are from the Wellington show at Old St Pauls church on 7th May, with support from Simon O’Rourke.

Peter Brötzmann
Peter Brötzmann

Simon O'Rourke
Simon O’Rourke w/ visuals by Erica Sklenars

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Old St Pauls roof

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ALTMUSIC PRESENTS: PETER BROTZMANN

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Peter Brotzmann

Altmusic is proud to announce Peter Brötzmann (DE) touring New Zealand throughout May in 2014!

German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann is known worldwide for his pioneering, unprecedented and ear eviscerating technique – exemplified by his classic 1968 album Machine Gun which threw down the gauntlet for a high decibel, politically charged approach to free jazz & improvised music.”

Mr. Brötzmann is famous for a hardheaded, fulminating style devoid of any bathos. Trying to describe it sends you grasping for overheated metaphors: blowtorches, hellfires, certain Congressional libidos… he recently turned 70, and he sounds almost invincible.” – New York Times

AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON, DUNEDIN, CHRISTCHURCH > MAY 3RD til MAY 10TH

Get tickets here > UTR

ALTMUSIC PRESENTS: MATMOS IN WELLINGTON

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Thanks to Altmusic for bringing another excellent, awesome, inspiring show to NZ, this time in the form of electronic music pioneers, Drew Daniel and M.C Schmidt, a.k.a Matmos.

If you missed out, you missed out! But for talk of Bjork, psychic experiments, and morrrre check out this video interview on 3 News and/or this radio interview on Radio NZ’s Music 101 recorded on Thursday before the Wellington show.

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Sally of Mighty assists in a ‘psychic experiment’

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ALTMUSIC PRESENTS: MATMOS IN NZ

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Matmos NZ Tour poster

“Altmusic is excited to announce our first national tour of NZ for 2014 – avant-electronic superstars Matmos (US)!

Hugely influential electronic duo Matmos (Drew Daniel and M.C. Shmidt) will be performing for the first time ever in New Zealand, bringing their signature blend of mutant electronica and audio/visual extravagance to audiences around the country! Known as much for their visually dazzling live performances as for their MENSA-level conceptual backflips, Matmos hits the sweet spot between super-fun and finely-honed, beat-driven dance/psychedelia. With surgical precision, Matmos assemble intricate soundworlds from the most unlikely of sources including amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, rat cages, human skulls, a cow uterus and much more – turning these samples on their head to create eminently danceable and conceptually mesmerizing sonic voyages!”

“(Matmos) is well-known for nestling their own raunchy universe of found sounds into glitched-out disco-bounce, and, some say, saving musique concréte from the dustbin of electronic music history.” – Pitchfork



Tickets $20 from > UTR
Matmos site > vague-terrain.com
Altmusic > audiofoundation.org.nz/altmusic

MERZBOW & BONEAHEAD IN WELLINGTON

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

These pics were taken November 19th at Bodega, Wellington. Huge thanks to Altmusic for putting on the Merzbow NZ tour!! It was a crushing good time. I even had the pleasure of playing host to Masami while he was in town – bird-watching photos coming soon!


Masami Akita, aka Merzbow


boneAhead – these red/blue gloves were controlling the sound via the laptop camera! So good.

ALTMUSIC PRESENTS: MERZBOW IN NZ THIS WEEK!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

“One of the most extreme and uncompromising musicians of the 21st Century… Delving deep into otherworldly extremes of industrial, metal machine noise and beyond, Merzbow’s blistering output runs the gauntlet of his definitive brand of Japanese noise – from charred & blackened subterranean lows to interstellar cosmic highs. Punishing, remorseless frequencies pour forth in a relentless onslaught of pure sound, decomposing electronic textures devolve into tsunamis of brutal guitar wreckage. Impossible to pin down due to his uncomprehendingly vast ouvre, simultaneously contemplative & aggressive, Merzbow’s sound is way beyond music, it simply IS.”

Tickets from > UTR
audiofoundation.org.nz/altmusic
merzbow.net

ALTMUSIC PRESENTS: LAUREL HALO IN WELLINGTON

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

A sweet time was had at Puppies on Saturday!! I also got some video of Laurel conjuring her excellent fluid beats, which I will put up when I can. One more show in NZ – Auckland on Wednesday night. Tickets here > UTR.co.nz

www.laurelhalo.com
audiofoundation.org.nz/altmusic

ERIC COPELAND IN NZ THIS WEEK

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Eric Copeland poster

The excellent Eric Copeland, responsible for such sonic glory as Terrestrial Tones and Black Dice.

With Auckland support from Seth Frightening. Stoked ow!