22 May 2010

Rhian Sheehan - Live at Downstage

Rhian Sheehan Standing in Silence

Rhian Sheehan Standing in Silence Photo: RNZ/Supplied?

Inspired by the photo he took of a lone man standing on a hill amongst smog in India, Rhian Sheehan's 2009 album 'Standing In Silence' is a contemplative, cinematic and meditative breath in Aotearoa's electronic landscape. The Wellington composer gathered his musician friends around him to showcase the album live at Downstage Theatre on 18 October 2009. With music boxes, marimba, glockenspiel, piano, a string section, drum-kit, guitar, and the ethereal textural voices of Jess Chambers and Raashi Malik. The resulting recording is gorgeous. Hook in your headphones and drift with us. Recorded and produced by Graham Kennedy for Radio New Zealand National.