Re: [thewire] oh, Canada
- canada has an amazingly diverse and relatively accessible music
scene...for example: i live in downtown toronto; yesterday i walked to
kensington market to go grocery shopping and i heard everything from
banghra to deep house to jazz to chinese opera to dub to drum and bass
within two blocks...this sort of thing seeps into your consciousness and
i think is reflected in the type of music that is produced here.
halifax hip-hop, montreal glitch, toronto house/techno/experimental,
winnipeg weirdness...all unique. check out algorhythm's mix cd as well as
the 'montreal smoked meat' comp, both on force inc....the community here
seems to be quite tight, despite the country's size, with a healthy
cross-fertilization and many collaborative projects between artists,
which is always healthy. it's still possible to walk down the street on a
saturday here in toronto and run into half the city's music
community...big city, but not TOO big...tight.
i also think that programming legislation regarding canadian content,
though sometimes controversial, has really helped nurture a very vibrant
some more toronto names (i produce electronic music, so there's a
bias)...tomas jirku, the 'movement' collective, algorhythm, polmo polpo,
the ' wabi' crew, clonk, the music gallery, do make say think, myself
('sans soleil'...shameless self-promotion, sorry)...it goes on.
oh, and then there's the 'hockey night in canada' theme, which should be
the national anthem...
- this does not have much to do with your discussion, but since there are a few people from Montreal on here I thought I'd mention that in late April/early may. I'm going to be starting wavelength Montreal, after the Toronto weekly series (you can go to www.wavelengthtoronto.com if you want to learn about it). Montreal needs something like this to bring the independent music community together to show that there is much more to this city other then constellation records and alien8 (not that there is anything wrong with those labels. I love every release, but there is so much more here that no one ever finds out about). if anyone from Montreal is interested in helping out, you can reach me by email at carlo_de@...
for a lovely Montreal band, I think they might be my favourite bands in this city. lovely group of people. check out arcade fire. i think you can download some songs from mp3.com
also, check out montrealshows.com. there is a collective of folk who post of the message boards. sometimes interesting things come up.
----- Original Message -----
From: M. Pathos
Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [thewire] oh, Canada
How can you say Montreal isn't covered? The only Canadian bands "Wire" ever
even namechecks are connected to the insular clique surrounding
Montreal-based Godspeed and Saint-Onge. There's lots of stuff happening in
Canada at least as interesting as the majority of the tedious poseurs the
journal's seen fit to feature recently; unfortunately, geography and
cultural apathy tend to make the nation's avant community invisible and/or
impenetrable to all but a few.
(from Montreal, which doesn't get covered at all...)
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- trommer wrote:
>First real mention I've seen of something brewing in Winnipeg ... got any names?
> winnipeg weirdness...all unique. check out algorhythm's mix cd as well as
(incl. online sources, if possible?)
Jim Flannery newgrange@...
- well, it's my hometown so i'll throw out some names/events etc happening
around here...actually just working on a "Global Ear: Winnipeg" that may
see the light of day soon...
- ken gregory (aka: cheap meat dreams and acorns). very active audio
artist just returned from solar circuit in tazmania.
- Venetian Snares. aaron's been busy tearing up the euro circuit lately
with a whack of releases and tours.
- DUUL_DRV. arden recently appeared on 12k's between two points comp.
- send + receive: a festival of sound. annual media arts fest i'm the
artistic director for. coming into our fifth year (www.sendandreceive.org)
- two campus radio stations: CKUW (www.ckuw.org) and UMFM (www.cjum.com)
- recent audio art compilation released by Video Pool, a local artist run
audio & video production & distribution centre, called "In Between: The
SOund of Music". (www.videopool.org)
- Fanny. Local electronic producer, ex-Exploited bass player!
- Weakerthans/Propagandhi for all of your contemporary punk needs.
- Clive Holden. poet/film maker and his latest multimedia project "Trains
of Winnipeg" consisting of a cd, website, films, performances
- numerous locals producing sounds: vitaminsforyou, 3x3is9, the dim coast,
blunderspublik, not 1/2, ...
- last monday of every month will feature an evening of electronic music,
film etc. tentaively called the ping pong club...
- stylus magazine. local mag quite supportive of wire-ish material.
that's what i can think of now. there seems to be a fair amount of
activity currently. if you're looking for anything more specific let me
know. planning any trips here, let me know.
send + receive: a festival of sound
ckuw 95.9 fm [www.ckuw.org]
dim coast radio on ckuw:
fridays: 12:00 - 14:00 cst ::: 18:00 - 20:00 utc]
On Sun, 3 Mar 2002, Jim Flannery wrote:
> trommer wrote:
> > winnipeg weirdness...all unique. check out algorhythm's mix cd as well as
> First real mention I've seen of something brewing in Winnipeg ... got any names?
> (incl. online sources, if possible?)
> Jim Flannery newgrange@...
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