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Nick Gaffery rerturn home

Globetrotting Drummer/Composer Nick Gaffaney returned home last week from four months working and roaming in India.

13 Jul 2001

Globetrotting Drummer/Composer Nick Gaffaney returned home last week from four months working and roaming in India.

The extended Artist in Residence position provided Nick with unparalleled experiences of cultural and spiritual life in India including performances with the world renown Darpana Performing Group, Tabla lessons with Fazel Quireshi ( one of India's major musical exports and brother of Tabla legend Zakir Hussain) and recordings of Jam sessions with Hindu priests in the awe inspiring surroundings of a Himalayan Ashram!

Continuing on the busy path he has set for himself Nick immediately boarded a plane for Christchurch to meet with Performance Group 'The Clinic' about negotiations for a Nick Gaffaney score for their up coming Bats Theatre season of the American play 'Wild Party' and following this he is traveling to the quiet seclusion of Southbridge in Mid Canterbury to begin work on the follow up performance to his January 2001 sell-out debut 'Industry'. The material for this concert is being created from the 30 hours of Video and Audio recordings that Nick and his partner filmmaker Zia Mandviwalla captured in India.

The performance is expected to arrive in Auckland in January 2002 and will be a manifold experience of sweeping, panoramic surround soundscapes and pulsating beats, live strings and horns, spoken word and throbbing bass.

In addition to this Nick is working with New Loungehead front man Godfrey de Grut on a new single for the pop band Menopante Boy and is performing with Australian based New Zealand Jazz Pianist Gerard Masters in the Christchurch Arts Festival in late July.

So keep a look out for more information to come your way about the Maidment performance in January 2002, that will be a definite must see for the summer.