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Phil Dadson
Shiver Me Timbres

October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Shiver Me Timbres: Solos and Collaborations With a Multi-voiced Instrument.

During his 2016 summer residency at Headlands Centre for the Arts (Sausalito, California), Auckland based artist/musician & instrument builder Phil Dadson converted an old, wooden ex-US Military store –building 961– into a sonic play-space, an expansive instrument with multiple voices that he worked and performed in, solo and collaboratively.
When & where
September 7 - October 31, 2017 Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
Window Gallery, Centre for New Music, 55 Taylor street
San Francisco

October 5 - October 28, 2017
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 4pm
Closing – Saturday October 28 (see closing event details below)
The Audio Foundation gallery, 4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland
New Zealand

Dadson’s San Francisco exhibition presents a range of the instruments and sonic objects he devised in Building 961, Headlands Art Centre during his 2016 residency, including the ‘rocker-gamelan (an adapted rocking chair), the ‘rung-ladder’, wall and floor wires, wall rods and a set of his invented instruments – the Gloop spring-string-drum, song/stones, gliss-flutes and one of his tribute instruments, the BartHarmonic, dedicated to Bart Hopkin. Video/audio documentation of his solo performances with wall-wires, floor-wires, wall-rods, rocker etc is exhibited in the window along with visual-music graphics by Dadson and a poster co-designed and printed by Berlin based artist Gwenaël Rattke.

The Auckland partner exhibition presents visual music graphics, the ‘ToneThrone’ percussion chair, plus photography, in context of video/audio documentation of solo and collaborative performances with Japanese sound-artist Aki Onda, and San Francisco based duo, Music for Hard Times (Tom Nunn and ex-Aucklander Paul Winstanley) in Building 961.

Special closing event. Saturday 4pm, October 28th. Four ToneThrone solos by Adrian Croucher, Darryn Harkness, Chris O’Connor and Jeff Henderson.

The Headlands Residency is made possible courtesy of the James Wallace Arts Trust & Fulbright NZ.

Dadson is represented by Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland.




October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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The Audio Foundation
Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace,
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
+64 9-373 5790


The Audio Foundation
+64 9-373 5790