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Rhian Sheehan - Rhian Sheehan

01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.nz newsletter:

1) Who are your favourite New Zealand musicians/bands?

There are so many... Gramsci, Gasoline Cowboy, SJD, Anika Moa, Age Pryor, Paul Ubana Jones, Pitch Black, Module, Minuit...to name a few...I could go on.

2) Who would you most like to support live?

Jean Michel Jarre!

3) What is the strangest thing that has happened to you while playing on tour?

Hmmmm, being very intoxicated, picking up my guitar to play and ripping all the cables out of my gear in the process...everything went dead...no sound...no power...dead air...I gave up and walked off stage. That was my only Invercargill gig experience.

4) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Being the first electronic musician to go into space.

5) What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?

Keep at it! Love it! Get your music out there to as many people as you can...music is all about communication, not self admiration!
 

About Rhian Sheehan

Rhian Sheehan is an award winning New Zealand-based composer and producer of cinematic music who is known for his unique melding of experimental soundscapes with emotive orchestral arrangements and environmental sound recordings.

His debut album Paradigm Shift (regarded as a landmark in New Zealand electronica) and 2004's Tiny Blue Biosphere, were acclaimed for their visionary blend of cerebral beats with sci-fi storylines and cosmic sensibilities. Yet these albums were conventional in comparison to his latter releases - Standing in Silence (2009), follow up EP Seven Tales of The North Wind (2011) and Stories From Elsewhere (2013), which are now regarded by many as archetypal amongst the ambient post-rock genre.

Rhian Sheehan is also an accomplished film and TV composer. His music regularly features on UK BBC television programming, including Horizon and Top Gear, as well as the US National Geographic and The Discovery channels. Sheehan’s music was used extensively during NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2012 London Olympics and has also been heard in a variety of TV commercials worldwide. Most recently, he co-wrote the soundtrack for a short film created for Hennessy featuring Martin Scorsese, and a recent US Nike advert featured his track Places Between from his EP, Seven Tales of The North Wind.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Rhian Sheehan

Releases

A Quiet Divide
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Stories From Elsewhere
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Seven Tales of the Northern Wind
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Standing In Silence
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Tiny Blue Biosphere
Year: 2004
Type: Album
Music For Nature Documentaries
Year: 2004
Type: Album
Paradigm Shift
Year: 2001
Type: Album

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