With support from the "2008 SOUNZ Community Commission":http://sounz.org.nz/news_articles/show/124?category=archived sound artist "Sam Hamilton":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1688 leads the Shifting City Sound Plains collective. The project involved field recordingings focused on exploring, recording, transforming and engaging with the physical and metaphysical acoustic architecture and ephemeral sonic ecology of Auckland city. The project was created to bring together a collection of sound artists, musicians, artists and sound recordists, established and emerging, to work collectively.
After a week spent making field recordings of the urban sonic surroundings, the participating artists will come together to reorganise, improvise and manipulate the recordings into a 30-minute surround sound Musique Concrete sound performance at 8pm this same evening at the Cross St. Studios.
The concert also involves a group of "awesomely ingenious instrument inventors, tinkerers, tamperers and musical space cadets": Sam Morrison, James McCarthy, "Phil Dadson":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1026 and Clinton Philips PLUS a very exciting performance of electro-acoustic amplified and spatialised devices from "Dion Workman":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1237 – "a good old Auckland artist who's been away a while."
As part of the "SOUNZ Community Commission":http://sounz.org.nz/news_articles/show/124?category=archived, Sam is leading two 'Sound Walks': one at midday and the other, after this concert at 8pm. These separate hour-long strategically mapped and guided listening walks will take people through central Auckland's acoustic environment and most exceptional public sonic experiences (comfortable shoes recommended!)
December 6, 2008 8:00PM
Cross Street Studios
Upstairs, 27 Cross Street, Newton
$7 / $5