1 Jan 2017

X-Features - James Pinker

From The Weekend, 11:20 am on 1 January 2017
James Pinker and Karel Van Bergen of The Features

James Pinker and Karel Van Bergen of The Features. Photo: Murray Cammick

Musician James Pinker discusses a band he hasn't been in for thirty plus years. He was the drummer for seminal Auckland post-punk band The Features, who have had their music collected on a recent compilation called X-Features.

James Pinker has worked on music for Brian Eno, Nathan Haines, The Pogues, OMC, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Dead Can Dance, and Sisters Underground. His recent projects include a collaboration called Mesh with Pitch Black's Paddy Free; the Indian music-influenced Holiwater Band, and more recently, and audio-visual electronica group, Haptic.

James has been a curator for Auckland Council, exhibited his visual art and photography, and now works with his partner, the artist Lisa Reihana, and is the co-composer of the soundscape for her work In Pursuit of Venus [infected] which will be the featured New Zealand work at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

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    Artist: The Features
    Track: City Scenes
    Composer: The Features
    Album: X-Features
    Label: Flying Nun fncd564

    Artist: Holliwater Band
    Track: Kumbh Mela
    Composer: Holliwater Band
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