Friday, July 28, 2023

Edmonton Noisefest 2023! August 26th, 2 to 11:30pm at the Aviary!

BEAMS is helping out with Edmonton Noisefest 2023, August 26th 2023 in Edmonton at the Aviary.

20+ Performers, all day event! Live at the Aviary.
Genres: Harsh Noise, Harsh Noise Wall, Musique Concrete, Drone, Digital Noise, circuit bending, glitch, power electronics, cut-up, a washing machine, etc.

== When and Where ==
August 26, 2023 (2023-08-26) from 2pm (14:00) to 11:30 (23:30)
mountain time.
The Aviary
9314 111 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5G 0A3
(780) 233-3635
$15 at the door. $13 online ahead of time.
 
 
== WHO ==

- Daniel J Cramer (BC)
- Dinosaur Dragonfly (Formerly Winnipeg)
- MET GLAS (Calgary)
- Molena (Vancouver, BC)
- N. Antoni (Vancouver, BC)
- Psychological Operations by Tin Can Luminary and the Orchestra of the Unwanted (NORCAL!)
- Rat Park (Red Deer)
- Damno Te
- Ghost Cars
- Gray Hartley
- Jacob Audrey Taves
- Jared Epp
- Kaunsel
- Kelly Ruth
- quillmage
- Motonogo
- NRS Trio (Mark Segger, Will Northlich-Redmond, Nico Arnaez)
- skruntskrunt
- Tense Relative

== SET LIST ==

 - 14:00 - skruntskrunt : 10
 - 14:20 - Motonogo : 10
 - 14:40 - Ghost Cars : 17
 - 15:00 - Jared Epp : 15
 - 15:30 - Gray Hartley : 15
 - 16:00 - Dinosaur Dragonfly (Formerly Winnipeg) : 15
 - 16:30 - Psychological Operations by Tin Can Luminary and the Orchestra of the Unwanted (NORCAL!) :
 - 17:00 - Rat Park (Red Deer) : 15
 - 17:30 - Jacob Audrey Taves : 15
 - 18:00 - Kaunsel : 15
 - 18:30 - quillmage : 12
 - 19:00 - Damno Te : 15
 - 19:30 - Kelly Ruth : 15
 - 20:00 - MET GLAS (Calgary) : 12
 - 20:30 - Daniel J Cramer (BC) : 15
 - 21:30 - N. Antoni (Vancouver, BC) : 15
 - 22:00 - NRS Trio (Mark Segger, Will Northlich-Redmond, Nico Arnaez) : 15
 - 22:30 - Molena (Vancouver, BC) : 15
 - 23:00 - Tense Relative : 15

Sponsored by BEAMS and AMASS





Wednesday, May 24, 2023

BEAMS Presents Drone Day 2023

 BEAMS Presents Drone Day 2023
 WeirdCanada is promoting Drone Day. So is BEAMS.
https://droneday.org/
 

May 27th 2023 12 noon to midnight mountain time.

We will be hosting a virtual drone day on twitch or youtube. We'll be chatting along side the twitch stream all day :)

Do you want to listen and chat? Goto  https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

Don't want to use twitch? Well at noon on May 27th you can watch it on youtube:  https://youtu.be/v5QYR8jnqm4

Still not satisfied? Want to download it? https://archive.org/details/droneday2023


 

Artist Track Time Afternoon Evening
skruntskrunt interstitial drones 00:00:00 12:00:00 06:00:00
Bleak House Condemned Building 00:45:00 12:45:00 06:45:00
Nathaniel Sutton Trippy Cassette Drone 01:15:00 01:15:00 07:15:00
Phiqual Poynte Ambient 7734: music from the second floor of a nine-storey walkup 01:30:00 01:30:00 07:30:00
Brick Road I just want to be in the trees > Medieval Mud 02:15:00 02:15:00 08:15:00
Shawn Pinchbeck Transmission 03:00:00 03:00:00 09:00:00
m.o.a.i.n. Drone Day 03:45:00 03:45:00 09:45:00
Wayne DeFehr Flower Effects 05:00:00 05:00:00 11:00:00
J Daniel Cramer From Viljandi Estonia 05:30:00 05:30:00 11:30:00

Edmonton Noisefest 2023 Call For Performances

BEAMS is helping out with Edmonton Noisefest 2023, August 26th 2023 in Edmonton at the Aviary.

We're currently looking for live performers! 

Email BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com> with the subject:

Edmonton Noisefest 2023 Performance Proposal

Include in the body:

    * Project Name: []  (put it between square brackets exact how you want us to write it, skruntskrunt all lowercase would be [skruntskrunt]

   * Title of act: [] (put it between square brackets exact how you want us to write it, aTitleWrittenInCamelCase [aTitleWrittenInCamelCase]

   * Genre: (Harsh Noise, Harsh Noise Wall, Musique Concrete, Drone, Digital Noise, circuit bending, glitch, power electronics, cut-up, a washing machine, etc.)

   * Description: (what are you going to be doing, what setup do you have)

   * Estimated length: (anything longer than 17 minutes requires negotiation)

   * Safety concerns: should we be aware of anything?

   * Links to portfolio (samples, videos)

We cannot guarantee video projectors at this time, but we'll have a sound system that is for sure.



Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Call for 2023 Droneday Video Submissions

WeirdCanada is promoting Drone Day. So is BEAMS.
https://droneday.org/

Seeking DRONE DAY VIDEOS and AUDIENCE. May 27th 2023 noon to midnight mountain time.

We will be hosting a virtual drone day on twitch or youtube. 

Do you want to listen? Goto  https://twitch.tv/beamsdotca

For now we're focussed on accepting videos submissions.

We prefer drone videos.

We accept drone videos and live streams. 

Video Submissions [Deadline May 24th, 2023]

 For videos please use wetransfer.com and email to 

 "BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com>"

with subject line "2023 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 (30 minutes is the sweet spot, 60 minutes max).

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

- Please in the email provide:

   * Project Name and who we should attribute it to   

    * Title Card Project Name: []  (put it between square brackets exact how you want us to write it, skruntskrunt all lowercase would be [skruntskrunt]
   * Title of submission: [] (put it between square brackets exact how you want us to write it, aTitleWrittenInCamelCase [aTitleWrittenInCamelCase]
   * 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 or more compensation (yes this year we might pay you!)
   * Any copyright worries you might have (we might have to censor it
     on youtube)

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

- communication will be via email to BEAMS-SUBMISSION <beams-submission@googlegroups.com>

  
   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 title-card, you might not like ours.
   * At least 10 minutes, 60 minutes at most, 30 minutes is preferred
     max length.

What is drone? 

I don't know! Long notes? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_music People have opinions.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society and Teatrihoov present…



The Sound, Media, Movement and Visual Artist Residency!

May 22 – June 5, 2023 – Viljandi, Estonia.


We are currently accepting proposals for an artist residency to take place at the Koidu Seltsimaja culture house in Viljandi, Estonia.


Send your inquiries, and proposals for projects and happenings to:

Shawn Pinchbeck

shawn@beams.ca


Include your name and contact details, technical requirements (read below about what is available), a short bio and links to your work. You should apply early to get letters of acceptance for your funding applications to attend. Space is limited and is on a first come basis. Those of you from Canada may be able to find travel funds from your city arts or provincial arts council, Canada Council for the Arts, your school or institution, or other sources.


This residency is open to artists of any experience level who have an interest in sound, media art, movement, visual arts or other artistic practices. For 2 weeks artists are free to create explore, build, collaborate and compose whatever artistic works they wish. The form of the residency is very open. Participants may wish to share knowledge and organise workshops for each other, there is the opportunity to create an exhibit or event to present their works to the public, or other formats of public engagement are possible.


This will be the 4th year this residency will have taken place. Year One featured the Media Arts students of the Alberta University of the Arts from Calgary, Canada, Year Two featured International independent artists and the Detune Festival hosted by the Supersonicum Gallery. Year Three featured artists from Edmonton and the Peace Region of Alberta. This year, it is my hope to get a good cross section of artists from different places, to create a great environment for sharing knowledge, experiences and creative practices.


The location of the residency, Koidu Seltsimaja, is a historical theatre and culture centre, which was abandoned for 20 years and is now being renovated and revitalised by Viljandi artists Evelin Lagle and Marek N├Ámm. We will have access to a large theatre with theatrical stage, the small blackbox theatre, large gallery, jazz club, garden spaces and several small and large spaces ideal for installations, performances and happenings. "Koit", as it is called in a popular historical Estonian song, has become a gathering place for artists in Viljandi. In addition to theatre spaces, it features artist studios and a pub, making it truly a multi-use creative space.


Many spaces in the Koidu Seltsimaja are available for participants to utilize. In addition to the spaces mentioned above, there are plenty of stairwells, hallways, small rooms and where ever else you think art can be put. In your proposal, mention the type of space you would like to work in or the format of presentation you may wish to work on. There will be 1 video projector and 2 PA sound systems there to use. If you require more or dedicated equipment, you should plan to bring it or acquire it locally when you arrive. There are quite a few 2nd hand stores, hardware stores, a musical instrument/powertool store and 1 basic electronics store; for bits and bobs that you may require. Pretty much anything can be acquired in Tallinn, the capital, 150 km away and easily accessible by bus or train for under 10 Euros.


Viljandi is a quaint tourist city of 16,000 in the centre of Estonia. It features a Teutonic Knights castle ruins overlooking a picturesque lake, Old Town, forested countryside, nice restaurants and cafes and arty nuance. Thanks to the presence of the Viljandi Culture Academy and the yearly Viljandi Folk Festival, it has a healthy cultural life for a small city. To travel to Viljandi, flights can be booked to Tallinn and a bus or train taken.


The cost of the residency is 25 Euros (payable when you arrive), to cover utilities and other building costs. We, unfortunately, are not a funded residency program and do not have bursaries or other funding available at this time. We do have a building that has great spaces for artists who want to be creative! We can provide invitation letters from the organisations involved to facilitate your funding applications. Viljandi is still a reasonably affordable city for visitors. Food is about 20 Euros a day, if you eat in restaurants, less if you prepare your own meals. There is a kitchen available in the residency building. Accommodation in Viljandi can be found for about 40 Euros a day at the local hotels, student hostel or Airbnb.


The organiser:

Shawn Pinchbeck, is an Alberta, Canada and Estonia based sound and media artist. He has taught sound and media arts courses at Tallinn University’s Baltic Film and Media School, the Estonian Academy of Arts, Viljandi Culture Academy and universities in Latvia. His artistic practice focuses on the sonic arts with a healthy dose of interactive art, MaxMSP and video mixed in. He collaborates extensively with artists of all kinds, often working with contemporary dancers, filmmakers and musicians. He has been active as an artist and lecturer in Estonia since 2001 and is a founding member of BEAMS and is its President.


The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) is a non-profit society dedicated to the promotion and production of sound oriented experimentation. Its Board of Directors consists of professional musicians, composers and media artists from diverse backgrounds driven to create a voice for sound orientated art in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Links:

www.beams.ca



Some photos of Koidu Seltsimaja:

https://mega.nz/#F!E5cGAQqa!VBCGbsiP8QJHJuxsYdMJiQ


A piece I made recently in the building:

https://youtu.be/lSoKIsiRfOc