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
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.
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.— The Pantograph Punch