Saturday, December 6, 2014

First Announcement

Eye with Alastair Galbraith, The Anteroom, Lines of Flight 2013

Lines of Flight 2015 – First announcement

The legendary experimental music festival “Lines of Flight” returns to Dunedin early next year, as part of the 2015 Dunedin Fringe Festival. Over three days in late March a selection from the cream of New Zealand’s sonic explorers will be performing to enthusiastic audiences from here and overseas.

The first “Lines of Flight” festival was started in 2000 by Peter Stapleton and Kim Pieters as a showcase for experimental music and film; the 2015 edition will be the 9th iteration, and in that time it has gained an international reputation. Sixteen hours of performances will show a wide range of approaches to experimentation; from trancelike drones to free jazz, from delicate electro-acoustics to roaring walls of noise, from cutting edge digital technology to primitive homemade instruments.

"We use the word 'experimental' as a very loose, generalised term," event co-organiser Peter Stapleton explains. "It is  an attitude to go a bit further. I think it is an aesthetic rather than a genre because it does cross a number of musical genres."

Highlights include Our Love Will Destroy the World’s ecstatic noise project, Jeff Henderson and Hermione Johnson’s amazing saxophone and prepared piano duo, the hypnotic analogue synth beats of the reclusive Omit, and the psych/noise improvised rock of Dunedin’s Eye. Wellington’s Alphabethead brings his turntable cut-up mastery to the festival, free noise legends Bruce Russell and Alastair Galbraith perform as A Handful of Dust, and electro-acoustic improvisers Sandoz Lab Technicians make a very rare appearance.

Film has always been a part of Lines of Flight festivals, and many of the musicians have made their own films. These will screen during their performances, giving a multimedia feel to proceedings. 

Tickets will be available via the Dunedin Fringe Festival website,

The confirmed lineup so far is as follows:

- Our Love Will Destroy the World
- Jeff Henderson and Hermione Johnson
- Sandoz Lab Technicians
- Eye
- A Handful of Dust
- Omit
- Alphabethead
- Teen Haters (Peter Wright and Helen Greenfield) 
- Olympus (Pumice/Kraus)
- Nick Graham
- Birdation
- Radio Cegeste 
- Noel Meek 
....more to be announced.


Thursday 19 March – Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, evening
Friday 20 March – Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers, evening
Saturday 21 March – The Anteroom, Masonic Lodge, Port Chalmers, afternoon
Saturday 21 March – Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers, evening

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