Loose Autumn Moans (2003)

"Wellington, NZ composer Dave Edwards with some able assistance from duo or trio the Winter... Guitars, violin, cello, and percussion all stack up... He's got a persona that's all his own." - George Parsons, Dream Magazine #5 All acoustic, with a string section, recorded and mixed on analogue equipment, and originally released on cassette in … Continue reading Loose Autumn Moans (2003)

Other Islands: 2012-2018

fiffdimension vol3 (see also Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005 and Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012) brings us into the current decade - with further wide-ranging experimentation and exploration sonically, temporally and geographically, in New Zealand, Western Australia, Indonesia, Okinawa (Japan), and Fiji. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTMQw7roXH0&list=PLtbrBpNjlOHOfvink1dJANU_UFOs6My4Y by Dave Black (acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, harmonica, laptop, bass, tenor saxophone, field recordings, piano, ukulele, sanshin, saron, … Continue reading Other Islands: 2012-2018

the Electricka Zoo on Access Radio this Saturday

Electricka Zoo played live in the studio on Terry's Songwriters Show.  It was broadcast on Saturday 15th of April - hear the podcast online. Terry's Songwriters Show is a weekly programme hosted by Terry Shore - who is a singer/song-writer himself. It won Best Music Programme in the Access/ Ethnic Radio category at the New … Continue reading the Electricka Zoo on Access Radio this Saturday

Gamelan Padhang Moncar, 18th June

All-Day Multicultural Event Saturday 18th June 2016, 10am-5pm St Patrick’s College Hall, Kilbirnie A small gadon group from Gamelan Padhang Moncar will perform at this festival, which will feature a wide range of performances from many cultural groups (European and Māori, Pacific and Asian) as well food stalls and face-painting.  More information here. This event is … Continue reading Gamelan Padhang Moncar, 18th June

the Ballad of William Knife

https://youtu.be/OJmvCpmHj_0 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

Ascension Band 2005

https://youtu.be/q9tH0oiOmPc "With elements of punk, post-punk, jazz, classical, straight rock, opera and music hall, the Ascension Band are that rare thing: Something Wholly Other. They retain avant garde cred and still manage to rock harder than AC/DC.” - http://www.varsity.co.nz This riff by organist/conductor/arranger Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds, The Manta Rays, Fly My Pretties), guitarist … Continue reading Ascension Band 2005

Fringe Festival 2016: East to West

Here's my first major project for 2016, as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA5UhgFsu_k   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

Nat da Hatt: Kleptomania

Presenting the new solo album from Nat da Hatt! Nat da Hatt is a political refugee from New Zealand who has settled in Japan where he spends his days in a cave creating tone paintings on an array of devices and instruments including: guitar, thumb piano and a Korg vocoder. He's also collaborated with fiffdimension's … Continue reading Nat da Hatt: Kleptomania

in the non-idiomatic idiom in Norway (part 1, 1999)

A few years ago I wrote a chapter of Jazz Aotearoa, a book about New Zealand jazz music history, discussing the free improvisation and avant-garde jazz scene in Wellington at the turn of the millennium. in the non-idiomatic idiom in Norway is a collection of improvised instrumental music with some of the musicians in that … Continue reading in the non-idiomatic idiom in Norway (part 1, 1999)

Dave Black & Snake Beings: East to West

East to West brings together for the first time two of New Zealand's more unusual artist/musician/filmmaker/ethnomusicologists, taking the audience on an epic journey from one side of the Eurasian continent to another in the space of an hour. Audio Foundation - 8pm, Saturday 5th of April 2014 4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland $5 entry https://www.facebook.com/events/1488696708018183/ The … Continue reading Dave Black & Snake Beings: East to West