An Alternate History of Canadian Electronic Music (1956 – 1981)

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An Alternate History of Canadian Electronic Music (1956–1981)

October 4 – November 3, 2018
Poolside Gallery, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 221-100 Arthur Street, 2nd Floor
FREE | Wednesday–Saturday, 12:00–5:00 PM

Broadcasts on CKUW 95.9 FM Wednesdays & Sundays, October 14 – 31

As special programming for our 20th edition this year (2018) we invited American artist and archivist Keith Fullerton Whitman to curate a program of obscure Canadian electronic music. Digging through crates, libraries and more Whitman sourced original vinyl copies of all of the works that were brought together for this incredible 3-hour playlist, which is presented in a lovely listening lounge at Poolside Gallery in the Exchange District. Accompanying this special program is the entire poster archive of the past 20 years of send + receive!

We present this wonderful adventure through Canadian music history in partnership with Poolside Gallery / Video Pool Media Arts Centre and with a generous furniture sponsorship from EQ3 – until November 3.


Beginning this weekend the playlist will also be presented as a three-part series on CKUW 95.9 FM. The radio feature runs twice weekly – Wednesdays & Sundays – and begins this weekend:

Part 1: October 14, 5-6pm and October 17, 9-10pm
Part 2: October 21, 5-6pm and October 24, 9-10pm
Part 3: October 28, 5-6pm and October 31, 9-10pm