Pacific Avant Garde Sound Art:
Anonymouz was one of 20 Pacific artists who attended the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts in Guåhan (Guam) as part of the Aotearoa delegation. He captured the spirit of the festival by creating an original 20 minute audio soundscape work created exclusively out of audio samples of the natural environment of Guåhan as well as the various cultures, ethnicities, individuals, groups
He was also one of six “Return to Hawaiiki” artist delegates to Samoa in 2012 to mark Samoa's 50 year independence celebrations and friendship treaty with NZ, where he created his sound design composition “ Return to Hawaiiki" premiered at the Vanya Taulealo Gallery, as well as facilitating local music production & songwriting workshops with the local students while based at the National University of Samoa.
Community Sound Art:
In 2014, Anonymouz was appointed and commissioned by Auckland City Council as music producer and composer to oversee the production of permanent soundscapes to play from sound cones embedded into the roof form of the brand new Glen Innes Music and Arts centre facility "Te Oro". His three part soundscape, "Kotuku Rerenga Tahi” as well as three local iwi soundscapes created under his supervision were unveiled at the centre’s opening in 2015, and was the first time a non-physical public art work was commissioned by a local authority in New Zealand.
He is also currently set to release at the end of September 2016 a Community Music project for the Māngere - Ōtāhuhu Community Board where he has facilitated over 100 local grassroots artists and students to collaborate on a combined music album.
Soundscapes & Sound Design:
Anonymouz has been commissioned to complete various projects for many organisations over the past decade including Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland Libraries, DB Breweries, Royal NZ Ballet and Vodafone. He has also composed soundscapes for many poetry videos as well as created sound design for various theatre works such as the Katie Wolf directed theatre production of 2080 by Aroha White, as well as Grace Taylor’s Mia Blake directed “My Own Darling”.
He was also one of three Pacific artists commissioned in 2014 to create a new score/ sound design for Len Lye’s iconic “Tusalava” for the Agiagia Exhibition at The Mangere Arts Centre.
His productions and compositions are also heard every four minutes on Pacific radio in the over forty imaging and jingle stings that he has created for Pacific Media Networks NIU FM and Radio 531.
Anonymouz has been Music Director for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s “Remix the Orchestra” Education Music programme since it inception in 2007; in 2013, it was recognised as one of the top three music programmes in the world, winning a prestigious UNESCO International Music Council Musical Rights award alongside two other programmes in Argentina and Italy.
He is also a regular mentor for the NZ Music Industry Commission and Tautai's Fresh Horizons education programmes, with many of his students winning and placing in national songwriting competitions over the years.
When not in production mode in the studio or recording on location somewhere, Anonymouz has been sought after to arrange and direct many major live stage show performances, including opening South Auckland’s first University (AUT South Campus), APRA Silver Scrolls, Dr Ben Carson Fundraiser, ILT Stadium Invercargill Community Showcase (with over a hundred musicians and artists performing simultaneously) and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Remix Auckland Town Hall show featuring NZ Urban artists and students accompanied by a live band and full orchestra.
The underlying foundation of Anonymouz’s avant garde creative works in recent years is modern urban production methods and sampling techniques of Hip Hop music, a genre he is still very much passionate about to this day.
He has produced for many local urban artists over the years, both commercial and underground, including artists such as Ermehn, DJCXL, Adeaze, TJ Taotua and others.
He was also part of music collective “The Hypnotics” who were finalists for Best Pacific Group at the Pacific Music Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was also the producer for traditional Samoan Church albums nominated as finalists in 2007 (Mangere Samoan Methodist) and 2009 (Otara Samoan Methodist).
In 2008, he was named recipient of the Philip Fuemana Award for Most Promising Artist at the Pacific Music Awards, and in 2016 he was the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika awards.
Anonymouz has been included in a number of different creative projects which include Dr Ben Carson Duffy Books Fundraiser Dinner, Langham Hotel, Auckland, 2014; Resample South Auckland, Avant Garde Music Production Exhibition, 2014; Len Lye Tusalava, Commissioned New Soundtrack for The Agiabia Exhibition, 2014; NIU FM & 531 PI Radio Station Rebranding & New Sound Imagining, 2014; Rising Dust, Commissioned Original Score for NZ Film Commission Short Hip Hop Dance Film by Jack Woon featuring Rawini Paratene, Request Dance Crew & Paris Goebel Choreography, 2013; Return to Hawaiiki, Avant Garde Music Production Work, NZ Artist Delegation, Samoa 50 Year Independence Celebrations, 2012; APO Remix the Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Town Hall, 2012; Urban Life Glen Innes, Avant Garde Music Production, The Auckland Museum, 2012; Official Duffy Books Song Remixes; Official Hip Hop & Reggae Music Remix, 2012; Sistema Aotearoa Song; Commissioned New Theme Song, Sistema Aotearoa Programme, Otara, 2011.