The phenomenal New Zealand sound artist Phil Dadson along with Enrique Siques (Chile) and Rob Thorne (NZ) (the three are touring as X-Current) did a magnificent musical performance, presentation, and Q and A for the first year students in Massey's fine arts program today. Totally magical sounds. Dadson mentioned in his talk the great 20th century American composer Harry Partch (1901-1974) who created his own instruments and lived as a transient until his innovative music finally gained some academic recognition later in his life. Here is a link to a 2002 BBC documentary on Partch, and for more info on and sounds by Dadson, check out his website.
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