RAMP Gallery is excited to host Phil Dadson (NZ), Enrique Siques (Chile), and Rob Thorne (NZ), for one night of sonic experimentation, as part of their tour X-Current on Wednesday 26 March at 7:30pm.
In March, Siques and Dadson, joined by Taongo Puoro player Rob Thorne, will tour within New Zealand, offering local audiences a chance to experience their ongoing trans-Pacific musical conversation. Using invented as well as orthodox instruments, the resulting music is exhilarating, visceral, challenging and poetic.
X-Current reflects and invokes the energies, influences and cadences of the Pacific. This performance at RAMP will be the fourth stop on their five show tour.
About the artists:
Based in Santiago de Chile, Enrique Siques is a celebrated photo-artist as well as a percussionist, composer, improviser and inventor of instruments and sound environments. For some years he was a member of percussion duo CODE.
Rob Thorne (Ngati Tumutumu) is a new and original voice in taonga puoro. His debut album Whaia te Maramatanga (Rattle Records) is a deeply felt and highly concentrated conversation between the past and the present. He uses modern loop technology alongside traditional Maori ﬂutes and horns made from stone, bone, shell and wood.
A doyen of experimental music in Aotearoa, Phil Dadson founded the percussion ensemble From Scratch. Since the 1970s he has produced a vast and varied range of sound, video and multi-media work. As an inventor and constructor of original musical instruments, he has an international reputation.