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FIMAV 2012: The Wondrous, the Worthwhile and the Walkouts

The 28th annual Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville presented 19 shows over 4 days, running May 17 to 20. About 4000 tickets were sold, meaning an average of just over 200 per spectacle, down from early century highs of close to 7000 tickets. Although total attendance was announced as “similar to last year” [...]

June 14 # Wyrd MTL @ Casa del Popolo

Click here to buy a ticket. BOBO BOUTIN Ex-Les Georges Leningrad drummer, BOBO BOUTIN inhabits a delirious world of warped electronics. One man, yet an overwhelming performance slowly mounting into a frenzy of nightmarish proportions. http://www.myspace.com/boboboutin TENDERNESS Bizarre loop sampling wizardry, cracked electronics and sexy sax swoons, Toronto’s Chrissy Reichert has become TENDERNESS and manages [...]

June 14 # Wyrd MTL @ Casa del Popolo

Click here to buy a ticket. BOBO BOUTIN Ex-Les Georges Leningrad drummer, BOBO BOUTIN inhabits a delirious world of warped electronics. One man, yet an overwhelming performance slowly mounting into a frenzy of nightmarish proportions. http://www.myspace.com/boboboutin TENDERNESS Bizarre loop sampling wizardry, cracked electronics and sexy sax swoons, Toronto’s Chrissy Reichert has become TENDERNESS and manages [...]

June 15 # Lethe (Kiyoharu Kuwayama) + Steve Bates @ Darling Foundry

Click here to buy a ticket. Lethe (Kiyoharu Kuwayama) Lethe is the nom de plume of Japanese sound specialist Kuwayama Kiyoharu, whose long running Catastrophe Point series and fruitful collaborative albums (alongside Kapotte Muziek and Jonathan Coleclough to name two) have piqued my interest over the last couple of years. The majority of Lethe albums [...]