NEWS

C!ME CHAMP LIBRE vernissage March 26, 2003 (6pm)

2003-03-09

vernissage for C!ME
March 26th, 2003
6pm
Place Ville-Marie 1
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

On March 26, 2003, CHAMP LIBRE http://www.champlibre.com/
invites the Montreal public to the entrance
hall of 1, Place Ville Marie, North wing, at 6 pm for a cocktail in order to mark the
opening of the event C!ME. Free entrance from 11 am to 11 pm

Within the 3,500 square meters of Place Ville Marie’s main Hall, CHAMP LIBRE
has invited five Montreal artists to interpret symbolism of the mountain.

Patrick Bérubé,
[sic] alias Jen Morris,
Guylaine Bédard,
Virginie Laganière
and
César Saëz

will present original installations and videos, reminders of the interactive dynamic
that Mount-Royal plays on the perception and the imaginary of the city.
The C!ME event wishes to recreate the experience of vertigo,
a loss of orientation lived on the mountain.

for more details see:
english:
http://www.champlibre.com/cime/framesetglobal_uk.htm

french:
http://www.champlibre.com/cime/framesetglobal_fr.htm


[sic], alexis o’hara and renann March 8th at le Zest Espaces_Emergents

2003-03-03

ENGLISH

International Women’s Day:

StudioXX presents Women and Machines, followed by ’Girl Pop’ Showcase

Saturday March 8th, 8pm - Le Zest - $6

Women and Machines - 8pm: [SIC] http://www.squirrelgirl.com
Alexis O’Hara http://grenadinerecords.com/AO-Bio.html
Girl POP Showcase with Renann - 10pm

In recognition of the socio-industrial origins of International Women’s Day, Studio XX presents an evening of women and their machines at the newly constructed production and performance space,

Le Zest, at 4200, Ontario E.

The March 8th event is part of Espaces_Emergents,
a month-long initiative of performances,
indie cinema, workshops and media diffusion to encourage cultural development in Montreal’s East End.

More info: www.espacesemergents.com

directions:

Le Zest
4200, rue Ontario Est
Montréal, Québec

2 blocks east of pie-IX.

Take the metro to PIE-IX then the 139 bus and stop at ontario or walk from the metro (10 minutes)

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FRENCH

Pour la Journée de la femme : Studio XX suivi par Showcases « Girl Pop »
8 mars à 20 h – Zest – 6 $

Studio XX et Showcase Girl Pop mettent l’accent sur la prometteuse relève féminine.
En passant par l’art technologique, la musique et l’art des mots, elles interviennent d’une manière créative et innovatrice.
Un moment privilégié pour prendre le pouls du milieu qu’occupe l’expression artistique féministe à Montréal.
Avec Alexis O’Hara (sons électroniques et spoken word),
[SIC],
et Renann.

Infos: www.espacesemergents.com
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directions:

Le Zest
4200, rue Ontario Est
Montréal, Québec

Le Zest est situé 2 rues à l’est de Pie-IX.
Autobus 125, rue Ontario - arrêt Pie-IX ou Létourneux.
- ou -
Du Métro Pie-IX,
autobus 139 Sud, arrêt Ontario, ou 10 minutes de marche.
Pour plus de détails http://www.espacesemergents.com/zest/coordonnees.php


Music from the Mermaid Room

2003-02-25

David Kristian’s CD Launch Saturday March 1st, 2003

Music from the Mermaid Room

The official launch for Music from the Mermaid Room will take place Saturday March 1st, 2003. at Blizzarts, 3956A St-Laurent, Montreal (514) 843-4860.
David will be performing a live set of his new electro material, as part of the Chemistry night,
which of course, regularly features talented DJs Mini, Jordan Dare, and Bliss.

The first volume from David Kristian’s Music From the Mermaid Room multi-CD collection will soon be available,
but first, the nice folks at Wikkid Records thought you’d like to to hear a selection from the set,
so they’ve released a compilation featuring not only some of the best tunes from the subsequent CDs,
but also tracks from Micronymph vs Meganymph, and David’s soon to be available follow-up 12",
the Cumberform E.P.

Music From the Mermaid Room, will feature over 100 tracks recorded between 1993 and 2002.
The collection will focus mainly on David’s rhythm-based material.

Also out now are two of David’s classic "Drill n’ Bass" tracks, Graspberries, and Wick Bumbler,
Included on Wikkid Records’ ’Something Wikkid This Way Drums’ compilation,
which showcases material from the likes of Pivot, Black Market, Vizion, Below Two Rooms, and RCola.


IN HEAT Festival for the rights of sex workers -Montreal

2003-02-15

The Coaltion for the Rights of Sex Workers in Montréal’s IN HEAT festival runs until February 17th, 2003.

details:

http://www.trsx.org/fest_e.html

in case you miss this on their site:

Living Monument Project

The Living Monument Project began in September 2002
to create a mural in memory and honour of the up to 68, mostly Indigenous,
sex workers who have been killed or disappeared in Vancouver.

The mural will be three-stories high and located in downtown Montreal (April 2003)

We need artists, volunteers and donations.
To help out, please contact Riel at: livingmonument@yahoo.com or call.
514- 524-8395.

Bundle up!

[sic]


[sic] live at the FREE RADICAL- Maid in Cyberspace Festival 06

2003-01-24

[sic] live at the FREE RADICAL Concert Series
Maid in Cyberspace Festival 06
Montreal

February 7th, 2003
Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, 2022 rue Sherbrooke Est
9:30pm

Festival Details:
http://www.htmlles.net/2003/f/index.html

FREE RADICAL CONCERT SERIES
February 5th - 8th, 2003
Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, 2022 rue Sherbrooke Est

Currently embarking on its 6th season, Maid in Cyberspace/Les HTMllles is an international festival featuring art works exploring the ever-evolving medium of virtual space, as well as hosting symposia, artist talks and theoreticians’ debates on various subjects relating to women’s roles in art and new media. This year’s theme is that of the AGENT LIBRE / RADICAL AGENT, with a strong focus on aspects of Social Activism in art and technology.

With an eye on emerging artists, the Free Radical Concert Series features a range of new music, from actuelle and experimental to orchestral, techno, electro, and technopunk.

CONCERT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 5th : Electrotext Acoustica

(an evening in Quadrophonic Sound)
Kathy Kennedy http://www.21grand.org/20030129.html
Alexis O`Hara http://grenadinerecords.com/alexis.html

9:30 pm Thursday, February 6th : Free Electrons

(An evening of improvised electronica)
Magali Babin and I8U
http://www.electrocd.com/bio.e/babin_ma.html
http://www.i8u.com
Hyeung Kim (NYC Game Boy Composer)

9:30 pm Friday, February 7th : New Electronic Music

Anna Friz + Annabelle Chvostek (forays into radiophonics and theramins)
http://www.kunstradio.at/BIOS/frizbio.html
http://annabelle.org
[sic] http://www.squirrelgirl.com
Myléna Bergeron
http://www.oral.qc.ca/eng/productions/mylena.html

3pm - Saturday, February 8th: Free Radical Radio Camp

Lederhosen Lucil (Free Radical Radio Camp Musical Guest)
Live Broadcast on CKUT 90.3 FM

9:30 pm Saturday, February 8th: Bitbang

Lesbians on Ecstacy
Nanobot Auxillary Ballet
Les Georges Leningrad
Alice and the Serial Numbers + Valerie (K -Project)

Cheers,

Aiden


Francisco Lopez, Tim Hecker Live in Montreal Jan. 3, 2003

2002-12-31

from alien8’s mail out:

Francisco Lopez, Tim Hecker Live in Montreal Jan. 3, 2003
New Release by Francisco Lopez
New Items Availble On-line from the Alien8 Store
___________________________________________________

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FRANCISCO LOPEZ, TIM HECKER LIVE IN MONTREAL JAN. 3, 2003

Francisco Lopez will perform live at the Casa del Popolo in honor of
the reissue of his first American release, "Addy en el pais de las frutas y
los chunches". This is perhaps the artist’s strongest recorded document,
a personal favorite of Lopez himself. His performance will be done
using sounds from the release, which are dense brutal environmental
recordings. The soundscapes are so dense and rich that they consume the
listener, from total beauty to absolute fright. This will mark our sixth presentation of a live
performance by the artist and they never seem to tire the listener.
This performance is different from the events presented at the Darling Foundry and the Sala Rossa in that it will be a more intimate in style.

Tim Hecker will also perform a rather rare solo set by recent
standards, although he has been performing out of town as well as with Fly Pan Am.
Expect a powerful set of ambient music that is not afraid to get
incredibly intense at times. This will mark Tim Hecker’s third
appearance with Francisco Lopez.

This show happens on Friday Januar 3, 2003 at the Casa del Popolo, 4873
St-Laurent at 10 pm. Admission is $10.

The capacity of the Casa del Popolo is very limited so advance ticket
purchase suggested. Tickets for this event will be $10 on sale at Casa
del Popolo, Cheap Thrills, Esoterik and l’Obique. Tickets on sale as of
Dec 15.

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NEW RELEASE BY FRANCISCO LOPEZ

We are very pleased to be able to announce the availability of the
artist’s most astonishing recorded work yet! "Addy en el país de las
frutas y los chunches" was originally released in an edition of 500
copies on the ND label in 1997.

This release is most comparable to efforts that centered more on the
environmental aspects of artists work and is somewhat comparable to
releases such as "La Selva" and "Untitled Music for Geography". "Addy…"
was the first American release by Lopez and to this day remains the
artist’s favorite release. The sound world created and captured by
Francisco Lopez on this recording is absolutely incredible, a
beautifully horrifying listening experience. This could very possibly
be one of the most important ambient records of the last 10 years and
truly reinvents the concept of field recordings.

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NEW ITEMS AVAILBLE ON-LINE FROM THE ALIEN8 STORE

MERZBOW: PUROLAND CD (OHM)
Latest Merzbow release on Norway’s OHM records. Contains tunes that
Akita played at shows this year as well as a tune influenced by 70’s
German hard rock band Jane and a cover of the Monkeys.

VENETIAN SNARES: DOLL DOLL DOLL CD (Hymen)
A hybrid of monstrous breakbeats and drum and bass ... a terrorising
wall of sound, a splatter mix of broken drill and noise, tweaked
frequencies, cut-up noises, bizarre funky samples, and straight noise
attacks. It rattles the speakers, shatters the windows, drives your
adrenaline to all-time high and then pins you to the floor with the
thunderous percussion attacks. Each track constantly changes, one
second exploding with speedcore passages, and the next moment tripping over
itself and collapsing into broken, twisted and aggressive techstep.
Rhythmic textures, sonic explorations and ceaseless creativity the
component parts of this accelerated sound are ultra-fast beats,
disjointed samples, distorted shouts of vocal, stabs of synth that
squeal with resonance and the occasional bout of plunderphony. These
components are then stitched together in an almost haphazard manner but
one that you may suspect is more than deliberate.

[SIC] ... AND RABBITS NAMED FRIDAY CD (Squirrelgirl)
[sic] is the nom de plume of Montreal producer Jen Morris, who after a
limited-run self-titled EP is set to launch her first full-length album.

...And Rabbits Named Friday (Squirrelgirl) could easily be the
alternative soundtrack to Japanese cyber-punk shock film Tetsuo the
Iron Man. Mechanical rhythms churn under noisy drones and frigid melodies.
Highlights include the dissonant symphony for alarm clocks "puddles"
and the electronic invasion of wind-up toys that is "royk." The sparse,
dark atmospherics and the admitted lack of funk will probably not appeal to
many fans of what’s coming to be known as the Montreal minimal sound, a
fact that suits Morris just fine. One listen to …And Rabbits and it’s
obvious that sound and texture are paramount in all of [sic]’s
compositions. Contrast, dissonance, and tone are reoccurring themes in
every track. Watch out for this one!

VARIOUS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NOISE & ELECTRONIC MUSIC, VOL. 1 2CD (Sub
Rosa)
This should appear under Guy Marc Hinant’s name. The director of the
label Sub Rosa offers here much more than a compilation album: it is a
strongly assumed, personal look at the history of electronic and noise
music. His approach, a-chronological and atypical, makes a thunderous
statement for anti-compartmentalization. By blending classic tracks,
forgotten gems, and fresh developments from all musical fronts
("serious"/academic music and "popular"), he encourages creative links,
filiations, and in the end discussion. The first five tracks work as an
introduction to the early days, with Luigi Russolo, Walter Ruttman (his
image-less film Wochende from 1930), Pierre Schaeffer, Henri Pousseur,
and Gordon Mumma each representing a decade. After that, the listener
travels between decades and genres. Highlights are numerous and include
such genre-defining classics as Pousseur’s "Scambi" and Edgar Varese’s
"Poeme Electronique," plus a mammoth, previously unreleased 30-minute
piece by Pauline Oliveros and Sonic Youth’s "Audience," a
just-unearthed recording from 1983 in which the musicians turn the microphones
toward the audience and treat this as input (it turns cheers into hysterical
cow moos).

VARIOUS: NEVER MIND THE BOOTLEGS: HERE’S SEX WITH NID & SANCY CD
Part two in the Bootleg series with 10 new songs including the
introduction to the cd, (I understand that there is also a 3-cd set
with mp3s also available with a similar title to this cd). Things go deeper,
get darker, and more complex than ever with this disc, with hardcore
rhythms, schooling raps and incredible mix capabilities, the only crime
in this set being the high amount of profanity throughout. This time
out we are at least clued into the different artists in each track and
throughout there is a current of rap taken to a higher plateau, with
added samples, vocals and rhythms to further the cause. One is given
the feeling the money man in the music industry quaking in their boots....


Coupon Clipper new MP3 by [sic] & Roughage

2002-12-27

Good Afternoon,

I’ve uploaded a new MP3 for your enjoyment.

Cheers!

Aiden


difficult music (*) RRs.R

2002-12-24

More hiss, more noise, more forks and knives....

Difficult music for difficult people Vol II
is out on RRs.R (Belgium)

its a "41-track compilation CDr featuring a fine selection of 40 experimental bands, for the sole purpose of your listening enjoyment."

41 tracks, total length: 78 minutes 18 seconds, featuring these fine experimental acts of various brands and nationalities:

1. Cock ESP - I don’t enjoy porn as much as I used to
2. Phil Thomson - zzzzzxxxxxxxxxzzzzzzzzz
3. Xsclub - Total blamblam
4. Eugenics Council - Whore
5. Anti Kati - Another A/K Trial
6. Coin Gutter - tlia3ml
7. Moysk - Excerpt from (?)
8. Echo System - pre-metro (Gare du Midi/Zuid Remix)
9. Norma X’d out - Excerpt from the garage tapes (1996)
10. Anti Kati - Atomic Cafe Pt1 duck and cover tha song
11. Paul Devens - On foot with god & moon
12. ManGenerated - Privacy (excerpt)
13. Mourmansk150 - All died
14. K2 - Right brain debile
15. Daniele Brusaschetto - Schiavo (remix)
16. Acts of Worship - Cherry Blossom Factory II
17. Zanstones - live at Observatori 2000, valencia, spain (excerpt)
18. Laura D. - Posh girl eat heart out
19. Syssisspsk - Untitled
20. Siemers - 19801208
21. Destroyed Panikmusik - Aparición
22. A sonic Deterrent - Secret lover
23. Ungeromimizu - Untitled
24. Ripit - Strapped under it
25. Cumulus - Popcorn Remix # 2
26. Lecanoscope - Chondria
27. Mannlicher Carcano - Diamond dust has been carrying coal
28. Gintas K - track # 1
29. Outermost - Medicine Injury
30. SIST EN 343 - C1 - 40U
31. Forgotten heroes - Destroy all Hippies!
32. No-Fi - (Skin on Skin) fraction
33. Bastard Noise - Ice Graves
34. Longing for stork - Untitled
35. Patient Zero - Groinchurn Deconstruction
36. Jan AG - Bullet Blaster
37. Die Anstalt - Join Us!
38. [SIC] - Shapeshifting Cullion
39. Sabrina and Barry Van Puymbroeck - Joe Le Taxi
40. Phil thomson - ^bbv^
41. M-drÍk - Jardin Secret

ENJOY!

For more info...
http://mangenerated.tripod.com/

Cheers

Aiden


VANCOUVER UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

2002-11-19

Dearest Vancouverites...

THE V.U.F.F begins this Thursday November 21st, 2002

[sic] will be performing ’Realignment’ the following night at The Blinding Light 10pm during the ’Live On All Channels’ bill alongside Roughage, Brain Coffey and Eric Theise.

details http://www.blindinglight.com/vuffschedule.html#live

’Realignment’
LIVE sound and video (25 mins)
Through images of waterfalls, road trips, myriad physio treatments and walks through the park in search of squirrels [sic] explores the failure inherent in conscious attempts to align the mental and the physical. As we continue to overplan, overspend, and overkill, physical and emotional incoherence follow. Ultimately, these sounds and images become jarring, and they provoke anxiety. Slow-motion images become separated and disjointed as [sic]’s soundtrack supports their awkward state.

VUFF schedule and daily news can be found here http://www.blindinglight.com/vuff.htm

Cheers,

Aiden


DON’T BE A FUCKING ASSHOLE, COME TO OUR SHOW

2002-11-03

DON’T BE A FUCKING ASSHOLE.
COME TO OUR SHOW.


ROUGHAGE
[SIC]
&
THE ROYAL TEASE

LIVE AT THE CASA DEL POPOLO
NOVEMBER 7, 2002
SEVEN DOLLARS AT THE DOOR

FORGET WHATEVER ELSE YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NOV. 7TH!
THE STIRRING DIGITAL CACOPHONY OF ROUGHAGE
MEETS
THE HAUNTING ANALOG DRONES OF [SIC]
AND
THE ENTERTAINING HISTRIONICS OF THE ROYAL TEASE.

FEATURING DAZZLING AUDIO & VIDEO PRESENTATION.

DON’T MISS THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY.


Montreal Music News

Montreal mirror

ROUGHAGE & [SIC]
Performances at the Vancouver Underground Film
Festival
http://www.blindinglight.com/vuff.htm


Details about performers:

Scratch/Earwing recording artist: ROUGHAGE
Royk/Squirrelgirl star: [sic]
And performative synth duo: The Royal Tease

Zev Asher formed ROUGHAGE in Montreal in 1988. This experimental music and performance project has appeared on over a dozen CD’s, LP’s and cassettes on labels around the world. With a rotating line-up, ROUGHAGE has also performed extensively in North America, Japan and Europe.

Earlier this year, Zev toured solo as ROUGHAGE in the Balkans.
He performed in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Banja Luka and Illirska Bistrica, as well as Paris. ROUGHAGE performances always feature an extensive visual element, often involving multiple projections of film and video.

zev@sub-versivemedia.com
www.sub-versivemedia.com

Select ROUGHAGE links
eye net
http://www2.arnes.si/~pomknz2/zev1.html
http://insound.com/zinestand/cscope/feature.cfm?aid=7098


[sic] is the solo project of Montreal sound manipulator Jen Morris.
Her music is often created from samples derived from her original
digital field recordings. Haunting and atmospheric, CD’s released by [sic] have been glowingly received by critics and music lovers around the globe. This is a very rare opportunity to see and hear this exciting artist live, accompanied by projected visuals of her own unique design.

Select [sic] links
Info: sic@squirrelgirl.com
www.squirrelgirl.com
incursion
stylus magazine
BBC


The Royal Tease is a collaboration between extreme noise terrorist WADE MORRISSETTE and casiocore superhero THE WORLD PROVIDER. Their combination of instrumental synth pop and conceptual performance has been delighting and confusing audiences all over town, Their self-titled demo recently broke the top 20 on CISM.

regards,

aiden


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UPCOMING SHOWS

Devin Sarno live

Jen Morris aka [sic]

Sunday, May 25 at 8:00pm live in Bienne CH
Kopfhoerer© presents: [sic]
Sunday, May 25 at 8:00pm
LOKAL-INT in Biel, Switzerland

kopfhoerer© at Lokal-int / Plattform für experimentelle Musik
Montreal/Lausanne artist Jen Morris - aka [sic]

progammed by Gaudenz Badrutt and Silber Ingold
Guest curator 2014: Christoph Hess aka Strotter inst.

@ Lokal-int / Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst / Hugistrasse 3 / 2501 Biel-Bienne

http://kopfhoerer.ch.vu
https://www.facebook.com/pages/kopfhoerer/122684087819110?bookmark_t=page

robot vs rabbit live

sleazy listeners related events

Zev Asher tribute events or screenings

Lasse Marhaug shows