Gallery Concert: Kingsley Spargo
Kingsley Spargo responds to Jenny Gillam and Eugene Hansen's exhibition The thrum of the tide with an immersive soundscape inspired by the yarn of the Te Ana Ru 'ballroom cave' in Whatipū. This free live performance reimagines the cave's relationship with humans through an immersive array of musical, natural and electronic sounds and is presented as part of the Titirangi Festival of Music.
A renowned musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Spargo's work as sound artist includes collaborations with Witi Ihimaera, Courtney Sina Meredith, Black Grace and Auckland Theatre Company. He is half of electro acoustic duo Alargo with Alan Brown; their music is available on streaming services. Other collaborators have included visual artists Philip Tse, Alvin Xiong, poet Kim Meredith and contemporary composers SJD, Don McGlashan and Tim Finn. His debut album Chasing spirits was released in 2019 to critical acclaim.