Parlour Complaints Choir


On Saturday 16 March 2013, during the Auckland Arts Festival‘s White Night, the Parlour Complaints Choir will be turning the public’s complaints into delightful and original compositions that will be performed in and around White Night venues and on the free White Night buses. Auckland Arts Festival and Parlour artist collective  have invited people of all ages to send in their complaints and these have been incorporated into the Choir’s repertoire.

Painter, writer, video artist and music maker Lydia Chai will be composing the works for the Parlour Complaints Choir. Chai graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004. In 2010 she formed the former Asian waiata group, Ngāti Āhia.

The Complaints Choir is an open source idea which originated in Helsinki and has been adapted in many cities across the globe.

Watch TV3’s coverage of the Parlour Complaints Choir here.

Parlour Complaints Choir TV3

Lydia Chai, Parlour Complaints Choir, TV3 Article





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