Friday 19 September sees a rare chance to catch these two topline NZ
sound artists in collision at the Physics Room at 209 Tuam St.
BCM is the solo project of Campbell Kneale, who lives in Lower Hutt.
In 2002 he performed with Lyttelton’s Bruce Russell at the Adam
Art Gallery in Wellington, and the two have completed a collaborative
CD on Campbell’s Celebrate Psi Phenomena label. This is due
out any day now, hence the return match in Christchurch. BCM is
preparing for a second tour of Japan at the end of the year, while
BR is planning
a European tour with the Dead C. for early 2004. This will be their
only Christchurch show together for the foreseeable future.
Between them the two will employ everything from old turntables, toys
and kitchen implements, to tone generators, open reel dictaphones and
toothbrushes. The noise they make could well be like being trapped inside
a hydroelectric turbine with the bearings shot, or then again, perhaps
like the gentle whirring of metal robot insects in a jam jar at dawn.
You won’t know till you hear them coming.
At this show they will have the support of a new Christchurch improvising
quintet, made up of Chris Burke [sax], Ben Gerard [piano], Michael Kime
[double bass], Greg Malcolm [guitar] and Jenny Ward [voice]. Fresh from
a performance at the Wellington Space festival, this will be a first
chance for local audiences to hear this group in action.
The Physics Room has just finished hosting an exhibition of recorded
sound art works in association with Radio New Zealand’s ‘rpm’ show.
This performance will be a chance to hear some live sound art in action,
and is a good example of the Physics Room’s ongoing support for
experimental music and sound art.
Doors will open at 8.30pm, and admission is $7.