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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 : )