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Soliton: Prepare to feel inspired!

Soliton: Prepare to feel inspired!

Prepare to feel inspired! Take a sample of exceptional New Zealand talent, place it in the Regent at the St James complex on Queen St and you have the uniquely eclectic and stimulating night of Soliton.

Soliton: a solitary wave that propagates with little loss of energy and retains its shape and speed after colliding with another such wave.

In other words a Soliton is a moment of order in a chaotic environment.

Soliton is a seamless evening of performance, original contemporary music, video art, film, installation and contemporary dance.

The Soliton events were initiated in 1997 by Mike Hodgson, (one half of the renowned Pitch Black duo). The proto-type for this format began with the events ‘Rotate Your State’ also initiated by Mike in the late 80's at the Gluepot. In Hamilton, parallell events were initiated by Greg Wood (Unit 23), such as ‘Synaesthesia’ and ‘The Bunker’, and then later in Auckland the experimental series at Herzog, ‘Technicolour’, featuring many of Auckland's well-known contemporary electronic musicians. Soliton is a contemporary variation of these events, and has become a very successful exhibition format. GregWood is on board this year with Soliton and Mike will feature as Misled Convoy, a small diversion from his work with Paddy Free as Pitch Black.

This non-stop curated one-off evening is made up of inter-disciplinary events that will be presented over 6 hours. Starting promptly at 9 pm on Saturday 26th April.

Rich in history, the evening’s line up brings together these artists : Oliver Penny and Eugene Hanson Peter Vosper Darcy Gladwin Kerryn Mcmurdo Tom Bailey and Simon Redfern Jed Towns Leowoo Kezia Barnett and Lesley Kaiser Mark Harvey Willhemeena Gordon and Norm Skipp SJD Lisa Benson Greg Malcom Misled Convoy (Micheal Hodgson) Sola Rosa Lisa Reihana Nova Paul Paul Redican Leon Woods Mood Unit Alexa Wilson Micheal Brooks and Fiona Milburne Endset Greg Wood Zoe Drayton and Katy Yiakmis Alex Monteith and Clinton Watkins Dial Shona McCullagh Morag Brownlie Andrew D Lyons Paul Nagels

This event has been supported by 95bfm, Arts Alive, Creative New Zealand and Beautiful Music.

Ticket prices are $17.00 unwaged, $25.00 waged and $30.00 on the door.

Purchase tickets from Beautiful Music suppliers of compact discs, vinyl, and other essential recorded ephemera | 59 pitt st (just off k’rd) auckland | 64-9-379-0053 | 027-412-1900 | mailto: | open tues to sun 11am to 7pm

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