John Wall (UK)
Two masters of live improvisation provide a virtuoso showcase of visceral electronics designed to thrill. This is music made in the moment, the memory of which will linger on...
Francis Dhomont (FR)
Girilal Baars (SW)
Ravishing acousmatic music from the octogenarian that will tantalise your ear and weave imaginary narratives in your mind. Simply one of the most imaginative composers around.
Girial Baars opens the concert with a new 8 channel work based on indigenous vocal sounds.
Noisy Mixed Music
Benjamin Thigpen (FR) + Jean-François Laporte (QC)
Tout Croche (QC/UK)
Ben Thigpen and Jean-François Laporte present new works for oscillators, invented instruments and computers that take performance into new realms. A concert that will intrigue and inspire.
Tout Croche (Dominic Thibault and Stephen Harvey), a improv-noise duo open the concert.
New Interface Performance
Nicolas Bernier (QC)
d'Escrivan (VZ) + Ibaibarriaga(ES)
A double bill of innovators... Bernier's electrified tuning forks provide a visual and aural spectacle like no other, while Fusil effortlessly combine saxophones, live electronics, visuals in a musical fabric encompassing Spanish folk music to contemporary electronica.
Eryck Abecassis (FR)
Alex Harker (UK)
Composer, noise musician and guitarist, Abecassis presents his new evening-length video work.
• Free admission for all concerts
• Venue : Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building
• Concerts at 8pm
• Quiet Place : an installation curated by David Blamey
• Sound installation by Scott Mclaughlin daily from 7pm in the atrium
• Off festival at student union friday february 21st, 9pm
• MSP Poweruser Symposium, 23rd PM
• Public pre-concert talks at 5:30pm