DUDLEY BENSON / CHARLIE OPI + DANNY BRADY / MIKE MAJKOWSKIEuropean Tour| Berlin
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“The most fascinating musician to have emerged in this country in the last ten years.”
GRANT SMITHIES, SUNDAY STAR TIMES
“Put simply, records this rich don’t come along very often”
NICK BOLLINGER, RADIO NEW ZEALAND
“An arresting epic”★★★★
GEORGE FENWICK, NEW ZEALAND HERALD
“A masterful piece of storytelling and inquiry”★★★★★
TOM MCKINLAY, OTAGO DAILY TIMES
“One of the most distinctive, singular and divisive musical figures to emerge within his home country since the dawn of the 21st century.”
MARTYN PEPPERELL, THE 405
“Dudley Benson is a caster of spells and a weaver of dreams. One of the best and most persuasive that we have.”
WILLIAM DART, RADIO NEW ZEALAND
Dudley Benson (b. 1983) is an avant-pop musician based in Dunedin, New Zealand. A rare independent artist that negotiates a fiercely unique vision, critical acclaim and chart success, Benson’s work seamlessly blends elements of pop, choral, classical and electronic music to arresting effect. He has performed in and been commissioned by New Zealand’s major public art galleries and national museum, and sold out shows in the clubs of Tokyo. Achieving somewhat of a cult status, Benson has duetted with Vashti Bunyan, been remixed by Matmos and Barbara Morgenstern, and recorded albums in both English and te reo Māori (the Māori language).
Through a trilogy of genre-defying albums and rare live shows, Benson’s work celebrates nature, and the ever-changing relationship we have to it. His 2008 debut The Awakeningmarked the singer’s arrival with a disarmingly moving song cycle that explores our longing for the places of childhood. Coloured by a baroque pop ensemble of recorder quartet, harpsichord, string quartet and four-part choir, The Awakeningspurned a now-legendary tour of New Zealand’s churches and cathedrals, and was many journalists’ pick of best New Zealand album of 2008.
Two years later, Benson released Forest. A collection of re-interpretations of waiata (songs) by the Māori composer Hirini Melbourne,Forestis set in the canopy – each song is a native New Zealand bird, and recorded within the limits of the human voice: choir, beatbox, alt-barbershop quartet, bird mimic, and Dudley’s unmistakable tenor. The album pulses with the fragility of the natural world, and earned him a nomination for the 2011 Taite Music Prize, New Zealand’s equivalent to the Mercury.
Benson’s much anticipated follow-up took eight years to produce, and as Radio New Zealand’s Nick Bollinger said, it’s a record “like no other”.Zealandiais Benson’s 2018 love album to an unseen land – twelve intricately-arranged songs recorded with symphony orchestra, fifty-person choir, and beats crafted from rocks and minerals within the continent. At times achingly beautiful, at others fizzing with bold electronic textures that mirror the rugged Southern landscape of Benson’s homeland, Zealandiais a monumental journey both in sound and scope – a search for identity and a call to arms to question New Zealand’s colonial history.
Benson’s triumphant return saw the album chart in the New Zealand Top 10, soldifying his status as a cross-over cult-pop artist. The Zealandiaproject continues to evolve in 2019 through a series of self-directed music videos and remix EPs, and his first ever European & UK performances.
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