Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
In the spirit of Matariki, and because we’re feeling generous, we’ve decided to make this concert free!
“Free?” you say. “But nothing is free!"
Well, we thought Charlotte Yates and Rob Thorne performing here at the Gallery was too good an event to miss and seeing it’s a Wednesday night, we think some of you might be more likely to come out and have a pleasant evening of music and a glass of wine if you didn’t have to buy a ticket.
The show starts at 7.00pm, come a bit early to grab a seat and buy a wine at our cash bar. Doors open at 6:30pm. If you have already purchased a ticket, we know who you are and you'll be given a full refund. Happy New Year!
A special concert is coming to the Gallery, featuring taonga puoro instrumentalist Rob Thorne, singer-songwriter Charlotte Yates, and multi-instrumentalist Gil Eva Craig. They will be performing at the Gallery during their much-anticipated tour with Arts On Tour NZ.
Setting the scene in the first half of the show, Rob Thorne creates a transcendent aural experience through the use of modern loop technology and traditional Maori instruments made of stone, bone, shell and wood.
A musician with over 25 years’ performance experience in bands and solo, Rob’s work with traditional Maori instruments means he has researched, taught and demonstrated at museums and marae throughout the country and travelled to the Peruvian Andes to experience ancient indigenous sound-healing techniques.
In touring with Arts On Tour NZ, Rob performs Whaia te Maramatanga, a highly concentrated conversation between past and present – and a personal exploration of the healing qualities of an ancient practice through the medium of sound.
Many Kiwis will remember Charlotte Yates from the iconic 1990s band When the Cat’s Been Spayed. Since then, besides recording six albums of her own, she’s studied contemporary music technology and composition in Australia, produced two Melbourne Fringe Arts Festivals, and produced critically acclaimed CDs.
Charlotte is joined on this tour by award winning sound designer and multi-instrumentalist Gil Eva Craig – the two will perform songs from Charlotte’s album Archipelago, co-produced and arranged by Gil Eva.
Gil Eva has been involved in the creative arts since the early 90's primarily as a sound designer for alternative and mainstream theatre, as a sound engineer/ producer, and performer. Performing in a duo with Charlotte Yates, she plays electric acoustic bass, Eb horn and guitarlele.
See and here Rob Thorne's Whäia Te Märamatanga, a musical passage of identity and connection, on YouTube.