Wine and Sound

Wine and soundFriday, October 25, 2013
6:00pm until 7:30pm
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The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery invites you to discover the surprising synergies between wine and sound in this multi-sensory tasting experience hosted by leading local wine writer and sound artist, Jo Burzynska (aka Stanier Black-Five). This is a fundraising event for the city’s first ever sonic arts gallery and is part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture.

Through pairing a diverse selection of delicious wines with a wide array of music, Jo will explore the harmonies and discords that can be created by different combinations and illustrate how the perception of a wine’s flavours can be altered by what we’re listening to when we drink it.

Jo is one of the country’s most widely read wine writers, penning regular columns in The Press, New Zealand Herald and Wine NZ and is the author of Wine Class: All You Need to Know About Wine in New Zealand (Random House). She is also an active sound artist, recording and performing under the name Stanier Black-Five, whose work in recent years has increasingly combined her interests in music and wine in a series of multi-sensory pieces and workshops.

The Auricle is a new sonic arts venue currently being set up by the Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists in New Regent Street. This will include the world’s first wine and sound bar, whose wine list will be curated by Jo to complement the various exhibitions and music played in the space. They are currently raising the extra funds required to open this not-for-profit artist run space later this year.

Arrive early, and you can hear the sounds of the vineyard in the city, as Jo plays her work Oenomatopoeia created from the sounds of harvest at Pegasus Bay Vineyard. There’s also the opportunity to stay on for a glass of wine from the night’s wine sponsor’s Pegasus Bay to toast this first event at The Auricle and Rekindle’s Whole House Reuse launch, the latter which is happening at the gallery following the tasting.

Suggested donation of $25, with all proceeds going to The Auricle. Booking for the tasting is essential via Jo at