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Deep Days, Listening Nights


Thu 21 Jul 2016, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 1:00pm–4:00pm
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Christchurch Art Gallery, 209 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Festival Pass: $28.00
  • Christchurch Art Gallery: $14.00
  • The Old Gym: $14.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Audio Foundation

A series of concerts, workshops and films relating to listening.

- Jason Lescalleet (USA)
- Gerry Hemingway (USA-Switzerland)
- Sarah Weaver (New York)

Please see below for more information concerning the Christchurch leg of this touring spectacular!

On Thursday 21 July, please join us at the Christchurch Art Gallery to kick things into motion. Jason Lescalleet will perform with local support provided by Zeug Gezeugt! See website for more info.

Jason Lescalleet is a celebrated experimental electronic music artist whose influence on the contemporary avant-garde is hard to overstate. From lo-fi reel-to-reel soundscaping, work for hand-held cassette machines, to digital sampling and computer generated composition, Jason Lescalleet has exploded the notion of what is possible within the realm of tape-based music.

Zeug Gezeugt is the nom de plume of electro-acoustic voyager and phenomenological scrutiniser, Malcolm Riddoch.

At 1pm, Friday 22 July, dust off and join us at CPIT Jazz School for a drumming workshop by one of the world’s finest – Gerry Hemingway!

Gerry Hemingway is one of the great improvising percussionists in the world today. He has been composing and performing solo and in ensemble since 1974, and is well known for his eleven years in the Anthony Braxton Quartet and his many collaborations with some of the world’s most outstanding improvisers and composers include Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor, Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis, George Lewis, Derek Bailey, Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Kenny Wheeler and many others. In this series of concerts, Hemingway will be performing “Reasons of Resonance” – a collection of acoustic, electroacoustic, and media works including collaborations with composer Sarah Weaver and visual artist Beth Warshafsky.

To wrap up the Christchurch leg of Deep Days, Listening Nights, please join us at The Old Gym Free Theatre where Gerry Hemingway will perform ‘Reasons of Resonance’ a work produced in collaboration with by New York-based composer, conductor, and technologist by Sarah Weaver and visual artist Beth Warshafsky. For this event, Weaver and Hemingway will be supported by local duo, Rory Dalley & Reuben Derrick.

Sarah Weaver is a New York-based composer, conductor, and technologist working internationally as a specialist in composing telematic music – live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. Weaver is co-director of the SLM Ensemble with composer-bassist Mark Dresser. She works with Gerry Hemingway in this ensemble context and composes for him as a soloist. She is a certified Deep Listening℠ instructor, a practice described its developer Pauline Oliveros as “listening in every possible way to everything possible, to hear no matter what one is doing.”

Rory Dalley is a polymath, and Reuben Derrick a saxophone-colossus. Neither should be missed!

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These events are presented by Audio Foundation, on behalf of Altmusic with support from Creative New Zealand, and in association with Liminal Music, The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer, The Free Theatre Company, and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu.

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