Friday, January 20, 2017

BEAMS Presents Art's BIrthday 2017 Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nWIZXQ_pOI


BEAMS presents Art's Birthday 2017 with: Gene Kosowan & Marymotto; Himiko Kamijoh & Hari Maia; SkruntSkrunt & Nobodisoundz; Harshmellow & Mental Escape Pod; Mike Ross & Tamiyurakurage; Dave Wall & James Shearman; Allison Balcetis & Dai Fujikura.
Projected videos: Christine Miller and John Osborne
Filming: Vadim Bulitko and Abram Hindle (Vadim did a better job)
Editting: Vadim and Abram
Sound: Shae Guerin
Curation: Gene Kosowan


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Art’s Birthday Edmonton celebrates 10 years



EDMONTON—The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society will commemorate 10 years of Art’s Birthday Edmonton with a special show taking place Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Ortona Armoury (9722-102 Street). The event, Art’s Birthday 2017, pairs seven local acts with works by seven international composers and soundscape artists, some of whom created works specifically for this occasion.


Women will comprise the majority of local performers gracing the stage, with pianist Himiko, saxophonist Allison Balcetis, noise duo Harshmellow and Chapman stick player Dale Ladouceur slated to play. Rounding out the live lineup will be keyboardist and music journalist Mike Ross, software sound designer SkruntSkrunt and guitarist Dave Wall.


Works will be by Dai Fujikura and Tamayurakurage (Japan) Hari Maia (Brazil), Mental Escape Pod (Austria), Nobodisoundz (France), James Shearman (England), and Marymotto (Spain). Videos will be courtesy John Osborne and Christine Miller.

Art’s Birthday originated in 1963 when French surreal artist Robert Filliou declared that art didn’t exist until a million years ago when someone dropped a dry sponge into a pail of water. Choosing his own birthday of Jan. 17 to celebrate the event, Filliou proposed a public holiday, which has since been adopted by arts organizations and collectives in more than 20 nations worldwide. Edmonton first held such an event in 2008, presented by the Film and Video Arts Society at the now-defunct ARTery. The Edmonton Arts Council staged Art’s Birthday at Scona Pool the following year. Since 2010, BEAMS has facilitated the event annually.


Doors for Art’s Birthday open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. BEAMS members get in for half-price.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Art's Birthday 2017



As part of an international celebration created by French artist Robert Filiou in 1962, the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society presents ART'S BIRTHDAY EDMONTON 2017.

Featuring local performers...

Allison Balcetis
Harshmellow
Himiko
Dale Ladouceur
Mike Ross
SkruntSkrunt
Dave Wall

...performing and/or improvising works by international composers Dai Fujikura (JPN), Hari Maia (BRA), Marymotto (SPA), Mental Escape Pod (AUT), Nobodisoundz (FRA), James Shearman (GBR) and Tamayurakurage (JPN).

Tickets $10 ($5 BEAMS members) available at the door.



Ortona Armoury
9722 102 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5K

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Footage from Recent BEAMS Shows

Here's recent footage from our most recent BEAMS shows!

Lords of Misrule:

Goodbye to Phil noh:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lords of Misrule! December 10 at 8PM

Lords of Misrule! December 10 at 8PM Ortona Armory.  9722 102nd Street, Edmonton, AB.

BEAMS presents "Lords of Misrule!". An experimental showcase of sounds featuring: Acid Attack, K.M. Toepfer, Don Ross, SkruntSkrunt, Trevor DePagie, and a noise battle between Damno Te and Stephen Sereda. Free Show (donate $ for our Calgary guest... or donate beer) Ortona (9722 102nd Street)



Saturday, October 22, 2016

Goodbye to Phil Show

Oct 22 at 7 PM to Oct 23 at 1 AM Ortona Armoury 9722 102 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5K Agaperaygunexperiment Damno te Himiko Motonogo Don Ross Pizzarehia SKRUNT SKRUNT Shawn pinchbeck NAUS92 $10 at the door $5 for beams members and low income. All ages More to be added A night of poetry music noise video and film as a goodbye to Philip Jagger as he is leaving Edmonton

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Video of the Screaming Skull

March Meloche and BEAMS presents The Screaming Skull:

Performances by Himiko, Stephen Serreda, Gene Kosowan, Abram Hindle / SkruntSkrunt, and Mark Meloche

Friday, July 22, 2016

S'sE Sessions: A psychedelic evening of electronic experimentation


Sunday July 31st at 8PM at Bohemia in Edmonton

https://www.facebook.com/events/1725554577684312/
Lineup announcement:
S’sE SESSIONS will provide a musical backdrop for eight eclectic talented artists for the live portion of the event, A psychedelic evening of electronic experimentation.
Himiko
himiko becomes a cat and bangs keyboard.
project --- Calico
piece description --- a cat plays with a keyboard and interacts with the sound and rhythms she hears, and sometimes she ignores everything, just being a selfish cat.
Édrihan Lévesque
Your effervescent space-maestro, édrihan lévesque presents: the return of the keymaster, the sequel, pt. II
NAU92
A "non-random technical cacophony" project concocted by David Axis. Raising awareness of the fact that (#1) 25% of the planets un-mined Uranium is in the Ft. McMurray area (#2) conveniently (because of the fire event) exploration licences (to mine this uranium) will conveniently bypass the usual environmental scrutiny
Steven Sereda
Kaoss Pad manipulation:
the Jungel Song
11 Loop Shaloop
Mama Goes Shaloopin
Skrunt Skrunt
Drones in G
Damno Te
Mark Meloche has been performing harsh noise since 2004, using the name Damno Te at the beginning. This show he will performing his modified snowshoe.
Frozenlake121
Andrew Hall / Frozenlake121 is an experimental artist who keeps one foot in the digital realm, the other in the electro-acoustic, and his heart in creative exploration. His piece "Fork In The Rhodes" is both prearranged and improvised on laptop and office intercom units. The downtempo minimalist electronics reflect a somber consideration of recent events, things to come and the painful indecision that binds it all together. As one's thoughts run in circles, a feedback loop ensues. But only if you let it.
AGAPERAYGUNEXPERIMENT
Philip Jagger is an Edmonton based musician who likes to push the edges of poetry, music, sound and video. This piece is the mediation of temple in the forest to the mediation of the temples of video games - temple arcadi is the piece. Long time member, Shannon Land will also be performing during this set.
Mark Meloche presents "The Screaming Skull!" With performances by Himiko, Stephen Sereda, SkruntSkrunt, Gene Kosowan, and Mark Meloche. Free outdoor show so no need for earplugs folks. Tunes start at 1pm.
Poster by Gene.

Sunday June 24, 1 PM - 4 PM

Edmonton, Alberta T5K
 
 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

BEAMS at the Works


Electroacoustic show with BEAMS at the Works


The Boreal Electroacousitc Music Society will present an evening of experimental sound and video as part of the Works Festival of Art and Design of Monday, June 27 at 7 pm in the Stanley Milner Library Edmonton Room. Local sound artists Himiko, Stephen Sereda, S’sE SESSIONS, Wayne DeFehr, Phillip Jagger, Don Ross and Billie Zizi will present live guitars, vocals, clarinet, piano and bass with electronic processing, along with software that generates sound from visuals, AI from video games, cosplay, dance and video from John Osborne, Phil Jagger and Christine Miller.


Himiko


Kitter Litter Blues an improvisation of jazz and avant-garde piano, with maybe some dancing. I'll be wearing my kitty disguise.



Stephen Sereda


The pieces are: Meeting Mr. Mayhem, Mama Goes Schloopin', and Jafex.
 

S’sE SESSIONS 



S’sE SESSIONS performs live music that ranges from experimental to ambient score oriented soundscapes to progressive bumpy beats; bowed and plucked basses, turn tables/sampling, sequences, live looped and live guitar, and samples and synths make up our scored and ad lib set. We will be adding guest members for tracks to upcoming shows to fulfill the ‘sessions’ aspect of S’sE.



Wayne Defehr


Save Keys to Open Doors! The Avatars Reach Out explores the early examples of AI voice synthesis in video games
 

 Phil Jagger and agapé raygun experiment


glitch pop with software that transforms visuals into sound. 

Don Ross and Billie Zizi



Don Ross and Billie Zizi will perform live clarinet, guitar and vocals with electronic effects, with visuals by Christine Miller.




The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society joins forces with The Works for a unique concert featuring Don Ross & Billie Zizi, S'sE SESSIONS, Himiko, Wayne DeFehr, Stephen Sereda and agaparaygunexperiment. Videos by The Spirit of Mercury and Philip Jagger. Show is all-ages and FREE!

Don Ross & Billie Zizi

Himiko

Wayne DeFehr

Stephen Sereda

S'sE SESSIONS

agaperaygunexperiment.

Monday June 27, 2016, 7pm $0 FREE
at the Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BEAMS Presents Art's Birthday


Edmonton will be celebrating arts Birthday
with artists from around the world and Local artists
to create a open collaboration:


Agaperaygunexperiment
Himiko deth noise
Frozen Lake 121
Don ross
Soundreamer Days
Hari Maia
S'sE sessions
Skrunt Skrunt
G wolf
Stephen Sereda
Dave Axis
Ben Freeland
Koichi Okada
nobodisoundz
The Spirit of Mecury


Artists are paired off with each other to explore the boundaries of new music ,sound and art.
Night is also dedicated to robert adrian
an outstanding pioneer of new music and computer art.
http://alien.mur.at/rax/BIO/telecom.html
 

Also taking place will be an art exchange visuals artist will bring wrapped presents to exchange with other artists
 

$10 non beams members
$5 dollars non beams members


Jan 22 at 8 PM to Jan 23 at 1 AM
Bohemia
10217 97 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0L5

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Art's Birthday

ARTS Birthday





In 1963 French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou declared that January 17 a
million years ago was the birth of art, when someone dropped a sponge in a
bucket of water. Since then, artists around the world have held events in
honour of Art's Birthday. We at BEAMS are proud to have hosted the Edmonton
version for the last few years, curated by our own Philip Jagger. Phil's
call for submissions for this year's show on January 22 is below. You can
respond directly to him at the email listed below:


* On January 22 at bohemia
* The theme for this year is Art Exchange
* All beamers will be paired up with a beams member or an international artist.
* You will find out a month in advance of the show or if you dare the day of.
* The maximum amount of time allotted for each beams member pair up is 20  minutes
* also if you know visual artists there will be an art swap, so artists can come and swap their art.

CONTACT philip jagger e m a i l: satoreye A___T telus D__O__T net

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Damn Magpies played a successful improvisational at Bohemia!

Download video and audio from here: https://archive.org/details/20151121DamnMagpies

Or watch it now:

Saturday, November 14, 2015



BEAMS presents:


Damn Magpies


Debut Concert


The Damn Magpies Story!

First off, damn magpies like magpies.

And like magpies, they happily devote themselves (in groups of two to six) to making the most extraordinary sounds while hopping about looking for more sounds to make and things to steal. Also like magpies, damn magpies overwinter in Edmonton and enjoy the way snow changes the sound of the sounds they make.


Chenoa Anderson - flutes
Allison Balcetis- saxophones
Ian Crutchley - found oddities
Scott Smallwood - electronics
Mark Segger - percussion
Izumi Kuribayashi - violin


Bohemia: 10217 97 street


Doors open at 7:30 / Show starts at 8

$10 tickets or pay what you can - available at the door