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Plastic Sheep with Toy Triptech


Tue 18 Sep 2012, 8:30pm–11:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Joel Vinsen

A Tuesday evening of interesting improvised music for your aural pleasure.

Plastic Sheep (Paul Smith - drums & electronics, Joel Vinsen - guitaargh! and pedals, Casey Gsell - bassoon)

Toy Triptech (Rohan Evans, Colin Woods)

Read more about the bands below... Or just turn up and be pleasantly surprised! We hope to see you there.

Plastic sheep create a sound collage consisting of electronics, off-kilter percussion (Paul Smith), and a wide range of guitar sounds ranging from downright dirty to elegiac (Joel Vinsen). The music is a result of improvisation within a loose framework of earnest intent. Guest musicians are always welcome within the fold (bassoonist Casey Gsell is performing on the 18th).

Paul Smith has performed as a solo artist throughout the UK (as Reverbaphon) and in collaboration (with Box, Novus). As Reverbaphon, Paul's music has been reviewed and featured in music magazines throughout Europe, Australia and Japan including 'The Wire' magazine and tracks have have been featured in the 'wiretapper' CD series. He is also a participant in the improvising collective Vitamin S in Auckland.

Joel Vinsen has recorded and performed around New Zealand and internationally, with an array of jazz, pop and rock groups, including Spiral, Fleur Jack and the Jandals, Blacksanddiva, The Auckland Jazz Orchestra, and the Rodger Fox Big Band. Joel also participates in Vitamin S.

Casey Gsell is a bassoonist and reed maker, currently on trial for Associate Principal Bassoon with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Recently a trialist for Section Principal Bassoon with the Auckland Philharmonia and finalist for the Zürich Opera House Orchestra Academy, Casey performs frequently with many ensembles around the world, including the NZSO, APO, National Repertory Orchestra, Tulsa Opera, Orquesta Sinfónica UANL in Mexico, the International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Camerata Winds Chamber Music, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova New Music, Ossia New Music, and many others.

Toy TripTech: Made from local and imported ingredients.

What happens when a Kiwi music venue owner meets an unreconstructed Irish punk who has spent too much of his life staring down a microscope at cancer cells, and they become corrupted by exposure to too much Vitamin S?

Rohan Evans and Colin Woods bring you Toy Triptech, exploring the margins between music and noise. Expect a swirling glitchy soundscape wrung from mangled iPod Touch applications and obsolete synthesisers. Drones and sequences wander in and out of consonance and stumble through a beat that can be both pulsating and dysrhythmic. Each performance is unique, being improvised in the moment. Do not expect to dance.

Rohan Evans owns and manages the Wine Cellar, and his other projects include “¡receurde!” and Golden Krone. He is a regular performer at Vitamin S.

Colin Woods is a full time music student and former Medical Lab Scientist. Previous projects include late 70s Irish punk band “Music for the Deaf”, and Ireland’s first industrial music combo “Allotropes”. As well as a number of current solo projects, he also participates regularly in Vitamin S.

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