Delaney Davidson Magic Lightbox Tour of New Zealand

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