Maggie Coco’s Science for Sociopaths
The Quarry Arts Centre is excited to present the music and art of Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths!
Maggie Cocco is a composer, performer, and educator based in Whangarei and for the past year has been filling our ears with a variety of music including the neo mellow sounds of Science for Sociopaths. The novel show featuring original music and improvised collaborations with audience and local artists has been captivating audiences across New Zealand, earning an award for Best Music Performance at Auckland Fringe 2021. Now it returns to its inaugural city and The Yvonne Rust Gallery to feature the artworks made by musician, artist, and audience, and to close a year of touring with a handful of final shows.
Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths is brave, vulnerable, and fierce. Featuring Kim Newall on 8th October and Jasmin Fischer-Johnson on 15th October.
School Holiday Program for Kids & Teens – Art, Circus & Performance
Over 50 workshops for young people aged 5 to 15.
Free Kids Concert!
Gallery Exhibition and Concerts
Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths + Exhibit
The Quarry Arts Centre is excited to present the music and art of Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths! Maggie Cocco is a composer, performer, and educator based in Whangarei and for the past year has been filling our ears with a variety of music including the neo mellow sounds of Science for Sociopaths. This novel show, featuring original music and improvised collaborations with audience and local artists, earned the ‘Best Music Performance’ award at Auckland Fringe 2021.
Closing a year of touring New Zealand, The Yvonne Rust Gallery will feature the artworks made by musician, artist, and audience members during its previous shows, with a handful of final concerts. Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths is brave, vulnerable, fierce with mesmerizing musicality. Intimate solo piano arrangements allow the songwriting to take centre stage. Her neo-mellow songs stem from the lineage of America’s rich singer-songwriter culture ranging in expression from powerhouse to Disney princess.
This show features a 10-song cycle for voice and piano. Improvised visual art channels the intrinsic emotion of the musical journey in real time. At regular intervals throughout, the audience is invited to express their own interpretation of events via the artistic medium(s) provided. Please see specific show for details.
Exhibition Opening: Friday 1st October, 5pm (free)
Exhibition Duration: 1-16 October (free)
Concert Dates: 7-8pm – Friday 8th Oct and Friday 15th Oct
In Concert with Nina Lane and Bryan Owens
Nina and Bryan Owens have been writing, performing and recording together since their paths crossed in the South Island in 1998. Together the duo perform a well-crafted set of original songs and their love of top-notch musicianship, refined song writing and well blending vocal harmonies are illustrated in Nina Lane’s new album released in October 2020 in USA called “Holding the Flame”.
Nine as a singer songwriter, guitarist and recording artist has who has been described as having a “unique voice, a rare instrument with a deep glowing alto tone like liquid honey” – NZ musicians Magazine. Bryan is a refined multi-instrumentalist who plays mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, guitar and sings harmony.
The duo have recently returned to New Zealand concluding a 20 year stint in Pacific Northwest, USA. There they facilitated a children’s music program at Song Garden School, and performed and recorded with the quartet ‘Spryyg”. Back in Whangarei, they plan to tour and perform nationally, teaching music classes with select instruments, as well as singing and song writing.
Nina Lane and Byran Owen Concert
Saturday 9th October – 7pm (1 hour)
Yvonne Rust Gallery – $18 on the door
Adult Weekend Workshops
Check out our range of workshops during October and beyond.
Tech Object Seminar with Kim Newall
National network Aotearoa Digital Arts is running a series of national talks with artists who use tech as part of their work. Kim will be our first speaker here in Whangarei at the Quarry Arts Centre Friday 15th October (12 to 1pm-ish) Come along and learn how Kim uses Arduino as a core part of his practice.
Free entry. Bookings essential.
Quarry After Dark (7.30pm – 9pm October 3, 4 & 5) – Final night Thursday 7th October! Tickets now available.
Due to the recent Covid Alert Level 2 changes, we are now able to open the event for additional attendees. Tonight is the final night (Thursday 7.30PM-9.00PM). Door sales (cash only) are available (please bring the correct amount if possible). $6 ADULTS, $3 UNDER 15, $0 UNDER 3.
Existing ticketholders are welcome to arrive anytime between 7.30pm and 9.00pm. Lights take best effect from 7.45pm onwards.