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Lines Of Flight Festival Returns To Dunedin In 2015

Lines Of Flight Festival Returns To Dunedin In 2015

Tuesday 9th December, 2014 2:46PM

The ninth incarnation of the legendary festival of sonic exploration, Lines Of Flight, is set to be held in Dunedin in 2015. Established in 2000, Lines Of Flight is the country's longest-running experimental music event and will be part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival in March next year. Here's the details and artists on the bill so far...

Line Of Flight Festival 2015
Thursday 18th March to Saturday 21st March, Various Locations

With: Our Love Will Destroy the World (pictured), Jeff Henderson and Hermione Johnson, Sandoz Lab Technicians, Eye, A Handful of Dust, Omit, Alphabethead, Teen Haters (Peter Wright and Helen Greenfield), Olympus (Pumice/Kraus), Nick Graham, Birdation, Radio Cegeste, Noel Meek and more to be announced.


Lines of Flight 2015

The legendary experimental music festival “Lines of Flight” returns to Dunedin early next year, as part of the 2015 Dunedin Fringe Festival. Over three days in late March a selection from the cream of New Zealand’s sonic explorers will be performing to enthusiastic audiences from here and overseas.

The first “Lines of Flight” festival was started in 2000 by Peter Stapleton and Kim Pieters as a showcase for experimental music and film; the 2015 edition will be the 9th iteration, and in that time it has gained an international reputation. Sixteen hours of performances will show a wide range of approaches to experimentation; from trancelike drones to free jazz, from delicate electro-acoustics to roaring walls of noise, from cutting edge digital technology to primitive homemade instruments.

"We use the word 'experimental' as a very loose, generalised term," event co-organiser Peter Stapleton explains. "It is an attitude to go a bit further. I think it is an aesthetic rather than a genre because it does cross a number of musical genres."

Highlights include Our Love Will Destroy the World’s ecstatic noise project, Jeff Henderson and Hermione Johnson’s amazing saxophone and prepared piano duo, the hypnotic analogue synth beats of the reclusive Omit, and the psych/noise improvised rock of Dunedin’s Eye. Wellington’s Alphabethead brings his turntable cut-up mastery to the festival, free noise legends Bruce Russell and Alastair Galbraith perform as A Handful of Dust, and electro-acoustic improvisers Sandoz Lab Technicians make a very rare appearance.

Film has always been an integral part of Lines of Flight festivals, and many of the musicians have made their own films. These will screen during their performances, giving a multimedia feel to proceedings.

Tickets will be available via the Dunedin Fringe Festival website.

The confirmed lineup so far is as follows:

· Our Love Will Destroy the World
· Jeff Henderson and Hermione Johnson
· Sandoz Lab Technicians
· Eye
· A Handful of Dust
· Omit
· Alphabethead
· Teen Haters (Peter Wright and Helen Greenfield)
· Olympus (Pumice/Kraus)
· Nick Graham
· Birdation
· Radio Cegeste
· Noel Meek
· And more to be announced


Thursday 19 March – Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, evening
Friday 20 March – Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers, evening
Saturday 21 March – The Anteroom, Masonic Lodge, Port Chalmers, afternoon
Saturday 21 March – Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers,


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