Joe McPhee (US) + Graham Lambkin (UK/US), Afternoon Performance and Q+A
Presented in partnership with Forth.
Irene Bindi (MB) | Pala Pallida
For her performance Pala Pallida, Bindi’s drum kit will be connected to the power of a 16mm projector. Through her playing, the white light from the projector is continuously cut with a shut-off switch attached to her kick pedal. This deceptively simple interplay culminates in a performance where the overall effect is mesmerizing, risky, and alive.
Nihilist Spasm Band (ON)
The NSB was formed in 1965 by a group of people who enjoyed music and wanted to play in a band. There was no desire to learn to play traditional instruments, so kazoos were bought and assorted noise-makers modified or built from scratch. The band started playing regularly every Monday night in 1966 and has just carried on. The personnel has stayed the same. John Boyle (artist) kazoo and drums, John Clement (MD) guitar and drums, Bill Exley (geezer/latinist) vocals, Murray Favro (artist) guitar, and Art Pratten (pensioner/gentleman of leisure) Pratt-a-various and waterpipe, and Aya Ohnishi (permanent guest artist) kazoo and drums. – NSB website
It has been over 50 years since the inception of the NSB in London Ontario, and the impact of their work has been acknowledged across the globe. Heralded as the ‘Rolling Stones’ of noise in Japan and championed by artists Zev Asher, Thurston Moore, Byron Coley and Michael Snow to name but a few, the ‘world’s oldest noise band’ has never ceased treading its own unique path of sonic exploration. Yet, in all of these years, they have NEVER performed in Winnipeg! We are thrilled beyond words to right this wrong by presenting these incredible Canadian heroes as honoured guests to close our 19th edition! A better and more suitable act for our ‘outside of the box’ edition, there simply couldn’t be.