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S. Engelbrecht / C. Wratt, William Henry Meung, Terracotta Cat, Unknown Rockstar at Audio Foundation, 8th of September

S. Engelbrecht / C. Wratt, William Henry Meung, Terracotta Cat, Unknown Rockstar at Audio Foundation, 8th of September

8pm

A night of experimental music and sonic art from around Aotearoa!

Stephanie Engelbrecht and Chris Wratt are sonic artists from Wellington, NZ. In this performance they will use percussion instruments, amplifiers, contact microphones, and field recordings to explore minimal musical microcosms with maximal methodicity.

The music of long-serving southern experimentalist William Henry Meung is not rock or pop, nor is it jazz or dance or classical. It is not noise, but it is here to destabilise notions of what works. Largely working with redundant, recycled, broken and/or revived electronic equipment, Meung’s is a search to find the music in the detrital things which surround him. In a pursuit of sounds which please, Meung and those along for the ride negotiate new and unique places and moments. Since 1998, he has recored and released a dizzying array of original and compelling material, omnivorously employing anything which comes to hand: borrowed and broken pianos, laptops, cellphones, homemade oscillators, tape loops, circuit-bent electronics. Since 2010, Meung has been a regular fixture of Dunedin’s underground art/music community where he performs solo and in groups including Volt, Horse Head Nebula, The Ladder is Part of the Pit.

Born on a cold rainy morning on the second day of the final instalment of CampALowHum, in the humid, sweaty embrace of the renegade room, Terracotta Cat channel cosmic energy into improvising sets of astro-jazz. J.Y Lee: Saxophones, Flute, Effects, etc. Scott Kendall: Bass, Effects, drum machine app, etc. Kenji Iwamitsu Holdaway: Guitar, Effects, etc.

Unknown Rockstar is the current alias of one Sam Stephens. He is an instrumental performing and recording artist who works with known, unknown, and experimental elements to create recordings of interest for those curious about potential manifestations of sound.

$10. ALL AGES.

Audio Foundation is at Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland 1010. There's a Facebook event.

Unknown Rockstar set with Greg Kelley at a Seattle house party, 19th of August

Unknown Rockstar set with Greg Kelley at a Seattle house party, 19th of August

6pm

Unknown Rockstar is playing a show while travelling to Seattle. He'll be playing a set with avant-trumpet extraordinaire Greg Kelley.

The full line up is excellent, it's going to be a great show:

  • LA Lungs (oly)
  • Twin Sibling (bham)
  • Sea Moss (pdx)
  • Plastic Boner Band
  • Greg Kelley + Unknown Rockstar
  • Wilson Shook
  • Eric Ostrowski/Blake DeGraw
  • Adam Levitt
  • Scuzz Nun

Hot tub included. BYOB. Donations for touring acts.

1409 South Hanford Street, Seattle Washington 98144. There's a Facebook event.

Release of "Live At Audio Foundation and Aotea Gallery 2017" by Unknown Rockstar

Release of "Live At Audio Foundation and Aotea Gallery 2017" by Unknown Rockstar

Unknown Rockstar has released a new album, Live At Audio Foundation and Aotea Gallery 2017, consisting of two live Unknown Rockstar sets. The first set is a noise set from 27th of April 2017 at Audio Foundation. Unknown Rockstar played as part of the Musical Electronics Library (MEL) tape release. He used noise generators from the MEL library. The second set is an ambient keyboard set from 20th of May 2017 at the Aotea gallery. Unknown Rockstar played as part of the Heavy Habit tape release gig.

MOD/ The Doll/ Unknown Rockstar/ Rings Around the Moon/ LoMax at Snails, Palmerston North, 18th of July

MOD/ The Doll/ Unknown Rockstar/ Rings Around the Moon/ LoMax at Snails, Palmerston North, 18th of July

8pm

A rare gig in Palmerston North by Unknown Rockstar, with The Doll and other friends.

  • MOD - Shut up and drone
  • The Doll - "The Doll can be constituted by mixing 3 parts experiment, 4 parts noise, 1 part ritual, and 2 parts theatre, with a pinch of space dust." - Alt Music. "Using the crudest techniques imaginable, [The Doll] collages tapes of various known songs with the sounds of urination, faux-bells and various other crap, creating a truly messy mélange. Punker than you? Why, yes it is!" - Size Matters.
  • Unknown Rockstar - Minimal psychedelic stasis keyboard
  • Rings Around the Moon
  • LoMax

Free entry
ALL AGES

101 Taonui St, Palmerston North, 4410. There's a Facebook event.

Heavy Habit on Dubbed Tapes

Heavy Habit tape release with Unknown Rockstar and Contact Mike at Aotea Gallery, Great Barrier Island, 20th of May

2pm

Heavy Habit are hosting an exhibition, Hand Made Music, at the Aotea Gallery on Great Barrier Island, on the 15th to the 28th of May.

On the 20th they'll be having a release gig for their new release on Dubbed Tapes at the gallery. The artists playing will be


Free entry/free tape
ALL AGES

Aotea Gallery is at 80 Hector Sanderson Rd, Claris, Great Barrier Island, 0991.