v.12 – 2010


Statement from our Director 

For the 12th edition of send + receive, we are tying together threads of approaches with a loose string and wire theme…

Where wires are a constant at send + receive, simply by the nature of electronics and electricity, strings and the way they are used is a realm of exploration unique to this years’ focus. We will see stringed instruments played in unorthodox ways by eminent and singular prepared guitarist Keith Rowe (UK), multi-faceted experimental violinist C Spencer Yeh (US), earth-shaking drone violinist Anju Singh (VAN), and riveting tonal guitarist Oren Ambarchi (AU).

We will see piano wire used as a conducting instrument in a play on the historic minimalist work ‘Music on a Long Thin Wire’ by Alvin Lucier, in our Friday daytime installation Alvin Lucifer by Ontario artists living abroad, Brian Joseph Davis and Steven Kado.

Wires and electric currents are quintessential to the above mentioned artists as well as to performers like Erin Sexton (MTL), with her hand built oscillators, Montreal group Artificiel with their sonic and visual illustration of electricity through their hand-built Tesla coil, and to the distorted resonances of Michel Germain’s cymbal tones.

These performances, alongside our incredible film + video presentations, workshops, radio profiles and talks promise a rich and electrifying experience! We are absolutely thrilled to present such beautiful engaging sound work here in Winnipeg for our 12th year.


–crys cole, Director

Galleries for v12