On the final Saturday of the Festival, Rhian Sheehan will transform the Dunedin Town Hall into a huge sound and light venue. This performance will see Sheehan showcase his brand new album A Quiet Divide, as well as previous work from acclaimed albums Standing in Silence and Stories From Elsewhere.
Regarded by many as archetypal amongst the ambient post-rock genre, fused with electronic and chamber music, Sheehan leads eight musicians to perform a truly sublime and emotive, immersive audio-visual show. Members of the Dunedin Youth Orchestra, directed by Dunedin composer Anthony Ritchie, add a rich layer of sound to this cinematic experience.
Captivating live visuals, time-lapse, portraits, animations, landscapes and starscapes combine with music to turn the Dunedin Town Hall into a world of breath-taking sound and light.
October will see the release of Sheehan’s first solo album in five years, A Quiet Divide – a sublime marriage of orchestral chamber music with textural cinematic guitar and synth soundscapes. To date, his albums have amassed over 30 million streams on Spotify alone, and have gained a solid following across the globe.
Flawless and beautiful. It seemed to offer wisdom and certainly hope. It is deeply affecting.
Saturday 29 Sept, 7.30pm
1hr 40 incl. interval
Circle & Stalls
A Res $50/$45
B Res $45/$40
C Res $35/$30