arghhhhhh...why is it so expensive to fly from Dunedin.......so so so want to go...........what talent.....will def keep an eye on grab a seat and cross fingers....
Win a Rhian Sheehan Prize Pack
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Following his sold out and critically acclaimed debut performance in 2009, Rhian Sheehan presents this special, thought-provoking and emotionally charged masterpiece for the second and only time this year, in its full multifaceted glory at the Opera House in Wellington.
Standing In Silence sees 15 talented contemporary, classical and electronic musicians perform live alongside a filmic backdrop of moving images shot all over the world and specifically created for the Standing In Silence show.
The show is a stunning audio & visual performance with a strong filmic narrative filmed and animated by Gareth Moon & Matt Pitt. The combined effect is one of surreal beauty, isolation & innocence. This is a performance not to be missed.
The debut performance of Standing In Silence was described by the Dominion Post as "Amazing, people were stunned to silence, moved by the depth of emotion in the music - and the fact that something world class was being presented to a lucky few".
Rhian Sheehan's live band includes key collaborator Jeff Boyle (Jakob), along with Tom Pierard (Strike), Steve Bremner (NZSO, Strike), Raashi Malik (Rhombus), Jess Chambers, Andy Hummel, Pete Hill, Brett Skinner, Al Fraser (all Woolshed Sessions), plus a string section (NZSO/Wellington Vector).
"The show is purely about contemplation. I would describe Standing in Silence as drifting through some future megatropolis city through the eyes and innocence of a child. It's about taking a moment to breath it all in, to be drawn into a state of reflection, to be taken away to a beautiful place." - Rhian Sheehan
This idea also extends visually into emotive photographic and moving images which are interwoven throughout the live performance, portraying the lives and environments of individual people living in megacities throughout Asia, via state of the art projection techniques by Nektar films.
The music encapsulates Rhian Sheehan's beautiful original instrumental compositions incorporating sonic experiments with the sounds of found objects not usually heard in music, like wine glasses, bowed & plucked piano strings, tailor made musicbox's, tongue drums, body percussion, and the sound of bustling crowds and children at play. He will also present some newly written music that is yet to be heard by any audience.
Standing In Silence, Rhian Sheehan's fourth album was released in 2009 as a growing project which challenges the form of electronic music by taking a more filmic and ethereally esoteric approach with an emphasis on communicating current global and cultural issues through music and imagery. Inspired by the photo he took of a lone man standing on a hill amongst pollution in India, Rhian Sheehan based Standing In Silence around the question "Is it possible to be surrounded by a mass of humanity, a bustling sea of lives, and still stand alone in silence?"
Standing In Silence: Rhian Sheehan and guests.
One show only in 2010
Saturday 19 June 2010
The Opera House, Wellington
Tickets are $45 (+bf) and are on sale now from Ticketek and Real Groovy
Thanks to the team from Loop we have two copies of the album (CD) and two Music Boxes (The music boxes play the opening tune, and key melody of Part 3 of Standing In Silence) to giveaway.
This competition is open to all Amplifier users. The winners for the prizes will take place at midday May 14th and winners notified by email immediately.
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Booked my tickets to fly down from AKL, despite the show falling right in the middle of my exams. This show's unmissable!