Orchestra Of Spheres Reveal New ‘Āta’ Video
November European Tour Reminder
New Album ‘Mirror’ Out 2nd November
Video created by Orchestra of Spheres, Dan Harris and Nathan Taare.
In Te Reo Māori ata means reflection and a human shadow, and Āta is a transliteration of the English name Arthur.
Shot on VHS in September 2018 at locations around Wellington, New Zealand, including Cuba Street, Pyramid Club and Massey Memorial.
Many thanks to with Dan Harris (video editing), Nathan Taare (all round assistance), Jonny Marks (cameo actor). and Mike Heynes for the VHS camera.
02 Nov: Festival Rituel 2, Rennes, France
03 Nov: Le Festival Invisible, Brest, France
05 Nov: Supersonic, Paris, France
07 Nov: L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
08 Nov: Le Bourg, Lausanne, Switzerland
09 Nov: Musiques Volantes, Metz, France
10 Nov: Le Guess Who?, Utrecht, Netherlands
13 Nov : Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
14 Nov: Sörängens folhögskola, Nässjö, Sweden
14 Nov: Roots Bar, Halmstad, Sweden
15 Nov: Arkaoda, Berlin, Germany
16 Nov : TransCentury Update No. 3, UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
17 Nov: Schüxenhaus, Ins, Switzerland
18 Nov: Treppenhaus, Rorschach, Switzerland
22 Nov: Trieste, Italy
“Drawing on the band’s shared love of Tuareg, Niger musician Koudede of legendary collective Group Inerane, Orchestra Of Spheres lay down a massive groove to impel listeners on a reflective voyage of sonic discovery.” Under The Radar
“Playful personas and oblique strategies power the ecstatic jams of New Zealand’s Orchestra Of Spheres” The Wire
Orchestra of Spheres welcomes you on a journey through the looking glass.
Mirror, a double LP and the band’s fourth release on Fire Records, is an exploration of energies and atmospheres, from intense futuristic funk and sonic tape assemblages to windswept reflections from a far flung corner of the world. It combines Orchestra of Spheres’ ecstatic rhythmic power and ritualistic vocals with an expanded orchestral palette including bassoon, harp, viola, bass clarinet, soprano sax, flute and bowed ektars.