Friday, August 14, 2015

BEAMS members playing with NME at the Fringe

New Music Edmonton is at the Fringe all week and some BEAMS members are performing with NME as well!.


A new season is coming, and we we'll start as usual: the NME at the Fringe!. Please, join us in any (or all!) of this 10 days of awesomeness:

AUGUST 13th:
Marek Orszulik
AUGUST 14th:
Gene Kosowan [BEAMS]
Motonogo and Trixie Moon

[BEAMS] AUGUST 15th:
Dave Wall
AUGUST 16th:
Raimundo Gonzalez
Motonogo and Trixie Moon [BEAMS]
AUGUST 17th:
Justin Massey and Gavin Goodwin
AUGUST 18th:
Nancy Sandercock/ Alison Grant-Preville/ Ian Crutchley
Phil Jagger, Don Ross and Bill Damur [BEAMS]
AUGUST 19th:
Pigeon Breeders
AUGUST 20th:
Mark Segger and Friends [BEAMS]
AUGUST 21st:
Ookpik Ensemble
AUGUST 22nd:
Gene Kosowan
Nancy Sandercock/ Alison Grant-Preville/ Ian Crutchley

Every night, 8pm
$10 General/$5 Student/Senior

"...stays true to the spirit of fringing: it’s experimental, it promotes new artists and it’s just a little bit weird." Vue Weekly


So specifically come see BEAMSers on August 14th, August 15th, August 18th and August 20th at the Wee Book Inn!




Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Andy Warhol Birthday Bash with Brendan Anderson, Holly Von Sinn & More (Other BEAMSers)


The man who redefined pop art and created the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, which gave rise to the Velvet Underground, would have been 84 on this date. To commemorate the artistic legacy of this countercultural vanguard, a number of locals hit the Boho stage.

Brendan Anderson
Edmonton's demon of drone!
https://brendananderson.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-every-occasion-rdp-42

Holly Von Sinn
A burlesque retrospect of the wigged wonder!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0LgLceJeiM

Porcelain Heart
Today's counterculture walking on the wild side!

Stephen Sereda
A flaky mashup of mayhem!
https://soundcloud.com/motonogo/jafex

Plus one more unbilled act...

9 p.m., $10, 18+
 
 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BEAMS at the Works Video!

BEAMS was triumphant with 5 non-stop video accompanied sets!

Download the video here at Archive.org

BOREAL ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC SOCIETY (http://beam.ca) member perform at the 2015 Edmonton WORKS festival.

http://beams.ca/

Shawn Pinchbeck --- Sear

Don Ross and Mark Segger
clarinet and percussion
video by John Osborne
--- Borrowed Love Poems 2

agapéraygunexperiment --- type interface

Skruntskrunt (Abram Hindle) --- Cosmic Aria Da Capo (or Aria Da Cosmos)

Allison Balcetis
saxophone
--- Le Fusain Fuit La Gomme (The Charcoal Flees the Eraser) by Marie-Hélène Fournier
--- video by John Osborne

The experimental sound artists of The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS), are presenting a free evening of electronic and experimental music and multimedia in the Stanley Milner Library Theatre on Monday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Works Festival of Art and Design. The show features the surreal soundscapes of St Crispin's Improv, Motonogo, Skruntskrunt, Shawn Pinchbeck, Allison Balcetis and agapéraygunexperiment with animated video by John Osborne and others. Sound artists Don Ross, Mark Segger, Gene Kosowan, Steve Sereda, Will Truchon, Abram Hindle, Phil Jagger and friends will use tech high and low, including electromagnetic waves from stars, a typewriter, projectors, synths, loopers, kaoss pad, clarinet, guitar, drums and saxophone.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

BEAMS at The Works


June 22, 7pm, Stanley Milner Library at 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

The experimental sound artists of The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS), are presenting a free evening of electronic and experimental music and multimedia in the Stanley Milner Library Theatre on Monday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Works Festival of Art and Design. The show features the surreal soundscapes of St Crispin's Improv, Motonogo, Skruntskrunt, Shawn Pinchbeck, Allison Balcetis and agapéraygunexperiment with animated video by John Osborne and others. Sound artists Don Ross, Mark Segger, Gene Kosowan, Steve Sereda, Will Truchon, Abram Hindle, Phil Jagger and friends will use tech high and low, including electromagnetic waves from stars, a typewriter, projectors, synths, loopers, kaoss pad, clarinet, guitar, drums and saxophone.
Admission is free.  Stanley Milner Library is at 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Monday, March 16, 2015

 
Earth vs E-town at Bohemia May 5

Chapman Stick and Theremin comprise the topline attraction when John Armstrong and Dale Ladouceur pair up to provide a live embellishment to an audio-video work by French ambient artist Phillippe Neau (aka nobodisoundz) at Bohemia (10217-97 Street) Tuesday, May 5 at 9 p.m. Admission to the no-minors event, Earth vs. E-town which matches local performers with the compositions and videos of international artists, is $10.

Armstrong, recognized as a world-class Theremin player, whose credits include The Stone Merchants and Leo.FX as well as organizing such events as the Xmas Carol Project and Sasquatch Gathering, will team up with Ladouceur, whose prowess on the 10-stringed Chapman Stick has garnered her international acclaim and a featured artist ranking on stick.com, the instrument’s official website. The two will add live textures to the nobodisoundz work “Long Distance Dreamer,” a dark ambient effort that adds to his sonic inventory regularly heard across Europe.
 Additional performers include Don Ross playing clarinet with a piece by Japan’s tamayakurange, performance artist Trixie Moon adding her touches to a project by Italian noise artist Lametàfisica, Skrunt Skrunt adding a visual treatment to the Netherlands-based Belch Kitchen and Motonogo providing cacophony to UK-based audio artist A Raja’s Mesh Men.
 

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SCUM News Network Fearmonger Film Festival (independantly organized by some BEAMS members)



Borys, Voice Industrie among acts performing at satirical event
EDMONTON -- Six Edmonton-based music acts have been confirmed to stage a multimedia event designed to satirize the sensationalism of conservative-leaning TV channel Sun New Network. The event, dubbed the SCUM News Network Fearmonger Film Festival, runs at Bohemia (10217-97 St.) Tuesday, March 10 at 9 p.m. Admission to the no-minors event is $10.
The artists, which include Borys, Voice Industrie and Official Opposition, will perform with screenings of vintage public-domain footage, captioned to ridicule Sun News Network’s up-in-arms delivery of editorial opinion, which is almost always aimed at liberals.
In particular, a 30-minute edit of the sci-fi bomb Plan 9 From Outer Space has been retooled to irreverently highlight the perils of an open-door immigration policy. Voice Industrie will add an electronic vibe to quotes by Canada’s Prime Minister grafted onto a Fritz Lang classic in Stephen Harper’s Metropolis.
Other films have been altered to parody SNN’s swipes at such subject matter as gays, media, protesters and campus radio. Additional artists tapped to play include Bong Sample, Stephen Sereda and Fecal Point. Video preview is available at http://youtu.be/4k4Wzv2MEgo .

Note: this is a show that features BEAMS members, but is not an official BEAMS show.