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PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS – “Early Looters of the Apocalypse” & “Live at Bohemia 12-18-2014”

26 Dec

Private Investigators is the new project from Ian Rowley (Rhythm of Cruelty, Rapid Loss, Geister)  and Parker Thiessen (Zebra Pulse, Bong Sample, Krang).

This is the debut album and the first release from the new record label, Pseudo Laboratories

Available on cassette via their bandcamp page

The duo recently performed as part of the RDP Holiday party

Sonar: Sound Art Explorations by Edmonton Artists [Enterprise Square Gallery, closes December 20 2014]

26 Nov


This exhibition is located at the Enterprise Square Galleries: 10230 Jasper Avenue

Sonar encapsulates the shifting field of local sound art explorations: the term originated as an acronym meaning “Sound Navigation And Ranging”.

Reflecting connections to multimedia and performance based practices, and fuelled by support from a DIY underground music scene, Edmonton is now a base for sound artists exploring the technical and conceptual boundaries of this interdisciplinary medium.

Sonar will feature a diverse range of sound projects through recordings, interactive sound environments and sound installations referencing noise, electroacoustic, experimental and minimalist sound art practices.

SONAR: Sound Art Explorations by Edmonton Artists is curated by Kristy Trinier.

Mackenzy Albright
Jessie Beier
Raylene Campbell
Cecil Frena & Matthew Skopyk
Gary James Joynes
Shawn Pinchbeck
Leslie Sharpe
Scott Smallwood
Mark Templeton
Parker Thiessen
Nulle Part (Jason Troock & Ben Good)

The Enterprise Square Galleries is an initiative of the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton, managed by the University of Alberta Museums. The AGA at Enterprise Square Galleries exhibition series is supported by the City of Edmonton, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the University of Alberta.


– See more at: http://www.youraga.ca/exhibit/sonar#sthash.yEmkXsYh.dpuf

20141106_184715Jessie Beier

20141106_184739Gary James Joynes

20141106_190447 Parker Thiessen

20141106_190509Scott Smallwood

20141106_190743Leslie Sharpe

20141106_192434Mackenzy Albright

“Live Noise” and “Harsh Noise” by Danny Milanese at Carrot Cafe

8 Sep

sept 2014 poster


Danny Milanese presents his series of “Harsh Noise” and “Live Noise” drawings to Edmonton, Alberta and the Carrot Cafe.  Do check it out,  take a look at som more of the artworks on Danny’s Tumblr

Only 3 more days to catch “Topographic Sound”

13 Mar


“Topographic Sound” by Gary James Joynes will only be open for 3 more nights.

Do not miss this.

Here are the times:

Thurs 6-9pm
Fri 6-9pm
Sat 11-6pm

DC3 Art Gallery

10567 – 111 Street

Gary James Joynes takes over the dc3 Art Projects space for a solo show of work in multiple media, all created using sound as his primary creative tool.

The Topographic Sound series – from where the exhibition title is taken – explores sound as a powerful force akin to the unstoppable impact of time and nature in the formations of geology. Six very large photo-based works own the gallery main space and can be seen as graphic scores of the musician manipulating sand and sound, or as evidence of the effects of nature and vibration on a microscopic scale as it is related to the effects of much larger vibrations – earth movements and solar rotation.

In conjunction with this work we are proud to host Tritone (2013) a 100 day long decaying auditory chord and it’s wall-based sculptural echo, a continuation of his Alberta Bienniale performance to its conclusion.


Gary James Joynes – PEREGRINATION (Live Cinema) Performance @ dc3

5 Mar


Gary James Joynes  (aka WIND ROSE aka Clinker) will reprise his 2013 Alberta Biennial Live Cinema performance once more for Edmonton on March 7, 2013.

PEREGRINATION is a live cinema work reflecting on the nature of sound and its visual and material nature. A meditation on Joynes’ visual experimentation using historical scientific instruments and anachronistic musical technology. PEREGRINATION combines compositional sound elements and improvisational use of recorded footage of live play of the wavedriver machinery he uses to create in the studio.

For this his 2013 Alberta Biennial piece he brings the early phase of his career in Live Cinema together with his most recent experiments in cymatics by composing and triggering his waveform animations live in concert and accompany these visual sound wave animations with layered vocals and overtone singing. The performance runs through movements of varying intensity rising to a chordal crescendo.

All elements of his Frequency Painting work connect sound and visual definitions of sound. This new work expands these senses with aspects of space and time in his most ambitious Live Cinema work to date. Joynes’ 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 allow for immersion in a whole body experience. PEREGRINATION (Live Cinema) works to offer new opportunities to an audience for the understanding of the importance of deep listening and viewing life, and the wonderful journey that this brings us.

Special thanks to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for supporting the creation of this work.




Zebra Pulse video by Jared Brandle, and more….

17 Dec

Video genius Jared Brandle was kind enough to bless Zebra Pulse with a video for “They Drove Him To The Edge of Town”

Made from found 16mm film, here it is:

Also From Jared Brandle, two new videos featuring music by himself!

this one is a little older, I’ll try to keep up on these

BEAMS & Harcourt House present (un)plugged: electro meets acoustic

26 Aug

BEAMS & Harcourt House - (un)plugged

The evening, part of Alberta Culture Days, will involve a series of duos pairing electronic artists with acoustic musicians, many of them familiar to the Edmonton scene.

Artists will include San Diego flutist Marion Garver Fredrickson in her first Edmonton stage appearance since the BEAMS Sea of Sound Festival in 2005, and Shawn Pinchbeck who will perform for the first time since successfully defending his doctorate thesis earlier this year at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Also on the bill will be Pocket Universe, who released their latest CD, Torment, in 2012, and performance art-oriented act Agaperaygunexperiment.

Rounding out the bill will be Don Ross, Wayne DeFehr and Gene Kosowan.

Admission is $10 ($5 to BEAMS and Harcourt House members).


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