EVENTS: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Tickets: Festival Passes $25, single perfomances $15 at the door
The view the rest of the festival line up: soundslikefest.com
7:30pm – 10:00pm at La Troupe du Jour (914 20th Street West)
Robert AA Lowe (New York NY)
Martin Rodriguez (Montreal QC)
Door: $15 / Free w/ Festival Pass
Venue generously provided by La Troupe du Jour
10:30 – 11:00pm at PAVED Arts Main Gallery Space (424 20th Street West)
Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin, Vancouver BC)
11 – Late at Aka artist run centre & PAVED Arts Event Space (424 20th Street West)
Sounds Like An After Party, curated by Jon Vaughn (Saskatoon SK)
• 11pm: Doreen Girard (Winnipeg, MB) – solo
• 11:30pm: Trio ft. Kelly Ruth (Winnipeg, MB) + Greenmist (Saskatoon, SK) + Colin Fisher (Toronto, ON)
• 12am: K. Burwash (Edmonton, AB) – solo
DJ sets by: Carl Soviet & Ryan Coke
Door: $5 / Free w/ Festival Pass
Robert Aiki Aubery Lowe (New York, NY):
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (b. 1975) is an artist and multi instrumentalist that works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music often under the moniker of Lichens. Most recently, creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and singing to them has been a focus of live performance and recordings.
Quality of sound through the marriage of synthesis coupled with voice has allowed for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music, both in a live setting and recorded. The sensitivity of analogue modular systems echoes the organic nature of vocal expression which in this case is meant to put forth a trancelike state. To usher in Deep Listening through sound and feeling. Losing one’s self in sound while being acutely self aware.
Through collaboration Robert has worked with Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Rose Lazar, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Tarek Atoui, Ben Vida, Mark Borthwick, Lucky Dragons, Alan Licht, Michael Zerang, Doug Aitken, Patrick Smith, Monica Baptista, Lee Ranaldo, White/Light, Kevin Martin, Chris Johanson, Tyondai Braxton, David Scott Stone, Genesis P-Orridge and Rose Kallal, as well as many others.
Martín Rodríguez (Montreal, QC.):
Influenced by environmental sounds, Martín Rodríguez draws a connection between the instinctive sonic communication occurring in nature and how human beings harness sound for their means of expression to create soundscapes which are living, listening, and engaging in the present.
About Rodríguez’s project Radio Therapy (2015): The fog of chemo and numbness of radiation. The brain surgery. Paralysis. The seizure that exposed it all. The sterile sounds of the hospital. One must find a way to heal. Radio Therapy expresses these sentiments by transforming the brutal sounds of Rodriguez’s MRI into a meditation on the healing process of his recovery from a cancerous brain tumor, creating both a soothing and battling ambiance of recovery & remission.
Radio Therapy is produced by harnessing radio frequencies alongside a transmission of Rodriguez’s MRI brain scan through a transducer that is attached to a standalone guitar. The transducer forces the whole body of the guitar to vibrate. The resulting sound is a blend of musical notes, and scanned AM radio frequencies resonating through the body of the guitar and passing through a chain of manipulated sound effects.