About

So the story so far goes something like this………..with bits missing…………………………….Born Marton 1976. Whakatane 1978-1986 Tauranga 1986-…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Young man, living in smallish seaside town, feels like somethings not right, moves to Whanganui to study art and so forth. Paints, ingests, lives, plays music only very rarely, surrounded by great people but feels unsure and unsteady……………………………………………….

(Photo: colleen lenihan)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………So after meeting a wonderful pair of girls, shacking up and finishing my BFA in Painting and Printmaking, moved to Dunedin to start MFA. Discovers original path blocked, so diverges into sound and sculpture. A world opens. Lives in City Rise, Port Chalmers and Aramoana. Still my spiritual home (hence: SPIT – local slang for Aramoana)……………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Around 2002, I start to experiment and construct work from vinyl records. The process, tactile and sound nature of the medium captures me, leading to my first record works inspired by Christian Marclay and destructive sound/visual artists………………………….wreck it…………….

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….I also work other sound elements such as audio tape installations, found sound, inherant sound, sound blah blah blah and chance bell ringing and dada-esqe performances into my Masters work, with which I graduate with Honours in 2005. Out of the nest and into the cauldron of trying to make art around life…………….working………..blah……………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..So in all of this rumble & jumble, a desire to play performative music appeared, contrary to appearances and begun picking up guitars and things and cobbling together tunes and bit and what-nots to boil at slow simmer till undone……………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….To be continued…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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