Phil Dadson, 'Shiver Me Timbres'

Audio Foundation
Oct 5, 2017 to Oct 28, 2017

During his 2016 summer residency at Headlands Centre for the Arts (Sausalito, California, U.S.A.), Auckland based artist/musician & instrument builder Phil Dadson converted an old, wooden ex-US Military store –building 961– into a sonic play-space, an expansive instrument with multiple voices that he worked and performed in, solo and collaboratively.

This exhibition presents video/audio documentation of solo performances in 961 with wall and floor-wires, rods, the ‘rocker’ (an adapted rocking chair), ‘ring-rung’ (an adapted ladder), a range of his invented instruments; Gloop spring-string-drum, song/stones, gliss-flutes etc, plus a set of visual-music graphics including a poster co-designed with Berlin based artist/friend Gwenaël Rattke, screen printed in Berlin by Rattke especially for the show.

Also included are collaborative performances with Japanese sound-artist Aki Onda, and San Francisco based duo Music for Hard Times (Tom Nunn and ex-Aucklander Paul Winstanley).

The Headlands Residency is made possible courtesy of the James Wallace Arts Trust & Fulbright NZ.

Dadson is represented by Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland.

Opens – Thursday 5 October, 5.30pm (w. refreshments from Liberty Breweries)
Hours – Tuesday – Saturday, 12.00pm – 4.00pm.
Closes – Saturday 28 October 4.00pm.

Special event:
EAR & EYE / dadsonic solos & collaborations.
Thursday 12 October @ Audio Foundation, doors open 6.00pm
$7.50 / $5.00 (waged/unwaged)
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