Vancouver New Music Festival

The 2009 Vancouver New Music Festival takes place next week and features Chris Cutler, John Oswald, and many others.

21 – 24 October 2009
Show starts 8pm each night
Free Artist Chats at 7pm each night
Negative Landscapes: free symposium on 24 October 2009, 2:30pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street

Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors each night; available at Zulu Records (1972 West 4th Avenue), Scratch Records (726 Richards Street), through Tickets Tonight (; 604.684.2787; surcharges apply) and at the door.

Passes for all four nights $60 and $40, available only through Vancouver New Music (604.633.0861) and at the door.

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Performances Reviews

Moving Sounds Festival Review has words about this avant-garde fest.

The Moving Sounds Festival means its title to be taken in every possible way. The works performed during this three-day event are meant to be moving, if not always emotionally then viscerally or intellectually. Some of the pieces make significant use of spatial elements: the sounds move around the stage. And because the ambitious schedule of concerts, symposiums and exhibitions is split between two locations — the Austrian Cultural Forum and Le Poisson Rouge — the sounds are moving around town as well.

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Noise: Noise: What’s That Noise?

The Boise Experimental Music Festival is profiled in the Boise Weekly:

The “experiment” in the inaugural Boise Experimental Music Festival in 2006 had almost as much to do with the event as it did with the kind of music showcased.

“This style of music emulates life,” organizer and improvisational musician Krispen Hartung said. “It’s like having a conversation.”

Now in its fourth year, Hartung has made some changes to the festival to try to bring in larger audiences than in years past. It’s now called the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival; it will include a panel discussion; several artists will exhibit and paint in mini galleries in the venues; events will take place at Neurolux and the El Korah Shrine Temple; an avant garde play in which an iPod and an analog tape recorder duke it out has been added to the mix; and from the time it starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 24, until it ends at midnight on Saturday, April 25, it’s all free. Hartung also added a locals-only showcase with performances by himself, Tim Andreae, Gretchen Jude, Stardust and Floomdorm.

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Upcoming Emily Hay Appearances

From Emily Hay:

February 18, 2009 circa 11:00pm
Duo performance by Emily Hay (flutes/vocals/electronics) and Motoko Honda
(keyboards/electronics/sound art)
Spark Festival of Experimental and Electronic Music (University of
Bedlam Theater
1501 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 24-25, 2009
Duo performance by Emily Hay (flutes/vocals/electronics) and Motoko Honda
Third Annual Boise Experimental Music Festival
El Korah Shrine Center
1118 w. Idaho Street, Boise, Idaho

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