‘Ruasagavulu‘ (made in Fiji
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Thanks for your interest, and happy Matariki if you’re in NZ…
“So easy to get totally lost in this music, recommend for helping with your inner peace” – Andi Verse
Snake Beings & Dave Black in Fiji
This was one of the last in-person international collaborations from before the world ended… it’s got nothing to do with the pandemic.
The title ‘ruasagavulu’ means ‘twenty’ in Fijian, to kick off the new decade optimistically.
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Ni sa bula, and happy new decade from Fiji! I spent part of new year's day making ethnographic field recordings of these children drumming. They used plastic buckets, a paint tin and a beer bottle. Some samples might find their way into the forthcoming (as yet untitled) collaboration with @snakebeings following our recent recording session in Suva. https://fiffdimension.com/2019/11/05/snake-beings-in-fiji/ #ethnomusicology #fijimusic #newyearsday2020 #newzealandmusic #2020music #drumming #DIYmusic #workinprogress
a fusion of several genres and a DIY manifesto – “Pick up the pieces and make them into something new, it’s what we do…”
– founder of the Hamilton Underground Film Festival, composer, musician and electrical shrine maker – is a New Zealand / British experimental filmmaker and musician who has produced over 40 independently released film soundtrack CDs and made a number of short experimental and narrative films in Spain, U.K., India, Vietnam, and New Zealand.
Past projects include:
- / 2014 Maggotism International (on-going self-generating travelogue sound collage)
- / 2010 The construction of Karen Karnak (novel)
- / 2010 A D Normal Snakebeings Lake Train Temple
- / 2010 Oscillator Maggotman
- / 2004 Fracture Floor With Anthony Milton
- / 2003 Kaosphere Orchestra Circus Mutations
- / 2002 Kaosphere Orchestra Soundscapes For Alchemical Pilgrimage