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.


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Duelling Axes

BEAMS Presents Duelling Axes


Come to the Tree frog collective space (10144 89 Street) on Saturday, November 9th 2019 from 7pm to midnight to watch fellow BEAMERS pair up to bend, twist, morph, and experiment with sound.  They will be bringing instruments of their choosing to perform alongside each other and an Oscilloscope for a night of experimentation, good people, and interesting sound performances.

Artists include:

Wayne DeFehr and Trevor DePagie
Reinhard von Berg and Samson
Swill
Yardbin
JCNK
Alex Athron and Lee Czere
Fecal point VS Caves to Hades
Abram Hindle and Gary James Joynes

Saturday, September 28, 2019

BEAMS Presents Duelling Axes



Call for artist participants.


Hey Beamers,

                  This is a shout out to all you experimentalists out there for a small different kind of show, we are looking for artists to come take part in on Saturday, November 9th 2019 from 7pm to midnight.  It is called Duelling Axes.  I’m sure many of you are familiar with sound signals being run into an Oscilloscope which results in a variety of messy lines, shapes, or designs.  If not, you can check out my meager attempt at it here.


You can search the internet to find a variety of amazing work by more skilled artists who can create mind blowing designs and audio/visual artwork using this technique.  This a pretty popular one.


The concept for this beams show is to gather as many artists as we can to come by with their Oscillators, instruments, sound generators, drum machines or even a mic for their voice.  Traditionally oscillators from synthesizers work the best for this but we encourage you to try and be as experimental with it as you can.  When we’ve compiled a list of all who will take part we will pair you up.  Or if you want to come as a specific pair of artists you can do that as well.  Each pair will get 20 minutes to use their sound devices, one person gets to be the left mono signal (X axis) and one person is the right mono signal (Y axis), and will create visual art which will be projected live at the show accompanied by the sounds they are making.  Each artist can only bring one instrument/device that will have one mono 1/4” output. 

Please let us know if you individually are interested in taking part, or a group of two of you as well.

Email me at:


or for information or sending submissions, contact us at.



Friday, August 2, 2019

BEAMS 30th Anniversary Video

BEAMS is 30! Not quite a mid life crisis but getting there.

Here's video from our public outdoors 30th Anniversary event:


Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0aPbzMaK4Y

Here's the link to download everything we got from BEAMS 30th Anniversary Celebration: https://archive.org/details/20190720beams30thanniversary

Video of BEAMS at the WORKS!

Here is Video from BEAMS at the works:
Video Link
Download Audio here!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Beams 30 year anniversary line up






6-6:15: ...and Jason Alexander as George... (Gene Kosowan)

6:25-6:40: Raylene Campbell

6:50-7:05: Stephen Serada

7:15-7:30: Wayne DeFehr

7:40-8: Will Northlich-Redmond with Katrina Smy's

8:10-8:25: K Burwash

8:30-9: The bugs (Daniel J Cramer) 

Monday, June 24, 2019

BEAMS and The Works Art & Design Festival present...

BEAMS and The Works Art & Design Festival present...

An evening of electroacoustic and experimental music featuring works by:


Will Norlich-Redmond and Ethan Bokma

Mark Meloche and Abram Hindle
Michael Toepfer
The Olm
JECS
byte.observer
S & M
Paolo Pasterino

Friday, June 28th at 7 - 9 pm

Free Admission!
The Works Gallery (10635 - 95 Street)

Contact: Shawn Pinchbeck


info@beams.ca

Are you planning to attend? Please fill out this link:


 

Friday, June 14, 2019

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


Call for sound art, electroacoustic or experimental music

BEAMS (Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society) will be presenting an evening of performance and sound on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta at The Works office gallery (10635 95 Street) as part of The Works Art & Design Festival. We require 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. 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 20, 2019.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

BEAMS 30th Anniversary Concert


July 20, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
@ Helen Nolan Park (124 st & 108 Ave)

 The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society celebrates its 30th anniversary with a free all-ages show with seven acts that have previously been featured by BEAMS at various points in the organization's three-decade history.

The Bugs
K Burwash
Will Northlich-Redmond with Katrina Smy's
Wayne DeFehr Stephen
Sereda
Raylene Campbell
"...and Jason Alexander as George..."


with music between sets by Hitoshi Sugiyama

Patrons are encouraged to bring a non-perishable consumable item to support Edmonton's Food Bank.

This outdoor event is subject to cancellation due to changes in weather conditions.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sound artists team up to take on Night of the Living Dead



Six local artists will band together to battle the zombie world when the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) co-presents Night of the Living Dead, Saturday March 23 at the Ortona Arts Armoury (9722-102 Street). Doors open at 8 p.m. for this all-ages event, which starts at 9 p.m.

The show will consist of a silent movie version of the 1968 George Romero horror classic Night of the Living Dead. Sonic suspense will be provided by experimentalists K Burwash, Damno Te, D.N.E., Mescalin, James Parrott and Stephen Sereda from the opening shriek to the final shot.

The event will also adopt a drive-in format, but without cars in the venue. Starting the show off will be filmed music videos by such local artists as Christine Miller, m.o.a.i.n., John Oparyk and others, interspersed with vintage footage of drive-in promotions. Admission to the show is $10 with BEAMS members getting a discount.

The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) is a not-for-profit society that uses the broadest and most inclusive definition of electroacoustic music, welcoming creativity in any medium. Members perform several concerts a year in addition to occasional recordings, festivals and workshops. Additional information can be found at beams.ca.


Contact:
info@beams.ca.