Play it loud

The Quad: a performance hub on campus. 1976. University of Auckland Public Relations Division photographic collection. MSS & Archives 2007/10, 9/1/2/1. Special Collections, Te Tumu Herenga - Libraries and Learning Services.

The Quad: a performance hub on campus. 1976.
University of Auckland Public Relations Division photographic collection. MSS & Archives 2007/10, 9/1/2/1.
Special Collections, Te Tumu Herenga – Libraries and Learning Services.

Cultural Collections has assembled a mix-tape of events and content for New Zealand Music Month to entertain, inform, and inspire. Reflecting this year’s Discover Live theme, you can head along to live and recorded performances and visit a display that explores how music has helped shape the experiences of students on campus against a backdrop of social, political and cultural change. There’s also a playlist of music documentaries and programmes to enjoy from the comfort of your couch.

Live performance

Watch the University’s Glee Club perform live in the General Library Te Herenga Mātauranga Whānui. No shooshing allowed.

  • General Library foyer, Thursday 16 May, Friday 17 May, Thursday 23 May and Friday 24 May 12.15-12.45pm.

Pop-up listening post

Listen to six taonga from the Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound via a pop-up listening post on the City Campus. Archive staff will be on hand to answer questions about the repository and the selected recordings, which include a Tongan nose flute instrumental piece, a 1981 Poly Fest performance by a Ngāti Pōneke group and Samoan fāgogo.

  • Māori Studies foyer, Tuesday 14 May, 11.30am – 1.30pm
  • General Library foyer, Tuesday 28 May, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Displays

Visit the Special Collections display, Voices heard, voices shared – Live on campus, which highlights some of the venues, performers and performances that have brought people together since the University’s early days. The display gives voice to the importance of music and performance on campus as a way of showcasing our talents, celebrating our diversity and expressing our concerns.

  • On until Friday 7 June, outside Special Collections, General Library, Level G.

Also, check out the Fine Arts Library display of ephemera spanning 30 years of local sound art, experimental music festivals, and artists’ books in the form of record sleeves.

  • On until Friday 31 May, Fine Arts Library.

TV and Radio playlist

Explore the Music Month playlist. Highlighting local music and musicians, this playlist hand-picked by TV and Radio staff includes 33 documentaries, concerts and TV programmes from 1977 – 2019, kicking off with Radio punks: The student radio story.

Cultural Collections, Te Tumu Herenga – Libraries and Learning Services

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