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NZSM Friday at 5:15: Timewave Zero


Fri 29 Jun 2012, 5:15pm–6:15pm

Where: Ilott Theatre, 111 Wakefield St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music presents the second concert in the 2012 Friday at 5:15 series. These concerts are a 'downtown showcase' of the extraordinary performing talent to be found amongst NZSM's staff, colleagues and senior students. With the support of the Wellington City Council, these concerts are free to the general public, and the attractive venue in the heart of Wellington City makes it a perfect way to finish a week. Refreshments are available, and the concerts are kept to one hour.

Dr Dave Lisik coordinates a unique performance involving electronics, electroacoustic elements, live improvisation and crossing over beteween musical genres and bringing together members of NZSM's Classical Performance, Jazz and Compostion programmes together with international collaborators. He explains:

'Timewave Zero is a theory heavily entrenched in the mythology surrounding the December 21, 2012 'End-of-the-World' phenomenon. A theory, developed by the late Terence McKenna, suggests: "we are on the brink of possibilities that will make us literally unrecognizable to ourselves and those possibilities will be realized, not in the next thousand years but in the next 20 years because the acceleration of invention and novelty and information transfer is at this point so rapid...".

'This theory, based on progress of life on Earth and the tracking of this progress through technology has led to the conclusion that the cycling down of this process will cease on December 21st, coincidently the fabled end of the Mayan calendar. We're all quite sure that we'll still all be here to celebrate 2013, but it makes for interesting storytelling.'

The live performance of this piece will feature the outstanding talents of NZSM performance staff Inbal Megiddo (cello), Martin Riseley (violin), Colin Hemmingsen (bass clarinet), Tim Hopkins (tenor saxophone) and Dave Lisik (trumpet and electronics). Other collaborators included in the electronic elements of this electroacoustic work are NZSM percussion lecturer, Lance Philip, New York City electroacoustic composer Jorge Sosa, and British contemporary vocalist Anna Edgington.

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