Band Sensations


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Band Sensations¬†are an experimental art sound glitterbang band who perform live approximately once a year. Band members Amos Mann, Sian Torrington and Creek Waddington describe their music as “diverse mini-atmospheres with ecologies of sound, action and words.”

Improvisation plays an important role in Band Sensations’ music, with notation used only as a starting point during performances. Sian Torrington has contrasted this with her early musical experiences, including several years of compulsory piano.

Richard Haynes, Waka Atea, Band SensationsSound Explorers, September 11, 2014

Creek Waddington also samples Band Sensations as part of her solo work, currently available on SoundCloud. Their latest production, ‘Free Range Harriet’, was recorded live at Pyramid Club and released in March 2017.

Last edited: 09.08.17

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    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Television

    "With his soulful pop and sexually ambiguous image, Mark Williams was a sensation in 1975 as he topped the singles chart with 'Yesterday Was Just The Beginning Of My Life' and followed it with NZ's best selling pop/rock album of the decade. By 1979, he was based in Australia but he returned home to record this TVNZ special in a Wellington night club. The image is toned down but, backed by a seasoned band, Williams puts in an energetic and polished performance (which includes 'Yesterday' and his other number one 'I Guess It Doesn’t Matter Anymore')." (NZ On Screen summary)


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