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New Sounds in Auckland: festival July 2007

The Audio Foundation presents Alt.Music Festival

Pauline Oliveros (USA) head lines this festival of new music in Auckland.

Featured is the handgun and theremin toting performance group Schimpfluch-gruppe

"" Influenced by martial arts attack patterns and the notorious actions of the Viennese performance artists of the 1960s and 70s, Schimpfluch is a loose collective of bruitists and performers dealing with “psycho-physical tests and trainings“. At the core of the group are Rudolf, Dave Phillips and Joke Lanz (absent). Using sound, their often brutal performances challenge their audience’s responses using anything from voice and handguns to a theremin and dead fish. Sharing the Shchimpfluch sensibility and joining them for their NZ tour is Australian glass performer Lucas Abela aka Justice Yeldham and the Dynamic Ribbon Device. Also joining them in Auckland is one of NZ’s most prolific recording artists, Matt Middleton aka one-man-band Crude. ""