Three gigs in early March!

I'm playing not one but three gigs, in three different genres, in Wellington in the first week of March - all free or koha entry. First up there's the international multimedia epic East to West on Thursday 3rd of March at Photospace Gallery, Wellington. This will be followed by the first ever gig of The … Continue reading Three gigs in early March!

Gamelan Padhang Moncar @ Pataka Gallery

p 5 Feb – 13 March 2016 ShadowPlay – an exhibition of wayang kulit shadow puppets from Cirebon (West Java) at Pataka Museum in Porirua.  The antique collection of puppets was purchased by the late Allan Thomas (who also commissioned me to contribute to the book Jazz Aotearoa) in 1974 together with a set of gamelan … Continue reading Gamelan Padhang Moncar @ Pataka Gallery

Nat da Hatt – Harpsychord

The latest offering from Nat da Hatt, recorded in 2015-2016 in Kawaguchi City, Japan using an array of instruments, devices and machines including: a Zoom digital eight track recorder, A Gretsch Electromatic guitar and a Korg vocoder. Harpsychord follows hot on the heels of 2015's Volume V and Kleptomania and his previous 2012 solo masterpiece, … Continue reading Nat da Hatt – Harpsychord

the Ballad of William Knife Music video from the album 'South Island Sessions', set in 19th century New Zealand with an ecological theme.  'The Ballad of William Knife' was the name of the show we took to the Dunedin Fringe Festival in 2006. See also the videos for 'Bandit Joe on a Scraded Gat' and 'BFD' 1861 revisited - … Continue reading the Ballad of William Knife

Fringe Festival 2016: East to West

Here's my first major project for 2016, as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival:   The show is a big OE epic of video & music from the Tasman to the Atlantic, a decade in the making. It takes the audience on a journey half way around the world from New Zealand, across Australia, … Continue reading Fringe Festival 2016: East to West

Gamelan Taniwha Jaya 2015

Thanks to everyone who came to see Gamelan Taniwha Jaya play in Wellington recently! Gopala Tabuh Telu In 2015 we've also performed at the Newtown Festival, the Southeast Asian Night Market, and Indonesia Day. Here are a couple of recordings of two of the pieces we played: These are in the Balinese gong … Continue reading Gamelan Taniwha Jaya 2015