Following Orchestra of Spheres and Lady Lazer Light’s nine-date tour of China last October, Kiwese presents Orchestra of Spheres: Te China Rockumentary, a five-part series documenting New Zealand’s undisputed masters of audio-visual overstimulation on tour in China for the first time.
The first New Zealand production of it's kind, the series features tour diary narrative, live footage from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming and Dali, interviews with local acts Baxian Fandian, Death Narcissist, South Acid MiMi Dance Team and Su, candid encounters with fans, bands, labels and venues from music scenes around the country and on the road documentation of China’s food, transport and everyday life.
The diverse blend of Chinese and English voices are supported with bilingual subtitles and translation, while a distinctly New Zealand sense of humour is present throughout. Orchestra of Spheres and Lady Lazer Light embrace the bizarre, defy the monotonous, and espouse the message that to be weird is to be wonderful.
Te China Rockumentary was filmed by Kiwese over seven days with basic equipment and videography knowledge, while navigating five Kiwis across one of the largest countries in the world. The series wears the blemishes of this whirlwind experience, presenting a no frills look at tour life, showing what can be achieved with a dream and a gung-ho attitude, in a way that will hopefully inspire others to tour or visit China in the future.