On Wednesday 15 April Starkwhite will present a concert from acclaimed Auckland-based musician Dean Roberts which will be performed with a cast of collaborators including Matthew Sunderland (Vocals), Chris O'Connor (Drums, Percussion) and Paul Williams (Cello). Roberts is one of New Zealand’s leading practitioners in the field of contemporary music and has produced a number of albums to critical acclaim. His releases on Staubgold, Mille Plateaux and Kranky Records are regarded as touchstones of contemporary experimental music. He weaves elements of rock, electro-acoustic, minimalism and free improvisation into unusually affecting song cycles that sound equally avant-futuristic and hauntingly ancient, like the ghost of songs past. His album The Black Moths Play the Grand Cinema was described by the Wire Magazine as: “A tremendous achievement where everything fits, less of an attempt to blend genres than a demonstration of how for the truly imaginative, genres remain utterly meaningless.” Roberts plays Red Memory song-cycle at Starkwhite on Wednesday 15 April at 8.00pm. Entry: $10 suggested donation.
Image: Dean Roberts and collaborators in concert