Tuesday, June 21, 2011

BEAMS at The Works Festival in Churchill Square - FREE!

BEAMS to hit Churchill Square during The Works

EDMONTON — Continuing a partnership of presenting dynamic art in the city core, the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society and The Works Art & Design Festival will feature six days of BEAMS performances at Sir Winston Churchill Square. Admission to all BEAMS events is free.

The proceedings kick off Thursday, June 23 at noon with the Saint Crispin’s Improv Collective (Don Ross, clarinet; Will Cramer, strings; Thom Golub, bass and Thom Bennett, drums) teaming up with the Windrow Performance Dancers (Amber Borotsik, Jesse Gervais and Scott Shipley).

Sunday, June 25 at 5 p.m. will see MUGBAIT featuring performers Colin Labadie and Dan Brophy, whose previous performances include a stint at Ramshackle Day Parade and an Art’s Birthday celebration at the late, lamented Naked Cybercafe. The duo will be performing a new work, A Monument Unto Myself.

Making its official debut Tuesday, June 28 at 5 p.m. will be the duo Ativan Zoloft, featuring guitarist Bill Damur who will improvise guitar with a series of digital loops ranging from Erik Satie works to Swiss metal.

A double-bill takes place Saturday, July 2 at 5 p.m. with University of Alberta professor Scott Smallwood displaying his affinity for making sound pieces with various kinds of technologies (including non-electronic technologies) based on a personal practice of field recording, listening, and improvisation. Displaying his prowess on the laptop for the second half of the set will be sound artist Wayne Defehr.

The tandem combination continues Sunday July 3 at 5 p.m. with agaperaygunexeriment showing of its own brand of avant-garde expression, followed by Bill Damur leading three other musicians with his Canon for Four Guitars.

On Tuesday, July 5 at noon, closing off the electroacoustic element of The Works will be a performance featuring the BEAMS All-Stars with the Windrow Performance Dancers.

For more information call Don Ross at 780-444-3641 or email him at donross5@telus.net. Also visit www.beams.ca online.

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