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Lineup Announced For Pyramid Power Festival 2019

Lineup Announced For Pyramid Power Festival 2019

Thursday 4th April, 2019 11:04AM

Wellington's hub for innovative and out there sounds Pyramid Club (facilitated by members of Orchestra Of Spheres) have revealed the tantalising first lineup for this year's Pyramid Power Festival, back after five years hiatus to celebrate adventurous sounds from throughout Aotearoa and beyond. Happening at multiple venues over four days in early May, there'll be numerous senses-expanding events for you to explore including live shows, exhibitions and sound walks, with a special focus this year on one-off live collaborative match-ups. Notable live acts include Motte performing with Omit, rare appearances from Dunedin's Richard Maybe's Passion For Nature and Negative Nancies, Berlin via Wellington drums / electronics dynamo Big Flip The Massive and many more amazing artists – check out the details revealed so far below...

Pyramid Power 2019 - Wellington
Pyramid Club Festival of Adventurous Music

Wednesday 1st May
Thistle Hall Gallery, 5.30pm start, exhibition opening w/ Oonaverse + Lucid Dreaming sound walk by Erika Grant to Pyramid Club
Pyramid Club, Sound and Light Exploration Society Open Door event w/ ENT, Jonny Marks, Thomas Arbor, Cave n Bush, Birgit Bachler, Daniel Beban + more to be announced

Thursday 2nd May
Thistle Hall Gallery, 12.30pm start, lineup to be announced
Thistle Hall Gallery, 5pm start, lineup lineup to be announced
Pyramid Club, 7.30pm start w/ K-Group, Motte / Omit, Cave Circles / Meeps, Buffalo Bunny

Friday 3rd May
Thistle Hall Gallery, 12:30pm w/ Richard Maybe's Passion For Nature Thistle Hall Gallery, 5.00pm - 6.30pm w/ Omit + more to be announced
The Third Eye, 7.30pm w/ Rosie Langabeer's Large Ensemble, Hermione Johnson / Anthony Donaldson / Alphabethead, Big Flip the Massive, Anita Clark / Nell Thomas / Isaac Smith / Daniel Beban, visuals by Lady Lazer Light

Saturday 4th May
Thistle Hall Gallery, 12pm - 5.00pm, Wellington Independent Makers' Market w/ Kraus, Ursula Le Sin, Ludus, Oksun Ox
Undisclosed location near Thistle Hall Gallery, 12.00pm - 5.00pm, Sound Noise Bathing w/ Nell Thomas (20 minute one-to-one sessions, bookings required)
The Third Eye, 5.00pm - 6.00pm, Jeff Henderson meets Gamelan Padhang Moncar Pyramid Club, 7.30pm w/ Negative Nancies, Rachel Shearer, King Homeboy / Jonny Marks, Gorge, IRD

Sonorous Circle's 'Inner City Outer Worlds Sound Walk' will be available anytime during the festival week, starting from Thistle Hall Gallery. Headphones required.

Festival passes and tickets available HERE via UTR

Listen to Negative Nancies' 'Candy Milk' from 2018's You Do You EP...

Experience live footage of Big Flip the Massive tearing it up last year in 95bFM's studio for Freak The Sheep's Live and Direct...

Check out 2012 live footage of Blenheim electronic innovator Omit playing at Auckland's Silo Park for the Audio Foundation's Now! Here! Festival...

Press release:

After a few years hiatus, Pyramid Club is very pleased to announce that the Pyramid Power Festival is happening this year, 1-4 May 2019.

The four day festival will be a full on blast of sonic exploration, featuring a huge range of artists from Wellington and around NZ. The festival is being run at Pyramid Club, Thistle Hall Gallery and the Third Eye (see below for more programme info). As part of the festival, an exhibition, '40 Years of Wellington Underground Experimental Music Posters', is being held at Thistle Hall Gallery.

As well as around 40 performances of adventurous music, the festival will include the week-long poster exhibition, a ritual opening May Day performance and procession to Pyramid Club, a specially composed 'Inner City Outer Worlds Sound Walk' curated by Sonorous Circle, a Sound Noise Bath, and an Independent Maker's Market on Sat 4th for you to buy the wares of local musicians, artists and craftspeople.

One of the themes of the festival is new collaborations and we have curated some special one-off match-ups that should prove to be fascinating and historic meetings of musical minds: Motte w/ Omit King Homeboy w/ Jonny Marks Jeff Henderson w/ Gamelan Padhang Moncar Cave Circles w/ Meeps

Other performers include K-Group, Negative Nancies, Rachel Shearer, Cave n Bush, Big Flip the Massive, Ursula le Sin, Kraus, Gorge, IRD, Buffalo Bunny, Ludus, Hermione Johnson, Oksun Ox and many more.

Rosie Langabeer is composing a new piece for large ensemble especially for the festival, which will feature more than 15 players from Wellington and beyond.


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