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Aine O'Dwyer

Altmusic presents ÁINE ODWYER!

Irish multi-instrumentalist and singer Áine ODwyer tours Aotearoas churches and cathedrals, summoning minimalist, reverberant soundscapes from
their organs along the way.

Sounding-out used and disused sacred spaces, ODwyer glides efortlessly between contemporary performance art and the folk traditions that form her
musical heritage. In the years following the release of the acclaimed double album,Music for Church Cleaners vol. 1 & 2, the organ has become an
integral site for ODwyers meditative and transcendental experimentation. Sometimes ornate, fragile, and at others formidable in its vigour, ODwyers
improvisational minimalism has won praise in Te Wire, Te Quietus, BOMB Magazine, the-attic.net, FACT and Pop Matters.

“Like an invisible banshee haunting the pipes of the church’s organ, O‘Dwyer pummels us with gothic drama from her concealed lair above the altar, the crimson uplighting painting a scene straight from the mind of Dario Argento.”
FACT

“As with all improvised music, you come upon something and you follow it. Also, I was always interested in slowing down Irish music, allowing for the melody to become elongated. Because the melodies are beautiful, and they are in touch with something other than ourselves, in touch with the land, with nature.” Interview in BOMB Magazine

Altmusic presents...

ÁINE ODWYER - Music for Church Cleaners NZ Tour 2017

SAT 20 MAY - AUCKLAND – PITT ST. METHODIST CHURCH
TUES 23 MAY – WELLINGTON – FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST
THURS 25 MAY – DUNEDIN – ST. PAULS CATHEDRAL
SAT 27 MAY – CHRISTCHURCH – ST. MICHAELS AND ALL ANGELS

Presale tickets available from UTR, Flying Out in Auckland, RPM and Slow Boat in Wellington and Relics Music in Dunedin.