Monday, November 28, 2022

Art’s Bday 2023

 Date: Saturday, January 14th 2023

Time: 2-11pm (MST time)

Where: ICL Hall and also online at: https://www.twitch.tv/beamsdotca 


Submission deadline: Saturday, December 31st 2022


Hi BEAMERS!


It’s that time of year again.  Art’s Birthday is just around the corner.  We are looking for a variety of submissions:


1. Electro-acoustic and experimental music video art pieces. 

2. Live in person performances for the night of at the hall

3. Visual art pieces to be on display at the hall.  These can be digital prints, paintings, or other art that can be displayed in the hall.



PLEASE SUBMIT TO:

beams-submission@googlegroups.com

With the subject “Art’s Bday 2023”


If you have any other questions always feel free to contact us:

info@beams.ca



The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) is a non-profit society dedicated to the promotion and production of sound art, experimental music and new media. Its membership consists of professional musicians, composers and performance artists from diverse backgrounds driven to create a voice for sound orientated art in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Contact:

info@beams.ca

www.beams.ca


Saturday, November 26, 2022

Together Apart III…an evening of audio wonderments

 

BEAMS presents…
Together Apart III…an evening of audio wonderments
Date: November 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm MST
 
Where: https://www.twitch.tv/beamsdotca and your private parlour
 
Together Apart is an evening curated by composer Shawn Pinchbeck (CAN/EST) of sound and electroacoustic music artists from Canada, Estonia and Lithuania presented by the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS). Each performance has been specially selected for this event to tickle your ears, lubricate your listening organs and open your third eye.
 
This year’s fantastical audio voyage includes the works Birth of the World by Brad Necyk and Gary James Joynes, The Mill by Daniel Allen and Patrick McGinley (EST/USA), Settle by Mitch Renaud, Magenda by gintas k (LT), A Celestial Atlas, Plate I Night Lights by Katelyn Clark, Noise From Circular Walks on a Self-portrait With My Eyes Closed by Matthew Conroy (USA), The Barrier by Phiqual Poynte, Rudyard Kipling Boots by Wayne DeFehr, Epoch Liaisons by Trevor DePagie, When the Trees Clap Their hands, Raven Takes a Bough by Don Hill and a live performance by Abram Hindle!
 
Please join us for the live presentation or enjoy it on our Twitch channel afterwards at your leisure.
The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) is a non-profit society dedicated to the promotion and production of sound art, experimental music and new media. Its membership consists of professional musicians, composers and performance artists from diverse backgrounds driven to create a voice for sound orientated art in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
This event is sponsored by the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS). BEAMS thanks them for their support!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Together Apart II... an evening of audio wonderments Call for video works or streamed performances! Deadline November 19, 2022!

 

BEAMS presents
Together Apart II...
an evening of audio wonderments





Call for video works or streamed performances! Deadline November 19, 2022!

We are seeking submissions of video or Twitch live streamed performances from sound and electroacoustic music artists of all kinds. A modest artist fee will be paid for the accepted submissions.

Together Apart is an evening of sound and electroacoustic music artists from around the world to be presented by the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) on November 26, 2022 at 8 pm on our streaming channel:
https://www.twitch.tv/beamsdotca

The previous two years' events were very diverse with artists from Canada, UK and Estonia. The performances explored various facets of improvisation, modular synths, found sound objects, and location specific works. Their accompanying videos featured computer generated images, analogue video synthesizers, manipulated video, 16 mm experimental film and documentation of the performance itself. We are again looking for diverse "audio wonderments" to share with our audience this year!

Send your submissions by Nov 19th with the subject line "Together Apart III" to:
beams-submission@googlegroups.com

The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) is a non-profit society dedicated to the promotion and production of sound art, experimental music and new media. Its membership consists of professional musicians, composers and performance artists from diverse backgrounds driven to create a voice for sound orientated art in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This event is sponsored by the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS). BEAMS thanks them for their continued support!

Thursday, August 25, 2022

4th Edmonton Noise Fest 2022

 

   Restrictions are gone, but COVID-19 is still here, just as strong, and more virulent! So we're virtual again!


   When: August 28th, 2022 (Sunday) (6pm MDT)

   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.

 Dear friends!

We premier on youtube at 6pm Mountain Time, click here for the video & chat: https://youtu.be/uCI6tDmBE0I


 

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/uCI6tDmBE0I

Archive.org Link: https://archive.org/details/edmonton-noise-fest-2022

Twitch.tv livestream link: https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

 Playlist order:

Duration | Artist | Track  

20:00 | J Daniel Cramer     | Into The Grey                             
18:36 | Neil Wiernik        | Fragments in Isolation                     
05:03 | Trevor DePagie      | Scratch Track B'22                         
10:02 | Matheos & Georgios  | DigiTral                                   
17:04 | Wayne DeFehr        | Aren't You Glad                            
07:21 | Matthew M. Conroy   | Crowd                                      
12:53 | m.o.a.i.n.          | The blue thang                             
13:36 | Andrew Wayne Is ... | Smattering of Digital Collages             
23:02 | byte observer       | transmission                               
05:03 | skruntskrunt        | mains 2397                                 
17:19 | BLACK GALAXIE       | black galaxie V                            
14:55 | cop/out             | August 23, 2022                            
09:43 | Nathaniel Sutton    | Noise Experiment                           
10:05 | JUICE MACHINE       | Edmonton 2022                              
06:56 | Mothchurch          | seasorrow                                  
06:19 | Damno Te            | Me Got You                                 
04:38 | Petit Sac           | Lissemphibia Helminthic Putrefaction Rescue

Sunday, August 7, 2022

BEAMS at Idylwylde Community League

Date: Saturday, August 13th 2022
Time: 2-8pm (Electro-Acoustic Installation)
Time: 8-11pm (Live Performances
Where: Idlylwylde Community League

A live concert and a free family-friendly interactive electronic gallery comprise the itinerary of same-day events presented by the Idlylwylde Community League and the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society. Both are slated to take place at the Idylwylde Community Hall (8631-81 Street) Saturday August 13. The exhibition runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., when the live show starts.

On tap to play the concert are multi-instrumentalist Trevor DePagie, sequencer specialist Stephen Sereda, sound artist Wayne DeFehr, teen electronic dance music performer Noah Benavides, clarinet player and composer Don Ross with Deviani Andrea, and DJ das Weichei.

Concert admission is free to Idylwylde Community League members, $7 for BEAMS members, and $15 for the public.

Interactive installation 2-8pm

Performers (8-11pm:

8:00 - 8:30 - DJ das Weichei
8:30-9:00 - Don Ross with Deviani Andrea
9:00 - 9:30 - Noah Benavides
9:30 - 10:00 - Wayne DeFehr
10:00 - 10:30 - Steve Sereda
10:30- 11:00 - Trevor DePagie

 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Announcing the 2nd Virtual Edmonton Noisefest (4th Edmonton Noisefest) (2022)

   Restrictions are gone, but COVID-19 is still here, just as strong, and more virulent! So we're virtual again!


   When: August 28th, 2022 (Sunday) (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 2022 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 24th (23:59 MST), 2022


   To submit, upload your video file somewhere and write an email to
   BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com> with the
   subject: Edmonton Noisefest Submission 2022

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

   * Project Name and who we should attribute it to

   * Title Card Project Name: []  (put it between square brackets exact how you want us to write it, skruntskrunt all lowercase would be [skruntskrunt]
   * Title of submission: [] (put it between square brackets exact how you want us to write it, aTitleWrittenInCamelCase [aTitleWrittenInCamelCase]
   * 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 or more compensation (yes this year we might pay you!)
   * 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, 20 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 or more compensation as everything is free on our end
   as well, but I think we have budget so we'll see. I'll update the compensation as I get details.

Main organizer: Abram Hindle

Saturday, May 28, 2022

BEAMS Presents Drone Day 2022

Chat and Watch live https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca all Saturday May 28th noon to midnight.



Watch on youtube too if you want: Watch on YOUTUBE.

 


 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

BEAMS Presents Drone Day 2022

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

May 28th 2022 12 noon to midnight mountain time.

We will be hosting a virtual drone day on twitch or youtube. We'll be chatting along side the twitch stream all day :)

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

Don't want to use twitch? Well at noon on May 28th you can watch it on youtube:  https://youtu.be/gDFcaXzo2sM  

Still not satisfied? Want to download it?  https://archive.org/details/droneday2022


Artist Track Afternoon Evening
J Daniel Cramer Mourning Dove 12:00:00 18:00:00
Jacob Audrey Taves Meditation on Crisis 12:30:00 18:30:00
KR Seward Flash Drone 12:45:00 18:45:00
M.O.A.I.N Drone day 2022 13:00:00 19:00:00
Matthew M. Conroy Nearest Neighbor 13:25:00 19:25:00
Mutant Beatniks Cloud, Crowd, drift, future, line, Macula,
monster, Plastic, Pulse, star bug,
Stylus, terminal, white, WHITE OUT !!!,
And Zen
13:50:00 19:50:00
Nathaniel Sutton Ambient Drone Session 15:05:00 21:05:00
Phiqual Poynte distilling the venom of human hatred 15:10:00 21:10:00
Scant Intone & C130 Eye Of The Storm 15:20:00 21:20:00
Shawn Pinchbeck Air Earth Water Fire 15:40:00 21:40:00
skruntskrunt grains of umap 16:10:00 22:10:00
Trevor DePagie basse, anges 16:40:00 22:40:00
UrTeam Dyson Murmuration 17:10:00 23:10:00
Will Shintani & Hitoshi Sugiyama
a.k.a. Gozu Mezu
The bamboo forest long walk 17:40:00 23:40:00

Saturday, May 14, 2022

BEAMS ▌Sonic Projections

 BEAMS has a compilation record released on the IFAR music label:

The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) is a non-profit society dedicated to the promotion and production of sound art, experimental music and new media. Its membership consists of professional musicians, composers and performance artists from diverse backgrounds driven to create a voice for sound orientated art in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and beyond

For 33 years, BEAMS' philosophy is that of inclusion. This has allowed us to explore a wide range of artistic expression through our events, which have ranged from improvisers, modular synth music, noise music, electroacoustic music, interactive art and to video art. It is always interesting!

BEAMS is intent on fostering local fledgling and established artists through the sponsoring of new original works. 

 https://ifarmusiqueconcretecompilation.bandcamp.com/album/beams-sonic-projections

Saturday, March 12, 2022

BEAMS Presents Drone Day 2022 Call for Videos

 

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

Seeking DRONE DAY VIDEOS and AUDIENCE. May 28th 2022 9am to midnight mountain time.

We will be hosting a virtual drone day on twitch or youtube. 

We are looking for performers for Saturday May 28th from 9am to midnight on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

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

For now we're mainly focusing on and accepting videos submissions, if you're interested in a live stream submission please email us with your interest.

We prefer drone videos.

We accept drone videos and live streams. 

Video Submissions [Deadline May 23rd, 2022]

 For videos please use wetransfer.com and email to 

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

with subject line "2022 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 (30 minutes is the sweet spot, 60 minutes max).

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

- Please in the email provide:

** Contact Info

** Performance Name

** Performer Name / Project title EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT IT WRITTEN.

** Extra details if you have them.

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

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

 Live Stream Submissions

[Deadline May 20th, 2022]

Live Stream Performer Instructions:

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

Tell us your availability between 9am to midnight on May 28th

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

with subject line "2022 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 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)

- could feel someway associated with Western Canada (friends, family, residence, etc.)
- 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.

Monday, December 20, 2021

CALLOUT B.E.A.M.S. Art's Birthday 2022 Sponsored by AMAAS

 

CALLOUT
B.E.A.M.S. Art's Birthday 2022
Sponsored by AMAAS

Saturday, January 15th 2020
6:00pm - Midnight



CALL FOR ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND EXPERIMENTAL WORKS OF ALL KINDS


Deadline: Saturday, January 8th 2022

Hi BEAMERS!

Art's Birthday is just around the corner and we are looking for your submissions!! It's going to be another 6-hour online show on twitch this year. We are looking for:

1. 20-minute Live performances (Streamed to your twitch)
2. 1 to 20-minute max pre-recorded video performances
3. 1 to 20-minute electro-acoustic or experimental video pieces
4. Visual art in Jpeg format. No limit.


PLEASE SUBMIT TO:
beams-submission@googlegroups.com
With the subject "Art's Bday 2022"

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Sonic Projections Compilation: Call for audio works!

 Sonic Projections Compilation:  Call for audio works!


Deadline: December 15th 2021

In collaboration with the UK based Institute for Alien Research, we are seeking submissions of sound art, electroacoustic music, acousmatic works or experimental sound pieces for an online compilation of works by the BEAMS membership.

The duration of the works should not be more than 5:00 minutes (THEY SHOULD BE 4:33!).

Your pieces should be submitted via file sharing service (Wetransfer, Dropbox, Mega, Google Drive, etc.) in wav or aiff file format at 44.1 KHz – 16 bit stereo quality. Please name the sound file with your name and the title of the piece.

Send your submissions by December 15th with the subject line “Compilation” to: beams-submission@googlegroups.com

For info Contact:
Contact:
Shawn Pinchbeck
shawn@beams.ca