With an ingenious blend of live music and film, Arts Laureate Delaney Davidson gives us a glimpse of a forgotten time – dusty highways, old Europe, the ‘new world’ of the USA and New Zealand as you’ve never seen it before in his homage to lost ways of storytelling.
Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? Remember live music in the cinema?
Delaney’s road footage supplements this body of work, snatching field recorded visual, generic stock footage, scripted scenes and his own miniatures to spin a whole new layer over the sound he creates.
Balancing the tightrope between narrative and abstract his work increasingly lets go of traditional song form and starts to move further out into the sound landscape.
OCT 27th, 28th Isaac Theatre Royal Gloucester Room, Christchurch
NOV 1st Roxburgh, Town Hall
NOV 2nd Cromwell, Lowburn church
NOV 3rd Gore, Eastern Southland Gallery
NOV 4th Invercargill, Brewery
NOV 5th Dunedin, Plato
NOV 6th Queenstown, Sherwood Hotel
NOV 8th Hokitika, Old Lodge Theatre
NOV 9th Barrytown, Hall
NOV 10th Reefton, Reefton Club
NOV 11th Onekaka, Mussel Inn
NOV 12th Mapua, Playhouse Theatre
NOV 13th Lincoln, The Laboratory
NOV 16th Wairau Valley, Dharma Bums Shed
NOV 17th Paekakariki, St Peters Hall
NOV 18th Wellington, Meow
NOV19th Featherston, Kiwi hall
NOV 21st Opotiki, Deluxe Theatre
NOV 22nd Hamilton, Meteor Theatre
NOV 23rd Whitianga, Town hall
NOV 24th Coromandel, The Club
NOV 25th Thames, Kauaeranga Hall
NOV 26th Onewhero. St Stephens Church
NOV 27th Auckland, Freida Margolis
NOV 28th Putararu, The Plaza
NOV 29th Gisbourne, The Dome
NOV 30th Napier, House Concert
DEC 1st New Plymouth, 4th Wall Theatre