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

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.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Art's Birthday

Art’s Birthday to include global entries


Kevin Maimann & the Pretty Things, Pizzarrhea!!!, Himiko, added to diverse lineup






EDMONTON – Composers and performers from two countries outside Canada will have works included in Art’s Birthday 2015 Edmonton, the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society announced today. The event, part of an international celebration of art, takes place Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Ortona Armoury (9722-102 Street), starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.



The overseas contributions will feature local acts improvising over the works. Italian dancer and performance artist Alessandra Zerbinati, who goes by the stage name Lametàfisica, will have her piece “Yummy Gummy Corpse” receive a live treatment by Edmonton experimentalists Agaperaygunexperiment. Japan’s Okada Koichi, a.k.a. Tamayurakurage — a native of Hiroshima — will feature his anti-nuke work and video “We Must Prevent the Collapse of the World” include accompaniment on clarinet by Don Ross.



Edmonton Sun reporter and award-winning songwriter Kevin Maimann, no stranger to bizarre subject matter, will contribute a set that includes his backup band The Pretty Things. Also expect a noisy session with Pizzarrhea!!!, practitioners of schizophrenic camp. Himiko, whose recent CD Victims of Greed dominated national campus noise charts, will also perform solo and with worldbeat metallurgists Tribal Garage. Rounding out the lineup will be Shawn Pinchbeck, Skrunt Skrunt, John Osbourne, Apophecy, S’sE SESSIONS, Stephen Sereda & Trixie Moon, Lutra Lutra, and Shae Guerin and Fecal Point.



The Ortona event will mark the eighth time that an Art’s Birthday event has taken place in Edmonton. The first show in 2008, facilitated by the Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA), took place at the ARTery. The Edmonton Arts Council staged an underwater gala at Scona Pool to celebrate the event the following year. Since 2010, BEAMS has presented Art’s Birthday Edmonton at such locales as Naked Cyber Cafe, Bohemia and Brittany’s.



Art’s Birthday is an annual event first proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou, who suggested that the muse was first invented more than a million years ago when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. The artist chose Jan. 17, his birthday, as the date of the event, which is largely celebrated in Europe, although other continents have slowly joined the fray of the festivities.

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Contact:

Phil Jagger, curator

780-437-5014

satoreye@telus.net

Saturday, September 13, 2014

BEAMS at the Ortona 100th Anniversary Celebration



As part of the venerable Ortona Armoury's 100th anniversary celebrations, BEAMS has been invited to present this event free of charge. The show features:

Shawn Pinchbeck
The latest work by this internationally renowned electroacoustics practitioner.
http://www.spinchbeck.com/

Allison Balcetis
World-class saxophonist returns from a symposium in Brazil.
http://www.allisonbalcetis.com/

Abram Hindle
An eccentric endeavor from the genius behind Skrunt Skrunt.
http://skruntskrunt.ca/

Trevor DePagie
The guitarist from agaperaygunexperiment leads his own venture.

Stephen Sereda & Trixie Moon
A Motonogo member presents guitar debauchery with one of Edmonton's most outrageous burlesque dancers.

For additional information regarding BEAMS...
http://www.beams.ca/


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BEAMS at The Works

When: 6pm June 30th

Where: Stanley Milner Library is at 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square -- Basement theatre.

What: BEAMS at the WORKS -- Electroacoustic music concert!

How much? FREE

Who: St Crispin's Improv, Motonogo, Dave Wall, Apopecy and agapéraygunexperiment. Sound artists Don Ross, Audrey Ochoa, Gene Kosowan, Dave Wall, Shannon Land, Phil Jagger and friends

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 June 30 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the Works Festival of Art and Design. The show features the surreal soundscapes of St Crispin's Improv, Motonogo, Dave Wall, Apopecy and agapéraygunexperiment. Sound artists Don Ross, Audrey Ochoa, Gene Kosowan, Dave Wall, Shannon Land, Phil Jagger and friends will use tech high and low, including MAX/MSP, Kinect depth sensor camera, projectors, synths, loopers, kaos pad, clarinet, trombone, piano, guitar, drums and bass.

Admission is free.

For more information, write info@beams.ca. Stanley Milner Library is at 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square.