A series of videos welcoming you to listen to the voices hiding all around us.
My initiation into a musically engaged life was via drumming and percussion. I think this explains my interest in noises. I'm a noise maker. I'm interested in how noise can be wielded for musical purposes, what a noise reveals about the object from which it emanates, and the impact hearing a noise has on us, and by us I mean you, me and the objects. At the time of writing, I'm studying music therapy and enjoying this notion of Unconditional Positive Regard. I have cultivated UPR towards sounds for a LONG time... there are treasures to be discovered with this perspective!
The video clips in Timbre Club are a glimpse into my sound making obsession. I have this game I like to play, called "What Does it Sound Like?"
I see something, wonder what it sounds like, hit it and find out. Simple pleasures.
As a drummer, Chris is a prolific and vital contributor to many music scenes within Aotearoa. Chris regularly performs in Auckland’s improvisation/sound-art music scene, collaborates with established Kiwi music pop icons, and is studying towards a Masters in Music Therapy at Victoria University.
Chris started his journey into deep improvisation when he founded the People's Improvisation Front, a group that regularly met in his basement in Newtown to explore free improvisation and approaches to large scale forms. From these initial experiments he has continued to grow an increasing repertoire of strategies towards music and ritual making. He is also a highly sought after collaborator for pop, jazz, theatre, and dance; he is currently a member of The Phoenix Foundation, and Trioglodyte.