Te Papa Walkthrough Levels 4, 5 and 6 is the first installment of the subversive Unauthorised Audio Tours series by contemporary theatre group . This is a prerecorded audio work which takes a single listener on a walking tour of the Te Papa: The National Museum of New Zealand, in which the listener is guided through some of the museums less celebrated nooks and crannies. Over the course of the tour the listener finds themself investigating the toilets, musing upon the acting skills of the patrons sitting in the cafe, and ultimately being cast as a secret agent that has to escape unseen persuers whilst weaving through the exhibits.
I recorded and produced this audio tour and composed the music for the piece. The work spans many genres and styles, and I created a soundtrack that at times sends up the "audio walk" format, and at other times references video games, action movies, and of course, museum audio tours.
“A Secret Agent in Te Papa (excerpt)”