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Deep Listening x 40 @ 333

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Celebrating the fortieth edition of Quiet City and announcing four new shows

Quiet City not-so-quietly launched the 40th edition of their deep listening series at 333 on Feb 16, 2018.

Quiet City 40 poster by Jack Duckworth:

Quiet City 40 poster by Jack Duckworth:

Jean Brazeau patched into a custom modular synthesizer, building up from a frenzied cacophony of sound to a wall of harmonious bliss.

Jean Brazeau live at Quiet City 40. #livemusic #deeplistening #soundscape #333 #Clark #Vancouver #vancouverevents #Buchla #yvr #vandoc

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Byron Westbrook, from New York, closed out the night with an epically booming soundtrack to the end of the world.

Stefan Maier, a sound, installation, and improvisation artist from Vancouver, also did a performance to open the night. He was joined by Liam Hockley on bass clarinet.

Over the years Quiet City has grown from showcasing local artists to become a beacon on the international touring circuit, so the editions keep coming:

  • Quiet City #41: Mary Ocher/Ross Birdwise at The Lido, March 8 – facebook event
  • Quiet City #42: France Jobin/Jaewoo Lee/Steppin’ Razor at The Toast, March 25 – facebook event
  • Quiet City #43: Jaap Blonk/Ugetsu/Wendy Atkinson at The Toast, April 20 – facebook event
  • and just announced today, Quiet City #44: Merzbow & Balázs Pándi at Red Gate Revue Stage, May 15 – facebook event. The last time Merzbow played Vancouver (in 2014), the show sold out. It will be epic seeing them at Red Gate’s Granville Island space, a space which, sadly, won’t be around forever.

We want to give a huge shout out to Constantine Katsiris and his collaborators for working against type to bring these incredible nights of deep-listening concerts to Vancouver since 2010. You won’t find better curated live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music anywhere. For more, here’s Quiet City’s facebook group.