Archive | February, 2012

Vancouver Scene Report

29 Feb

By Kate Rissiek

Vancouver is a city of mixture and contrast. It is a young city still trying to define itself. Home of the 2010 winter Olympics and the city in Canada with the mildest weather. It’s gray and it rains most of the time. It is embarrassing to only be known for hockey riots and marijuana activism. It is expensive to live here. There are many cultures and religions and always many tourists visiting. There are wild forests, mountains and water. Laid back attitudes and uptight traditions. Fun at times and other times ennui is contagious. The home of the notorious Downtown Eastside, Canada’s worst neighborhood. Consisting of homelessness, prostitution and hard drug use sprawled amongst decaying historical buildings which are slowly destroyed to build high end condos. The Downtown Eastside is also where countless women went missing over many years. Many of which met their deaths on the farm of Robert Pickton, the worst serial killer in Canadian history. Despite all this it has been ranked as one of the top ten most ‘liveable’ cities. By what standards I’m not exactly sure. It’s a beautiful and ugly city. There is a transient nature with many people coming and going. At times I love it and other times loath it. One of the things that does make it much more ‘liveable’ for me is the plethora of amazing artists that keep the artistic climate fresh.

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Gary James Joynes – SOUNDBURSTING NO.1 [March 1st – April 14th]

28 Feb

Gary James Joynes is very excited to announce an exhibition of his next new work based on the Frequency Painting series that he has been working on for the past few years. This new piece is a 2-channel HD video + sound composition entitled SOUNDBURSTING NO. 1.

This show will be running in the main space gallery at Harcourt House from March 1 – April 14, 2012. The opening is on the 1st. Gary will be doing an artist talk about this work and the history leading up to this piece at 7:15pm the same night.

Here is Gary’s artist statement about the work…

Soundbursting No.1

What if we could SEE the moment a sound is created? Imagine this sound moving outward from its source and playing with other sounds… what would we see? This was the idea from which this project emerged.

Sound is a ubiquitous element in the human experience – its presence or absence defines spaces, emotions, experiences, and time. My explorations and experimentations in art are focused on the active process of listening to, looking at, and feeling sound; slowing down time and linking sensoria to encourage immersion in a whole body experience.

Using scientific tools that allow for the direct visualization of sound I create opportunities to perceive our world in an altered state of awareness, to link sound and image in ear, eye, and mind. Our brains create linkages when sensory inputs occur synchronously, synaptically bonding a visual with a sound. This is synchresis, and Soundbursting No. 1 is an environment facilitating these connections.

Two separate compositions play continuously. Looping on different durations the pieces interact and intersect in an evolving movement. Tone and image appear and decay in a duet reflected infinitely: a visual approximation of the complex interplay of sound waves engulfing us every day.

Gary James Joynes/Clinker

 

 

Harcourt House

10215 112 Street Northwest  Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7

 

 

more on the event here:

http://www.facebook.com/events/327745330597431/

 

MARCH 1: GHIBLI SXSW FUNDRAISER! w/ TAIWAN! MARTYRS! MIKEY MAYBE! DJ GENERIC!

25 Feb

Ghibli SXSW Fundraiser

AN OLD UGLY PRESENTATION:

Our man GHIBLI is a hustler who can step to classical music and shit talk with the best of them. He needs us to have the party of a life time so that he can take our torch to Austin next month for south by southwest. [He also wants to hook peeps up with advance copies of his new album!] DON’T FRONT, this will be the best Thursday of your life. Just look at this line up!

DOORS & JAMS 8PM ON THE DOT

8:45 MARTYRS
9:30 TAIWAN
10:15 MIKEY MAYBE (RAPPING AND DJING)
11:00 DJ GENERIC
12:00 GHIBLI!!!!!

listen closely:
http://martyr.bandcamp.com/
http://taiwan.bandcamp.com/
http://mikeymaybe.bandcamp.com/
dj generic is eric ng and he is real
http://ghibli.bandcamp.com/

8:00 pm.
Admission by donation.
18+ sorry

OLD UGLY is in your heart!
HTTP://OLDUGLYCO.COM

Chris Reimer (1986-2012) Tributes

24 Feb

Chris Reimer Tribute

This week’s Radio 3 podcast pays tribute to the late Chris Reimer, whose tragic death was announced earlier this week. Chad VanGaalen and Ian Russell (owner of Flemish Eye) are interviewed. You can listen here:

http://music.cbc.ca/#/Radio3/blogs/2012/2/Womens-Chris-Reimer-Remembered-Podcast-309
14:00 Tribute Intro / Interview with Chad VanGaalen
18:45 Women – Black Rice
42:00 Grant Lawrence remembering Chris
44:00 Women – Eyesore
50:00 Interview with Ian Russell

There’s also a video that Kaelen Ohm created, mixing gorgeous footage with Chris’ music:
“In loving memory, this video was made in southern california where a small memorial site now sits overlooking the ocean.”

Some other Reimer-related links you might want to check out:

Chris Reimer memorial blog created by his sister.

Chris Reimer’s last recorded set recorded on February 8th, 2012 at Weeds Cafe in Calgary, AB.

Chris Reimer solo track from the Flemish Eye – Eye Spy compilation:

Last Night photos

23 Feb

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Robert Burkosky

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3D Space Anus

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Sounds For Wax Museum

 

It was a great show last night at Bohemia.  Awesome turnout and amazing music.  Happy Birthday Steve.  Recordings to come.

ZEBRA PULSE + TONIGHT!!! DUTCH HEY WAGON + HARD DRUGS HAMILTON = …..

23 Feb

FEB 23
NEW CITY LEGION
TEN BUCKS
10:00 – 18+

expand your mind with…

ZEBRA PULSE: http://zebrapulse.bandcamp.com/

DUTCH HEY WAGON: www.myspace.com/dutchheywagon

HARD DRUGS HAMILTON: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_G8WHp7iIoro/TFqCdJy8bHI/AAAAAAAAADM/AnVBUeKmrH4/s1600/Shark.jpg

Noise Pikachu Orchestra

23 Feb

This guy has been doing Pikachu inspired noise for some time now, I recommend checking his youtube page out.

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