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The Fiction Room / Portalfest: Gerard Crewdson

Sat Jan 26th, 2019
Pegasus Books,

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THE FICTION ROOM is a weekly, genre-less, gig series hosted at Pegasus Books. For each Saturday of PORTALFEST we’ve curated the evening’s programme to start here at The Fiction Room.

Ticket booking is way of making an electronic Koha for the event. Tickets are not mandatory, but all proceeds go to the artists involved. A cash koha can also be given on the night.

On the Jan 26 Gerard Crewdson presents: PURE FICTION, a performance piece combining hand drawn moving images, spoken narrative and acoustic sound accompaniment, specially created for the wondrously book-encrusted Fiction Room at Pegasus. This is the latest instalment of a long running project Cinema of the Poor which aims to present original and richly imaginative stories using the simplest of means. For this performance Gerard will be joined by Erika Grant on cello, flute and diverse sound devices.

GERARD CREWDSON: visual artist/musician, low brass specialist, member of 1980’s pioneering Wellington Braille Collective, graduate in Visual Arts/Printmaking from Sydney University, over 30 years of performances and collaborations in Aus- tralia and New Zealand (as well as Europe/ US) with new and improvised music groups/large and small ensembles playing spectrum from composed/semi composed to completely spontaneous music.

ERIKA GRANT: Chapman Tripp Award winning theatre composer, member of multiple bands/groups including Cookie Brooklyn and The Crumbs, plays bass carillon with the acclaimed Orchestra of the Spheres touring USA/Iceland and Europe, opening for bands such as Caribou, Omar Soulyman, Silver Apples and The Space Lady.

acoustic/solo, alternative, art/noise, classical, Gerard Crewdson, Erika Grant

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