John Brennan

John Brennan is a sound artist and drummer living and practicing on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Parallel to his practice as a musician, he produces sound installations that consider the relationship between the sonic memory of musical instruments, performance and improvisation. His band Kamikaze Nurse is currently recording their second full-length album, Stimuloso (2021)Mint Records. Other recent sound projects include: MO-DALE (a duo with Justin Patterson) and Last Lost Time with Gabi Dao and Elisa Ferrari. He curated Destroy Vancouver (2012-2016), a quarterly improvised music and sound art series produced by VIVO Media Arts Centre. He has presented work through Vancouver New Music, Vancouver Coastal Jazz, Western Front (Vancouver), Nanaimo Art Gallery, BEK (Bergen), Landmark (Bergen), No IDea Festival (Austin), Suoni per il Popolo (Montreal) and MUTEK (Montreal).

Other collaborators include Chris Corsano, Raven Chacon, John Dieterich, Katerina Ernst, Jacob Audrey Taves, William Hooker, DJ Olive, Greg Saunier, Marshall Trammell, Nate Wooley, and many more.


Programs at VIVO: