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Aotearoa Audio Arts Festival Announced

Aotearoa Audio Arts Festival Announced

Tuesday 31st July, 2018 1:11PM

A festival of experimental live performances, audio-visual works and sound installations titled Aotearoa Audio Arts has been announced by the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōki at Victoria University of Wellington, to take place in the capital this September. Stated to be the first festival of its kind in New Zealand, the three day event will feature performances, talks and exhibited works by acclaimed international artists Nicolas Bernier (Canada), Richard Chartier (US), Myriam Bleau (Canada), Ted Apel (US), and Anne La Berge (US/ Netherlands), alongside a raft of innovative locals including Rob Thorne and Flo Wilson. Check out the performance lineup details below, and head along to the Aotearoa Audio Arts website here for biographical info on the artists, exhibition details and a full view of the programme...

Aotearoa Audio Arts

Thursday 27th September - Potocki Paterson Gallery, Exhibition Opening (three day exhibition)
Friday 28th September - City Gallery Adam Auditorium, Mo H Zareei + Jim Murphy (Technical Earth), Myriam Bleau, Nicolas Bernier
Saturday 29th September - City Gallery Adam Auditorium,  Dugal McKinnon + Rob Thorne + Thomas Voyce, Anne La Berge, Richard Chartier

Festival passes (waged + unwaged) available HERE via UTR

Watch a stunning clip documenting Nicolas Bernier's audio-visual work 'Frequencies'...

Check out footage of Myriam Bleau's mesmerising work 'Soft Revolvers'...

Dive into a subtle and minimal experiential work by Richard Chartier (headphones could be a good option here)...

Press release:

Aotearoa Audio Arts, the first festival of its kind in New Zealand, encompasses live performances, showings of audiovisual works and sound art installations across genres from kinetic, mechanical, and robotic art, to glitch, noise, experimental acoustic and electronic music.

International artists include Nicolas Bernier (Canada), an audiovisual artist who works with physical material in combination with digital mediums, Richard Chartier, a Los Angeles based artist considered one of the key figures in minimalist sound art, Myriam Bleau (Canada), Ted Apel (US), and Anne La Berge (US/ Netherlands). New Zealand artists presenting at the festival are Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu), Grayson Cooke, Bridget Johnson, Blake Johnston, Jim Murphy, Flo Wilson, Mo Zareei and Dugal McKinnon.

Presented by the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōki at Victoria University of Wellington, the two-day festival includes evening concerts at City Gallery Adam Auditorium on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September and a three-day exhibition of sound and audiovisual art at Potocki Paterson Gallery.

Experience the forefront of international electronic/experimental music and sound art at this festival.


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Thu 27th Sep
Potocki Paterson Art Gallery, Wellington
Fri 28th Sep
City Gallery, Wellington
Sat 29th Sep
City Gallery, Wellington

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