A Night of New Music and Film
Sat 19 July 9pm!
A Night of New Music and Film from AMSTERDAM and NZ
featuring SYNC - Jan-Bas Bollen and Alison Isadora (Netherlands / NZ)
Alison Isadora and Jan-Bas Bollen (alias SYNC) have worked together on interdisciplinary performances since Hoofdwas, their popular show for computer controlled washing-machine and mezzo-soprano in 1995.
Their performance of The Deep South, relflecting on a residency in Dunedin, was premiered in the DPAG in 2001 before touring Europe. In 2003 they created Born and Bred which was premiered in De Balie in Amsterdam and dealt with the sense of belonging within a culture, a land or a family.
Currently SYNC is working on a new piece that will be premiered in the Netherlands in 2008 entitled TRACE -Studies in Audio Theatre.
In July 2008 SYNC travel through New Zealand with a combined performance/lecture format. A trip to the States is planned for later in the year.
Jan-Bas Bollen performs solo electric-bass throughout Europe and is also a member of Peter van Bergen’s seminal group LOOS and the new offshoot LEAMO. He is frequently commissioned by ensembles wanting to explore interactive electonics in the realms of audio and projected image.
Both Isadora and Bollen are active in tertiary education in the Netherlands. Jan-Bas Bollen teaches electronics and composition in Rotterdam Conservatorium, Enschede and Zwolle. Isadora gives classes in music to choreographers in Arnhem and runs a music-theatre project for theatre- makers and composers in Utrecht.
Many of Isadora’s recent works deal with cultural identity and the use of biographical material. She performs as both a soloist and in ad hoc combinations.
TRACE -Studies in Audio Theatre, is a 60 minute programme consisting of a number of works dealing with the consequences of loss and alienation.
The work considers on a poetic level the dynamics of trauma and tracks the role that time can play.
plus new films by reclusive Wellington film maker DENIS CLARE with a live soundtrack by DANIEL BEBAN, GERARD CREWDSON AND JEFF HENDERSON and a performance by outstanding new computer taskforce
the MICRO SOFT VOICES
plus collaborative improvisation.
SUNDAY 20 JULY 2008 8.30pm
PUNCHBOWL EP release
with Dyke! Dyke! Dyke! and
TUES 22 July 8pm
GET HAPPY OR DIE TRYING!
A new comedy night featuring local and international comedians and happening music...let the good times roll with side splitting laughter
Wed 23 8.30pm
BIG EARZ this wek featuring the legendary CRUDE from Dunedin
Thurs 24 doors open 7.30pm
ROOTS ROCK, REGGAE AND DANCEHALL PARTY with
HANNAH HOWES and CHAPTERS BURNING
Fri 25 July 9pm
PANDA BATTLE BATTLE PANDA
Sat 26 July 9pm
KITTEN ET ME
Tues 29 July 7.33 PM
OM THE SPACE 2008
WELLINGTON'S AANNUAL FESTIVAL OF INTERESTING MUSIC PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS BOMB THE SPACE
THE ATMOSPHERE HAS ALREADY SUFFERED FROM TOO MANY VIOLENT EXPLOSIONS.
NO LONGER AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR ATMOSPHEREIC VIOLENCE AND INTERPLANETARY WAR!
OM THE SPACE.....NOW EXPLODING:
- UNIVERSAL LOVE THROUGH SONIC EXPERIMENTATION!
- ALL PERVADING PEACE THROUGH IMPROVISATION!
-SELF-FULFILLMENT THROUGH NOISE!
- INNER HARMONY THROUGH HOME-MADE ELECTRONICS!
TUESDAY 29JULY 7.30PM
OPENING NIGHT PARTY WITH....
- THE WOP WOPS
- HAPPY OLD LADY
- GERARD CREWDSON / HERMIONE JOHNSON
- CHRIS PROSSER / SOPHIE WILSON
- MICRO SOFT VOICES
- FREEBOOTER BAZAAR
- DJ ALPHABETHEAD
WED 30TH JULY 7.30PM
- THE TURNS
- MARK WILLIAMS / JEREMY COUBROUGH
- RICK CRANSON / TOM CALLWOOD / JOE CALLWOOD / REUBEN DERRICK
- HELEN MCVEY'S HAPPY FAMILY BAND
- WILLIAM JOHN HOOKER PLAYS THE BAD BLUES BAND
- DJ BURRYMAN
THURS 31 JULY 2008 7.30PM
- RICHARD NUNNS / DAVID LONG / ALPHABETHEAD / JEFF HENDERSON
- THE PENNY DREADFULS
- YUDANE / SUM SURAWEERA / REUBEN DERRICK
- VLADA PLACKIC / SOPHIE WILSON / JULIAN TAYLOR
- SIMON O'RORKE / JULIE BEVAN / CHRIS PROSSER
- DJ ID
FRI 1 AUGUST 2008 7.30PM
- UNKNOWN ROCKSTAR
- BRIGHT COLOURS
- MR STERILE ASSEMBLY
- 1/3 OCTAVE BAND
- THE WINDUPS
- DJ DAY G DAY
SAT 2ND AUGUST 7.30PM
- ANNA ELLIPSIS
- ANTHONY MILTON
- CONTROL 6580
- BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL
- JAMES IKRK / JEFF HENDERSON
- SIGN OF THE HAG
- DJ DIN DADA
SUNDAY 3RD AUGUTS 7.30PM
CLOSING NIGHT EXTRAVAGAZA FEATURING
- A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF JOHN COLTRANE'S OM
- BRIDGET KELLY QUARTET
- THE METABOLISTS
- DJ THONE
- LOCAL EXPERIMENTAL FILMS WITH LIVE SOUNDTRACK
FREE GIGS AT OFFBEAT ORIGINALS CAFE
WED - FRI 12.30 - 1.30PM
THE LUCID DREAMING EAR
A NIGHT OF IMMERSION, ERASING THE BORDERLINE BETWEEN MUSICIAN AND AUDIENCE
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE BROUGHT TO YOU BY DUNEDIN'S JIM CURRIN.
YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO BE BLINDFOLDED DURING THIS PERFORMANCE.
SUNDAY 3 AUGUST 7PM
ARO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
NUMBERS FOR THIS EVENT ARE STRICTLY LIMITED - BOOK AT HAPPY - $5