Sheehan’s teamed up with a number of players from the album including Andy Hummel (Rosie Tin Teacaddy, Woolshed Sessions), Ryan Prebble (The Nudge, Fly My Pretties), Jeff Boyle (Jakob), Steve Bremmer (The Adults), Sheehan’s wife Raashi Malik (Rhombus), Mailee Matthews (Charlie Ash), Jane Peirard, Ed Zuccolio (Harbour City Electric and members of the Orchestra Wellington to create a rare aural and visual treat at the Wellington Opera House in early November: Stories form Elsewhere – Live. Given the gossamer quality of the music on Stories… I wondered how they would translate to the stage. “We performed … Silence at the Opera House and were really surprised. We didn’t expect such a large audience for this ethereal ambient music. This time there will be songs from Stories… mixed with other pieces, moments of quiet with moments of loudness. It’ll be more dynamic this time.” A sonic undulation I suggest. A wry smile is the reply. “Working with an orchestra is going to be interesting. I made Stories… at (Wellington’s) Surgery (Studios). Unlike the previous albums it was all live music, real music, live instruments and guitars but recorded with plenty of analogue equipment. You can see the irony in an electronic artist making music with analogue equipment for production on CDs.” He explains that the musicians from the session will join him on stage, so the orchestra is really a mere extension of that, all be it a more crowded proposition!” The show will include highlights from the … Silence album and also multi-media work from a past collaborator Gareth moon (Pleasure Kraft). Visuals will include HD time-lapse photography of New Zealand landscapes and starscapes from Auckland photographer Joseph Michael, making this a very special event – for every compartment of your celestial cerebellum.
Interview with Rhian, just Prior to the Wellington show : Tales from Elsewhere – Oct 2 2013