Mass Music Sonic Interruption
World-renowned New Zealand composer, John Psathas, has composed a composition to unite the CubaDupa site for a ten minute mass musical interruption. Psathas will be joined by over 450 musicians from Orchestra Wellington, Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, The Nudge, Boat, Dale Jellyman, the Richter City Rebels, 250 Batucada drummers and many more ensembles. The musical backdrop to the piece features a locally developed 21st century instrument called Chime Red, that literally makes music with lightning. CubaSonic will be amplified through a custom designed audio system, featuring over sixty speakers with individual outputs spanning the length of New Zealand’s favourite street. It will be like nothing attempted in New Zealand before — and will happen twice at CubaDupa 2021. Presented in association with Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, with support from Creative New Zealand and PAF.