DESTROY VANCOUVER is a bi-monthly experimental music series
Curated by drummer/sound artist John Brennan
THU SEPT 26 | 8.30PM 〓 DESTROY VANCOUVER VII: CONCERT
1965 Main St., Vancouver
✖ Wally Shoup (Seattle) with Special Guest
✖ Torsten Müller
✖ Sarah Davachi
✖ Sisters of Seance
FRI SEPT 27 | 4PM 〓 DESTROY VANCOUVER: WORKSHOP
Join us for a special workshop by saxophonist Wally Shoup.
“I think improvising helps you discover your spontaneous self, the one that actually likes surprises and takes delight in free falling, free association, and caterwauling. The longer this self stays in control, the better. It’s just more open and creative than the analytical self. Of course, it has to learn its limits and not be destructive or domineering. So, I don’t look at improvising so much as catharsis, but as a means to access this spontaneous self and give it free reign.”
WALLY SHOUP is an American jazz alto saxophonist and painter. Based in Seattle, Washington since 1985, Shoup is a mainstay of that city’s improvised music scene. Seattle Metropolitan named him one of the 50 most influential musicians in that city’s history. He has performed with the such musicians as Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, Chris Corsano among many others.
NURSE is a group that intends to create free improvisational continuum music. NURSE are comprised of two basses, one full of riffs, the other a distorted drone, a ‘haunted’ slide guitar and one constant ‘drone-phase’ guitar, thus providing the continuum. A wash of space synths make this spare dronescape lush. NURSE are based in the rainforest that is Vancouver, BC Canada. NURSE prescribe heady medication.
TORSTEN MÜLLER is a free improvising bassist in Vancouver. He plays a 5 string double bass and has performed concerts all over the world with a diverse array of improvisers, including Evan Parker, John Russell, Jon Rose, Joelle Léandre, John Zorn, and many others
SARAH DAVACHI is engaged in practices of analog and modular synthesis, psychoacoustic manipulations, multi-channel sound diffusion in alternative spaces, and studio composition. Influenced by the lush, electronic tapestries of experimentalist-era synthesist pioneers, her music often exudes the sorts of wandering transformations inherent in real-time performance with analog equipment.
RUSALKA Kate Rissiek is a Vancouver based artist performing under the name Rusalka since 2007. Employing theremin and other electronics, Rusalka achieves visceral and, at times, abrasive sounds in her exploration of subconscious states and the dark recesses of human nature. A struggle between filth and transcendence occurs which stirs together crude dirt based electronics and an ethereal electromagnetic grasp for emergence. Her recent work often features subtle, yet profound, shifts in mood, timbre, and focus demonstrating a fervent refusal to clearly delineate between introspection and observation.
SISTERS OF SEANCE In a rattling cauldron of monastic oscillations and swirling dune-bound synth melodies, Sisters of Seance follows a herd of cloaked necromancers along the desert of cultic massacre and into a field of floating temples. Set to cinematic visuals while using a range of synths and acoustic persian instrumentation, Luke Rogers’ compositions are hypnotic and heady.
COLONIZER comes from Daniel Presnell, otherwise of Astral Blessing, Von Bingen, Hildegaard. For several years many of Presnell’s projects were undertaken with his wife Jenni Pace, but Colonizer continues a recent streak outside that dynamic, beginning in 2011 with a No UFO’s 12″ for Public Information and a “guitar” credit on the experimental V Vecker’s Ensembles‘ 12″ for Canada’s Majorly imprint.