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Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Oct 31 21:00 – 22:00
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
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Event: Quiet City #53: Black Givre ⊚ Daniel Majer ⊚ Kee Avil
When: Fri, Nov 2 20:00 – 23:00
Description: “Vancouver finally achieves transcendence through drone. Quiet City looks to provide a proper home for the deep-listening experience.” -Scout Network

Quiet City is a series of concerts in Vancouver focused on live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting. Established in January 2010, we are now in our ninth year of programming.

The fifty-third edition of this series will be featuring performances by:
⊚ Black Givre (Montreal)
⊚ Daniel Majer
⊚ Kee Avil (Montreal)

Presented by Soundscape & Panospria

———- 8< ----------- 8< ----------- ■ BLACK GIVRE ■ https://blackgivre.bandcamp.com Black Givre is a brutal expression, an explosive cardiac stimulation, a thunder in control. Halfway between Four Tet's electronic influences and the insane experimentation from Boredoms, he offers improvisation in bursts of energy freakouts between performance and interpretation. Manipulating sounds sampled in realtime, this is the solo project of a drummer, with his machinery and drum. ■ DANIEL MAJER ■ https://soundcloud.com/danielmajer Daniel Majer's live sound performances use electronic instrumentation and digital processing to manipulate samples and field recordings. Layered tapestries of sound are woven live, with emphasis on ambivalent emotions, harmony and tension. Through this method Daniel explores ambience and texture, creating a playful balance between human emotion and musical form. An atmosphere is generated that recalls mental clarity and comfort within chaotic disorder. ■ KEE AVIL ■ https://keeavil.bandcamp.com Kee Avil is a solo project combining guitar, voice and electronics into song forms that stagger between structure and improvisation. Kee Avil evolved from playing the guitar with broken cymbals and drumsticks into creating strange beats glued together by samples of screws dropped into crystal bowls. https://www.facebook.com/events/1020982994734126/
Location: The Toast Collective

Quiet City #53: Black Givre ⊚ Daniel Majer ⊚ Kee Avil
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Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Nov 7 21:00 – 22:00
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Event: “Brain Dance” The Demonstration The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Nov 14 21:00 – 22:00
“Brain Dance” The Demonstration The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
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Event: SOLD OUT Only A Visitor ft: Kingsgate Chorus, Gamelan Bike Bike
When: Fri, Nov 16 19:30 – 22:30
Description: To celebrate the third year of their residency at the Hadden Park Fieldhouse, art collective Publik Secrets presents a concert of new music featuring the art pop quintet Only A Visitor in collaboration with the Kingsgate Chorus. Joining the evening is Gamelan Bike Bike, a Balinese gamelan inspired ensemble that is currently based in Hadden Park.

Supported by Vancouver Parks Board Fieldhouse Program.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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ONLY A VISITOR
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Described by CBC Music as one of 10 Vancouver acts to watch, Only A Visitor is a quintet that blurs genre boundaries by straddling the line between art music and pop. Composer and arranger Robyn Jacob’s eclectic songwriting is guided by her decades long study in classical piano, her commitment to avant garde music, and her study of Balinese Gamelan. Her songs concentrate on unique vocal techniques and arrangements that take precedence over the traditionally grounding keyboard, bass and drums. With asymmetrical rhythms twisted around a pop skeleton, Only A Visitor makes room for themselves between pop and experimental music.

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GAMELAN BIKE BIKE
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Gamelan Bike Bike draws its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. In 2012, instrument maker George Rahi collected over 100 discarded bicycle frames to build the instruments. The colorful metal scraps, configured into a series of metallophones instruments, created a platform for new experimentation with gamelan music on the West Coast. The ensemble has presented performances at the Western Front, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and frequently performs outdoors in various parks across Vancouver. In 2017 the ensemble released Hi-Ten, a collection of original music with the Indonesia-based art collective and label Insitu Recordings.

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KINGSGATE CHORUS
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The Kingsgate Chorus is a flock of free-range-singers who have risen from humble origins in a tiny basement suite to become an East Vancouver institution. They sing all-original arrangements of the rock songs they love in many-part harmony, directed and accompanied by local musician, Jenny Ritter. At any given show, their repertoire may include songs by Springsteen, Bahamas, Beyonce, Rae Spoon, Julia Jacklin, Fiona Apple, The Weather Station, and much more! They’ve been singing their hearts out for eight years, and are currently working on an exciting one-off collaboration with Only A Visitor.

publiksecrets.com/gamelanbikebike
onlyavisitor.com
facebook.com/kingsgatechorus

https://www.facebook.com/events/652412561798450/
Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

SOLD OUT Only A Visitor ft: Kingsgate Chorus, Gamelan Bike Bike
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Event: Sequential Circus 23
When: Sat, Nov 17 22:00 – Sun, Nov 18 3:00
Description: Vancouver’s premiere showcase of Live PA is back. Featuring live electronic music, art, performances, installations and more.

Musical performances by (in alphabetical order):

AVR
soundcloud.com/aalamode

BIG ZEN
soundcloud.com/hmuhmu

lazy d
soundcloud.com/d_lin_k

RiDylan
soundcloud.com/ridylan
youtu.be/hR4djk0iwdM?list=PLjpeQ9o7iiPU7UfJGLMDsLqFOuSDlcwc6

Sara Gold
http://saragold.ca
soundcloud.com/sara-gold

tokiomi
tokiomi-music.com
soundcloud.com/tokiomi
instagram.com/tokiomi_music
youtube.com/watch?v=UwPvX7M4GIg&t=4s

Visual Performances by:
Collizhn Visuals
Dermot Glennon
Vjettlike
Yasushi Harada

Home


https://www.instagram.com/chimanaco/

Acrobatics by:
AcroYoga Vancouver

Doors 10pm (first set at 10:00 sharp)
19+ w/ ID

https://www.facebook.com/events/2165974287005463/
Location: Open Studios

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Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Nov 21 21:00 – 22:00
Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Nov 21 21:00 – 22:00
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
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Event: CODA 2.0 – Software for People: The Upgrade
When: Fri, Nov 23 19:00 – 23:00
Description: What if the habitual patterns running through our minds are a kind of script, a software we perform over and over? What if we could rewrite that software—would it be time for an upgrade?

In her book Software for People, composer Pauline Oliveros describes “sonic mediations” along these lines. Coda 2.0 – Software for People: The Upgrade confronts our user illusion, challenging coders and audience to upgrade their wetware to a higher version of themselves. Defragment your breath, empty your recycling bin, clean your mind palace, learn to fly.

Presented by Boca del Lupo, in association with the Vancouver Creative Technology Group and the Vancouver Meta Music Society, CODA 2.0 is now held in Performance Works. This expansion represents an intense, immersive sensory and community experience with audio & visual collaborative works by Leó Stefánsson, Constantine Katsiris, Yasushi Harada, host Brady Marks, and other guest artists.

This fourth performance of the Coda series continues to demystify technology and art practices by presenting works which pair live software manipulation (coding) with improvised sonic or visual art performance in an open process, including:

– Live Coding
– Improvised Live Electronic Music
– Spatialized Audio Diffusion
– VJ Performance
– Generative Audio & Video
– Deep Listening

We show our working; we don’t hide the wires; we invite you in!

https://www.facebook.com/events/572429939884085/
Location: Performance Works

CODA 2.0 – Software for People: The Upgrade
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Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Nov 28 21:00 – 22:00
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
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Event: Fake Jazz Monthly // November 2018
When: Fri, Nov 30 21:00 – Sat, Dec 1 1:00
Description: Fake Jazz is keepin that beacon lit!
November 30th at
the toast collective
Featuring:

Spencer Davis & Anju Singh
Knorml (members of gretchen snakes/shearing pinx)
The Phobic Trust
Burrow Owl
Nowhere Plains

With DJ Skiddy

Doors at 9//show at 9:30
/pwyc
684 kingsway/
alley entrance

The Fake Jazz Monthly series is held on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY: The alley entrance has a narrow flight of stairs. Please let us know ahead of time and we will be able to accommodate you through the more accessible front entrance on Kingsway, if need be. dm us and we will let ya in!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2073145989662256/
Location: The Toast Collective

Event: Rrose [Eaux. Stroboscopic Artefacts] + Guests
When: Fri, Nov 30 22:00 – Sat, Dec 1 4:00
Description: Ghost in the Machine & Bound by Sound proudly present:

Rrose [Eaux. Stroboscopic Artefacts]

We are thrilled to bring Rrose to Vancouver for their debut live performance – a two hour live hybrid set of all original and collaborative (including new and unreleased) material.

supported by

BLEIE [Sound+Matter | SF]
KAFKA [Ghost in the Machine]
LVT [Bound by Sound]

Visuals by C130

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Friday November 30th
Open Studios | 252 E 1st Ave
Tickets available at Resident Advisor

Please consider attending our sister event occurring just two weeks before with Edit Select [Ostgut Ton, Soma]. Find a limited quantity discounted double event ticket for both events on Resident Advisor, under either events posting.

Edit Select event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/458860537939916/

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Rrose [Live]

Born 1969. Died 1909. After the release of three EPs and an album on the Sandwell District label in 2011 and the launch of her own Eaux imprint in 2012, productions out on Further Records, Stroboscopic Artifacts, Infrastructure New York and Khemia Records including collaborations with Bob Ostertag, Lucy, and others, Rrose has found a unique niche in the worldwide techno underground while remaining equally situated in the experimental and avant-garde artistic communities. His tracks incorporate ideas from early drone and minimalist music as prominently as they do the history of dance music. Whether as a DJ, live performer, or producer, Rrose crafts sonic ecosystems with patience and attention to detail, allowing the music to unfold gradually while tapping into deep, uncharted recesses of both the mind and body.

Official Website: http://rrose.ro/listen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rrose1921/
Resident Advisor: https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/rrose
Bandcamp: https://eaux.ro

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BLEIE [Live]

Returning to Vancouver for her sophomore performance, San Francisco based producer Sarah Bly melted minds when she performed here in 2016. BLEIE performs hardware-based experimental electronic music ranging from mercurial noisescapes to more cerebral and singular techno. Most budding artists seem pressured to conform or mimic the already established, only to be heard. BLEIE indeed works with the mortar of techno form, but uses different bricks altogether. It’s a hard sound to articulate; at first, it’s almost alienating to ears worn by years in dark clubs. Its mercurial, yet still surprisingly club compatible nature makes it an aural tiger balm – it burns and soothes at once. This compositional depth is perhaps a result of BLEIE’s background as a trained pianist and violinist, by which she transmutes the commonly associated tropes of the genre. BLEIE lets the elements rule over the form, giving the tracks a morphing and unpredictable feel. BLEIE has released on 3AM Devices and Unheard Records, with her most recent vinyl release entitled, Certainty is Only a Feeling, on Swedish label, B-O-D-I-E-S.

Official Website: https://sarahbly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bleie9678/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bleie
Bandcamp: https://bleie.bandcamp.com/releases

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KAFKA [Live]

Vancouver’s KAFKA requires no introduction. He has been writing and producing under various aliases since the early 1990’s, with KAFKA taking shape in 2013. Since then he has released on Berlin’s acclaimed Reclaim Your City Label, Rome’s Concrete Records, Vancouver’s own SubSpec Records, as well as his own label, Body Politic Recordings, and has become a key player in Vancouver’s underground techno community. Both his live and DJ sets are focused on the larger conceptual journey, often slow to draw you in, offering listeners an expansive soundtrack that explore the darker depths of techno and other experimental electronic music. He produces underground techno events (such as this one) under the banner, Ghost in the Machine (http://gitm.io).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kafkasound/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kafka-sound

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LVT [DJ]

LVT is a pillar of Vancouver’s underground techno community. She has been making her mark on the dance floors of Pacific Northwest underground rave spaces for the past 5 years, throwing the legendary Bound By Sound parties among many many others. She also collaborates with other promoters and with frequent opportunity to experiment in a live setting has honed in on her own eclectic DJ style. A collector of many genres, her DJ style is diverse including Ambient, Electro, House, Breaks and Bassy hybrids – but in the darker and atmospheric shades of Techno is where her eagerness for music really shines. Playing alongside the likes of Orphx, ASC, Edit Select, Blind Observatory, Headless Horseman and more, she’s got what it takes to keep you on the dancefloor.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lola.vutru/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lolavutru
Bound by Sound: https://www.facebook.com/boundbysoundvancouver/

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C130 [Visuals]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/c130films/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDDmvsDD15d7rJ1cL-PppUw/videos

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RULES TO RAVE BY

This event will be a safe and inclusive space for all people, all ethnicities, all genders, all body types, all sexual orientations. When you step into this space, you are among allies and friends. Please be considerate and respectful of the other people at the party as well as the space you are in. If you see or experience any disrespectful behaviour, find yourself in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, or you see someone else in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation, please report it to one of the security guards, door staff, promoters, or any Open Studios staff right away.

Be kind, make friends, take care yourself and those around, and most importantly… dance your ass off and have fun <3 <3 <3 https://www.facebook.com/events/307993239754417/
Location: Open Studios

Fake Jazz Monthly // November 2018
Rrose [Eaux. Stroboscopic Artefacts] + Guests
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  • Wed, Nov 21 21:00 – 22:00: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
  • Fri, Nov 23 19:00 – 23:00: CODA 2.0 – Software for People: The Upgrade
    What if the habitual patterns running through our minds are a kind of script, a software we perform over and over? What if we could rewrite that software—would it be time for an upgrade?

    In her book Software for People, composer Pauline Oliveros describes “sonic mediations” along these lines. Coda 2.0 – Software for People: The Upgrade confronts our user illusion, challenging coders and audience to upgrade their wetware to a higher version of themselves. Defragment your breath, empty your recycling bin, clean your mind palace, learn to fly.

    Presented by Boca del Lupo, in association with the Vancouver Creative Technology Group and the Vancouver Meta Music Society, CODA 2.0 is now held in Performance Works. This expansion represents an intense, immersive sensory and community experience with audio & visual collaborative works by Leó Stefánsson, Constantine Katsiris, Yasushi Harada, host Brady Marks, and other guest artists.

    This fourth performance of the Coda series continues to demystify technology and art practices by presenting works which pair live software manipulation (coding) with improvised sonic or visual art performance in an open process, including:

    – Live Coding
    – Improvised Live Electronic Music
    – Spatialized Audio Diffusion
    – VJ Performance
    – Generative Audio & Video
    – Deep Listening

    We show our working; we don’t hide the wires; we invite you in!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/572429939884085/ (Performance Works)

  • Fri, Nov 30 21:00 – Sat, Dec 1 1:00: Fake Jazz Monthly // November 2018
    Fake Jazz is keepin that beacon lit!
    November 30th at
    the toast collective
    Featuring:

    Spencer Davis & Anju Singh
    Knorml (members of gretchen snakes/shearing pinx)
    The Phobic Trust
    Burrow Owl
    Nowhere Plains

    With DJ Skiddy

    Doors at 9//show at 9:30
    /pwyc
    684 kingsway/
    alley entrance

    The Fake Jazz Monthly series is held on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

    VENUE ACCESSIBILITY: The alley entrance has a narrow flight of stairs. Please let us know ahead of time and we will be able to accommodate you through the more accessible front entrance on Kingsway, if need be. dm us and we will let ya in!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2073145989662256/ (The Toast Collective)

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