Art’s Birthday Edmonton 2018, featuring the electronic and experimental sounds of:
Door: $10 (BEAMS members $5)
This year's Art's Birthday celebration features a diverse group of performers that explore a range of electronic and experimental music making approaches. From Blipvert's frenetic beat/glitch/noise and jumping up and down a lot, to Raylene Campbells dreamy layered drone compositions; it promises to be a great night of listening, conversation and art!
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, Filliou proposed a public holiday, which has since been adopted by arts organizations and collectives in more than 20 nations worldwide.
BEAMS first held such an event in 1998 at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building, which was streamed over the Internet to the mbar Art's Birthday celebrations in Helsinki, Finland. In 2008, the Film and Video Arts Society presented it at the now-defunct ARTery. The Edmonton Arts Council staged Art’s Birthday at Scona Pool the following year. Since 2010, the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) has facilitated the event annually.
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