Monday, December 20, 2021

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


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

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


Deadline: Saturday, January 8th 2022


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.

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:

For info Contact:
Shawn Pinchbeck

Monday, November 22, 2021

Together Apart II…an evening of audio wonderments


BEAMS presents…
Together Apart II…an evening of audio wonderments
Date: November 27, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm MST
Where: 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).
The roster of special artists includes: Myriam Boucher, Wayne DeFehr, Trevor DePagie/Hitoshi Sugiyama, gintas k (LT), Jamie McDonald/Ana Villanueva, M.O.A.I.N., Phiqual Poynte, Skrunt Skrunt, and Villem Jahu (EST).
Together Apart promises to be a special night of diverse sound and visual performances: from the truly stunning videomusic of Montreal based Myriam Boucher; to the intense electronic sounds of Estonian heli-meister Villem Jahu; to the live streamed performances by BEAMS Board Members M.O.A.I.N. (Chris Samson) and Skrunt Skrunt (Abram Hindle); and a fistful of tasty videomusic shorts offered like fancy hors d’oeuvres to refresh your palettes.
Each performance has been specially selected for this event to tickle your ears, lubricate your listening organs and open your third eye. Please join us!
Artist Info:
Trevor DePagie with Hitoshi Sugiyama
Jamie McDonald/Ana Villanueva
M.O.A.I.N. (Chris Samson)
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!
Media Contact:
Shawn Pinchbeck

Thursday, August 26, 2021

3rd Edmonton Noisefest

 Dear friends!

We premier on youtube at 5pm Mountain Time, click here for the: the youtube stream. Live chat will be held on youtube during the premier of the video!

Youtube Link: Link: livestream link:

With Performances from (in order):

* Hoaxroad
* Mutant Beatniks (UK)
* Kelly Ruth
* gintas k (Lithuania)
* Phiqual Poynte
* Neil Wiernik (ON)
* Wayne DeFehr
* Andrew Wayne (USA)
* Trevor DePagie & James Lyons
* Holiday Special (USA)
* Don Haugen (USA)
* BlipVert
* Major Tinnitus (USA)
* Nathaniel Sutton
* Erin Altomare (BC)
* Damno Te
* Tanukispidercat (USA)
* Jared Epp
* whip of the ufo (BC)
* Jacob Audrey Taves (BC)
* M.O.A.I.N.
* Molena (BC)
* skruntskrunt
* Artist Info
** Hoaxroad

   AB, Canada

   Project name: Hoaxroad
   Attribute work to: Hoaxroad
   Title of submission: Call From Above
   Link to video -
   Description: Hoaxroad visits a haunted cemetery near Chip Lake,
   Alberta. He is then caught in the middle of a storm.

** Mutant Beatniks
   Bath , England , Europe
   Project Name : Mutant Beatniks
   Title of submissions : woven , Riding the Carrousel & tracey skitters
   Description : Video Art

** Kelly Ruth

   Edmonton, AB, Canada

   Project Name: Kelly Ruth
   Title of submission: Simulation Refraction

   Description: Sound created using contact microphones on weaving
   loom and spinning wheel, with vocals and effects pedals. Video
   create within the virtual world called Second Life.

** gintas k

 Project Name and who we should attribute it to:
    Gintas K - audio
    Juodo   - video

 Title of submission: jesus safe my soul

** PhiqualPoynte

   Edmonton, AB Canada

   Project Name: Phiqual Poynte
   Title of submission: Like Sodomizing A Garbage Disposal Unit

   Description: The brilliant sound artist Phiqual Poynte returns to
   mesmerize his enormous following with his ultimate noise-take on
   social issues. This incredible video is only a minute long to
   ensure that the resonant splendor of the contents will not totally
   overwhelm his faithful disciples.

** Neil Wiernik

   ON, Canada

   Project Name and who we should attribute it to:  Neil Wiernik
   * Title of submission - The trees beyond the ridge, fade when the sun is at its brightest.
   * Description - Improvised live in the studio August 2021

   Artist Bio

   Neil Wiernik (Canada) began composing electronic music in 1988 with
   explorations in audio art and experimental music. Neil's interest
   in sound and technology has lead him to experiment with altered
   instruments, modified devices, and custom software environments. He
   has presented his work in a variety of public spaces since the late
   1980s, his projects have included works for radio, video, live or
   pre-recorded concerts and internet diffusion. Neil has presented
   projects at the Finland Contemporary Museum, ISEA, Subtle
   Technologies Conference, La SAT, The Medusa Complex, Mutek
   Festival, The Music Gallery as well as other public spaces such
   derelict buildings, parks, bridges and pirate airways.

   Known to push the boundaries of musical forms, Neil's music could
   be described as warm, atmospheric, cinematic and experimental
   electronic music. His sound design is firmly grounded in the rich
   traditions of dub studio culture but can also be weighed alongside
   formal contemporary experimental composition and the grittiness of
   late 90's Berlin electronic music. His music has been described in
   "The Wire" as having "...the kind of sharpness and clarity usually
   lost amid the murk and decay of clicks and cuts and digital
   delays." Neil has released music on various labels from Canada, The
   US and Europe under his own name as well as under the alias of
   "naw". He has also released music most recently as a founding
   member of the ambient post-rock project Whisper Room with Aidan
   Baker (Nadja).

** Wayne DeFehr

   Edmonton, AB, Canada

   Project Name: Wayne DeFehr

   Title: "Solidity of Fog"

   The title is a nod to one of Luigi Rossolo's titular paintings from
   1912, the year before he published his well-known manifesto about
   music, called The Art of Noises. Rossolo's idea was that music
   evolves in complexity, starting from the simple melodies of early
   music to faster and more complex forms over time that reflect the
   evolving sounds created by the increased speed of modern life.
   Perhaps a further evolution of sonic complexity would include
   responsive visual elements, adding another layer of audio
   expression through visual elements that are "painted" with the
   dynamics of sound.

** Andrew Wayne

 Sacramento, CA, USA

 Project Name: Andrew Wayne Is 🍃

 Title: An Audible Study On Photosynthesis

 Description: details below.

   Artist: Andrew Wayne Is 🍃
   Title: An Audible Study On Photosynthesis

 Video clips were taken from Encyclopaedia Brittanica video on
 Photosynthesis, 1981. Produced by the BBC for the British Open

 Thank you for watching!

 Recorded and Mastered at Neon Noodle Studios by Andrew Wayne, 8/6/2021
 Video submission for the Edmonton Noise Fest, 8/28/2021

** Trevor DePagie

   Edmonton, AB, Canada

   Project name: Trevor DePagie and James Lyons
   Title of submission: Anodyne

   Description: Experimental/Noise track and first video by this duo.
   Trevor and James have collaborated in the studio for ages and have
   been friends for even longer. Their love of creating sound has seen
   them sonically cross paths, from time to time, in projects such as
   S'sE SESSIONS and AGAPERAYGUNEXPERIMENT and have a set booked to
   perform together in the near future.

** Holiday Special

   Sacramento, CA, USA

   This is not an exclusive video, and has aired once before for the
   May 2021 Audio Waffle on the Norcal Noisefest channel.

    Project name: Holiday Special
    Video title: Televeyes
    Description: What are our eyes good for, if not to receive signals
    provided by the wonders of color television?


   Edmonton, AB, Canada

    * Project Name and who we should attribute it to

    * Title of submission

    OEIS B files A000001 to A004096

    * Description

    This is a sonification and visualization of the first 4096 sequences in
    the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences ( The b-files for
    the sequences are sorted by length and then are looped or truncated to a
    canonical length. Then the inverse FFT of the sequence is taken at a few
    different time scales, windowed, and added up.

** Don Haugen

   Eugene, OR, USA

   Project Name: Don Haugen

   Title of submission: "Man's Ruin Through Heroes"

   Description: Audio and video recorded live, then edited together in
   Eugene, Oregon, USA

** BlipVert

   Edmonton, AB, Canada

   Project: BlipVert

   Title: Xurilia Atmosphere

** Major Tinnitus

   CA, USA

 * Project Name and who we should attribute it to: Major Tinnitus (Sacramento, CA)

 * Title of submission: Double-Screened

 * Description: Dual-LDR driven Schmitt Trigger Inverter Oscillator
   fed by chunky CRT static and Visualizations on LCD monitor. Audio
   replayed through WINAMP using Milkdrop visualizations.

** Nathaniel Sutton
   Edmonton, AB, Canada

   Project name: Nathaniel Sutton Experiments

   Title of submission: Nathaniel Sutton Experiments

** Erin Altomare
   Vancouver, BC, Canada
 * Project name is just my name! Erin Altomare

 * Title is "Excerpt from 'A Page of Madness'"

 * Description:
   Film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926.
   Sound source: Izaiho ritual, Kudaka Island, Okinawa

** Damno Te
   Edmonton, AB, Canada
   Artist: Damno Te

   Track: Victim Eyes

** Tanukispidercat
   CA, USA

   * Project Name: TanukiSpiderCat

   * Title of submission: Demersal

   * Description - noise / cello / modular / samples

** Jared Epp
   Edmonton, AB, Canada

 * Project Name and who we should attribute it to
  Jared Epp
 * Title of submission
  Paranoia On the Go

 * Description

  Most of the video shot while living in Toronto in 2020 (a couple
   shots are from Edmonton taken in August 2021). I just moved back to
   Edmonton and put together the noise audio section. Responding to
   moving through space and feeling overwhelmed.

** whip of the ufo
   Vancouver, BC, Canada
  Project: whip of the ufo
  Title of submission: sutinence3
  Description: new noise improvisation by whip of the ufo

** Jacob Audrey Taves

   Project: Jacob Audrey Taves

My artist website is:

Below is my artist info:

Communicating in a language of errors, hum, crackle, feedback and
found sounds, composer and improviser Jacob Audrey Taves explores
themes of alienation, post-industrial anxiety and the push and pull
between macro and micro social, political and sonic frameworks.
Utilizing the fragile nature of malfunctioning equipment and exposing
unintentional audio artifacts, Taves' work gives errors room to
develop and to have voices of their own in an emotive, free-form

Jacob Audrey Taves is best known for their ongoing plunderphonic
industrial project HOLZKOPF. They are also a member of ORGANS WITHOUT
BODIES (with percussionist John Brennan) as well as ASSAULT CHARGE (a
punk/digital hardcore band with songwriter and author Eamon McGrath).
Taves was the guitar player for the short lived no-wave three piece
OTHER JESUS. They are curator of the audio/video collage series

Throughout their various bands and projects they have toured Europe,
Canada, USA, Mexico and Japan, sharing billing with Merzbow, Keiji
Haino, Venetian Snares, Freida Abtan, John Oswald, Mark Hosler
(Negativland), People Like Us and others. They have performed at the
Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Canada), Hamsylet (Ukraine),
Body Machine Body (Estonia), ZNFI (Slovenia), Yaga Gathering
(Lithuania), 4D Festival (Japan) and have been an artist in residence
at Les Pixels Transverseux (Sevres, France), Hammock (Vancouver,
Canada) and PAVED Art and New Media (Saskatoon, Canada).

** Juice Machine

   Project Name and who we should attribute it to:

  Title of submission:

  The Word for Edmonton Noise Fest 2021


  JUICE MACHINE is Heather & Roger playing electronics, tapes and
  samples. recorded in July 2021 @ Jerry's PLace, Eugene, Oregon.
  Video/visuals by Carl Kruger July 2021, Wilmington, North Carolina

** M.O.A.I.N.

 Project Name : m.o.a.i.n.
 Title of submission: Digital Noise playground
 Description: Chris in realtime using Reaktor to oscillate different
 noises on 5 different tracks. Mixing them and manipulating them in
 Ableton. While also trying to play with visualizing the noise using
 vdmx and and Max for live Oscilloscope plugin.

** molena
   Vancouver, BC, Canada
   artist name: molena
   song titles are: the delayed 16.26 northern rail service to leeds

** skruntskrunt
   Edmonton, AB, Canada

   artist name: skruntskrunt
   song title: buffers

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Edmonton Noisefest 2021


Announcing the 1st Virtual Edmonton Noisefest (3rd Edmonton Noisefest)

   When: August 28th (sometime)

   Where: Online (youtube, twitch,

   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 2021 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 (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).  


   To submit, upload your video file somewhere and write an email to
   BEAMS-SUBMISSION <> with the
   subject: Edmonton Noisefest Submission 2021

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

   * Project Name and who we should attribute it to
   * Title of submission
   * 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 compensation
   * 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, 15 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,, twitch, our own website as well. We
   unfortunately offer 0 compensation as everything is free on our end
   as well.

Main organizer: Abram Hindle

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Across the Town-averse



When: 8pm to 11pm 


Come hang out with us this Saturday on twitch for Across The TownAverse, a NinJam show! Sponsored by AMAAS

NinJam is a free open source software that allows anyone to get together and jam or perform live over the internet. You can learn more about it here:

Our first performers The Kaon'CPTs is a whole new take to this shows concept, cranking it up a level by making it a virtual experience. We will be broadcasting to Twitch but you will also have the option to enter Mozilla Hubs where you will be able to walk around and explore the digital world they created and even contribute to shows audio if you choose.

The Kaon'CPTs is an ephemeral band dedicated to flip along several time realities. Undecided, their action oscillates, alternates from physical to virtual, hesitates between now, before and later. Previous activities include synchronized network music, implementing timecode-based behaviours and listening to buffer underflows in interactive cyberworlds. Actually, nothing periodically unusual can affect Kaon'CPT's conservation of entropy.

The first half of their performance will be Perripplayear. A musical immersive comprovisation for N remotely comprovising musicians and any instrumentation in a virtual 3D world.

All this comes from distance, symbiosis, lack, virtual choreography, simultaneous instants, drifting clocks & musical texture. Social tropism leads them to perform where the light can shine in the forest of live togetherness software. Unfolded into three different time layers, the audience is invited inside a virtual world, being copresent as avatars with the Kaon'CPT & friends. At the border of the software forest, your browser is here, regardless the shape of your vehicle be it a smartphone, a tablet, a computer or VR headset.

If you would like to learn more you can go here:

The second half of the show you will hear electro-acoustic performances by:

Gozu Mezu and the galactic explorer


Abram Hindle and Daryl Posnett

Can't wait to see you all there and hang out in the chat!

Friday, May 28, 2021

DroneDay 2021 Schedule Live Streaming and Videos

Listen live at


Artist Name 1Artist Name Alt 2
IntroDem Dezzies?

Reinhard / skruntskrunt





wayne defehr

soft ions

norah lorway

Gary James Joynes / Clinker

Gary James Joynes / Clinker
UrTeamNew Music LAB
UrTeamNew Music LAB
Shawn Pinchbeck
Shawn Pinchbeck
J Daniel Cramer
J Daniel Cramer

DEM Dezzies

Wayne Defehr

Soft Ions




Tuesday, May 25, 2021

BEAMS Presents 2021 Western Canada Drone Day!


BEAMS Presents Western Canada Drone Day! Watch it!

Watch Western Canada Drone Day 10:30am to midnight May 29th, 2021 at:


Current LIVE Schedule in Mountain Daylight Time (NorthAmerica/Edmonton):
10:30 Prelude Video / Intro
11:00 UrTeam (30 m)
13:00 SkruntSkrut (1 hr)
14:00 m.o.a.i.n (1 hr)
16:00 Wayne Defehr (30 m)
17:30 norah lorway (30 m)
18:00 Gary James Joynes / Clinker (1 hr)
19:00 UrTeam (1 hr)
20:00 Shawn Pinchbeck (1 hr)
21:00 J Daniel Cramer (1 hr)

Enscribed Video Works presented
from 10:30 to 24:00 May 29th 2020 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Seeking performers for BEAMS Presents Droneday 2021

 WeirdCanada is promoting Drone Day. So is BEAMS.

Seeking PERFORMERS and AUDIENCE. May 29th 2021 9am to midnight mountain time.

We will be hosting a virtual drone day on twitch.

We are looking for performers for Saturday May 29th from 9am to midnight on Twitch at

Do you want to listen? Goto

Do you want to perform? SIgn up for a 1/2 hour to 1 hour twitch slot at: Signup

We accept drone videos and live streams. 

Video Submissions

 For videos please use and email to 


with subject line "2021 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

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

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

- communication will be via email to BEAMS-SUBMISSION <>

 Live Stream Submissions

Live Stream Performer Instructions:

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

Please sign up for a timeslot at: Timesheet

For live streaming send email to  BEAMS-SUBMISSION <>

with subject line "2021 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 feel someway associated with Western Canada (friends, family, residence, etc.)
- 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 <> some video to play to replace you (e.g., record one of your twitch streams)
- currently there is 0 payment (may change, no promises)
- communication will be via email. (BEAMS-SUBMISSION <>)

What is drone? 

I don't know! Long notes? People have opinions.