Screened as part of NZIFF 2015

Philip Dadson: Sonics From Scratch 2015

Directed by Simon Ogston, Orlando Stewart Aotearoa

As deeply fascinated by the conceptual as the biographical, this comprehensive portrait of one of our great experimental artists is essential viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in New Zealand art and music.

Session dates and venues to be announced
85 minutes DCP

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Directors, Producers

Photography

Simon Ogston

Editors

Jacob Parish
,
Simon Ogston

With

Philip Dadson
,
Don McGlashan
,
Geoff Chapple
,
Wystan Curnow
,
Tony Green
,
Andrew Clifford
,
Christina Barton
,
Bruce Barber
,
Gregor Nicholas
,
Jim Allen
,
James McCarthy
,
Jeff Henderson
,
Drew McMillan

Featuring a Q+A with directors/producers Simon Ogston and Orlando Stewart at both screenings.


Few Kiwi artists have had such an enlivening impact on fine arts as Philip Dadson with his international reputation for sonic invention, sophisticated video-installation art and innovative experimentation in the field of sound. He is arguably best known for founding the avant-garde ensemble From Scratch, which would use everything from old lampshades to customised PVC pipes to perform its intricate, rhythmic compositions. This polished and engaging documentary charts Dadson’s career from his humble beginnings in Napier through to his eventual recognition on the world stage (an international exposure in the 80s rivalled only by Split Enz).

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