Band in a bubble: Putting out fires

Macpherson, Kent and Sidwell, David and Rogerson-Berry, Megan and Mayall, Jeremy Mark and Bradley, Reuben and Baker, Brooke and Egenes, John and Braae, Nick (2017) Band in a bubble: Putting out fires. Wintec, Hamilton, August 2017.

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Putting Out Fires (song) Collaborative Composition - Music and Lyrics. BAND IN A BUBBLE is a real time observational workshop, where a group of musicians from around New Zealand gather together for the first time at Wintec in Hamilton to compose, record and perform a new collection of songs. Inspired by a project that involved Australian band REGURGITATOR in Melbourne in 2004, this project is the brainchild of Wintec Music Department Lecturer, Kent Macpherson. The initial idea from was conceptually inspired by biospheres, and a desire to explore the juxtaposition between the insular artistic recording process, and the extroverted performer. To look through this process at how that might impact the creative mindset. BAND IN A BUBBLE at SPARK festival involves a number of performers from around New Zealand including: Kent Macpherson, David Sidwell, John Egenes, Reuben Bradley, Jeremy Mayall, Megan Berry, Nick Braae and Brooke Baker, as the core performers. This collaboration will be the first for this ensemble, so this experience will also include a realtime exploration of how to approach a creative collaboration from the beginning. The WIntec wharenui has been carefully selected as the venue for this project for a number of reasons. Most notably, the building has many windows which provide a certain ‘transparency’ to the actual process. The wharenui is also very central to the Wintec campus, both in a physical and spiritual sense. Most involved are also educators, as well as musicians, so the inclusion of this workshop as part of the SPARK festival will ideally facilitate an educational experience for the students and wider community. The intention is to build an environment that is a creatively fulfilling one for the people directly involved.

Item Type:Composition
Keywords that describe the item:song, band in a bubble, collaborative composition
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:5523
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Deposited On:25 Oct 2017 23:11
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 20:54

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