Destroy Vancouver IV

Sat, Jan 26—Sun, Jan 27, 2013
Programming Series

Chris Cogburn, Land of Marigold, Scant Intone, Anju Singh, Holzkopf, Joda Clement, Ross Birdwise, Orcana and also featuring in the front space DJ JV_DUB
SUNDAY Jan 27th 2013 2-4PM
Workshop with Chris Cogburn
The workshop focuses on developing an individual’s perceptual agency through the sequencing of exercises utilizing various faculties of perception (sight, listening, cognition, kinesthesia).

CHRIS COGBURN is an active performer, curator and organizer based in Austin, Texas. In performance, Cogburn approaches the physical nature of his chosen instrument with attention to the drum’s subtle and overlooked timbres/ textures and an interest in its ability to resonate and transform. Primarily working in the field of improvised music, Cogburn has collaborated with many of the premiere international artists in contemporary music, including: Pauline Oliveros, Joe McPhee, John Butcher, Lê Quan Ninh, Tetuzi Akiyama, Joelle Leandre, and avant-rock outsider Jandek (his first appearance in the US). Beginning in the summer of 2003, Cogburn has hosted and curated an annual festival of improvised music, the No Idea Festival.

“The driest and subtlest wine of noise music… Sound planes that might be cousin territory somewhere between Iannis Xenakis and Christian Fennesz, where a fascinating breed of ‘cute-noise’ fairies hum entranced buzzing and bubbling tunes, rendering most delicately their harsh and granular environment.” -BricoLodge, Canada

LAND OF MARIGOLD is the mysterious convergence of two of Montreal’s weirdest and busiest improvisers, Josh Zubot and Ellwood Epps. Originating in rural Saskatchewan and Toronto respectively, the two have played together in Nicolas Caloia’s Ratchet Orchestra, Mecha Fixes Clocks, Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin, Sam Shalabi’s Land of Kush, and with Marshall Allen, John Butcher and Myra Melford. They are also two of the founders of the weekly Mardi Spaghetti series, a mainstay in Montreal’s improvised music scene which will soon celebrate its 5th birthday. 


Recently relocated from Toronto, Joda Clément has been performing and composing experimental music in Canada for over 10 years, developing a unique repertoire of methods for working creatively with sound. His work utilizes analog and acoustic instruments, microphones, found objects and noises recorded from natural and urban environments, investigating hidden properties of sound, space and recording techniques that transcend a distinction between audio and source.

ROSS BIRDWISE is a Vancouver based visual artist and musician. He plays in the groups EDR (Ejaculation Death Rattle), Gyre, VEE (Vancouver Electronics Ensemble) and hmbkr as well as various ad hoc formations. Recently he has been working on developing highly textured and dynamically shifting solo harsh noise sets combined with aspects of ambient and glitch music. He has also been working on several solo electronic albums that incorporate abstract sound design with unusual rhythms and elastic, irregularly shifting tempos.