Jamming the Network

A cross-country jam Vancouver ⇔ Montreal Saturday, February 13, 2010

January 26, 2010
Jamming the Network


As part of the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, MUTEK, the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and CODE Live bring you a special event that connects two cities and communities at the opposite ends of Canada. Vancouver and Montreal will meet "face-to-face" over a real-time virtual network developped by the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) for a night of live jamming and cross-country encounters

The night will begin at 10pm (Montreal time), with a site-specific performance of Germany's GROUPSHOW. Uniting electronic mastermind JAN JELINEK (aka Farben), drummer HANNO LEICHTMANN, and ANDREW PEKLER on effect-laden guitar, this rule-bending trio is based on live, collective improvisation and has recently released their first album, “The Martyrdom of Groupshow”, on Pole’s highly-reputed ˜scape label. This very unique, 3-hour set of sounds that defy musical boundaries and pre-arranged conceptions is definitely not to miss!

At 1am (10pm Vancouver time), an impressive roster of Canadian talent takes the stage. INKWELL take the spotlight in Vancouver, to jam live with musicians on stage in Montreal, namely JEDI ELECTRO and VINCENT LETELLIER, in what promises to be a very unique connection between two remote cities and many talented and dynamic musical masterminds.

Come reconnect with friends at the other end of the country, make some unexpected encounters, and watch as teams of musicians interact over thousands of kilometers to bring you a night of music and emotions. It's worth getting to the event early, as GROUPSHOW will be on as soon as doors open!


In Montreal (GMT - 5:00)

10:00 pm GROUPSHOW
1:00 am Live Jam with Vancouver featuring JEDI ELECTRO + VINCENT "FREEWORM" LETELLIER from THE NATIONAL PARKS on the Montreal side
2:30am SCOTT MONTEITH simulcast from Vancouver

Time: 10pm - 3am
Location: SAT, 1195 boul. Saint Laurent.>
Tickets: $10, presale at Atom Heart, Moog or Off the Hook, also available at the door or online through the SAT website.
More info: event Facebook page, MUTEK.org Calendar, and SAT website.
Artist info: http://www.myspace.com/thegroupshow


In Vancouver (GMT - 8:00)

9:00 pm GROUPSHOW live simulcast from Montreal
10:00 pm Live Jam with Montreal featuring INKWELL on the Vancouver side

Time: Doors open at 9pm local time
Location: Great Northern Way Campus, 577 Great Northern Way
Tickets: $20, available through the CODE live website
More info: Event Facebook page, CODE live site
Artist info: http://www.myspace.com/deadbeatcomputermusic, http://www.myspace.com/cynrecordings


MUTEK is especially grateful for the Goethe-Insitut's collaboration in this event.


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