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Now Hear This! Festival Announced For October 2020

Now Hear This! Festival Announced For October 2020

Chris Cudby / Friday 18th September, 2020 3:15PM

The hard-working team at Tāmaki Makaurau's Audio Foundation have assembled a humungous bill of experimental artists from all throughout Aotearoa for Now Hear This!, taking over venues in and around the Karangahape Rd district over six nights and two days this October. A biennial celebration of "glorious noise, sublime sounds, singular songs and ecstatic improvisation," 2020's festival lineup runs incredibly deep, featuring over seventy artists / groups, spotlighting such significant local figures as Crude, Riki Gooch, Bruce Russell, Stef Animal, Big Fat Raro, Phil Dadson, Pumice, Blood Mothers, Rosy Parlane, Motte, Dropzone and many more. Acknowledging current heath concerns around live events, the Audio Foundation will be monitoring developments with Covid-19 and hope to release more tickets as the situation improves. Delve into the schedule below and prepare to have your preconceptions about whatever "music" is shattered forever...


NOW HEAR THIS! - full programme and artist info available at http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/


Tuesday 13th October - Audio Foundation, Auckland, 7pm start

The Theatrical Panopticon, Clinton Watkins, Centre Negative, Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, Dropzone, Ducklingmonster, Nihilist Assault Group


Wednesday 14th October - Audio Foundation, Auckland, 7pm start

Reuben Derrick & Ruby Hinepunui Solly, Tim Player, Simon Allen & Phil Dadson, Pumice, Blood Mothers, Stef Animal, P Wits, Jess Morgan


Thursday 15th October - Unitarian Church, Auckland, 7pm start

Rachel Shearer, Rosy Parlane, Richard Francis, Lucy Hunter, Hermione Johnson, Peter Porteous, Chris O’Connor, Ruby Hinepunui Solly, Rasoul Abbasi, Tom Callwood, Anita Clark, Ro Rushton-Green, Eamon Edmundsen-Wells, Marija Dumitrijevic / mHz

Artweek open late (Sophie Sutherland) at Audio Foundation, 6pm-8pm


Friday 16th October - Wine Cellar / Whammy / Whammy Backroom, Auckland, 8pm start

The Pyramids Were Built From the Top Down, Ghost Bells (Porteous / Elborado / Yeats), Aotearoa Snuff Jazz Sextet, Grecco Romank, Riki Gooch & Al Fraser, Mo Zareei, Big Fat Raro, Citacsy, Native Bush, Stefanimal, Renee Barrance, Alice Sparrow, Lucky Paul, Samara Alofa, Motte w/ Chris O’Connor, Guardians


Saturday 17th October - Audio Foundation, Auckland

11am - Stephen Bain DRIFTING (free)

1pm to 6pm - MEL showcase, Reuben Derrick with Morphology, Jonny Marks, Al Fraser, Ruby Solly, Liam Bowen, Bonnie Stewart, Jo Burzynska, Knotted Throats

7pm to 12am - Mercedes Cambridge, CRUDE, Malcolm Riddoch, Bruce Russell with True Bliss Experience, BIG ROSES (Robbie Yeats / Joan George / Rachel Shearer), Mental Health Triangle, Mick Elborado, Riki Gooch, Pat Kraus, Anita Clark, Ro Rushton-Green


Sunday 18th October - Auckland Old Folks Association Hall, Auckland

2pm to 6pm - 10 Acre Bloc, Māpura Studios, Kristian Larsen Bluetooth Orchestra, Parks, Nava, Larsen, Riki, Ivan Mrsic Group, Selective Noise Reuptake Inhibitor Increases Serotonin Burst-Induced Unconditioned And Context-Conditioned Freezing


Tickets available HERE via UTR


Listen to 'I Te Rā Ki Te Pō' from Riki Gooch & Alistair Fraser's new collection Rangatira...



Now Hear This! 2020 will feature the first Tāmaki Makaurau performance from NZ noise legend Crude in a minute, take in 'Action Stations' from his 1996 masterpiece Inner City Guitar Perspectives...


Press release:

A festival of urgent sound, adventurous music and deep listening Every two years the Audio Foundation produces a festival of astonishing sound, music and performance featuring an incredible selection of unique artists from throughout the country.

NOW HEAR THIS! is a celebration of glorious noise, sublime sounds, singular songs and ecstatic improvisation — held over 6 nights and two days in venues around the Karangahape Rd area.

Full programme and artist info available at audiofoundation.org.nz Presale tickets available from undertheradar.co.nz

Links
audiofoundation.org.nz/festival/now-hear-this-festival-2020

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Now Hear This! Festival Night One
Tue 13th Oct
Audio Foundation, Auckland
Now Hear This! Festival Night Two
Wed 14th Oct
Audio Foundation, Auckland
Now Hear This! Festival Night Three
Thu 15th Oct
Auckland Unitarian Church, Auckland
Now Hear This! Festival Night Four
Fri 16th Oct
The Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, Auckland
Now Hear This! Festival Day Five
Sat 17th Oct
Audio Foundation, Auckland
Now Hear This! Festival Night Five
Sat 17th Oct
Audio Foundation, Auckland
Now Hear This! Festival Day Six
Sun 18th Oct
Auckland Old Folks Ass., Auckland