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

HEART'HEART PERFORMANCES

546 moon cycles and still spinning! Percussion/performance group From Scratch presents 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.

 

 9, 10, 11 March  performances: -

Artists: Rebecca Celebuski, Adrian Croucher, Shane Currey, Philip Dadson, Darryn Harkness, Chris O'Connor, Rachel Thomas, Carol Brown.

Commission Collaborators: Michael Hodgson, Paddy Free (Pitch Black), Dan Beban, Nell Thomas (Orchestra of Spheres)

 

23, 24, 25 March performances: -

Artists:  Rebecca Celebuski, Adrian Croucher, Shane Currey, Philip Dadson, Darryn Harkness, Chris O'Connor, Rachel Thomas, Carol Brown.

Commission Collaborators: Tua Meti / Andrew McMillan, Jacob & Lindsay Unuia  (New Pacific Ensemble), Chris O'Connor.

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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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