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Erasers (Aus)

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Wednesday 12th October
Doors open 7pm
Facebook event

 

Come down this fine Spring evening and check out the Erasers and their electronic noise fresh from Perth, Western Australia. They’re on their way through fair Ōtautahi as part of a tour of Aotearoa.

Supported by the CSSA No Ensemble.

http://erasers.bandcamp.com/album/stem-together

Instant Fantasy x French_concession x Othersun

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Friday 7th October
$10 entry from 8pm
Facebook event

 

Instant Fantasy x French_concession x Othersun – Live
Artist Toshi Endo will be doing live visuals!
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Instant Fantasy 
https://soundcloud.com/instantfantasy

Instant Fantasy plays sexual hypno-drone; songs about tears, getting moist and that sweat you forgot about that happens when you sleep next to another person. Though the songs are sad they give a sense of freedom; post-orgasm after breaking up with someone. It’s all gold for this synth drone ego-miner.
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French_concession 法國租界 
https://soundcloud.com/french_concession

Started in Shanghai 2009, French_concession sound has been described by music journalist Martyn Pepperell as “ethereal dream pop vocals, glossy synthesiser arrange-ments and vivid syncopated beatscapes. Aesthetically recalling Darkbloom era Grimes and D’Eon, or even Miharu Koshi’s early Haruomi Hosono produced J-tech-nopop sound, it’s compelling work.”

This time French_concession will be show casing her 4th EP release – ‘At Knifepoint’ – coming out on the 1 Oct, 2016 on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
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Othersun 
https://facebook.com/othersunmusic

Originally from London, Othersun is an electronic musician and producer currently based in Christchurch. Taking inspiration from a wide range of influences, he forms his own blend of melodic and ambient electronica.

Late last year Othersun released the debut music video for the track Fox. This culminated in a strong online following, setting him up for the release of his debut Away – EP on 31/07/2016, accompanied by the DIY music video for the track Never Alone.

Away – EP is FREE and OUT NOW: http://othersun.bandcamp.com/

Ecologies of Transduction by Charlotte Parallel

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Showing: 6th-27th October, 2016
Opening: 6th October, 6-8pm
Facebook event
Interactive sound installation

 

On ecologies of transduction

Looking back, you could say it all started from growing up in the middle of nowhere listening to power poles. Putting my ear up to the wooden pole I was compelled by its voices and the accompanying hum. Thirty years later I am still engaged in the practice of listening as a form of attunement to any given place.

The process of mapping, sensing, detection and transformation are a kind of aural forensics. My ongoing interest in participatory sound works is a means of directing attention to the active forces of a place; in particular, the ways in which we exist in a continuum of and specific concentration within the electromagnetic field through our capacity as a transducer.

Transduction is defined as the transformation of one energy state to another. As a process transduction occurs in everything from our human ear to plants to viruses to our cellphone, articulating a field of relations between one thing and another. Adrian Mackenzie describes this field of relations as a “knotting together of commodities, signs, diagrams, stories, practices, concepts, human and non-human bodies, images and places.”[1]

The activation of sound, linked to a cartographic object has the potential to relay the intersecting and often unseen operations of geo-political, economic, ecological and social infrastructures. The corresponding implications are considered ecologies of transduction.

[1] Adrian Mackenzie, “Theory, Event, Transduction,” 2015. www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/mackenza/papers/transduction.pdf

Charlotte Parallel is a recent MFA graduate at Otago School of Art and a practicing artist in the fields of sculpture, sound installation, collaboration and performance. Often choosing to respond to site in a temporal way. She has been exhibiting within New Zealand consistently over the last 13 years and internationally since 2010.

Since 2003 Dunedin has been the home base for Charlotte Parallel’s artistic activity which includes a range of curatorial and community initiated collaborative art projects. From 2010 specifically with The Anteroom, a project art space based in Port Chalmers. The Anteroom is an artist run space committed to representing experimental projects with a national and international network of exhibiting artists.

Image courtesy Gilbert May

Elastic Sound, Elastic Time

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Saturday 24th September
Artist talk from 2pm
Facebook event

 

Come along this fine Saturday afternoon to talk with sonic artist John Chrisstoffels about his current Auricle exhibition Jetzt and how it fits into his research.

Jetzt, a German word that means ‘now’ but it sounds and looks a bit like ‘jets’.

‘Now’ or ‘jetzt’ might suggest the ever present moment and for some Germans (perhaps a Hegel or a Heidegger) they might suggest that we pause to think a little deeper about ‘being in time’. Let us imagine that ‘now’ is indeed a ‘jet’. We are passengers seated on a long journey, perhaps the dream destination of our lives. We put our feet up and rest in the knowledge that our safe flight has been measured and calibrated with pinpoint accuracy and we will arrive at our destination on ‘time’. This gives us peace of mind to relax. However, when we think about that something about ‘free will’ appears to gnaw at us inside as we realise we are trapped in a pressurised cabin at 20 000 feet (or a planet hurtling around the sun).

Closing our eyes, we tune into the sounds around us. We hear the hum of the jet engines, and perhaps we catch part of a conversation in a foreign language. There is always the ubiquitous disembodied cry of a baby and importantly the white noise of oxygen pumped around the fuselage. Concentrate hard on the rush of air. We hear it go in and out of phase. Imagine a strange Doppler effect as the sound travelling in the fuselage effected by any number of relative speeds. Yes the speed of sound can be measured but there is at this moment a symphony of infinite possibilities in this moment of being.

John Chrisstoffels has been involved in music and cinematography for over 30 years and presently is a Senior Lecturer in Film at the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts. His research into ‘transient places’ such as Aircraft Fuselages and Airport Terminals are central to his current DocFA thesis.

 

The Art Ensemble of the Ihutai

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Friday 16th September
Doors open from 8pm
Facebook event

 

SILENT FORTRESS with special guests Nicolas Woollaston and Naomi Smith.

Presenting an improvised set of unplugged folk noise.  Sounds of hope
and anguish that will cure you of all that ails you.  Let yourself be
turned inside out and gently scrubbed with half-baked electronics,
abused percussion and asymptotic singing.

A prompt start and an early finish so you can also enjoy Stef Animal
and New Dawn at the Darkroom.

Audio Archaeology 002

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Thursday 8th September
Doors open from 7pm
Facebook event

 

A low key monthly evening of sonic explorations in a gallery setting through a full sphere ambisonic system. An anti club night of sorts, breaking down the four walls that surround generic electronic sound nights.

Lost Temple & Underslung on helm of nightfall proceedings, Guests: The Port’s Bruce Fox and Seaside.

Welcoming back the port’s Flux the Cynic [Grow Room/Inner Ocean/Mt Fuji Tapes]
as our regular resident lo-fi SP-404 hits of the evening on strictly lo-fi hip hop lounge vibes, dusty loops and some lazy rhymes on a couch this time around in the organic lounge sessions with Flux the Cynic & Seaside.

Bruce Fox Returns from across the seas with a live set alongside Master Lupin spinning Wisdm’s instrumental goodness. [Lost Recs/Indie]

Projector running visuals by Audio Archaeology artists.
8-Channel Full Ambisonic Surround Sound, Wall sub
+ Boosted Audio Archaeology System.

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Audio Archaeology 002 Guest Schedule:

Lost Temple Selections
7:00pm – 7.45pm

Organic Lounge Sessions with Flux the Cynic & Seaside
7.45pm -8.45pm

Bruce Fox Returns: Live Set with Master Lupin
8.45pm – 9.30pm

Lost Temple & Underslung on Helm
9.30pm – 00:00??

Party Of Special Things To Do

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Wednesday 7th September
Doors open from 6pm
Facebook event

 

The Auricle’s monthly improvised music night is back!
An assortment of sound-makers offer an eclectic multitude of improvised delights. Performances are between 10 and 30 minutes each.

Watch this space!

 

Adam Willetts & Asteroid Anxiety

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Friday 2nd September
Doors open from 7pm
Facebook event

 

 

Known mostly for his synthesizer works Adam Willetts will be marking his first performance at the new Auricle gallery with the debut of a new project performing an improvised acoustic work on porutu.

Born in the UK, Asteroid Anxiety was trapped in Russia for many years before escaping to New Zealand. He fled over the icy tundra with rudimentary instruments cobbled together from Soviet space program castaways and nuclear industry detritus, saving them from destruction at the hands of Orthodox vigilantes. Early murmurings about debilitating bucolic influences proved deceptive and his music continues to exist as a cold, dark wasteland devoid of life.

Jetzt by John Chrisstoffels

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Showing: 1st – 24th September, 2016
Opening: 1st September, 6-8pm
Facebook event
Interactive sound installation

 

Jetzt, a German word that means ‘now’ but it sounds and looks a bit like ‘jets’.

‘Now’ or ‘jetzt’ might suggest the ever present moment and for some Germans (perhaps a Hegel or a Heidegger) they might suggest that we pause to think a little deeper about ‘being in time’. Let us imagine that ‘now’ is indeed a ‘jet’. We are passengers seated on a long journey, perhaps the dream destination of our lives. We put our feet up and rest in the knowledge that our safe flight has been measured and calibrated with pinpoint accuracy and we will arrive at our destination on ‘time’. This gives us peace of mind to relax. However, when we think about that something about ‘free will’ appears to gnaw at us inside as we realise we are trapped in a pressurised cabin at 20 000 feet (or a planet hurtling around the sun).

Closing our eyes, we tune into the sounds around us. We hear the hum of the jet engines, and perhaps we catch part of a conversation in a foreign language. There is always the ubiquitous disembodied cry of a baby and importantly the white noise of oxygen pumped around the fuselage. Concentrate hard on the rush of air. We hear it go in and out of phase. Imagine a strange Doppler effect as the sound travelling in the fuselage effected by any number of relative speeds. Yes the speed of sound can be measured but there is at this moment a symphony of infinite possibilities in this moment of being.

John Chrisstoffels has been involved in music and cinematography for over 30 years and presently is a Senior Lecturer in Film at the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts. His research into ‘transient places’ such as Aircraft Fuselages and Airport Terminals are central to his current DocFA thesis.

Audio Archaeology – 001

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Thursday 18th August, from 7pm
Facebook event

Come join us for a low key monthly evening of sonic explorations in a gallery setting through a full sphere surround sound ambisonic system showcasing a plethora of artifacts from coveted private collections in a way that only ambisonics could achieve.

An anti club night of sorts, breaking down the four walls that surround generic electronic sound nights.

Introducing flux the cynic (Inner Ocean, Mt Fuji Tapes) who will be playing some organic lo-fi selections from his original collections. https://soundcloud.com/lostrecordings1990/sets/flux-the-cynic-lxstrex00

Residents Shalashaska & Underslung.
http://darkroom.bar/

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All welcome. register interest in bringing along sound you would like to hear through the ambisonic system, or in preforming a live (this does not have to be a traditional dj set, instrumental or hardware based) preformance, it can be inspired absolutely anywhere in between, you may even want to score an audiobook in volumes. Message prior to each monthly gathering, via our group page: http://bit.ly/audio888