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Kim Pieters


Kim Pieters is a Dunedin based musician, painter, photographer and digital filmmaker. Born in Rotorua in 1959, she first indulged in the creative arts via visual forms in the early 1980s – she has been responsible for many album covers over the years, including The Kiwi Animal‘s ‘Music Media‘ cover in 1984.

In 1991 Pieters appeared as a vocalist on Dadamah‘s debut single ‘Nicotine‘ – her first collaboration with Dadamah drummer Peter Stapleton; who she would continue to work with for the next 20 years. By the release of Dadamah‘s 1992 album ‘This is not a dream‘ she was the quartet’s permanent bassist.

Sex/Machine – Pieters / Russell / Stapleton (1999, Metonymic)

In 1995 the duo of Stapleton and Pieters would form the Metonymic label – the first release being the debut from the 3-piece Rain; featuring Pieters, Stapleton and guitarist / keyboardist Danny Butt. Metonymic would release 25 important underground and free noise releases between 1995 and 2009.

Pieters and Stapleton (who were a couple from the late 1980s until the early 2000s) would also form Dunedin’s critical fringe music festival Lines of Flight, which debuted in 2000.




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