New work: Weather (White Noise Palace)

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Please join me for the installation of my new work Weather (White Noise Palace) on Tuesday, May 18th at the Artesian on 13th as part of the Holophon at the CVAF V concert at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. The other artists in the program include Eric Hill, Jaye Kovach, Ian Campbell, Ryan Hill, and Ellen Moffat. Doors open at 7pm and the event is free!

Weather (White Noise Palace): This new work utilizes electric box fans and the GUI Gluey tool to build site-specific structures that mimic the white noise-filled environment the artist created to shield her newborn infant from intrusive noises. The work also references the unpredictable and all-encompassing nature of infancy and new motherhood, much like the weather.

Weather (White Noise Palace) was created with support of Holophon Audio Arts Mentorship Program and in collaboration with The Gluey Group. Thanks to Ryan Hill, Fiona Rollo, Mike Rollo, Ernie Dulanowsky, Ronald J, Bernard Flamen, the University of Regina Film Department and The Gluey Group for their contributions to the project.

About The Gluey Group:
The Gluey Group, founded by Ned Bartlett and John Campbell, have designed a tool, the GUI Gluey, to facilitate in the creation of new media artworks by allowing artists to focus on the artistic process and to meet the technical requirements leading from the impetuous to the fruition of their artwork.

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Holophon’s Mentorship Program For Emerging Audio Artists

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been selected for Holophon’s Mentorship Program for Emerging Audio Artists. The program is nine months long and will conclude in a performance at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in May 2015. I will share updates about my work in the program here, as ever.

Holophon Audio Arts Inc. is a not-for-profit arts organization that supports and promotes sound art practices through live performances, workshops, community events, and educational programming.

Mare Internum

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I’m performing a new work called Mare Internum (internal ocean) at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival next week in Regina. I was inspired by the wonder of holding conch shells to my ear when I was young and listening to the sound of the ocean inside of them. Now that I’m expecting a child myself, I thought I would share the secret ocean inside my own body in the same quiet and mysterious way by offering a shell with the sound of the baby’s heartbeat inside. Here’s the program description of the performance:

  • Mare Internum: A live audio art durational performance inviting passerby to listen to the sound of the ‘internal ocean’ through a large sea shell, amplifying the sound of Goodwyn’s own body, and that of her baby’s heartbeat. Created in collaboration with Ian Campbell and supported by Holophon. Costuming by Lisa Wicklund from Seed and Amber Goodwyn.

I’ll be performing twice during the festival, first as part of the Holophon collective’s Experimental Sounds event on Thursday May 22nd at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Centre on College Avenue (corner of Angus), and at the street fair on Saturday May 24th at 1pm in front of Seed Sustainable Style (3100 13th Ave.).

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Vocare

My band completed another EP called Vocare, by the way. It features tunes about “vocational shifts/heeding a call/healing rifts/bridging gaps.  Vocal swathed tunes with organ tones, steely beats, textured percussion, muted guitar strings.” Both of our EPs are now available on a cassette tape too.

Here are some videos I made for the latest and greatest- footage excerpted from a film featured on the VHS copy of the 1978 Fantastic Animation Festival, sourced from the Prelinger Archives:

Photos, interviews, bands, oh my!

Something I’ve recently developed for the CKUT music blog is a template for profiles on the bands who’re invited to the Montreal Sessions, our monthly artist-in-residency show. Do traipse on over there and check out out profiles on Cresting and Sheer Agony, the latter who’ll be playing live sometime between 3-5pm today as part of the Fixture Records residency. Tune in to CKUT 90.3FM or listen on-line.Ta!

PS: Do check out the CKUT archives for the show I did for New Shit on Monday December 9th between 3-5pm! Chris Watson, Dixie’s Death Pool, and much more! Play list to be posted up over here later today.

(((TOTAL ECLIPSE))) CKUT’s Funding Drive Music Series!

The first song I ever sang on stage was Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart for my grade 8 talent show. I dueted with the music teacher and my back up singers were a small choir of girls I was learning to sing four part harmonies with. So, when I started working at CKUT and found out that the the music department has a show called Total Eclipse of the Charts, I was thrilled to no end. So when it came time to name a new concert series, I had only one suggestion in mind….

TOTAL ECLIPSE!

The CKUT 90.3FM Music Department presents:
TOTAL ECLIPSE
The first annual CKUT funding drive music series!

Join us this October for TOTAL ECLIPSE, three nights of radical music happenings benefiting Montreal’s own CKUT 90.3FM, the most genre-bending music programming in the city.

>>> Oct. 20th at Casa del Popolo (4873 boul. St-Laurent)
Presented by UNDERGROUND SOUNDS
Doors at 8:30pm

Mozart’s Sister 
Stranger (members of Ancient Kids, Magic Weapon)
Sean “Nicholas” Savage

>>> Oct. 21st at Divan Orange (4234 boul. St-Laurent)
Presented by VENUS RADIO

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UN 
+ Special Guests

>>>> Oct. 22nd at “the old Hotel2Tango” (5607 du Parc)
Presented by DUCK TRUCK RADIO

LimbsWanderedAlone
Zimo
Dirtyboots
DJ Fiberglasspants
DJ Aaron Maiden
DJ Julie D
DJ Backdoor
DJ otherpeoplesmusic

Each night of TOTAL ECLIPSE (name inspired by the department’s Total Eclipse of the Charts radio show) is curated and co-presented by CKUT music programmers, specifically the long-running and newly revamped indie music show UNDERGROUND SOUNDS, the popular lady-focused show VENUS, and the free form late night shit show that is DUCK TRUCK RADIO. Each show is $8 at the door or $20 for a music series pass, which will be made available for advance purchase at CKUT (3647 University), Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe St.) and Phonopolis (207 Bernard W.)

About THE MONTHLIES: 
The Monthlies is a monthly donation program tailored to the gifter’s reality which allows them to support CKUT in a manageable and meaningful way. In exchange, every monthly donor will receive a monthly download-able music mix curated by the CKUT music department. Monthly donor programs are a sustainable way to commit to supporting this great radio station. Our goal is to increase our current monthly donor list to 50, with donors giving at least $5 a month over the next year. More on the DONATE Page.

By NOMNRYN