We are an Auckland-based group exploring cohesive, improvised audiovisual performance. We combine elements of free-jazz, glitch, electronica, and rock to soundtrack live-coded abstract visuals.
The personell features Alex Freer (Artisan Guns, Lisa Crawley) who plays live drums, drum machine, sampler, and distorted vocals. Abe Kunin (Coach, House Of Broken Strings) plays guitar, loop pedal, and wah pedal. Nicholas Rogan plays a convoluted mix of Fender rhodes, drum machine, subtractive synth, and live-captured samples. Chris Targett codes in a program called Fluxus which generates audio-reactive geometry-based visuals.
The concept is that we have the skills and instrumentation to cover the widest possible scope of sound and atmosphere while remaining changable and dexterous with our musicality. We are each jazz-trained multi-instrumentalists and the range of dynamics we explore goes from almost silent textural effects to full scale electro-acoustic glitch. It is as much about sound design as it is about composing a melody or a pulse in the moment.
This video was taken by Campbell Farquhar, from our 24th September show at the Wine Cellar.