Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Edmonton Noisefest 2021

  

Announcing the 1st Virtual Edmonton Noisefest (3rd Edmonton Noisefest)


   When: August 28th (sometime)

   Where: Online (youtube, twitch, archive.org)

   What: enscribed video works of noise artists from Edmonton, from
   Alberta, from Canada, and from all over the world.

Call for Submissions:


   Dear Noise Musicians and Noise non-musicians!
   
   This August 2021 we are hosting Edmonton NoiseFest virtually. It
   will be a streamed video event showcasing Edmonton Noise, Albert
   Noise, Canada Noise, and International Noise in Video Form.

   We will be releasing a curration of whatever is submitted on August
   28th on Youtube and Archive.org (because they have better sound and
   youtube is fundamentally unethical).

   Submissions should be exclusive (self-release is fine) but if it
   plays at another festival or something please warn us (youtube
   likes to take things down).  

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 20th, 2021


   To submit, upload your video file somewhere and write an email to
   BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com> with the
   subject: Edmonton Noisefest Submission 2021

   You should copy and paste these bullet point into the email and answer them:

   * Project Name and who we should attribute it to
   * Title of submission
   * link to download link (wetransfer, dropbox, http, or google drive)
   * Description
   * Confirmation that BEAMS may post and transmit and share you submission non-exclusively and for 0 compensation
   * Any copyright worries you might have (we might have to censor it
     on youtube)
   
   For the video, please try to follow these guidelines:

   * Resolution 1920x1080 (16:9 aspect ratio, if your videos isn't
     then add black bars because we will)
   * FPS: 30
   * MP4 or MKV format
   * AAC or OGG or FLAC audio
   * Optionally include your own titlecard, you might not like ours.
   * At least 1 minute, 30 minutes at most, 15 minutes is preferred
     max length.

   If you don't know what this means then don't worry, just submit
   ahead of time so I can deal with it.

   We reserve the right to not include your work. We also need
   non-exclusive permission to post your work combined with other
   works to youtube, archive.org, twitch, our own website as well. We
   unfortunately offer 0 compensation as everything is free on our end
   as well.

Main organizer: Abram Hindle

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Across the Town-averse

 

Where: https://www.twitch.tv/beamsdotca

When: 8pm to 11pm 

Hey BEAMERS,

Come hang out with us this Saturday on twitch for Across The TownAverse, a NinJam show! Sponsored by AMAAS

NinJam is a free open source software that allows anyone to get together and jam or perform live over the internet. You can learn more about it here:
https://www.cockos.com/ninjam/

Our first performers The Kaon'CPTs is a whole new take to this shows concept, cranking it up a level by making it a virtual experience. We will be broadcasting to Twitch but you will also have the option to enter Mozilla Hubs where you will be able to walk around and explore the digital world they created and even contribute to shows audio if you choose.

The Kaon'CPTs is an ephemeral band dedicated to flip along several time realities. Undecided, their action oscillates, alternates from physical to virtual, hesitates between now, before and later. Previous activities include synchronized network music, implementing timecode-based behaviours and listening to buffer underflows in interactive cyberworlds. Actually, nothing periodically unusual can affect Kaon'CPT's conservation of entropy.

The first half of their performance will be Perripplayear. A musical immersive comprovisation for N remotely comprovising musicians and any instrumentation in a virtual 3D world.

All this comes from distance, symbiosis, lack, virtual choreography, simultaneous instants, drifting clocks & musical texture. Social tropism leads them to perform where the light can shine in the forest of live togetherness software. Unfolded into three different time layers, the audience is invited inside a virtual world, being copresent as avatars with the Kaon'CPT & friends. At the border of the software forest, your browser is here, regardless the shape of your vehicle be it a smartphone, a tablet, a computer or VR headset.

If you would like to learn more you can go here:
http://kaoncpt.art/


The second half of the show you will hear electro-acoustic performances by:

Gozu Mezu and the galactic explorer

And

Abram Hindle and Daryl Posnett

Can't wait to see you all there and hang out in the chat!

Friday, May 28, 2021

DroneDay 2021 Schedule Live Streaming and Videos

Listen live at http://twitch.tv/beamsdotca


MDT
http://twitch.tv/beamsdotca
TENTATIVE VIDEO


Artist Name 1Artist Name Alt 2
09:00
##########
09:30
##########
10:00
##########
10:30
IntroDem Dezzies?
11:00
UrTeam
11:30

Reinhard / skruntskrunt
12:00

skruntskrunt
12:30

skruntskrunt
13:00
skruntskruntskruntskrunt
13:30
skruntskruntskruntskrunt
14:00
m.o.a.i.n.
14:30
m.o.a.i.n.
15:00

brickroad
15:30

brickroad
16:00

wayne defehr
16:30

soft ions
17:00

PhiqualPoynte
17:30
norah lorway
18:00

Gary James Joynes / Clinker
18:30

Gary James Joynes / Clinker
19:00
UrTeamNew Music LAB
19:30
UrTeamNew Music LAB
20:00
Shawn Pinchbeck
20:30
Shawn Pinchbeck
21:00
J Daniel Cramer
21:30
J Daniel Cramer
22:00

DEM Dezzies
22:30

Wayne Defehr
23:00

Soft Ions
23:30

brickroad
24:00:00

brickroad
24:30:00

PhiqualPoynte

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

BEAMS Presents 2021 Western Canada Drone Day!

 

BEAMS Presents Western Canada Drone Day! Watch it!

Watch Western Canada Drone Day 10:30am to midnight May 29th, 2021 at:
  https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

 

Current LIVE Schedule in Mountain Daylight Time (NorthAmerica/Edmonton):
10:30 Prelude Video / Intro
11:00 UrTeam (30 m)
13:00 SkruntSkrut (1 hr)
14:00 m.o.a.i.n (1 hr)
16:00 Wayne Defehr (30 m)
17:30 norah lorway (30 m)
18:00 Gary James Joynes / Clinker (1 hr)
19:00 UrTeam (1 hr)
20:00 Shawn Pinchbeck (1 hr)
21:00 J Daniel Cramer (1 hr)

Enscribed Video Works presented
from 10:30 to 24:00 May 29th 2020 



Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Seeking performers for BEAMS Presents Droneday 2021

 WeirdCanada is promoting Drone Day. So is BEAMS.
https://droneday.org/

Seeking PERFORMERS and AUDIENCE. May 29th 2021 9am to midnight mountain time.

We will be hosting a virtual drone day on twitch.

We are looking for performers for Saturday May 29th from 9am to midnight on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

Do you want to listen? Goto  https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

Do you want to perform? SIgn up for a 1/2 hour to 1 hour twitch slot at: Signup

We accept drone videos and live streams. 

Video Submissions

 For videos please use wetransfer.com and email to 

 "BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com>"

with subject line "2021 BEAMS Droneday Video Submission"

Video Requirements:
- must be Drone-ish music (we reserve the right to deny or accept)
- Videos of 10 minutes or longer are preferred

- Videos should have a title card that gives your name, contact info, performance name, etc.

- currently there is 0 payment (may change, no promises) 

- communication will be via email to BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com>

 Live Stream Submissions

Live Stream Performer Instructions:

Please sign up for twitch and check if you can stream.

Please sign up for a timeslot at: Timesheet

For live streaming send email to  BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com>

with subject line "2021 BEAMS Droneday Streaming"

 Welcome to BEAMS Drone Day. We're going to drone all day on twitch! The genre of music will be drone. Interpret that as you will but we retain curatorial control.
This sheet is for signing up for times to play. Currently first come first serve. If you want that time too add your name to column afterwards. Please only take up 2 continuous slots (1 hour)

Live Stream Requirements:
- must feel someway associated with Western Canada (friends, family, residence, etc.)
- must produce Drone music
- must be able to stream on twitch -- please test before signing up!
- must stream for 30 minutes or 1 hour.
- must be available on that time on that day. If you think you could be flakey send BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com> some video to play to replace you (e.g., record one of your twitch streams)
- currently there is 0 payment (may change, no promises)
- communication will be via email. (BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com>)

What is drone? 

I don't know! Long notes? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_music People have opinions.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Duelling Axes III : Call for composers, electro-acoustic, and experimental music performers.


Saturday, December 12th 2020.
7pm to 10pm.

Call for composers, electro-acoustic, and experimental music performers.


Deadline: Friday, Demeber 4th 2020.

Hi there BEAMERS!

This is a call out for any of you who would like to take part in an online event. The third Duelling Axes.

Duelling Axes is an ongoing B.E.A.M.S. event where experimental sound and music artists use the left and right outputs of their instruments or devices to control a digital oscilloscope. The effects are unique to each artist from messy lines to beautiful patterns. This event is sponsored by AMAAS and each performing artist will receive $25. There are 9 spots available for this event (20 minute performances). The only requirements are you need to have a twitch account, and to be able to screen share a digital oscilloscope from your own computer, with the sounds you are making all to twitch.

You are welcome to use any digital oscilloscope. If you don't have one or know where to get one you can find one here:

oscilloscopemusic.com

There's also many other resources on this site you can check out.

To be considered for this event we need from you a sample twitch performance that is two to five minutes in length. Please send us a link to the video recording on your twitch account.

2020 DIGITAL COMPILATION ALBUM "Quarantine Calm"

 2020 DIGITAL COMPILATION ALBUM  "Quarantine Calm"

Call for composers, electro-acoustic, and experimental music producers. Also visual artists.


Deadline: Saturday, December 5th 2020.

Hi BEAMERS!

We've gotten some great submissions so far but still need more so we are extending the deadline another month. Spread the word and join in!

This is a call out for any of you who would like to submit your pieces to be considered for our first online compilation album, which will be available on our Bandcamp page. Any sales of the album or individual tracks will be split 50/50. B.E.A.M.S. will use our share to host future events.

We are also looking for submissions from visual artists for the cover art of this album. Visual artists are free to submit multiple pieces for consideration.

In light of the times we are experiencing the theme for the album will be "Quarantine Calm". Pieces should be no longer than 10 mins. Your expression and interpretation of the theme is up to you.

There will be a maximum of 15 tracks on this, the third edition of the B.E.A.M.S. compilation album.

On the day of release B.E.A.M.S will host an online release party live on twitch.tv/beamsdotca starting at 7pm. Visual artists are welcome to submit pieces that will be played along with the music on twitch.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Duelling Axes II - Saturday, July 11th 2020 - 7-9:30PM

Lineup:
7-7:30 - Trevor DePagie
7:30-8 - Joe Paige
8-8:30 - Shawn Pinchbeck
8:30-9 - Daniel Cramer
9-9:30 - Caves and hades/D.N.E.

  https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BEAMS Presents Western Canada Drone Day! Watch it!

Watch Western Canada Drone Day 9am to midnight May 30th, 2020 at:
  https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca
  
Current Schedule in Mountain Daylight Time (NorthAmerica/Edmonton):
11:30 Absolute Value of Noise (1 hr)
12:30 Soft Ions (30 m) 
13:00 SkruntSkrut (1 hr+)
14:00 OAS (30 m)
15:00 Low Earth Orbit (30 m)
15:30 Hamburgerlady (30 m)
16:00 eternal worm (30 m)
16:30 Brick Road (1 hr)
17:30 Family Injera (30 m) ;-(
19:00 m.o.a.i.n (1 hr+)
21:00 Shawn Pinchbeck (1 hr)
22:00 J Daniel Cramer (1 hr)
23:00 k.burwash (30 m)
23:30 Gary James Joynes / Clinker (1.5 hr)


Here's our artists!


Artist Name Twitch Homepage Where
absolute value of noise https://www.twitch.tv/absolutevalueofnoise http://absolutevalueofnoise.ca Vancouver, BC, Canada
Brick Road https://www.twitch.tv/brick_road_
Edmonton, AB, CA
Eternal worm Https://www.twitch.tv/eternalwormbk
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Family Injera

Edmonton, AB, CA
Gary James Joynes https://www.twitch.tv/clinkersound www.clinkersound.com Edmonton, AB, Canada
hanburgerlady https://www.twitch.tv/winonaryderinbeetlejuice
St Albert, AB, Canada
J Daniel Cramer https://www.twitch.tv/jdanielcramer
Edmonton, AB, CA
k.burwash https://www.twitch.tv/kburwash
Edmonton, AB, CA
Low Earth Orbit https://www.twitch.tv/the_hat_mate
St. Albert, AB, Canada
m.o.a.i.n. https://www.twitch.tv/samsonality http://m-o-a-i-n.ca Edmonton, AB, Canada
Shawn Pinchbeck

Edmonton, AB, CA
SkruntSkrunt https://www.twitch.tv/skruntskrunt/ http://skruntskrunt.ca Edmonton, AB, Canada
soft ions https://www.twitch.tv/thee_ruiner
edmonton

Monday, May 11, 2020

BEAMS AGM May 17th 3pm

Hi BEAMERS,

This is a friendly message to let you all know that our annual AGM will be happening over the interweb on Sunday, May 17th at 3pm Edmonton time. At the moment it will be held over the Discord App. We will let you know if anything changes.

We will be able to have a voice meeting live for everyone to hear. Everyone will be able to text chat for fun and also ask questions while the AGM goes on as well.
You can get access to the server here:
https://discord.gg/wEBynYz

If you don’t have a discord account you can sign up here:
https://discord.com

It works in your browser, as an app on your phones or an app on your computers.


Also a friendly reminder that your memberships are up for renewal. Memberships are $20 a year and they go a long way with helping B.E.A.M.S run shows, workshops, and other events in the community every year to support electro-acoustic and experimental artists. We've set up an online PayPal option for renewals to make it easier for everyone. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you at all the events we have planned and are currently planning for this year and beyond.

You can pay one time for this year's membership here:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LXG4G8EAPC7W8

Or you can subscribe to a recurring membership payment each year here:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VCFA3QFGMB3K6

BEAMS Presents Western Canada Drone Day [Seeking Performers!]

WeirdCanada is promoting Drone Day. So is BEAMS.
https://droneday.org/

Seeking PERFORMERS and AUDIENCE. May 30th 9am to midnight.

We will be hosting a virtual drone day on twitch.

We are looking for performers for Saturday May 30th from 9am to midnight on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

Do you want to listen? Goto  https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

Do you want to perform? SIgn up for a 1/2 hour to 1 hour twitch slot at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K04O8ukUP8CgNSpZ_h-2CPm7tkuYwkbUANeeO7qNltM/edit#gid=0

Performer Instructions:

Please sign up for twitch and check if you can stream.

Please sign up for a timeslot at:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K04O8ukUP8CgNSpZ_h-2CPm7tkuYwkbUANeeO7qNltM/edit#gid=0

Welcome to BEAMS Drone Day. We're going to drone all day on twitch! The genre of music will be drone. Interpret that as you will but we retain curatorial control.
This sheet is for signing up for times to play. Currently first come first serve. If you want that time too add your name to column afterwards. Please only take up 2 continuous slots (1 hour)

Requirements:
- must feel someway associated with Western Canada (friends, family, residence, etc.)
- must produce Drone music
- must be able to stream on twitch -- please test before signing up!
- must stream for 30 minutes or 1 hour.
- must be available on that time on that day. If you think you could be flakey send abram some video to play to replace you (e.g., record one of your twitch streams)
- currently there is 0 payment (may change, no promises)
- communication will be via email. (abram@beam.s.ca)

Friday, January 3, 2020

Art's Birthday 2020. 6pm to midnight



For the first time in more than a decade, the Edmonton contingent involved in the international Art’s Birthday event comes back to the Old Strathcona neighbourhood, with its irreverent take on culture. This year’s event, presented once again by the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society, takes place Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Old Strathcona Community League (10139-87 Avenue). An art exhibition at the same location starts at 6 p.m.
Performing live at the event, Art’s Birthday Edmonton 2020, will be Blip Vert, frozenlake121, Shawn Pinchbeck, Karl Michael Toepfer, Skrunt Skrunt, Damno Te, Pizzarhea! And SWILL. Videos between sets will include those by Eiduneau, Fecal Point, Mescalin and John Oparyk. 
Some of the Artists displaying a variety of their works for the art exhibition starting at 6pm are local artists Leah Wilson, Brenda Philp, and Blane Klack.  Come by to view their works, socialize, and inquire about purchasing if there is something that catches your eye.
Art’s Birthday Edmonton previously ran in Old Strathcona at the Scona Pool in 2009, the second time the event was held in the city. It first took place in 2008 at the now-defunct ARTery. Other locations that hosted Art’s Birthday include the Ortona Armoury, Bohemia, Naked Cyber CafĂ© and the now-defunct Brittany’s Lounge.
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, Fillious proposed a public holiday in celebration of art. It has since been adopted by participants in more than 20 countries.
Admission to Art’s Birthday Edmonton 2020 is $10 for beams members and $20 for guests who will also receive a free membership.
For more information, contact BEAMS at info@beams.ca.  Or through our social media.