Sunday, June 10, 2018

BEAMS presents Motonogo 5th Anniversary & Finale with guests

After five years, Motonogo, described by CKUA and Vue Weekly as "Edmonton's worst band," will depart for good, but not before subjecting the city to a final show that coincides with the fifth anniversary of their first-ever gig.

https://ssntech.bandcamp.com/album/greatest-hits-collisions-casualties

Special guests include former California and New York sonic terror Blip Vert, as well as the highly-lauded D.N.E. Also appearing will be IVI and. m.o.a.i.n., two individual sets involving 2/3 of the S'sE Sessions lineup.

Presented by the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society, the event is free to the public, but patrons are encouraged to bring a non-perishable consumable donation to Edmonton's Food Bank.

Call for sound art, electroacoustic or experimental music for BEAMS at The Works!

BEAMS at The Works!

Call for sound art, electroacoustic or experimental music

BEAMS (Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society) will be presenting an evening of performance and sound on June 29, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building (9722 – 102 Street) as part of The Works Art & Design Festival. We require art works and performances to present at this event!

Performance pieces should be less than 15 minutes in duration and can consist of live, fixed media, improvisations, interactive works, solo or ensemble, exploring new audience performer paradigms, machine-human interactions, sound poetry---your imagination is the limit. The theme of The Works this year is Visual Cortex. You may draw inspiration from their theme. An artist fee will be paid.

Send a brief description of your performance, link to video or audio support info, a short bio, number of performers, duration, technical requirements or space requirements to info@beams.ca by June 18, 2018.

For information contact:
Shawn Pinchbeck
www.beams.ca

Thursday, March 29, 2018

BEAMS presents Sea of Sound 2018




Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS), Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the University of Alberta Music Department presents…
The Sea of Sound Festival – April 12 - 14th, 2018 – Edmonton, Alberta

Events:
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Multichannel Diffusion Concert
Featuring...
University of Alberta Electroacoustic Music Students
and the
Canadian Electroacoustic Community's – Jeu de Temp/Times Play Competition Winners
...with the artists in attendance diffusing their works live!
    1st Prize - Xavier Madore — Les loges de la suite (2017 / 11:11)
    2nd Prize - Pierre-Luc Lecours — Éclats | Blanc (2015 / 10:19)
    3rd Prize - Pierre-Luc Senécal — Urban Gardens (2017 / 11:25)
    4th Prize - Samuel Béland — Naïca (2017 / 7:35), videomusic
    5th Prize - Xavier Ménard — Fragmentation(s) (2017 / 6:50)

7 pm at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta
Tickets: Free Admission


Friday, April 13th, 2018
Electroacoustic and Visual Music Performance Night!
...presented by BEAMS

8 pm at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building (9722 102 Street)
Tickets at the door: $15, $10 BEAMS members
With performances by...
Allison Balcetis, Chenoa Anderson and Heather Hindman

Myriam Boucher and Pierre-Luc Lecours (Montreal)

K Burwash

Xavier Madore (Montreal)

Xavier Ménard (Montreal)

Tom Merklinger

Paul Morris (UK)

Shawn Pinchbeck – Pathways

Pierre-Luc Senecal (Montreal)

Scott Smallwood

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Artist Talks – meet our JTTP prize winners as they speak about the works they are presenting over the weekend.

1 pm at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building (9722 102 Street)


Experimental Music Performance Night with special guests Sound of the Mountain (Montreal)
...presented by BEAMS and Sweaty Palms



8 pm at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building (9722 102 Street)

Tickets at the door: $15, $10 BEAMS members

With performances by...

Nadir Bellahmer

Ethan Bokma

Wayne DeFehr

DNE with Trevor DePaige

Ghost Library

Sound of the Mountain (Montreal)

SSE

Parker Thiessen

Michael Toepfer

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Call for sound art, electroacoustic or experimental music


BEAMS (Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society) will be presenting the Sea of Sound Festival from April 12 – 14, 2018. We require performances, installations, workshops, talks or other sonic artworks to show in our festival!

Performance pieces should be less than 12 minutes in duration and can consist of live, fixed media, improvisations, interactive works, solo or ensemble, exploring new audience performer paradigms, machine-human interactions, sound poetry...your imagination is the limit.

For Installations, talks and performances: send a description of your presentation, link to video or audio support info, a short bio, number of performers, duration, technical requirements or space requirements to info@beams.ca by March 12, 2018.

For information contact:
Shawn Pinchbeck
shawn@beams.ca
www.beams.ca

Friday, February 16, 2018


The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society and the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences of Alberta presents, in concert…

Terri Hron - Bohemian Elegy

Program:
Sonata No. 4
by Lubos Fiser

Forensic Music
AhojAhoj
undressing a past
by Terri Hron

In the Mists
by Leos Janacek

Zuzana Simurdova: piano
Terri Hron: electronics

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Place: Moravian Church, 9540 – 83 Avenue
Price: by donation

In 2008, my maternal grandfather, the Czech poet Jan Vladislav, passed away, leaving me his collection of family heirlooms. There were letters dating back one hundred years, cassette-tapes sent and received from my parents (who emigrated to Canada during the Cold War), including an extensive collection of photographs and a couple of films. This archive prompted me to gather as much of our family material – also from my father’s side – as possible. I began to envision a project that would use the collection in a musical performance. Sharp Splinter is this project: a program of new works for instruments and electronics using my family’s letters, cassettes and films.

Terri Hron studied musicology and art history at the University of Alberta, recorder performance and contemporary music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal. She just completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wesleyan University. She investigates collaborative practices in the creation of electroacoustic music and the changes in temporal and spatial perception that accompany performing alongside digital media.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Art's Birthday 2018 A Success!

Art's Birthday 2018 went off quite well thanks to the planning and hardwork of our current and prior executive and volunteers!

Download the entire show from here: https://archive.org/details/20180113ArtsBirthday

Or stream it now!