Time-Knots in How to Live Together
12 September 2019 - 12 September 2019
ST PAUL St Gallery Two, AUT
Level 1, WM Building
Auckland University of Technology
40 St Paul Street
Thursday 12 September, 5.30pm-7pm
With Noel Meek, Manjit Singh and Uniform
Time-Knots at ST PAUL St is a framework to support discussions, screenings, readings, performances, and other gatherings. It brings together people, materials and ideas to constitute our present.
Time-Knots in How to Live Together is the third in the series. Its point of departure is Sriwhana Spong’s Death of Bhoma, which is a large Indian ink painting exhibited as part of St Paul St Gallery’s current exhibition How to Live Together. It translates a 12th century epic poem Bhomāntaka by using the strokes –, U and /, to annotate the three different metres from the canto describing the scene of Bhoma’s death.
This event brings together musicians from different traditions, including Manjit Singh and Uniform, who will each interpret Sriwhana Spong’s painting as a musical score. The performance evening concludes with improvised music led by Noel Meek between the musicians who will be meeting for the first time on this occasion.
Noel Meek is an improvising musician and teacher who works mostly with DIY electronic and electroacoustic instruments. His current research involves the social applications of improvised music pedagogy, and the development of a non-anthropocentric music; both of which stem from the practice of altruistic listening, a listening that actively aides quieter and more delicate voices.
Uniform are based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. Uniform is sound, art, film, and writing by underground women, for everyone. “Collaborative methods are essential to our practice and extend into the communities we work with.”
Manjit Singh is a distinguished musician from the Punjab tradition of Indian classical music. He is the founding director and teacher of Indian music at Rhythm School, based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He is also a Masters candidate in music at the University of Auckland.