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 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
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