11 Mar 2017

Phil Dadson: soundtracks of delight

From Saturday Morning, 10:32 am on 11 March 2017

Kim Hill meets New Zealand musician and sound artist Phil Dadson.

As well as solo performances and exhibitions, building experimental musical instruments and sonic objects, video / sound installation, music composition, graphic scores, drawing, sound sculptures and improvisations with invented instruments, Dadson has also had a long term commitment to the 'From Scratch' project - first as part of founding group for Scratch Orchestra in London, 1969 (with Cornelius Cardew and others) and then founding New Zealand's Scratch Orchestra, and later, From Scratch (1974) with founding members including Bruce Barber, Geoff Chapple and later, Don McGlashan and Wayne Laird.

In 2001, Dadson received a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate award, in 2003 an Antarctic Artist Fellowship and was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2005.

Now performing as sonicsfromscratch, he'll be performing in collaboration with international artists on a light and sound installation called Power Plant, from March 14 -19.