David Donaldson, Stephen Roche and Janet Roddick compose, perform, record and produce music collectively under the name Plan 9. Since 1996 they have created scores for 30 feature films. They've made music for 8 international co-pro tv series, numerous documentaries, programmes and short films, plus installations and exhibition spaces around the world. A side project sees them creating sample libraries and virtual instruments for Kontakt under the name MODWHEEL.

They are published by Native Tongue.

Native Tongue Music Publising Agent NZ Australia
Plan 9, music studio, 2004, Te Aro Wellington
double bass, harmonium, fiddle, Plan 9, The Bewilderness
Plan 9 music composer NZ Karo Drive Wellington

Upstairs at 30 Arthur Street back in the early 2000s. It was a rehearsal room for numerous Wellington bands and became the first studio space for Plan 9 in 1996.

The building was the first Boys' Institute in the city and had a disused swimming pool under the floor downstairs.

The Bewilderness June 2021

Photography by Grant Maiden