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The Gristle of Knuckles: Eve de Castro-Robinson

  • Anthology 375 Karangahape Road Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Live performance of the award-winning album The Gristle of Knuckles by composer Eve de Castro-Robinson.

The Gristle of Knuckles performers were handpicked by Eve from the jazz, pop and classical scene, as players with musical charisma and a powerful ability to transform and energise her music.

The CD won her Best Classical Artist/Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and has drawn acclaim from critics and fellow musicians. Embarking on a project involving a collaborative method of working has proved successful for renowned composer Associate Professor Eve de Castro-Robinson.

The award recognises her recent album The Gristle of Knuckles, which features nine selected musicians including Don McGlashan, Delaney Davidson, Nathan Haines, and Kevin Field reimagining a collection of de Castro-Robinson's solo works.

The album, made with Steve Garden of Rattle Records, features the composer herself playing a toy piano, kalimba and music box on the final, two minute track.

“It opened up a way of working that was highly collaborative, not just a straight reading of my detailed scores, which has been the norm for my previous solo recordings,” says de Castro-Robinson. “Steve and I handpicked the musicians together, and it was an utter pleasure to work with such a wide spectrum of New Zealand’s best, hearing their various interpretations and improvisations.”

The Gristle of Knuckles also won an Auckland Arts Festival Fringe Award 2018 for Best Music.

FEATURING

Ashley Brown - cello
Mere Boynton - voice, crystal glass
Kevin Field - piano
Kristian Larsen - dance, sound
Roger Manins - tenor sax
Don McGlashan - voice, horn
Kingsley Melhuish - taonga puoro, tuba
Callum Passells - alto sax
Keith Price - guitar
Ron Samsom - drums, percussion
Alex Taylor - voice


ENTRY

$20 General Admission
$15 CJC Members
$15 Students
$10 CJC Student Members

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