An evening of experimental electronic live musical performance. Several musicians and sonic artists from Aotearoa New Zealand will perform 9 short acts on electronic- and computer technology-informed music, including: robot-musician interaction, live coding, algorithmic composition, digital musical instruments, AI-music experiments.
Thursday 16th June,
7.30pm – 9.30pm
9 Edward Street
Te Aro, Wellington, 6011
Sasha Leitman is a sound artist, composer, inventor and educator from California. She has been making musical instruments, new interfaces for musical expression and sound art installations for the last 20 years. Her work often features elements of field recordings, found objects, DIY craftsmanship, underwater sound, physical play and a deep connection to the materials that make up our physical world.
Liam Pram is a composer from Tamaki Makaurau finishing their MMus at the University of Auckland. Background in various musical diciplins, they are currently part of the “Rising Star” program with the APO. Their current research centers around the concept of heterophony.
Jessica Robinson a composer and sonic artist from Tamaki Makaurau, currently studying undergraduate composition and mechatronics engineering at the University of Auckland. She interested in exploring the overlap between these fields, through software-based composition and digital musical instrument design.
Morgan Smith is a composer and recent Master’s graduate from Victoria University in Wellington. Apart from specializing in film scoring, Morgan is also a live coder in a program called ChucK, and his work focuses purely on sonic exploration of the ChucK environment through a multitude of different styles of sonic manipulation.
Thomas Voyce is a music producer and sound engineer from Te Whanganui-a-Tara. He often works with environmental sound as a source for live electronics and fixed media multi-channel works
Nathan Carter is a music producer and sonic artist currently taking Honours study in music technology at Victoria Univerity of Wellington. Nathan has a wide range of musical outputs and interests, including his atmospheric EDM/electronica project “Alter Natural”, his film scoring for several New Zealand-based short films/animations, and – as he will showcase at this event – his live performance music-coding work assembled in Max/MSP.
Antonia Barnett-McIntosh is a composer, performer, sound artist, editor, and curator based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She has collaborated extensively with musicians, theatre and filmmakers, dancers, visual artists, poets, and software developers. Antonia’s performances incorporate slippage and forced failure, improvisation, and the live space. Her works with words investigate speech as music: the pitches, rhythms, conversational overlaps of our everyday.
Zak Argabrite is a sound and video artist, composer, performer and researcher from Kentucky based in Te-Whanganui-a-tara. Much of his performance work with electronics involves showing and making audible discarded technology’s ability to glitch. Informing Zak’s performances is a desire to acknowledge the fraught relationship technology has with land and time — its histories of land extraction to its futures in landfills.
Amy Jean Barnett is a composer and artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. With a background in the visual arts, Amy has presented sound and music commissions for Adam Art Gallery, Audio Arts Aotearoa, Wellington based events series Works for Loudspeakers, and was the 2019/2020 Sound Artist in Residence at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. Most recently, Amy was commissioned to compose a multi-channel sound work for inclusion in an exhibition at Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland. Amy holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from the New Zealand School of Music and a Master of Fine Arts from Bauhaus Universität, Germany.