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Aotearoa Audio Arts Festival

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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. A full programme will be available soon at

Festival pass $40 waged/ $30 unwaged
$15/$10 for each act at City Gallery Adam Auditorium
NB The first act of each evening is free, along with the exhibition opening and panel discussion

Thursday 27 September

6pm Potocki Paterson Gallery Exhibition Opening (free entry)

Friday 28 September

6pm Act I ft. Mo H Zareei + Jim Murphy (Technical Earth), City Gallery Adam Auditorium (free entry)

7:30pm Act II ft. Myriam Bleau, City Gallery Adam Auditorium

9pm Act III ft. Nicolas Bernier, City Gallery Adam Auditorium

Saturday 29 September

3pm Panel Discussion, City Gallery Adam Auditorium (free entry)

6pm Act I ft. Dugal McKinnon + Rob Thorne + Thomas Voyce, City Gallery Adam Auditorium (free entry)

7:30pm Act II ft. Anne La Berge, City Gallery Adam Auditorium

9pm Act III ft. Richard Chartier, City Gallery Adam Auditorium


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