Deep Listening x 40 @ 333
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.
Jean Brazeau patched into a custom modular synthesizer, building up from a frenzied cacophony of sound to a wall of harmonious bliss.
The guy on the right. His expression says it all. #deeplistening Jean Brazeau at Quiet City @ 333@panospria pic.twitter.com/8F3LU8rpR6
— VANDOCUMENT (@VANDOCUMENT) February 17, 2018
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.
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