What: Sleeper Class (SL) is a musical journey to be listened to while walking along the New Lynn to Avondale shared path. Following the flow of the landscape, at times it rushes with the train and at others drops into soft contemplation. The name of the piece refers to a common overnight train ticket.
The musicians that form Te Rama Ake Roa draw from a variety of improvisation traditions including taonga pūoro, jazz and Hindustani music. Together, they take the shared path as a score for melodies and rhythms that carry you along the 40 minute walk. Their response forms a cultural junction inspired by the clatter of wheels and chuff of engines.
Accompanying your walk will be Hindustani singer Balamohan Shingade, taonga pūoro artists and percussionists Abigail Aroha Jensen and Larsen Tito-Taylor, double bassist Eamon Edmundson-Wells, saxophonist Callum Passells and modular synth artist Parks.
Take a journey with Te Rama Ake Roa.