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Auckland, New Zealand
Colin was born in Belfast (Ireland) and came to Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2002. He was previously guitarist with Irish punk band Music For Deaf (not the later US band of the same name) and participant in UK/Ireland based Allotropes experimental collective. His current interests include experimental music (both composed and improvised), video, song writing and performance, and composition for conventional solo instruments and ensembles. He is a regular participant in the Auckland improv colective Vitamin S, one half of the duo Toy Triptech (with Rohan Evans), and has performed occasionally on alto sax with Jeff Henderson’s variable ensemble Superstars of Westlynn. Colin holds a Diploma in Contemporary Music from Unitec (Auckland) and B. Mus.(Hons) majoring in Composition at the University of Auckland. Recent releases include the album Skyway to Carpark (2012) and EP Short Straw, both are available to download from bandcamp and as limited release physical CDs. Colin is a also a Director of Angel Food, New Zealand’s vegan food innovators,

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Will the real Colin Woods Please Stand Up.

Who is the real Colin Woods? He is the depressive ex-husband father of three with a mid life crisis who can't get rid of the noise in his head. The guy who took his first job, all those years ago, to get money to buy a guitar amplifier and become a punk rock superstar.

Now the noise in my head is escaping for others to hear... so look out world...or at least: look out neighbours.

This year he embarked on a Diploma in Contemporary Music at Unitec as a kind of therapeutic exercise and because sometimes you just can't admit defeat, or if you can't beat them, join them.

As part of his Performance course he has to keep a learning log of some sort about stuff that happens at rehearsals and extramural stuff of relevance to his musical journey. So this is it. Now he can stop writing about himself in the third person.