Join us for an audio introduction to the 546 Moons exhibition followed by a very special music performance by From Scratch.

Saturday 10 March
Touch Tour and audio introduction 6pm
 

Nicola Owen and Te Uru gallery staff will give a guided tour of this exhibition including the opportunity to touch and play a selection of instruments with a From Scratch musician.
This will be followed by a music performance by From Scratch.

Performance 8pm 


Tickets $20 each for individual and companion

 546 MOONS EXHIBITION

Auckland Arts Festival and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery present a survey exhibition on the sonic innovations and invented instruments of renowned avant-garde ensemble From Scratch, including six performances by the latest incarnation of the group.

Formed in 1974, From Scratch have performed to wide acclaim around the world with their distinctive invented instruments. Their timeless works span art, music, performance and film, inspired by an egalitarian approach to working, and with strong connections to the sounds, cycles and geological rhythms of their home in Aotearoa and the Pacific. The group's much anticipated return includes an interactive survey exhibition and concert series fuelled with fresh directions and surprises.

HEART'HEART PERFORMANCES
546 moon cycles and still spinning! Percussion/performance group From Scratch present early and new works fuelled by fresh collaborations with Nell Thomas and Daniel Beban (Orchestra of Spheres), NPME, Chris O'Connor, and Pitch Black. Rhythmic and instrument invention lie at the heart of From Scratch and have earned the group an international reputation. Their most memorable performances have been described as “among the greatest in any art form to come out of this country”. Come witness these mesmerising performances that are part sculpture, part music, part ritual. 1 hr 20 mins.

Download the screen reader friendly booking form HERE 

Download the booking form for low-vision patrons HERE 

Please email the completed form to [email protected] or phone 09 374 0310 if you would like assistance on booking, transport advice or to request a companion ticket.

It's hard to try and pigeon-hole From Scratch - they truly own their unique Pacific-styled sound. It's mesmerising, hypnotic, tonally melodic, repetitive yet undeniably complex.

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