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