Vancouver Listening Events

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Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Oct 3 22:00 – 23:00
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
Event: Plug In: synthesizer showcase for youth
When: Sat, Oct 6 12:00 – 17:00
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Plug In: synthesizer showcase for youth

An event for youth to turn on and tune in the fantastic world of electronic sound with help of local sound artists and electronic musicians!

Saturday, October 6, 2018
12 noon – 5pm

This event is for people 7 to 14 years old — priority is for them, but adults are welcome too.

Interested in trying out a variety of synthesizers, drum machines, tape machines, feedback systems, and other ways of making weird and wonderful electronic sounds? C’mon down to VIVO Media Arts Centre and try on some headphones, turn some knobs and press some buttons with the guidance of local sound artists and electronic musicians!

Come play and ask questions!

All ages welcome!
Vancouver sound artist Sara Gold ( seeks the expansion of one’s mind through sound. her artistic practice includes live performances, interactive sound art installations, feild recordings, audio manipulation and experimentation with vintage analog electronic instruments and magnetic recording tape.
Location: VIVO Media Arts Centre

Plug In: synthesizer showcase for youth
Event: Mixtophonics
When: Wed, Oct 10 19:30 – 20:30
Description: an evening of sonic melt

Ambient Groove Electronica played by Vancouver’s top creative musican in the funk surrounds of LanaLou’s


Nino DiPasquale / drums
Poib Fehr / electronics
John Korrud / trumpet
Kenton Loewen / drums
Molly McKinnon / violin
Giorgio Magnanesi / piano, electronics
Laurence Mollerup / bass
Matt O’Donnel / electronics
Ron Samworth / guitar
Stefan Smulovitz / viola & electronics

Doors 7:30, Show 8pm, – Cover
Location: 362 Powel St

Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Oct 10 22:00 – 23:00
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
Event: Reenacting Histories: A Talk by Dr. Sara Diamond
When: Fri, Oct 12 19:00 – 22:00
Description: Renacting Histories – Docufiction and the Work of Sara Diamond and the Women’s Labour History Project
Talk by Dr. Sara Diamond. Reception to follow.

Tickets: + fees
This event is a fundraiser in support of the Sara Diamond Archive at VIVO’s Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive.

In the 1980s and 1990s performance, re-enactment, the melange of fiction and documentary, and “bad acting” were tactics used by video artists to unsettle notions of documentary realism, provide alternate readings of histories, elicit or manifest subjective interpretations of events, or provide a feminist sense of time. The work of Sara Diamond and the early work of the Women’s Labour History Project used these tactics, which were drawn from film theory, feminist criticism and documentary practice. Sara Diamond will discuss these roots and draw from her works of personal documentary/autobiographical narratives and early docu-fiction.

Sara Diamond was an educator and curator for a decade at VIVO Media Arts Centre before founding the Banff New Media Institute (1995). She is currently President of OCAD University.

This event takes place on the unceded territories of the Tseil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam peoples.

> Wheelchair ramp
The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20 feet long, and the second run is 26 feet. The ramp is 60 inches wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides.
> Washroom
Door: 33 inch width
Toilet: 11 inch clearance on left side
The washroom has a handrail
Washroom is all genders
Location: VIVO Media Arts Centre

Reenacting Histories: A Talk by Dr. Sara Diamond
Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM – Featuring, Slow Wave with Stacey Ho & Guests
When: Wed, Oct 17 22:00 – 23:00
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM – Featuring, Slow Wave with Stacey Ho & Guests
Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Oct 24 22:00 – 23:00
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
Event: The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM
When: Wed, Oct 31 22:00 – 23:00
The Soundscape – Cut and Run – Radio Show 100.5FM

  • Fri, Nov 30 23:00 – Sat, Dec 1 5:00: Rrose [Eaux. Stroboscopic Artefacts] + Guests
    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


    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:


    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:
    Resident Advisor:


    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:


    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 (



    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.

    Bound by Sound:


    C130 [Visuals]




    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 (Open Studios)

  • Fri, Dec 21 22:00 – Sat, Dec 22 1:00: Quiet City #55: Sarah Davachi
    “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-fifth edition of this series will be featuring performances by:
    ⊚ Sarah Davachi (Los Angeles)
    ⊚ Minor Pieces
    + guests

    Presented by Soundscape & Panospria

    ———- 8< ----------- 8< ----------- ■ SARAH DAVACHI ■

    Sarah Davachi (b. 1987, Calgary, Canada) holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Calgary, and a master’s degree in electronic music and recording media from Mills College in Oakland, California where she studied with Maggi Payne, James Fei, and David Bernstein. As a composer and performer of electroacoustic music, Davachi’s projects are primarily concerned with disclosing the delicate psychoacoustics of intimate aural spaces, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize subtle variations in overtone complexity, temperament and intonation, and natural resonances. The instrumentation she employs is varied, including analog synthesizers, piano, electric organ, pipe and reed organ, voice, tape-replay samplers, orchestral strings, and woodwinds, with mutual idioms often layered in textural and timbral counterpoint. Similarly informed by minimalist tenets of the 1960s and 1970s, baroque leanings toward slow-moving chordal suspensions, and experimental production practices of the studio environment, in her sound is manifest an experience that lessens apprehension of consonance and dissonance in likeness of the familiar and the distant.

    Her work as a researcher considers aspects of organology, archival study, phenomenology, and hermeneutics and has been published and presented in North America and Europe. Between 2007 and 2017, Davachi also had the unique opportunity to work for the National Music Centre in Canada as an interpreter and content developer of their collection of acoustic and electronic keyboard instruments. She has held artist residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Canada), STEIM (Amsterdam, Netherlands), WORM (Rotterdam, Netherlands), EMS (Stockholm, Sweden), OBORO (Montréal, Canada), and MESS (Melbourne, Australia) and is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and SOCAN. In addition to her recorded output, including 2018’s Let Night Come On Bells End The Day on Recital and 2017’s All My Circles Run on Students of Decay, Davachi has toured extensively across the globe and has shared the stage with artists such as Donald Buchla, Morton Subotnick, Aki Onda, Grouper, Arnold Dreyblatt, Ariel Kalma, Alessandro Cortini, Oren Ambarchi, Aaron Dilloway, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Ellen Arkbro, Loren Connors, and filmmaker Paul Clipson. She is currently a doctoral student in musicology at UCLA – where she studies the aesthetic impact of musical instruments and timbre in popular, experimental, and early music – and is based in Los Angeles, California. (Red Gate Arts Society)

  • Sun, Mar 24, 2019 21:30 – 22:30: Earth Hour

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