31 Jan 2020

Audio Foundation Summer Series: a week of curious sounds in Auckland

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 31 January 2020

If you're in the Super City and a fan of unusual sounds, check out next week's summer series from the Audio Foundation.

The event kicks off on Sunday 2 February with two Japanese sound artists joining locals at a (sold-out) event in a private backyard lava cave. 

Japanese sound artists Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda

 Japanese sound artists Aki Onda and Akio Suzuki Photo: Supplied

The Audio Foundation is a place for anyone who's adventurous and curious about sound and music, says composer Flo Wilson – who is also an RNZ sound engineer.

Their summer series is an opportunity to hear sounds that are independent of digital media overload we usually experience, Flo says.

"We often have a lot of things competing for our attention and we don't often get a chance to figure out what we like without an algorithm or something suggesting it to us. Opportunities to be challenged or have your thoughts expanded… or nourished … they're not as prevalent as they used to be."

On Wednesday 5 February, veteran Japanese sound artist Akio Suzuki will collaborate with New Zealand's "godfather of unconventional instrument building" Phil Dadson.


Sunday 2 February, The Lava Cave, Maungawhau

Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda
Richard Francis
Old Chips

Tuesday 4 February, Parnell Platform Gallery, Parnell Train Station

Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda
Ro Rushton-Green & Aaron Longville

Wednesday 5 February, Audio Foundation

Akio Suzuki & Phil Dadson
Roger Turner & Hermione Johnson
Arthur Bull, Paul Buckton, Scott Thompson, and others

Friday 7 February, Aotea Square

Annette Krebs
True Bliss Experience

Friday 7 February, Audio Foundation

Annette Krebs
Ivan Mršić

Saturday 8 February, Audio Foundation

Annette Krebs & Antonia Barnett-McIntosh
Clovis McEvoy