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


Town Hall


1hr 40 incl. interval


Circle & Stalls
A Res $50/$45
B Res $45/$40
C Res $35/$30