Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Today's the day!

After month's of organising, tonight is the first show of Lines of Flight 2015!

Here is a description from Sally Macintyre of her Radio Cegeste piece which opens the festival -

"Tomorrow at 8pm I'm kicking off the 2015 Lines of Flight festival. this set like other recent and forthcoming work is based on the sonic archival traces within Pakeha natural history literature of two New Zealand birds which went extinct in colonial Aotearoa before available recording technologies could capture their songs. mini FM transmissions of notations of Huia songs transcribed into a range of media (morse code, music box, wax cylinder and piano) will be supplemented by... EVP recordings of mounted specimens of both bird species collected in museums in New Zealand and Europe, plus some live and re-transmitted 'empty' accordion improvisations by myself on a broken colonial-era squeezebox and some more musical accordion drones contributed by Eddie Eves, both in reference to the letter Sir Walter Buller published in 1905 from an anonymous bushman describing a Laughing Owl's silent appearance whenever he played this instrument in the forest. Campbell Walker will be providing some appropriate live-cinematic accompaniment to the 20 radios and other bits & pieces i'll be channeling the ghosts of these birds through on the night."

Stanier Black Five will be combing wine-tasting and sound in her performance (!), the Aletheia Ensemble 4-piece perform an electro-acoustic composition, and the night finishes with the amazing Jeff Henderson/Hermione Johnson sax + prepared piano duo. At the last Lines of Flight these two took out the overall "best performance" for the entire Fringe festival. Not to be missed.

Radio Cegeste will be starting her set just after 8pm, so don't be late!

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