Greatest Hits! Who's Mad?

by Sendam Rawkustra

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about

SENDAM has been a hidden secret really, a flourishing and developing group of unrealised musicians who were spending their time at a day centre that provided a safe and non-judgmental space for folk who have past or current experiences of mental illness. There's a more detail history below for your additional information.

For five years, almost every Friday, SENDAM meet's, set's up the equipment - always percussion but often never the same arrangement, and launches into uncharted musical territory. The attendance has always been voluntary, any contribution accepted, to fully immerse in the music-making or to gently sit and watch, it is all considered part of the group. Talking with words can sometimes be too hard, but to converse in sound, to watch and respond, to gently observe and help tease out a yet-unrealised blossoming confidence is a delightful way to pass the time

The music is predominantly drums and percussion, but now with the addition of guitars, piano, lyric writers, and spontaneous dance the scope continues to expand. The compositions are dynamic improvisations on top of some generally agreed structure, always the music shifts into unexpected, and often brilliant, domain.

credits

released March 5, 2013

Performers:
Fabian Waenga
Luke Sullivan
Andreas Lepper
Evan Barraclough
Kieran Monaghan
Pete Ferriss
John Kerkmeester
Richard Noble
Andrew Nua
Gerard Crewdson
Steve Wolf
Angela Healy
Padmani Budia
Joyce McCrudden
Alan Phillips
Jim Thomson
Tim Bell
Recorded, mixed and mastered: Benni Krueger, Tasman records.
Art layout: Kieran Monaghan

This album is dedicated to the memory of our lovely and missed friend, Pete Ferriss 15/12/1967 - 31/1/2013

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Sendam Rawkustra Wellington, New Zealand

A five year plus musical group who meets ever Friday to rehearse at The Clubhouse. A day service for people with past or current experiences of mental illness. People come to play in the inclusive music group Sendam, a fluid, dynamic and real group that plays brave, joyous and riotous music.
A new CD released 2013 is available form this site.
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