PUTTING LIVE MUSIC & LIVE ART TOGETHER
Public performance in Wellingtons Botanic Gardens
A series of regional live public performances
Other festival gigs are soon to be revealed
Gardens Magic '19
Performance Arcade '19
More to come
Performing under the big dome of Carter Observatory aka Space Place, in Wellington.
When Bonaparte toured through New Zealand and played at Meow in Wellington, Kuki Koori played support , with Mu and Will there too.
Late night on the big stage at the wonderful Splore Festival, with Kuki blaze (Iain) cranking out the trncey dance beats, supported by Will Ricketts on percussion and Koori boy (Mick) cranking out the animated drawings.
Performance Arcade 2018
The Performance Arcade is an acclaimed live art event that attracts 60-90,000 people every year to Wellington Waterfront since 2011.
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Kuki Koori is the brainchild of Iain Gordon and Mick Finn.
The aim is to construct a sonic and visual feast from scratch, with Iain and his electronic instruments laying down a trail of hypnotic notes to be chased by Mick’s swirling and ephemeral dashes of painted light.
As the intensity and the beat builds the live illustrations begin to move in various ways in response to the music.
Each performance is uniquely collaborative, with a visible and high-pressure creative process: Iain steps out from behind the keyboards of Fat Freddy's Drop to conjure an electronic symphony from drumbeats, synths, compressors, filters and samples, while Mick responds with hand-drawn art projected large.
Kuki Koori draws on the respective musical and art backgrounds of Iain and Mick, which are influenced by their indigenous ancestry, Kuki's Ngāi Tahu Iwi and Mick's Yuin people respectively.