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The Audio Foundation Announces Now! Here! Festival

The Audio Foundation Announces Now! Here! Festival

Thursday 28th June, 2012 1:01PM

The Audio Foundation have announced a new event, the Now! Here! Festival happening over three days in Auckland this August and featuring a rare performance by the legendary Dead C.   The festival will switch between the Audio Foundation HQ behind Krd, the Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar as well as a free event at Silo Park.  Along with live performances there will be film screenings, panel discussions and more - basically a feast of experimental audio-visual activities!  See below for full programme information, here are a couple of the evening events that we have a very limited allocation of tickets on sale for...

Now! Here! Festival

Friday 10th August, Whammy Bar:
Bad Statistics, Mr Sterile Assembly, Pieters/Russell/Stapleton, Vulcan Steel and DJ Stevie Kaye and MC Cookie Brooklyn
- click here for tickets.


Saturday 11th August, Whammy Bar:
Dead C, The Coolies, It Hurts, Irecurde/Forgotten Cause DJ Alan Holt and MC Phat Slobby - click here for tickets.



Press Release:


August 10 – 12th

Audio Foundation/Wine Cellar/Whammy Bar/Silo Park

Tune in to outrageous dimensions of audible activity!

Audio Foundation is very excited and proud to present the Now! Here! Festival - a three-day celebration with New Zealand / Aotearoa's inventive and accomplished sound artists and musicians championing the experimental and avant-garde in all its multitudinous, intriguing and unpredictable forms.

Now! Here! Festival features a range of emerging and established sound artists contributing to Erewhon Calling, a new publication surveying the vital experimental music scene in NZ to be launched on the opening night.



Erewhon Calling Publication Launch - 6.30 PM
Join us for wine and nibbles to celebrate the launch of the ‘Erewhon Calling’ publication, a concise survey of recent and contemporary New Zealand / Aotearoa sound and noise music practices. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on all nights of the Festival

Expanded Cinema @ Audio Foundation - 8.00 PM. $5
Jane Austen – Peter Wright – Clinton Watkins in collaboration with Film Archive

Films Curated By Derek Gehring

WHAMMY BAR - 10 PM. $10
DJ Stevie Kaye and MC Cookie Brooklyn - Vulcan Steel – Mr Sterile Assembly – Pieters/Russell/Stapleton – Bad Statistics


Day Time events - 10.30 am – 5 pm. Free
Children’s Workshops – Sound Walks – Mongolian Vocal Classes – Panel Discussion

Evening Events

Audio Foundation Event – 7.30 pm. $5
Trio: Sean Kerr – Sean O’Reilly – Simon Cuming
Solo: Greg Malcolm
Trio: Richard Francis – Rachel Shearer – Rosy Parlane

Selection of Films By Kim Pieters

WHAMMY BAR - 10 PM $10
DJ Alan Holt and MC Phat Slobby– Irecurde/Forgotten Causes – It Hurts – Coolies – Dead C


Daytime Events – Free

SILO PARK - 12 – 5 pm
DJ Aaron Yap - Stanier Black-Five – Vitamin S – Nigel Wright – Jeff Henderson - Omit

With huge thanks to: Creative New Zealand, K Rd Business Association, ASB Trust, Creative Communities, Arts Alive, Silo Park, Waterfront Auckland, Film Archive, Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, CMR, Coopers Beer and


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