August 1974. Auckland, NZ. Studio recording for New Zealand Poets Read Their Work, a vinyl compilation released by Waiata Recordings in 1974. Brunton, just returned from four years of travel in Asia and Europe, recorded six poems, of which one (‘The Man on Crazies Hill’) was included on the LP. The Waiata recordings are part of the Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive.
1978. Auckland, NZ. Crossing the Tracks: Music from the Red Mole Shows. EP featuring Midge Marsden and the Country Flyers, produced by Neil Hannan. Brunton and others contributed lyrics and some vocals. Musicians include Neil Hannan, Bud Hooper, Richard Kennedy, Wayne Laird, Harry Lyon, Tony McMaster, Midge Marsden, Stan Mitchell and Brian Wardell.
13 April 1979. Theatre for the New City, New York. Live audio recording of Red Mole’s The Last Days of Mankind, made by Neil Hannan. BR 15/60.
20 December 1979. Taos, NM. Live audio recording of Red Mole’s Numbered Days in Paradise, made by Neil Hannan. Hannan Collection.
1980. Auckland, NZ. Red Mole EP I’ll Never Dance Down Bugis Street Again, featuring four songs from the show of the same title. Brunton contributed lyrics and some vocals. Music by Sam Ford, John Davies and Dave Ironside. BR 15/83.
December 1980. Auckland, NZ. Live audio recording of The Redmole Version. Red Mole toured NZ in 1980 and The Redmole Version played in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington December 1980-January 1981. Music by Peter Scholes, Robert Ryan and Kate Walshe. BR 15/63/1.
July 1981. Pyramid Theatre, NYC. Back in New York, Red Mole adapted The Redmole Version for American audiences, and Brunton performed new poems in the show. BR 15/42.
April 1984. 8 BC, NYC. Live audio recording of Red Mole’s Poems for the Young at Heart aka Lost Chants for the Living, made by Phelim Lunny. Performers Brunton, Sally Rodwell, Deborah Hunt, Jean McAllister and Tony McMaster. Texts are from Brunton’s first American collection, And She Said, published by Alexandra Fisher for Red Mole in NYC early in 1984.
1985. Taos, NM. Studio audio recording of 20 poems, many from Brunton’s second American collection New Order, published by Alexandra Fisher for Red Mole in NYC in 1986. BR 15/1.
1988. Wellington, NZ. Live audio recording with musician Jean McAllister for Radio Active. BR 15/2.
1992. Wellington, NZ. Two Songs from The Book of Life. Lyrics by Brunton, music by Jean McAllister. Recorded by Jean McAllister and Tony McMaster for cassette release with the publication of a Red Mole feature in Illusions 18 (Summer 1991-92). Red Mole was on one side of the cassette, Phil Dadson’s From Scratch orchestra on the other.
1994. Wellington, NZ. Studio audio recording of ‘Waves,’ the second section of Brunton’s long poem Moonshine (Bumper Books, 1998). An unidentified narrator tells the story of Ernest Rutherford’s quest for atomic immortality. BR 15/62.
13 November 1996. Overseas Terminal, Wellington, NZ. Live video recording of Sky on Fire, a concert performance for Abolition 2000 in support of New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy. Script by Brunton, music by Jonathan Besser and the Free Word Band. The Forge Video Productions. BR 16/63/1.
22 March 1997. First Floor Underground, Wellington, NZ. Live audio recording of concert show Theories of Everything, made by Jonathan Besser. Texts by Brunton, music by Besser and the Free Word Band. BR 15/36.
1997. Wellington, NZ. 33 Perfumes of Pleasure. Music and spoken word CD, recorded live 12 – 13 July at Braeburn Studios and released by Bumper Records / Red Mole. Performers Brunton and the Free Word Band (Campbell Kneale, Kieran Monaghan, Michelle Scullion and Grant Sutherland). BR 18/25.
1998. Wellington, NZ. Heaven’s Cloudy Smile, poetry video directed by Sally Rodwell and released by GG Films / Red Mole. Script by Brunton, Rodwell and Michele Leggott. Performers Brunton and Leggott. The video was filmed in March 1997 in Auckland and Wellington. Brunton revised his half of the script as a poem for Ecstasy (Bumper Books, 2001). BR 16/28/3.
October 1999. Auckland, NZ. Studio recording for Seeing Voices: New Zealand Poets Read their Work, an audio CD released by Auckland UP in 1999. Brunton recorded seven poems from Slow Passes (Auckland UP, 1991), one of which ‘Transformed Urbs: The Days of,’ was included on the CD. Wayne Laird of Atoll Records engineered the recordings. BR 17/1/1.
9 October 1999. The Space, Wellington, NZ. Live video recording of Red Mole concert show Radio Radio 2. The show premiered 17-18 September in Auckland at the Going West Literary Festival, then played in Wellington 8-10 October. Performers were Brunton, Rodwell, musicians Kieran Monaghan and Grant Sutherland, and singer Angeline Conaghan. The Auckland show featured guests Michele Leggott and Jean McAllister. Br 16/34.
June 2000. Wellington, NZ. Video recording of Santiago de Compostela for public television broadcast 27 July on Channel 7. Music and spoken word performance by Brunton, Angeline Conaghan and Kieran Monaghan. The script traces a journey along the famous pilgrim route to Santiago di Compostela in Northern Spain. It was published as Compostela: A Walk in Grooves of Glory: Three Performance Texts (Bumper Books, 2004). BR 16/54.
June 2000. Medellín, Colombia. Live video recording of two performances by Alan Brunton and Spanish reader at the X Medellín Poetry Festival, made by Sally Rodwell. Texts in English and Spanish, from Es Como Es: How It Is, a chapbook published in Medellín during the festival in English and Spanish editions. BR 16/14/4.
30 May 2002. The Space, Wellington, NZ. Live audio recording of Red Mole’s Grooves of Glory, made by Jeff Henderson. Brunton used poems from Ecstasy (2001) and other recent publications in the script for Grooves of Glory, which toured to The Porsgrunn International Theatre Festival in June 2002. It was published in Grooves of Glory: Three Performance Texts (2004). A video recording of the show, labelled 2 June 2002, was also made at The Space. BR 17/1/4. BR 16/58.
June 2002. Wellington, NZ. Nietzsche / Zarathustra. Music and spoken word CD, recorded live at The Space by Jeff Henderson and released by Red Mole / Space CDs. Texts by Brunton, music by Henderson. Performers Brunton, Rodwell, Henderson, Daphne Owers, Chris Palmer and Tom Callwood. Zarathustra Said, the show on which the CD is based, toured with Grooves of Glory to Norway in 2002. Its outdoor performance at Porsgrunn on 21 June was Alan Brunton’s final stage appearance before his death in Amsterdam 27 June 2002. The script was published in Grooves of Glory: Three Performance Texts (2004). CD available for download at iiii records.