A South Wellington Sat’day of Arts (and Music)

It’s all going on this Saturday afternoon in the southern suburbs. For a start, at Solander; works on paper in Lyall Bay is the opening of the show Near and Far: New prints by Kyla Cresswell and Inge Doesburg.

Black Swan by Inge Doesburg

If any further inducements are required to guarantee your attendance, we have been assured that bubbles will be being served between 1 – 3pm.

Click on the image (above) to view the full invite, including a map to the gallery.

More after the jump

White Fungus Issue #9 Launch Party

White Fungus is an experimental arts magazine based in Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Produced by a collective of artists, writers and designers, White Fungus is an ongoing experiment in community media art.

The new issue of White Fungus comes out this week. This issue is the strongest yet for experimental music with an in-depth article on the Dead C, an interview by Andrew Clifford with Justice Yeldham (who stunned and shocked audiences throughout NZ last year thanks to alt.music), an interview by Daniel Beban with Annea Lockwood, plus articles on John Wiese, Greg Malcolm and Manuel Göttsching. This issue also features a new 7-page colour comic, Noah, by Tim Bollinger, new art by Richard Killeen, Hye Rim Lee, Yao Jui Chung and Tao Wells plus much more….

And the launch party… my god, the launch party… (more after the jump)

Layering Buddha

German sound-artist and musician Robert Henke — he also records pretty great minimal techno as Monolake — is in the midst of a tour of Australia and New Zealand.

At 9pm on Friday night he is doing one of his famous Layering Buddha performances at the Adam Concert Room, at VUW. There will also be an address by Henke at 6pm the preceding night, at the same venue.

During the performance the audience is placed in between a ring of six speakers with the performer sitting in between them in the center. The layers of sound are dynamically distributed in space, providing an experience of being really placed in between the sonic cloud where the acoustic result depends on the position of the listener.

More after the break, including audio! Electrons! Downloads! Joy!

More Malty Media Chillax Yo!

In the fifth of their Malty Media Chillout Sessions, homebred Wellington electronica gurus Jet Jaguar (home after a long spell o’seas) and Aquaboogie will be playing delectable tunes and delightful compositions this Wednesday night, at Katipo Café.

Sculpture Garden

This is one of my favourite places in Wellington:

… and if anyone ever tries to do it harm, as I’ve heard rumours of happening in the past, well… they just better watch out.

Sorry for the crappy photo. Stupid phone. Looks like I also managed to catch a flying rat in full, uh, flight.

Wellingtonista Radio Show ep 02

Last week saw the quiet but confident debut of the Wellingtonista Radio Show on The VBC. You can listen to an edited version of the show here Wellingtonista_Show_EP01 (right-click, save as), and hopefully we’ll get our podcasting steez together and start publishing the shows as umm.. podcasts.

I’ll be presenting the second show, same time: 7pm – 9pm, tonight.

Tech info after the jump…

Wellingtonista Radio Show

Just a wee heads up: I’ll be presenting the very first Wellingtonista Radio Show on The VBC tonight. The VBC is the student owned and operated/community LPFM radio station broadcasting on 88.3FM, based at the Kelburn Campus of Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand.


Malty Media Chillax Yo!

In the third of their Malty Media Chillout Sessions, homebred Wellington electronica gurus Jet Jaguar (home after a long spell o’seas) and Aquaboogie will be playing delectable tunes and delightful compositions this Wednesday night, at Katipo Café.

This is a free event.

Le Parkour Wellington

Ever been wandering around town and seen a group of youngsters behaving like a bunch of naughty monkeys? Whaddya know.. they’re probably doing parkour.

Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK) or or “free-running” or l’art du déplacement (“the art of displacement”) is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body.

Founded by David Belle in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop your body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency. It is also practiced by many as a form of entertainment or as a pastime.

As I hinted above, there’s a thriving parkour scene in Wellington; especially in and around the urban/recreational areas of the waterfront and Civic Square.

Interested? There’s more after the jump..

The Garbage and the Flowers

The Garbage and the Flowers (formerly of Wellington and now based in Sydney; Myspace) are touring NZ.

They’re playing tomorrow night (Friday Nov 2nd) at Happy with Birchville Cat Motel and Panel of Judges.