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Altmusic Presents: C. Spencer Yeh NZ Tour

Altmusic Presents: C. Spencer Yeh NZ Tour

Wednesday 7th September, 2011 10:22AM

The Audio Foundation have announced the second touring artist in their 2011 Altmusic series. C. Spencer Yeh is a multi-instrumentalist and artist from US/Taiwan who will be performing solo across the country in October.

Saturday 1st October, Audio Foundation HQ - AK with Omit
Sunday 2nd October, The Wine Cellar - AK
Monday 3rd October, The ARC - Wanganui
Wednesday 5th October, None Gallery - Dunedin with Gate and Lee Noyes & Radio Cegeste
Thursday 6th October, The Archive - CHCH with Rainbow Beast and David Khan
Friday 7th October, Happy - Wellington with Eye and Tlaotlon
Saturday 8th October, Fred's - Wellington

Tickets for selected shows on sale now from here at Undertheradar.

Please see the PR below for more info about Yeh.

Click here to listen to "In The Blink of An Eye" which Yeh released on 7" a few months back.

Here is an example of Yeh's visual work, a video he directed for Deerhoof for "Buck and Judy".

Press Release:

Altmusic is proud to present C. Spencer Yeh as part of Altmusic's programme of exciting & innovative international musicians touring New Zealand in 2011.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, multi-instrumentalist C. Spencer Yeh is acclaimed for his solo musical project Burning Star Core, as well as numerous other individual and collaborative artistic activities. Often favouring violin for solo performances, Yeh has a staggering discography of works under his belt. C. Spencer Yeh's diverse sound practice encompasses blissed-out meditative droneworks, virtuisic improvised ear-bleed and everything in-between. Yeh will be performing solo for the length of his Altmusic NZ tour.

Though he’s an accomplished free improviser, Yeh doesn’t use the language of free jazz per se - instead he demonstrates an impressive ability to listen and adapt that lets him retain his meditative sound in alien contexts. - Chicago Reader

Yeh (spews) forth nothingness like the good-boy-turned-bad from the anti-drug filmstrips that stoners now laugh at with their glazed glee. - Tiny Mix Tapes

A US resident for much of his life, C. Spencer Yeh studied film at Northwestern University in Chicago IL, represented Cincinnati OH for many years, and is currently based in Brooklyn NY. Yeh has worked alongside artists such as Tony Conrad, Mika Tajima and New Humans, Thurston Moore, Okkyung Lee, John Wiese, Nate Wooley, Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, Jandek and Death Beam. He has performed at events such as SONAR, Densités, All Tomorrow's Parties, and Frieze Arts Fair. Yeh has also exhibited visual and multimedia works at national and international venues including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the New Museum in New York City and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Yeh has made video works with artists such as Hair Police, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, LoVid, Beast People, and Prurient. Recent and upcoming releases include a solo CD 1975 on Intransitive and Nate Wooley's second installment of The Seven Storey Mountain on Important Records (in trio with Chris Corsano).

Clinton Williams (aka Omit) is an electronic musician from New Zealand. Among several projects launched under pseudonyms he has directed Omit for over 20 years - exploring the possibilities and capacities of vintage electronic equipments to create deep psych-acoustic effects on mind. Omit's long, linear, monotonous ambient drones punctuated by micro accidents & events echo the works of such pioneers as Klaus Schulze, Cluster, Coil and The Halfer Trio. He has released his works via a number of labels including Corpus Hermeticum and Deep Skin.

Tour dates are as follows:

Auckland - October 1st at Audio Foundation HQ with Omit, 8 pm, $10
Auckland - October 2nd at the Wine Cellar, $5
Wanganui - October 3td at The ARC
Dunedin - October 5th at None Basement with Gate and Lee Noyes & Radio Cegeste, 8.30 pm, $10
Christchurch - October 6th The Archive with Rainbow Beast and David Khan, 8 pm, 
Wellington - October 7th at Happy with Eye and Tlaotlon, 9pm, $10
Wellington - October 8th at Fred's 7pm, $10


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Sat 8th Oct
Frederick Street Light and Sound Exploration Society, Wellington
Fri 7th Oct
Happy, Wellington
Thu 6th Oct
Archive, Christchurch
Wed 5th Oct
None Gallery, Dunedin
Mon 3rd Oct
The ARC Theatre, Whanganui
Sun 2nd Oct
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Sat 1st Oct
Audio Foundation, Auckland