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

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.