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Altmusic presents: Brötzmann / Leigh NZ Tour (Christchurch)

December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT

$15 – $20

Altmusic and the Audio Foundation are proud to present a nationwide tour of renowned saxophone/pedal steel guitar duo, Brötzmann / Leigh.

Peter Brötzmann is a living legend of improvised music who has embodied the leading edge of the European avant-garde for over 50 years, challenging audiences and convention alike with a relentless intensity. On pedal steel guitar, Heather Leigh is rapidly becoming a legend in her own right, both for her solo work (published by Not Not Fun Records, KSE, and Ideologic Organ among others), and especially in combination with Brötzmann. Since 2015, the two have toured extensively as a duo whose fearless, improvised collaborations have been heralded as “an intoxicatingly weird take on the blues” marked by ferocious speed-of-thought improvisation and deep lyrical soul – each a perfect foil for the other.
This tour presents local audiences with a rare opportunity to experience an exceptional level of musical improvisation which is sure to leave a lasting impression. Both Brötzmann and Leigh have toured Aotearoa as solo artists, and loved the country so much they have returned with their mind-bending duo show.

Schedule: ?Friday 24th November @ Auckland Unitarian Church, Auckland ?w. PISS CANNONN and Oksun Ox ?Doors open 7.30pm, $20 tickets available from https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7277/Altmusic-Presents-Peter-Broetzmann-and-Heather-Leigh.utr / $30 at the door
Sunday 26th November @ Purple Pilgrims HQ, Te Mata, Coromandel ?w. Monster Witch ?Doors open 4.00pm, tickets $20 at the door
Tuesday 28th November @ Whakat?ne Museum and Galleries, Whakat?ne ?w. Greg Malcolm ?Doors open 6.30pm, $15 tickets available from https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7272/Altmusic-Presents-Peter-Broetzmann-and-Heather-Leigh.utr / $20 at the door
Thursday 30th November @ The Common Room, Hastings ?w. The Revolutionary Arts Ensemble ?Doors open 7.30pm, $15 tickets available from https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7273/Altmusic-Presents-Peter-Broetzmann-and-Heather-Leigh.utr / $20 at the door
Saturday 2nd December @ Meow, Wellington ?w. Greg Malcom & Chris O’Connor, DJ Oboe and Sheville ?Doors open 7.30pm, $20 tickets available from https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7274/Altmusic-Presents-Peter-Broetzmann-and-Heather-Leigh.utr / $30 at the door
Sunday 3rd December @ Derek and Anne’s, 247 Under Hill Rd., Featherston ?w. Greg Malcom & Chris O’Connor ?Doors open 4.00pm, $15 tickets available via campbellkneale@gmail.com / $20 at the door
Thursday 7th December @ Fairfield House, Nelson ?Doors open 6.30pm, $15 tickets available from https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7275/Altmusic-Presents-Peter-Broetzmann-and-Heather-Leigh.utr / $20 at the door
Friday 8th December @ Tim’s Place, 565 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd., Marahau ?Doors open 8.00pm, tickets $20 at the door
Thursday 14th December @ The Gym, Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch ?w. Eye ?Doors open 7.30pm, $15 tickets available from https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7276/Altmusic-Presents-Peter-Broetzmann-and-Heather-Leigh.utr / $20 at the door
Saturday 16th December @ Hanover Hall, Dunedin ?w. L$D Fundraiser ?7.30pm, $15 tickets available from https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7271/Altmusic-Presents-Peter-Broetzmann-and-Heather-Leigh.utr / $20 at the door

The tour is supported by The Audio Foundation and Creative New Zealand.


December 14, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$15 – $20
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Free Theatre (The Gym)
28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013 New Zealand
021 025 61384