Rhian Sheehan is set to return with his first album in over five years, A Quiet Divide. To celebrate, he will be performing a special series of shows across New Zealand, transforming venues into spectacles of sound and light.

Sheehan will lead eight musicians to perform a truly sublime and emotive immersive audio-visual show. This cinematic experience will also see an added rich layer of sound provided by a live string section. The live show will see a dream-like montage of captivating live visuals, time-lapse, portraits, animations, landscapes and starscapes combining with sound to turn Q Theatre's Rangatira into a world of breath-taking son et lumière. With elements of the live show created by Weta Workshop, these performances will see some of NZ’s finest musicians combining with one-of-a-kind visuals, creating an incredible live experience.

Sheehan will showcase the brand new album A Quiet Divide, as well as previous work from acclaimed albums Standing In Silence and Stories From Elsewhere. Sheehan’s live shows are a rare occasion, with this being the first Auckland performance since 2011.

Acclaimed for both his original music and composition work, Sheehan’s latest album is a sublime marriage of orchestral chamber music, cinematic guitar, and synth-based soundscapes. Fusing this sound with post-rock and ambient/electronic moments, A Quiet Divide affirms Sheehan as NZ’s foremost voice in the ambient/post-rock genre.

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The concert is a truly “wish you were here” experience, where the audience is so mesmerised, you could hear a pin drop – before the bursts of applause that signals the spell has been broken momentarily.
- Sunday Star Times