VOR-STELLEN are also playing several FRINGE gigs - check out the FRINGE PROGRAM
Stephen Reay is a guitarist and composer. He has performed as part of the Subliminals and Avoid!Avoid (Flying Nun Records) and the Haints of Dean Hall (Arch Hill Recordings). He uses guitars and amplifiers as way to create sonic textures that explore notions of everyday engagement with wellbeing, ecology, nature and human impacts on the environment.
It is an optimistic work, using childhood as a metaphor for renewed hope for the future. With the current Covid pandemic engulfing the world, more than ever we need some sense of hope. It was written for The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, to celebrate the re-opening of the earthquake-stricken Christchurch Town Hall, and was recorded by The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra under conductor Ken Young in June 2020. The first public performance was by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra under Marc Taddei in September 2020, under level 2 restrictions with just 400 people in the Town Hall.
The symphony is divided into five movements with the subtitles: Beginnings, Play, Hopes and Dreams, Life-force, and A future, and features some child-like sounds of ratchets and pots and pans. The beautiful art work for the CD jacket is by Dunedin-based artist and childrens’ illustrator Robyn Belton.
Well it's hard to believe 2 years have flown by already!
Thank you to YOU all our wonderful loyal customers - you guys & gals ROCK !
So, there's heaps of things going on this month - and the live music scene in Dunedin is hotting up for summer - so here's a few of our calendar events to keep in mind for November ...
"By day they're the Supergroove horn section. By night they stalk the streets, their antique wind instruments shrieking wildly."
Get your groove on - these guys will have ya movin' and shakin' !!
Playing Dunedin at TASTE MERCHANTS in the evening on SAT 7 NOVEMBER...
and making some noise INSTORE with us from 2pm (a wee warm-up! )
Need tix to Taste Merchants? See us, see them, or check out tix at undertheradar.com here
You can find more info on HOPETOUN BROWN here ...
We also have tix for this gig - and this tour coincides with the new CHILLS album which we will have instore on Fri 30 Oct!
One of our fave days of the year and it's a black Friday - lets have cake :D
Yes we'll be there - if you truly love records - you will too!
We'll have tons of $2 and $5 records for you to get your hands on.
We're having a little celebration with renowned Dunedin & NZ composer Anthony Ritchie.
Launching not one but 2 new CD albums 'Father & Son' and 'Fjärran'
Come join us!
You can RSVP by calling (03) 474 9394 or email: email@example.com
Who said you can't have 2 black fridays in one month ?!
We have heaps of special releases coming in for this ' excuse for a shop after Thanksgiving - the holiday we don't celebrate in NZ ' day.
In case you don't know... the day after Thanksgiving Day (the last Thursday of Nov) is a massive sale and shopping day in the United States. It is otherwise known as 'Black Friday' and a bunch of vinyl is specially released on this day.
We have ordered some. We have not ordered all. If you want to know if we have got it - feel free to give us a buzz or come in and visit.
Long awaited - and finally almost here - way to finish November with a bang!
Thanks Chick's Hotel !
Following close behind...
See also: TOP 10 VINYL ALBUMS ~ 2014
BELLA HRISTOVA CDs
ANTHONY RITCHIE CDs
LA BELLE ALLIANCE
HELEEN DU PLESSIS
JOHN VAN BUSKIRK
For more info on TINY RUINS see our post in our KIWI MADE - NZ MUSIC blog