DESTROY VANCOUVER XII
Thursday February 19, 2015
Doors 8:30PM / Show 9:30PM-1AM
VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver
✖ BOTBORG (Germany)
✖ THE PASSENGER
✖ QUEEN OF NO (SHEARING PINX)
✖ KEVIN ROMAIN’S FREE TIME TRIO
+ DJ MAGNETICRING
DESTROY VANCOUVER is a series of experimental music nights that bring together some of the world’s most influential improvisers with local sound artists and musicians.
DV is curated by drummer and sound artist John Brennan.
BOTBORG is an international audio-visual performance group that fuses and rewires raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-colour synaesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, Botborg create totally live multi-sensory assaults of interdependent colour and rhythm, pushing the limits of technology to invoke the maximum possible stimulation of their audience’s mind and body. Botborg work with a level of experimentation and improvisation that places them in a territory outside traditional musical or cinematic formats, where the boundaries between art, science, and philosophy mutate until they are rendered meaningless.
QUEEN OF NO (Shearing Pinx)
KEVIN ROMAIN’S FREE TIME TRIO | This new project from drummer Kevin Romain draws inspiration from the mid 1960s post bop and free jazz movements. Romain is joined by longtime collaborator Domic Conway (We Just Stole A Car, Malleus Trio) on tenor saxophone and Nikko Whitworth (Expain, Big Evil) on 5ths-tuned double bass. Working in dozens of bands in Vancouver and internationally for the past six years, Romain (Sprïng, We Just Stole A Car, Wintermitts) has developed a reputation as a versitile and creative improviser and is excited to debut this aggressive new avant-garde improvising group. Expect fast cymbal beats and gratuitous shred.
RRKKTTTSS | Equal parts sonic exploration and performance art, rrkktttss is the electro-acoustic project of Bill John Batt (eschatons, fake jazz, softess, aerosol constellations). Utilizing a selection of semi-working yet mostly dying amplifiers rrkktttss demonstrates the aural interconnectedness of a room through placement, pushing and pulling of attached microphones and sound sculptures in search of satisfying tone. Through a culmination of nervous energy, dedicated listening and body positioning rrkktttss physically displays the sonic capabilities of a given space.
WATERS is a solo project encompassing minimal guitar and vocal based pieces. The instruments act as a base for signal and texture, becoming, with process, only remnants and figures of their former selves. Melodies and arrangements fall into a veiled response from tactile measures. A set can be an examination of the guitar as a machine as much as a melodic instrument. Waters is the solo endeavour of Lindsey Hampton. Begun in 2011 it and has taken on a number of different forms, including collaborative pieces, recordings and long format installations. Hampton is a multidisciplinary artist and designer who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.