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Sat 16 Feb 2008, 8:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Wine Cellar, 183 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland

Listed by: drew

Vitamin S presents s.i.c festival 2008

Saturday, 16 February 2008 6pm

workshop Mathieu Werchowski

Saturday, 16 February 2008 8pm

a selection of vitamin s members

Richard Haynes Trio
contra bass clarinet virtuoso and improviser with a trio of s.i.c participants

Mathieu Werchowski

S.I.C is proud to present French nomad musician, violinist, improviser, sound artist, teacher, project and event organiser Mathieu Werchowski.
Werchowski has played solo all over the world and has been a member of many different bands (duet with D. Chiesa; trio with J. Russell and U. Voelker; trio with J. Noetinger and L. Marchetti; quartet with B. Denzler, X. Charles and J.S Mariage, Archipel, Nodal...)

Sound artist for living shows:
* with Cirque Ici - Johan Le Guillerm since 2003 (circus company)
* with Le club des 5 in 2006 (dance company)
* with Le Cube in 2000-2001 (multimedia band)
* with Ici Meme - Grenoble from '94 to '99 (street performance)

Sound teacher:
* art school of Grenoble from '98 to 2003
* clinic La Borde in 2000-2001
* workshops and sound projects organiser:
Tallin, Estonia in June 2003 (project Occupation at Kalinin).
Lisbon, Portugal in October 2002 (project Occupation at Tercenas do Marques)
In Trinle Diapleu, Ivory Coast in 2001-2002 (project Kwa Kwi).

Musical events organiser
* the '102' (alternative place) in Grenoble from '96 to 2003
*sound performances on electronic devices with A.J Rollet from 98 to 2003.


10 acre bloc

Auckland's only large scale improvising onsomblay. Includes many of the city's finest musicians from every musical discipline (and even dancers and visual artists). Features guest performers and composers. A 10AB performance might include compositions, graphic scores and extended improvisation, or all combinations of everything. Be amazed.

Richard Haynes

works regularly as a soloist and ensemble member in collaboration with internationally recognised ensembles/podia. He is well known as a freelance musician in the areas of performance, improvisation and composition through projects and presentations in the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Richard was born in Brisbane, studied at the Queensland Conservatorium and currently at the University of the Arts in Berne, Switzerland. Becoming Symphony Australia's Young Performer of the Year in 2003, Richard has created an international career as a freelance musician and soloist.

His performing highlights have been with ensembles and artists including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, musikFabrik, Mark Knoop, Christina Waldock and Australia's ELISION Ensemble pertaining to projects in La Biennale di Venezia, Salzburger Festspiele, OperFrankfurt, Casa Musica Porto, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisboa, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Festival Musica Strasbourg, MusikFest Berlin, Sydney Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the Warsaw Autumn.

Vitamin s will launch its new programme for 2008 by having a festival of local and international artists for two weeks from the 14th to the 24th of February.

This will be an extremely ecclectic and adventurous two weeks of improvised music, sound, movement, and all other manners of performance.

The whole festival will be run from the wine cellar backroom, St Kevin's arcade, K Road, Auckland city.

This is a chance for anybody interested in improvisation to come down to the Wine Cellar and check out what goes on.

It is also a chance for members of the pool to collaborate with visiting artists and perform conceptual works over the festival period. There will also be FREE workshops hosted by a selection of experienced local and international performers. This is a great opportunity to engage with other practitioners in a relaxed but constructive and creative environment. The workshops also provide an insight into the process of improvisation that is used by these artists. The workshops are a mixture of playing, presentation, and discussion.

This format varies from host to host, but anybody interested in improvisation, either as a performer or as an audience/ appreciater, are more than welcome to attend.

Check out the festival program for more information, times, and dates.

So come down, bring your friends and immerse yourself to experiences and performances that are unlikely to be repeated.

Each performance will be five dollars, or, you can get a festival pass for $30 that will entitle you entry to all performances and workshops. These will be available from the door at the wine cellar on any performance.

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