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Amplifier Newsletter #118 - 14 May 2004

Amplifier Newsletter #118 - 14 May 2004

Greetings . Amplifier in association with the Auckland Art Gallery bring you shows from acclaimed New Zealand musicians, on two consecutive Saturdays, May 15 and 22, to celebrate New Zealand Music Month. Check the article below...

Music at the Auckland Art Gallery

Saturday 15 May features Rootskonductor at 1pm and a showcase from the up-and-coming D1 Entertainment label at 3pm. On Saturday 22 May you can catch Gramsci at 1pm and Lucid 3, appropriately, at 3pm.

The WBC - Recline Dub

"Recline Dub" is just about getting away from it all and in this instance follows a group of friends on a road trip North to the coastal town of Baylys Beach (near Dargaville). This was inter-cut with footage of the band rehearsing. .

Very Short Films - DVD

This year, Flying Nun presents its very first DVD titled, Very Short Films cited for release on May 10th, 2004. It contains a mammoth 41 videos produced for Flying Nun Records artists from 2004 back to 1981.


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Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

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Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




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