Richard Francis, bio, discography, bandcamp, contact


 

 


'Combinations 1' cassette on En'tracte, Belgium (September 2015)

 

 

'Combinations 1' cassette on En'tracte, Belgium (September 2015)





Collaborative set with Jason Lescalleet at Audio Foundation, Auckland (30 July 2016)

 


Assembled and designed Exercises in Listening zines Issues #1-3, A6 36 pages (July 2016 - May 2017)

 

 


Soundtrack for Richard Frater's 'Living Cities 2011-2015' at The Adam Art Gallery, Wellington (April 2015)

 



'Combinations 2' CD on Glistening Examples, USA (November 2015)



 



'Combinations 2' CD on Glistening Examples, USA (November 2015)






'Rough Music' sound installation at Te Tuhi, Auckland (July 2015)

 

 


'Scalpel Eye' sound installation (dub plate, record player, guitar amp, chair, chain) at Audible Festival, Christchurch (October 2015)

 

 

 

Past Activities

2017
Assembled and designed Exercises in Listening zine Issues #3, A6 36 pages (May 2017)



2016

Collaborative set with Jason Lescalleet at Audio Foundation, Auckland (30 July)
Assembled and designed Exercises in Listening zines Issues #1-2, A6 36 pages (July 2016 - Dec 2016)



2015
Sound installation 'Rough Music' at Te Tuhi, Auckland (July)
New release Richard Francis 'Combinations 1' Cassette on En'tracte, Belgium (September)
Soundtrack for Richard Frater 'Living Cities 2011-2015' at The Adam Art Gallery, Wellington (April)
New release Richard Francis 'Combinations 2' CD on Glistening Examples, USA (November)
Sound installation 'Scalpel Eye' at Audible Fesival, Christchurch (October)
Solo concert at Auricle, Christchurch (23 October)
Solo concert at Audio Foundation, Auckland + Rosy Parlane, Rachel Shearer, Droszkhi (23 May)
Solo concert at Te Tuhi, Auckland (4 July
)


2014
New release Richard Francis 'Middles' Cassette on Banned Production, USA (15 May)
Bandcamp page established (12 January)

Solo concert at Audio Foundation, Auckland + Our Love Will Destry the World, Cross Talk (26 September)
Solo concert with short film as part of the Audio Foundation Nowhere Festival at Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Auckland + Antony Milton, Jane Austin (13 November)



2013
New release Richard Francis, Rosy Parlane & Rachel Shearer 'Live at The Audio Foundation, Auckland, 11 August 2012' published on Touch Radio #89, UK (15 January)
New release Richard Francis 'Waste Away / Nun's Murmer' lathe cut 7 inch published by CMR, NZ (1 April)
New release
Richard Francis & Skeletons Out 'Black Pepper' digital release by Howard Stelzer, USA (15 August)
Collaborative set with Bruce Russell at 5th Auckland Triennial, St Paul St / Audio Foundation (9 May)
Residency at Kunstlerhauser Worpswede, Germany (11 September - 4 October)
Solo concert at K'Strich Zentrum Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen + Schrein, Sleavy Pictures of Teapee (17 September)
Solo concert at Vroom, Rotterdam + Robert Curegenven, Istanpool (4 October)
Solo concert at Cave 12, Geneva + Robert Curegenven (13 October)
Solo concert at Fragment, Metz + KK Null & The Noiser, SEC_ & Olivier Di Placido (15 October)
Solo concert at Noise to Signal + Alok/Shelf Index/Sin:Ned, Hong Kong (19 October
)


2012
New release Richard Francis 'Talking Machines' C-30 released on Banned Productions, USA (1 February)
Solo concert at Audio Foundation Listening Series, AFHQ, Auckland (11 May)
Residency & Tour
Book designed and published 'Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sound in New Zealand' (1 August)
Collaborative set Richard Francis, Rachel Shearer & Rosy Parlane @ AFHQ as part of the Now! Here! Festival (11 August)
Residency at WORM, Rotterdam (10-15 September)
Solo concert at Villa K, Den Hague (12 September)
Solo concert at IMA_experiments #1: Richard Francis, Marc Behrens at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe (18 September)
Solo concert at Gerauschwelten #65: Richard Francis, Machinefabriek, Xavier Charles at Black Box, Muenster (21 September)
Collaborative set Richard Francis & Tetuzi Akiyama, Soup, Tokyo (29 September)
New release Anla Courtis & Richard Francis 'Aucklantida' C40 published by Robert & Leopold, USA (15 November)
New release Richard Francis / Jason Kahn / Bruce Russell 'Dunedin' CD published by CMR, New Zealand (10 October)
New release Richard Francis 'Warmth' CD published by CMR, New Zealand (15 October)
New release Mattin & Richard Francis 'Lisa Says' LP published by Aufabwegen, Germany (September 2012)




2011
Collaborative set Richard Francis & Anla Courtis, Wine Cellar, Auckland + Clinton Watkins and Phil Dadson (9 February)
Solo concert 60-min live piece entitled 'Familiars' in response to Dane Mitchell's show 'Radiant Matter III' at Artspace, Auckland (23 July)

Solo concert, interpretation of a graphic score by Phil Dadson as part of his show 'MUSIC in the EYE' at Audio Foundation, Auckland (28 August)
Group show, visual piece in FAX at St Paul Street Gallery, AUT University (8-29 April)
Collaborative set as'1000' (Richard Francis & Clinton Watkins) at ELAM School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland (21 March)
Solo concert and collaborative set with Jason Kahn at Dunedin Public Art Gallery (28 Januray)
Solo concert and collaborative set with Jason Kahn at HSP, Christchurch + Antony Milton (29 January)
Solo concert and collaborative set with Jason Kahn at Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
(30 January)
New release Richard Francis 'Acid Songs' cassette released on Dungeon Taxis (NZ/USA)


2010
Podcast prepared by Dmitry Vasilyev from the record label Monochrome Vision on my sound work (featuring early Eso Steel through to curent work), with voice over in Russian
(2 December)
New release Richard Francis and Clinton Watkins as '1000' 'One Step Further From Birth' Lathe-cut LP (3 October)
Interview with by Peter Henning, published in Swedish zine Med Orat Mot Marken (5 Septembr)
Solo concert at Issue Project Room, New York (8 July)
Solo concert at Fotofono, New York (15 July)
Solo concert at Osage Soho, Hong Kong + Tetragammon (1 April)

New release Richard Francis 'Constance' featured on 'The Year 25 - 25 Years of Korm Plastics' Cassette 25th anniversary compliation celebrating Korm Plastics (February)
Collaborative set as '1000' (Richard Francis & Clinton Watkins) at The High Seas, Auckland + Nest, Yek Koo, Recuerde (16 December)
Sound installation in 'Wall of Sound' group show, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts (25 April - 20 June)
Solo and collaborative set with Bruce Russell at the book launch for 'Left Handed Blows: Writing on Sound 1993-2009' by Bruce Russell, The High Seas, Auckland (6 February)
Collaborative concert Richard Francis & Clinton Watkins, Alleluyah Cafe, Auckland + Nomex, Duncan Bruce, Beard & Tumour (28 January)


2009
Solo concert at The High Seas, Auckland + Jeff Burch (Aus) and Cathedrals [Nigel Wright and Tim Coster] (18 December)
Collaborative set Ilios & Richard Francis, Sky Bear Cuddle Den, Auckland (6 October)
Solo concert at Alt Music, Auckland (7 October)
New release Jason Kahn & Richard Francis 's/t' CD released on Monochrome Vision, Russia (3 July)
New release Francisco Lopez & Richard Francis 'in de blaauwe hand' CD released on Korm Plastics (Brombron), The Netherlands (1 September)
New release Richard Francis & Clinton Watkins split 7" w/Adam Willets released on Dungeon Taxis, New Zealand (18 August)
Sound installation in group show'Sonic Museum', Auckland Museum (May - November)
Solo sound installation 'Warmth' at A Centre For Art, Auckland (25 March - 11 April)
Collaborative set Jason Kahn & Richard Francis at Cross Street Studio, Auckland (1 July)
Solo and collaborative sets Bruce Russell & Richard Francis at The Physics Room, Christchurch (27 February)
Solo concert at St Paul Street Gallery, AUT, Auckland (13 February)


2008
Solo concert at The Toff, Melbourne + Robbie Avenaim (23 November)
Solo concert at Gallery De La Catessen, Adelaide + Pimmon (24 November)
Solo concert at Exeter, Adelaide (26 November)
Solo concert at IMA, Brisbane + Stern/Guerra, xNoBBQx (27 November)
Solo concert at Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland (22 August)
Collaborative set Richard Francis & Mark Trayle at Wine Cellar, Auckland (2 August)
Solo concert at A Centre For Art, Auckland (26 July)
Collaborative set Richard Francis & Francisco Lopez at De Affair, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (13 July)
Residency Richard Francis & Francisco Lopez at Extrapool recording for Brombron, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (8-13 July)
Solo concert at Tuned City for 'Das Kleine Field Recording Festival', Berlin (4 July)
Solo concert at Staalplaat Store, Berlin (21 June)
Solo and collaborative set Richard Francis & Jason Kahn at Werkstatt für improvisierte Musik, Zurich (17 June)
Solo and collaborative set Richard Francis & Jason Kahn at Cave 12, Geneva (18 June)
Solo and collaborative set Richard Francis & Jason Kahn at Le 102, Grenoble (19 June)
Solo concert at Wine Cellar, Auckland + Nether Dawn (25 April)
Collaborative set with Rosy Parlane, Tim Coster, Mark Sadgrove, Clinton Watkins, Paul Winstanley as 'Plains' concert at Wine Cellar, Auckland (28 March)
Collaborative set Richard Francis & Clinton Watkins at Wine Cellar, Auckland (14 March)
Solo concert at the Vitamin-S 'SIC festival of improvised music' at Wine Cellar, Auckland (22 February)


2007
New release Richard Francis ' Together alone, together apart' CD on CMR, NZ (1 October)
Solo and collaborative sets Richard Francis & Jason Kahn at Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland (22 September)
Collaborative set Richard Francis & Clinton Watkins at Wine Cellar, Auckland + Avanc, S.C. Cumuna (13 September)
Collaborative set with Rosy Parlane, Tim Coster, Dean Roberts, Mark Sadgrove, Clinton Watkins, Paul WInstanley as 'Plains' improvising to a film by Michale Morley for AltMusic / Auckland International Film Festival at Kenneth Myers Centre, University of Auckland + Metamkine (14 July)
New release Richard Francis + Nest 'The Wine Cellar' on 'On Isolation' CD, Room 40, Australia (1 May)
New release Richard Francis 'Skeleton' on Trimix CD/DVD, Innova, USA (1 April)
Solo concert + Pateras / Baxter / Brown at Empress Hotel, Melbourne (15 March)
Solo concert at Wine Cellar, Auckland + Rosy Parlane, David Haines (6 March)
Solo concerts in Montreal, Northampton, Boston, New York + Howard Stelzer, Frans de Waard, Murmer (Dec 06/Jan 07)


2006
Solo concert at Lines of Flight Festival, Dunedi (5 October)
New release Richard Francis & Lawrence English 'LERFAUSNZNWSD12006/LERFAUSNZNWSD22006' 7 inch, Next Wave Festival (1 April)
Sound installation piece Richard Francis & Lawrence English 'LERFAUSNZNWSD12006/LERFAUSNZNWSD22006'at Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (April)
Sound installation in group show '360°' Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin + Antony Milton, Rachel Shearer, Rosy Parlane, Bruce Russell, curated by Peter Stapleton (April)


2005
Solo concerts in Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto at Tokyo
Collaborative set with Takefumi Naoshima & Toshihiro Koike at Gendai Heights, Tokyo
Solo concert at White Noise Records, Hong Kong
Solo concert at Bomb the Space Festival, Auckland
New release Toitu Seance 'untitled', CDr, The Seedy R, NZ
New release Plains 'Into Tone' CD, Scarcelight, USA
New release Francis/Neville/Stelzer/Watkins 'untitled' Lathe 8”, CMR, NZ) d
Sound installation 'Into The Groove' at Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, NZ
Sound installation at 'Likes The Outdoors' group show, Hamilton, NZ


2004
Collaborative set with Andrew Clifford at Moving Image Centre, Auckland
Solo and collaborative set with Birchville Cat Motel and Rosy Parlane at Telecom Prospect, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
Solo concert at Alt Music 3, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Solo concerts in Melbourne, Sydney + Birchville Cat Motel, Antony Milton
Solo concert at Lines of Flight Festival, Arc Café/None Gallery, Dunedin
Release of Birchville Cat Motel/Antony Milton/Richard Francis 'Hiss Methodologies' dble CDr on Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, NZ
Release of Richard Francis, V/A Music for Stairwell, CD, Artspace, NZ
Sound installation in 'Before And After Science' (group), Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand


2003
Solo concert at Stark White Gallery, Auckland
Collaborative set with Gate and Birchville Cat Motel at Bomb the Space Festival, Happy, Wellington, NZ
Collaborative set with Phil Dadson at Version Electronic Music Festival, Kenneth Myers Centre, University of Auckland, NZ
New release Tetuzi Akiyama and Richard Francis 'untitled', 7”, CMR, NZ
New release Akiyama/Francis/Kneale/Neville/Watkins 'untitled', CDr, Absurd, Greece
Sound installation in 'Audible: New Frontiers' (group show) at Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ
Sound installation in 'Music For Stairwell' (solo) at Artspace, Auckland, NZ


2002
Solo concert at Bus Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Solo concert at Hotwired Festival, Kenneth Myers Centre, University of Auckland, NZ
Solo concert at Lines of Flight Festival, Arc Café, Dunedin, NZ
Solo concert at Stark White Gallery, Auckland, NZ
Solo concert in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, USA
New release Richard Francis 'Three Tracks', 3”CD, Stateart, Germany
New release Birchville Cat Motel & Richard Francis 'Serene Trajectories' CDr, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, NZ


2001
Collaborative set with MSBR at Penguin Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
Collaborative set with Kuwayama Kiyoharu at Lethe Voice Festival, Nagoya, Japan
Solo concerts in Tokyo, Kokura, Oita, Nagoya, Osaka, tour with Birchville Cat Motel
New release Eso Steel 'Two Ways' 7”, Drone Records, Germany
New release Eso Steel 'Technology of Sleep' LP, 20city, NZ


2000
Collaborative set with MSBR at Uplink Factory, Tokyo, Japan
Solo concert at Lethe Voice Festival, Nagoya, Japan
Solo concert at Bullets, Tokyo, Japan
New release Eso Steel 'Two World Walker' Cassette, White Tapes, USA
New release Eso Steel 'The Human Weapon' CDr, American Tapes, USA


1999
Solo concert at Studio 80, Tokyo, Japan
Solo concert at Ultimate Noise Party, Tokyo, Japan
Solo concert at Tokuzo, Nagoya, Japan
New release Eso Steel 'INA' CDr, Last Visible Dog, USA
New release Eso Steel 'Galleries 1-3' CD, 20city, NZ
New release Eso Steel 'Snake Processions' CDr, 20city, NZ
New release Eso Steel 'The Agents' CDr, 20city, NZ
New release Small Blue Torch 'untitled' double CDr, Last Visible Dog, US


1998
New release Eso Steel 'Galleries 2-3' Double Lathe 10”, 20city, NZ
New release Eso Steel/Birchville Cat Motel 'untitled' split Cassette, Freedom From, USA
New release Eso Steel 'Galleries 1' Double Lathe 10", 20city, NZ


1997
New release Eso Steel/Birchville Cat Motel 'Sect/Doverider' split lathe 7”, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, NZ
New release Eso Steel 'First Intermediate Period' Cassette, 20city, NZ
New release Eso Steel 'Nezmet' Lathe 7", 20city, NZ
New release Small Blue Torch 'September' on 'We’ll Sail Out Far' triple LP, Apartment Records, Norway


1996
New release Eso Steel/Three 'untitled' split 7”, 20city, NZ
New release Small Blue Torch 'Full Fathom Five' Cassette, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, NZ