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Spartacus R in 'Octophonic'

Published: Thu 8 Feb 2007 12:49 AM
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"I am completely musically 'turned on' by Spartacus R. Their music is is well crafted and intricately sincere. Fresh, contemporary retro, and completely unpredictable... Beautiful."
Warren Maxwell, Founding member TrinityRoots, Fat Freddys Drop and The e Little Bushmen.
RadioActive 89fm and Dr Lee Prebble Present:
Spartacus R in 'Octophonic'
15th, 16th and 17th Feb
8pm, seated 75 minute show
Venue: Th e FrontRoom, 5 Hania Street
$16 waged, $12 unwaged, and $10 Fringe Addicts
Tickets from Cosmic Corner
Welcome to the brave new world of "Octophonic" sound with musical adventurers Spartacus R and a team of international multimedia artists.
Engineering legend Dr Lee Prebble of the Surgery fame has designed a new type of "Octophonic" sound system that is a New Zealand and possibly a world fi rst. Most sound systems are presented in adequate stereophonic sound, through two channels.Dr Lee will guide the Spartacus R sound through an unprecedented eight channels creating the "Octophonic" experience.
Through this revolutionary sound system, Wellington 6 piece Spartacus R will explore the relationship between sound and emotional states, taking their audience on a journey through an octahedral aural and visual landscape. The "Octophonic" experience will be enhanced by a multimedia feast of with duo-camera live action projection.
"Spartacus R have put together a world class team (with internationally renowned producer Lee Prebble) to produce an octophonic show that will provide an aural and visual feast sure to be a highlight of the Fringe Festival. Having played regularly in Wellington and recently returned from a North Island tour, Spartacus R's music has matured significantly over recent months and will be integral to a fantastic night of sounds and images"
Simon Bowden, CL BoB (founding member)Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.
Thanks: to The Fringe Festival, Radioactive 89fm, Delux, Cosmic Corner, Sandman Audio Video, and Creative New New Zealand.
ENDS

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