What's On: Events

Auricle Record Club

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Thursday 23rd March
Facebook event


The Auricle Record Club returns for a limited run of regular BYO vinyl social listening sessions. Standard single turntable setup, vinyl only.

An early session on this occasion, with Master Japanese Drummer Sabu Toyozumi in presence next door at Darkroom this evening also.

Refreshments etc. via the aforementioned Room.



Blankets / Regressor

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Thursday 16th March
Facebook event


Sasha Ford is a researcher and sound artist currently based in Montreal, Canada. Her practice centers around sound composition and performance, experimental art criticism, and philosophical writing. An active member of DIY music scenes across Canada for over a decade, Ford has performed in dozens of cities across North America as part of numerous musical projects. Most recently with her solo experimental electronic project Blankets, she performed at the International Noise Conference in Miami, and the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University and is currently at work writing a collection of essays of aesthetic theory.

Regressor is a corpse.



Teen Haters

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Sunday 5th March
Facebook event


Teen Haters
Lazy Sunday Afternoon matinee
The Auricle
5 March – 2pm

After the dastardly last minute cancellation of their appearance at the recent POSTTD festival, Lyttelton’s supreme drone ratbags are set to dupe you all once again with a rare afternoon appearance at the Auricle. Those of a nervous disposition need to be forewarned: the guitarist is threatening to play in a standard tuning for the first time in 15 years, while the cellist will be debuting a new effects unit without having consulted the manual. There have been no rehearsals. A qualified doctor will be on hand to provide philosophical comfort to the mixing console. It could well be the performance of the year, and it’s only March.

No charge, children welcome (BYO restraints).

Mixtape by CSSA

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Thursday 2nd March
5:30 pm
Facebook event


The ‘mixtape’ is a familiar idea: a compilation of pre-existing recordings that expresses the taste and identity of the compiler, and which often is intended as a gift to a particular recipient. Compiling a mixtape is a creative act analogous to that performed by a DJ or, indeed, any art curator. It involves all manner of practical and aesthetic decisions in selection and sequencing of material, and in the way this is presented. Making a mixtape is like constructing an art museum group show in miniature – one, however, that takes place in a non-institutional and amateur setting. ‘Mixtape’ at the Auricle seeks to bridge personal and public spheres in the form of a gift from its contributing artists to any receptive ears.

Reuben Derrick
Alex Donnithorne
David Khan
Greg Malcolm
Tony Miles
Bruce Russell
Stanier Black-Five
Adam Willetts