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Bomb the Space 4 Tickling Aural Tunnels

Bomb the Space 4 Tickling Aural Tunnels

July 6th – 10th 2004 Happy, Corner Vivian and Tory Streets Enjoy Gallery, 174 Cuba Street Wellington New Zealand

The New Zealand Improvised Music Charitable Trust is proud to present the fourth Bomb the Space Festival, one of New Zealand’s largest annual experimental music festivals.

Bomb the Space 4 will bring together some of the most adventurous musicians from across New Zealand and the world for five days of destruction and reconstruction of music and noise and sound. The festival features practitioners of innovative music in all kinds of genres: electronic, turntablism, free jazz, contemporary classical, improvised music, laptop sounds, noise, rock, and amalgams of the above.

Bomb the Space features concerts at 8.00pm each night at Happy and 12.15pm each day at Enjoy Public Art Gallery. Concerts at $10 at Happy and koha at Enjoy.

“We have programmed a festival that celebrates the unique, the extremists, those who are pushing music forward,” says Festival Director, Jeff Henderson. “Every day is a new take on music, a fresh perspective.”

The focus of the festival is on collaboration and invention. Musicians are encouraged to share ideas both musical and cultural and are invited to participate in public seminars and workshops during the day, as well as their programmed performances.

The typically unique line-up of Bomb the Space 4 features:

Kris Wanders (Holland) – One of Europe’s greatest free jazz saxophonists and an original member of the seminal Globe Unity Orchestra. Performing with his quartet. Tetuzi Akiyama (Japan) - A guitar, viola and electronics improvisor with Butoh consciousness. One of Japan’s great experimental musicians and a highlight of the 2002 Bomb the Space. Alan Licht (USA) - Improvising guitarist from New York City who has worked with Sonic Youth, Jim O’Rourke and Arto Lindsay. Contributor to The Wire, the world’s leading avant-garde music magazine. Anthony Pateras (Australia) – Composer and pianist working at the nexus of notated composition, improvisation and electronics. His works have been performed throughout Europe, Russia, the USA and Australia. Natasha Anderson (Australia) – Leading Australian practitioner of improvisation, electro-acoustic composition and performance/installation art. Oren Ambarchi (Australia) – An explorer of the guitar, “re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction . . . a laboratory for extended sonic investigation” (The Wire, UK). He has performed with the likes of John Zorn, Keith Rowe and Evan Parker. Joe Waters and Joel Bluestone - Electro-acoustic composer Joseph Waters and percussion virtuoso Joel Bluestone team up to explore the connecting arteries between virtuoso percussion and live electronics. Plus an array of NZ artists including The Labcoats, David Long (The Muttonbirds), drummer Anthony Donaldson (The Front Lawn), Ricki Gooch (TrinityRoots), turntablist Alphabethead, saxophonist Jeff Henderson, vocalist and synth player Jonny Marks, vibraphonist John Bell, the Elephant Men, 10 Acre Bloc, Delete!, and more.


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