East by North-East 2018 hits the screen

ExNE GOLD: It’s time to return to the garden, or the indoors stage, at Smash Palace for the premiere of ExNE 2018, a screening of last year’s East by North-East showcase of live music by nine local acts. Picture supplied

Those in possesion of a DVD of the 2016 ExNE, the inaugural East by North-East showcase of local music, know they have in their hands a collector’s item, a taonga, so highly sought after that in the not-too-distant future its sale at a Sotheby’s auction house will see them through their golden years. Darryl Monteith, the mover and shaker behind ExNE is about to premiere in a red carpet event at Smash Palace the technologically advanced 2018 ExNE recording. Nine Gisborne and East Coast acts make up the fourth ExNE recording. The screening on May 30 comprises new music from Loop Theorem, Dion Whaanga, Kings of Kaiaua, The Search, The Pines, Lazy Fifty, Uni-Fi, Ter3ign and Killing Floor.

Monteith looks back at the 2016 DVD with nostalgia; even avuncular bemusement when he considers the vector the 2018 audio and video production has taken since. This time he took production in a new, collaborative direction.

This project was about sharing and getting more people involved.

“In previous years I’ve done the audio production and mixing and Josh O’Neill took care of the video. I was being selfish, having fun and learning a lot — so this year we branched out with a group of 20 technicians on post-production.”

Picture old-school, wavy lines on your mental TV screen as we flash back to earlier this year when Monteith facilitated a Logic Pro digital audio workstation software package workshop for 12 people.

“From that we started Fresh Ears, a group of local music producers. The ExNE audio is shared among them.”

For each year’s Monteith ExNE production Monteith tries to improve on the previous one.

“Rather than step up this year I’ve stepped sideways, I’ve gone lateral. Everyone has added their own flavour to the production so the screening will be very interesting this year.”

The 2018 ExNE will be uploaded to Smash Palace’s YouTube channel the night of the Hollywood-grade, free-entry, premiere on May 30 at 7pm.

Those in possesion of a DVD of the 2016 ExNE, the inaugural East by North-East showcase of local music, know they have in their hands a collector’s item, a taonga, so highly sought after that in the not-too-distant future its sale at a Sotheby’s auction house will see them through their golden years. Darryl Monteith, the mover and shaker behind ExNE is about to premiere in a red carpet event at Smash Palace the technologically advanced 2018 ExNE recording. Nine Gisborne and East Coast acts make up the fourth ExNE recording. The screening on May 30 comprises new music from Loop Theorem, Dion Whaanga, Kings of Kaiaua, The Search, The Pines, Lazy Fifty, Uni-Fi, Ter3ign and Killing Floor.

Monteith looks back at the 2016 DVD with nostalgia; even avuncular bemusement when he considers the vector the 2018 audio and video production has taken since. This time he took production in a new, collaborative direction.

This project was about sharing and getting more people involved.

“In previous years I’ve done the audio production and mixing and Josh O’Neill took care of the video. I was being selfish, having fun and learning a lot — so this year we branched out with a group of 20 technicians on post-production.”

Picture old-school, wavy lines on your mental TV screen as we flash back to earlier this year when Monteith facilitated a Logic Pro digital audio workstation software package workshop for 12 people.

“From that we started Fresh Ears, a group of local music producers. The ExNE audio is shared among them.”

For each year’s Monteith ExNE production Monteith tries to improve on the previous one.

“Rather than step up this year I’ve stepped sideways, I’ve gone lateral. Everyone has added their own flavour to the production so the screening will be very interesting this year.”

The 2018 ExNE will be uploaded to Smash Palace’s YouTube channel the night of the Hollywood-grade, free-entry, premiere on May 30 at 7pm.

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