Video Pool writes:
Friday July 12, doors 8:30 pm / sound 9 pm
218-100 Arthur st
$12 / $10 VP members
Accessible from the King st doors
Temporal Contours is a series of live audio-based performances by artists working in a variety of thoughtful approaches to sonic presentation. We aim to provide room for experimentation that re-considers or blurs the boundaries of what music is, strives for unique sound, values the exploration of chance, embraces the possibility of failure or generally challenges the listener to maintain an open ear.
Please join us on Friday July 12 for this sonically and aesthetically diverse bill that will cross boundaries between noise, pop, physical volume, confrontation and contemplation. Temporal Contours is Video Pool’s series of live, audio-based performances engaging with unique and challenging approaches to sound and music.
The Nausea – Requiem Aeternam CS
Anju Singh has been the primary figure behind the Vancouver Noise Festival for the past seven years, the drummer and vocalist in long-running (and now nearing fully-realized) death metal band AHNA, and has held countless other roles in the punk, metal, and harsh noise scenes in Vancouver. THE NAUSEA has existed alongside all of this for the better part of a decade now. These six violin-based movements channel GYORGY LIGETI’s works popularized in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, and JOHNNY GREENWOOD’s contemporary classical score for “There Will Be Blood”, as they both ascend to levels of compositional clarity and descend into a cavernous, hellish nightmare populated by the harrowing voices of the dead and the dying. Similarities can be drawn to JASON LESCALLEET’s epic “The Pilgrim” as the crescendo of harsh noise begins to decay. Death is the ultimate theme at play here. A long-awaited debut release from a figure instrumental in maintaining Vancouver’s integrity in the harsh noise scene and beyond.
The Nausea is a project that explores harsh noise and contemplative funeral violin inspired composition through the use of the violin, electronics and other objects. The Nausea intends to challenge and confront the listener and urges moments of thought interspersed with moments of total bombardment to clear anxious ruminations that persist in our minds and make room for new thoughts.
Cold-catcher is the project of poet and non-musician Cam Scott; lo-fi and attentive to salvaged and sentimental materials; a post-punk and pre-revolutionary love cry.
Jane Harms thought she would make pop music but in the end any music would do because all music brings us closer to heaven. She bought a harp but the kind with buttons, because it was all she could manage, or afford. She found a way to have its automated strings trigger synthetic tones, to then collide with a voice straining, breaking under the weight of interpretation.