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Sound within Art, Installation & Theatre Design

Sound within Art, Installation & Theatre Design

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  • Sat 25 May ’19, 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, 61-69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Please join Jason Wright, Emi Pogoni and Blake Johnston in discussion on the last day of Wright's exhibition rauropi I II III.

Intersections sees three sound artists in discussion, exploring the nature of sound between three distinct mediums: art, installation and theatre design.

Using their own work as provocation they’ll look at the differences in concept and approach to those mediums and how they intersect. As well as exploring specifics of the work they will touch on some of the practicalities and challenges involved specific to each context.

Tea and coffee provided.

About the artists:
Emi Pogoni is an artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington freelancing in sound, music, design, and events. She enjoys working alongside contemporary dance choreographers as a composer, and as a sound designer/music director for theatre, creating evocative sound worlds for performance to inhabit.

She often uses a maximalist dynamic range, repetition, long fades, and plays with referentiality and diegesis to extract as much as possible out of a minimalist sound palette. She holds an Honours degree in Sonic Arts (Te Kōkī New Zealand School Of Music, 2012), and a Graduate Diploma in Spatial Design (Massey University, 2016).

Blake Johnston is a New Zealand sound artist, technologist, academic, and composer who recently completed his doctorate at Te Kōkī, The New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington. His practice sits at the boundaries of experience design and emerging forms of technology, synthesising these two fields to explore a new artistic approach developed in his doctoral thesis.

This new approach, coined the metaperceptual approach to sound art, seeks to create extraordinary experiences and environments that invite the audience to explore their own perception. The audience’s unique subjectivity is the core focus of the approach, with the audience’s presence and perspective co-creating the artworks with the curated environment.

The metaperceptual approach is able to create introspective experiences; interactive in a way that gives the audience control over their navigation of the artwork, gallery environment, and their own senses.

Jason Wright is a Wellington-based composer and sound artist working across dance, theatre, film and installation. A graduate of Te Kōkī New Zealand School of music, Jason holds a Master of Music in Sonic Arts and Composition. Working with dance, Jason has composed music for Strive, Footnote Taster Series 2013; Just Bet/ween Us, Choreo-co 2015.

As well as composing, he performed in eye, produced by Brothers & Sisters Collective, featuring in the Fringe Festival and Tempo Dance Festival 2014. A key collaborator with choreographer Ross McCormack, Jason created the music for SEX, Footnote Dance 2012; Rāhui, Unitec Dance Showcase 2012; Area, Unitec Dance Showcase 2015, Visions of Salome, M1 Contact Dance Festival Singapore 2015; Preface: Homage to a Risk, NZSD 2015 and Matter, New Zealand Dance Company, 2016.

As a part of dance-theatre company Muscle Mouth, Jason produced scores for AGE, New Zealand Festival 2014, their acclaimed production Triumphs and Other Alternatives, 2015 and The Weight of Force, Hong Kong Arts Festival, M1 Contact Dance Festival, 2016 and Borderline – A double-bill collaboration between Muscle Mouth and T.H.E Dance Company Singapore, M1 Contact Dance Festival, 2017; System, Tempo Dance Festival, NZ Fringe Festival, 2019 and As It Stands, a new commission from the Auckland Arts Festival, 2019.

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