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Audio Archaeology – 001

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

Residents Shalashaska & Underslung.


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:

Neo Auricle

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Thursday 4th August, from 8pm
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Welcome to the Auricle 2.0 now resident alongside the Darkroom, Galaxy Records and Next Gallery at 336 St Asaph St Christchurch Central!

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery reopens this Thurs Aug 4 with a new exhibition in the new ambisonic surround sound gallery followed by local CSSA sonic artists Roy Montgomery and the Teen Haters from 8pm on the Darkroom stage.

Exhibition, ‘On the Constant Dissolution of the Same‘ by Malcolm Riddoch opens 6-8pm with wines kindly provided by Pegasus Bay.

On the Constant Dissolution of the Same by Malcolm Riddoch

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Showing: 4th-25th August, 2016
Opening: Thursday 4th August, 6-8pm
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Live audio recording cycling into electroacoustic decay


“Only those who already understand can hearken [zuhören]”
Martin Heidegger, Being and Time

On entering this world there is contact as sound objects impact one’s sense organs of hearing, the ear but also the body. On contact there arises the familiar sensation of hearing  the sounds in this world. With the constant arising of sensation there arises feeling, belonging and understanding. With the arising of understanding, one has already entered into this world of the familiar sounds themselves, the world of our everyday being, and so the cycle of becoming continues without beginning. And yet having always already entered this world, there was already contact of sound objects with the sense organs of hearing, and with this fading contact there is the constant fading away of the sensation of hearing. With the fading away of sensation there is also the constant fading away of feeling, belonging and understanding. With the constant dissolution of understanding, one has already entered into this everyday world of the familiar sounds themselves, and so the cycle of becoming is constantly dissolving into the same.

Dr Malcolm Riddoch’s sonic arts practice melds experimental electroacoustic techniques and phenomenological method in an investigation of acousmatic listening and the electronic transformation of soundscapes; notions of indeterminacy in composition for installation and performance; the use of whole acoustic spaces in sound art installation and music performance; and electroacoustic feedback as an embodied, intentional, temporalizing process. His medium is non-tonal, timbrally focused and technologically organised sound, where thematic dissolution is his sonic theme.

Going Going Gone!

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th April from 8pm
Phil Dadson screening 3pm Saturday
Garage Sale from noon Sunday May 1 2016
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As the Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery is closing its doors on May 1 come on down to celebrate the last 31 months of Sonic Arts Performance in Canterbury with a weekend festival featuring our friends from around Ōtautahi and the country!

  • Two nights of experimental music and DJs featuring a cavalcade of performers over the Friday and Saturday eves
  • Saturday Matinee surround sound screening of Phil Dadson: Sonics from Scratch
  • Sunday last day of trading and Garage Sale!


Top Wines Tasting

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
7pm Thursday 28th April
Fully booked!
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We’re going out with a bang for the last tasting at The Auricle Wine & Sound Bar and celebrating with some of the best wines of the year. On the eve of her annual Viva Top 50 Wines in the New Zealand Herald, Viva wine editor, Jo Burzynska will be sharing some of the bottles she’s lost her head over in the past 12 months! These range from some rare top bottles to more everyday drops that have really impressed.

For those who would like to stay on, the tutored tasting will be followed by a short wine and music matching workshop in which Jo will share the principles of making perfect sonic pairings.

The cost of the tasting is just $40. Booking is essential via Jo at

Image – Hannah Moore – Wine Goddess

Drone Wars

Drone-skyThe Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Saturday, 23rd April 2016
From 8pm
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Drone music/noise is constant imperceptible change, its intention is anti-nostalgic, rejecting the past and only ever looking forward but not to transport you somewhere other than where you already find yourself. Drone falls not towards a future but into the present moment of noise that constantly dissolves as it becomes a purely mundane antidote to the meaninglessness of everything!

Artist seminar with Kaffe Matthews

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Friday 15th April, 2016
8pm start
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Kaffe Matthews will be Skyping in from the UK at 8pm our time to talk about her arts practice and her current Auricle exhibition, You might come out of the water every time singing. After the talk she will take questions from the Auricle audience followed by a viewing of her short video Hammers Gather, a documentation of her research trip to the Galapagos Islands that informs the exhibition work.

So do yourself a favour and come on down to say hello to our current Auricle exhibition artist!

A free event with Auricle stalwart DJ Interior Design seeing the night out.