Karamea Sound Machine Events and Activities

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February 2012 - Karamea Music Festival - View

SOULWARE | GROUCH | RHYTHMONYXORGANIKISMNESS (LIVE) | TAOS Tweq | Civil Din | Soundboy | TsubliminalBadred | Visuals by Ezra | Plus more tba 3 days of Live Music | DnB | Trance | ReggaeDubstep | Downbeat | Electronica and more   KARAMEA, NZFeb 17 - 19th 2012 Event Details

April 2011 - Road to Winter Solstice - Karamea Village Hotel - View

Road to Winter Solstice
Local dj's DJ Weaver D (Lounge) DJ Obe Wan (House) DJ C Dub (Drum n Bass, Dubstep) had the opportunity to present their skills to the community in preparation for Winter Solstice 2011. Thank you to Diana and the crew for supporting local talent!

April 2011 - TOSI Sports Tournament Party @ KAS - View

TOSI Sports Tournament Party 2011
KSM collaborated with students and teachers @ KAS to produce the end of sports tournament week party. Photos are available on the KSM facebook page.

February 2011 - A Night of Short Films @ Oparara Estuary Reserve - View

A Night of Short Films

January 2011 - Outdoor Movie Night @ Oparara Estuary Reserve - View

January 2011 - Supported Youth to Attend the last Desolution Whim Gig @ Greymouth - View

January 2011 - Installation @ Luminate Festival - View

December 2010 - DJ and Sound System Workshops - View

Flow In joined us to provide workshops in setting up a sound system and advanced dj skills. An enjoyable night with various dj's playing into the night.

December 2010 - New Years @ Oparara Estuary Reserve - View

November 2010 - Drive-In Movie Night @ Little Wanganui Beach - View

October 2010 - Music, DJ and Soundsystem Workshops for Senior School @ KAS - View

October 2010 - KSM hired for Private Birthday Party - View

Happy Birthday Jane!

September 2010 - Karamea Youth Attend The Gig 10 Open Music Forum in Greymouth - View

I bet they are playing dubstep : )
On Saturday 4th September 2010 a van load of Karamea Youth attended The Gig 10 in Greymouth. While Greymouth lived up to its name (yes, it was raining) the Atrium @ the Polytechnic proved to be a great venue for workshops and live performances. The highlight of the trip was seeing the bands that had performed at the...

July 2010 - Supported Student Disco @ Karamea Area School - View

Student Disco at Karamea Area School
More photos available on KSM facebook page.

June 2010 - Winter Solstice Eclipse @ Kohaihai Reserve 2010 - View

Winter Solstice at Kohaihai
A two day festival featuring local and national acts, workshops and a market. A geodesic dome, great weather and the stunning natural environment were features of the weekend.

April 2010 - Harvest Party 2010 - View

On Saturday the 24th of April Karamea Sound Machine produced it's first Harvest Party, a morph of experimental jam and dance music, at the Little Wanganui Beach Reserve.

March 2010 - Artist in Residence Hires Projection and Sound System for Exhibition - View

February 2010 - Waitangi Weekend Dance Party and Festival - View

Stu at Waitangi Weekend Dance Party and Festival
A party thrown primarily for the participants of the Djing course to present their skills to the community. We ran workshops: UV banner and flag making (to decorate the site), print making for the children, jewelery making for teenagers and juggling. In all we had 11 Dj's perform. This was by far the best event we...

February 2010 - Bush Lounge Hire Sound Machine For Event - View

February 2010 - KSM produce sound track for Artist in Residence movie - View

Norma (the artist in residence) www.vividlogic-art.blogspot.com requested KSM to do a 14 minute sound track to her movie on Karamea. This was presented to the community at a recent exhibition of her work in Karamea.

January 2010 - Experimental Jam 2 @ Bush Lounge Bar and Cafe - View

Run as the finale of the Karamea Knowledge Swap. Ran with the same format as the first Experimental Jam. Completely different feel as quite a few people from Westport and Granity came through to join in! The artist in residence joined the event with UV face painting.

December 2009 - Introduction to Djing and Digital Music Production Workshop - View

Funded by Adult Community Education (ACE) Workshops occurred weekly for approximately two months. The focus was on developing a pool of Dj's in the community (something members of the community had shown a demand for). Classes varied from 5 to 10 people per week and involved developing skills in using Djing software,...

December 2009 - Outdoor Movie for the Kids - View

KSM donated sound equipment and ran the projector in a christmas collaboration with Kidsfest Karamea @ the RSA.

December 2009 - New Years 2010 Party @ a Property on the Kongahui straight - View

A party run in conjunction with the Midnight Kitchen Band. Funded by donations at the event from the community.

November 2009 - Fundraiser for Jake @ Little Wanganui - View

KSM donated sound and visual equipment for this community fundraiser.

October 2009 - KSM hired for Private Dance Party - View

Happy Birthday Carly!

September 2009 - Experimental Jam @ Bush Lounge Bar and Cafe - View

Experimental Jam 2009
This was by far the most rewarding event to date. Afternoon session for the children that blended into an evening jam for the whole community. We created a space where the musicians and audience had to interact with instruments on every table. We believe we had 95% participation and great feedback particularly from...

June 2009 - Winter Solstice Dance Party @ Little Wanganui Beach - View

Winter Solstice 2009 Fire
Our first 'real' dance party. We ran work shops in the afternoon for children to make lanterns, had a bonfire, food and lots of dance music.

May 2009 - Open Mic Night @ the Little Wanganui Hall - View

This was our first attempt at doing something live. We supplied food and refreshments.

April 2009 - Little Wanganui Hotel hire Sound System for Glass Eye Bike Rally - View

March 2009 - KSM hired for Private Dance Party - View

Happy Birthday Ra!

March 2009 - Introduction to Djing Course @ Little Wanganui Hall - View

First attempt to get the community involved. I think those who attended the course were a bit shocked at how enabling KSM could be.

January 2009 - Dance Party @ the Little Wanganui Hotel - View

Dave White (the publician) funded KSM to have a dance party at the hotel.
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