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Gotta Gripe? Tell Someone Who Cares – Auckland Arts Festival

Gotta Gripe? Tell Someone Who Cares – The Auckland Arts Festival

AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL’S PARLOUR COMPLAINTS CHOIR INVITES THE PUBLIC TO SHARE THEIR COMPLAINTS – EMAIL YOURS IN TODAY!

“Airport security took my mouthwash!” “I keep working during my holidays!”
“My Mum makes me eat broccoli!” “The girls keep turning me down!”
“The nice guys are all married!” “I can’t use my new Smartphone!”
“People without kids keep giving me parenting advice!”
“My husband’s snoring isn’t rhythmical!”

Fed up with new technology? Totally over your neighbours blowing their leaves at 7am on Saturday? Had enough of people talking loudly on their phone on the bus? Now’s your chance to vent your spleen with Auckland Arts Festival 2013’s Parlour Complaints Choir.

On Saturday 16 March, during the Festival’s visual arts night of nights, White Night, the Parlour Complaints Choir will be turning the public’s complaints into delightful and original compositions that will be performed in and around White Night venues and on the free White Night buses. Auckland Arts Festival and Parlour artist collective invite people of all ages to send in their most curly kvetches, their wickedest whines and their grumbliest grievances – all of which will incorporated into the Choir’s repertoire.

Originating in Helsinki, complaints choirs have sprung up all over the globe, from St Petersburg to Melbourne, Tokyo to Brazil, Jerusalem to Chicago.

Painter, writer, video artist and music maker Lydia Chai will be composing the works for Auckland Arts Festival’s Parlour Complaints Choir. Chai graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004. In 2010 she formed the former Asian waiata group, Ngāti Āhia. Artist collective Parlour was created by Kirsten Dryburgh, Harriet Stockman, Vera Mey and Lydia Chai to provide the arts community with an exciting selection of exhibition spaces and situations for artists to show fresh, challenging and thought provoking contemporary art.

DETAILS

EventAuckland Arts Festival’s Parlour Complaints Choir
WhereRoaming – to various White Night venues and on White Night transport
WhenSaturday 16 March, 2013
ContactsSend your complaints to parlourgroup@gmail.com
Informationwww.aaf.co.nz
Social MediaFacebook: facebook.com/Aklfestival
Twitter: @Aklfestival

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