Mechanical Music - VNM Festival 2016 - Oct. 13-15

Mechanical Music - Oct 13-15
Vancouver New Music 2016 Festival

MECHANICAL MUSIC

13 – 15 October 2016; 8PM each night
Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM each night
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, Canada)
Tickets $15/$25; 3-night passes $59
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Mechanical Music creates a sonic universe in which mechanical and electro-mechanical movements and sounds are vital components of the artworks. This year’s festival presents a variety of musicians and sound artists who are developing both mechanical and algorithmic systems to generate sound works, compositions and installations.

Featured performers include Lucas Abela (Australia), Adam Basanta (Montreal), Peter Hannan and Camille Hesketh (Vancouver), Anne-F Jacques (Montreal), Koka Nikoladze (Georgia/Norway), Tristan Perich (US), George Rahi (Vancouver), Jocelyn Robert (Quebec City), Kelly Ruth (Winnipeg), and Sabrina Schroeder (Canada/UK).

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 // BASANTA • SCHROEDER • ABELA

Adam Basanta (Montreal)

Sabrina Schroeder (UK/Canada)

Lucas Abela (Australia)

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 // ROBERT • ANNE-F • PERICH

Jocelyn Robert (Quebec City

Anne-F Jacques (Montreal)

Tristan Perich (US)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 // HANNAN & HESKETH • RAHI • RUTH • NIKOLADZE

Peter Hannan and Camille Hesketh (Vancouver)

George Rahi (Vancouver)

Kelly Ruth (Winnipeg)

Koka Nikoladze (Georgia/Norway)

TICKETS

Single tickets
$25 regular, $15 students
Festival Pass
$59 for all three concerts (save 20% off of single ticket prices)

Tickets and passes available at brownpapertickets.com / 1.800.838.3006
(Prices include taxes and venue surcharges; ticket vendor surcharge not included.)

OTHER EVENTS

Soundwalk – Automation: Trains and Blades

Led by Roxanne Nesbitt
Sunday, September 25, 2016; 2–3:30PM
Meeting location: Oustide entrance, Britannia Library (1661 Napier Street)
FREE
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Vancouver Electronic Ensemble

Saturday, October 8, 2016; 8PM
Vancouver Community College Atrium (1155 East Broadway – enter from East 7th Ave. SE corner of Glen Drive)
FREE

Members of the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble showcase personal projects inspired by this year’s festival theme, Mechanical Music – from musical bike spoke contraptions, to custom electronics, come out and feed your curiosity! Please bring your own music boxes for a participatory sound-making jam at the end of the concert.

VEE performances will include:
Zach Bergman, • 5-HTP
A “mechanically driven” exploration of algorithms and loops composed in the Live Coding language Tidal Cycles.

Scott Gubbels • Fight The Sky
Intonarumori demonstration and performance.

Peki Hajdukovic • TrigBlok
A selection of samples controlled/performed with a variety of materials, and a wooden box.

Lee Hutzulak • Poking Holes In Paper Walls
A “write your own music” music box meets a choice selection of electronic FX.

Julian La Brooy • Futurism At Present
The sampled sounds of an early 20th century futurist mechanical instrument (Intonarumori) are manipulated, processed, and sequenced in real time.

Dave Leith • Toys

Giorgio Magnanensi • Twitching speaker and radio

Matt O’Donnell • Wind-Up Orchestra
Wind-up toys amplified and processed (samples and live capture), clocks, ticking clocks, mic’ed and looped, processed by synched/un laptops. 60/120 BPM.

Presented in association with Vancouver Community College.

Vancouver Community College

Visual Art Forums | Koka Nikoladze – CANCELLED

Wednesday, October 12, 2016; 6PM
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
MoCap studio I 285e, North Building
FREE

Co-presented with Emily Carr University.

ECUAD