I’m happy to inform you that my side-project Kalte (with Rik MacLean) will be returning to The AMBiENT PiNG for a performance on Tuesday July 8th at the Supermarket in Toronto. We always enjoy playing at the Ping, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for a set of abstract and abrasive tracks inspired by polar winds and cryogenics. Visit the Facebook event to let us know that you’ll be coming.
In addition to a set by Kalte, Rik will also be performing a solo set featuring work from his new project RikM. The debut release by RikM, “Clinical Trial”, is forthcoming from Crime League, visit http://www.crimeleague.com to find out more.
Join Akumu and SubZeroArts once again for our latest installation at Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau on September 21st 2013!
SubZeroArts are very pleased to announce that our light/sound installation “Pillars of Light” will make its debut at Club SAW in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday September 21st, 2013 as part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau! Inspired by the beauty of outer space, “Pillars of Light” is a brand new participatory environment designed for NBOG where movement influences a series of illuminated columns within a three dimensional space, creating an active linkage between the audience and their environment through an evolving aural/optical spectacle that evokes nebulae, auroras and other interplanetary phenomena.
“The Sound is Watching You” is a surround-sound and visual experience that responds to audience participation, where audience movement is transformed into a symphony of constantly morphing and re-generating music and light.
Gallery Times and Dates are:
Fri January 18 – 12-3 pm
Sun January 20 – 12-5 pm – Art’s Birthday opening
Friday January 25 – 12-3 pm
Friday February 1 – 12-3 pm
Saturday February 2 – 10-3 pm
Friday February 8 – 12-3 pm
Saturday February 9 – 10-3 pm
Friday February 15 – 12-3 pm
Saturday February 16 – 10-3 pm
Monday February 18 – 1-4 pm
Be sure to drop by the NAISA Gallery (601 Christie Street @ St. Clair, Toronto) and experience our multimedia experience, “The Sound Is Watching You!“.
“Transmissions” is a series of short, abstract pieces that delve into Akumu’s interest in messages hidden within messages, of sounds between sounds, of communications that are slightly beyond our perception… beyond our reach.
Built upon recordings of radio static, electrical interference and guitar-based ephemera, “Transmissions” creates a world of tones, clicks, squelches and pulses – a space that lies between calm drones and arrhythmical noise. Within that space, much like the world around us, perhaps there is something more? A place where lost transmissions reside.
“Transmissions” by Akumu is available for free download as a 62 Mb Zip file containing the full release in high quality 320kbps mp3 format along with artwork suitable for printing.
The Akumu side-project, “Kalte” has a new track on the “Quiet Drones 4″ compilation from the paper+sound label. “Quiet Drones 4″ is the latest installment in the continuing compilation series of experimental ambient drone music. This edition focuses on the theme of winter cold and features music from Atonement, Chromosphere, dreamSTATE and Heiki.
To preview and purchase the new release and to hear more great music from paper+sound, follow this link: http://www.paperplusound.com/wordpress/?p=1802