We’re finally playing a Calgary show again! Our last one was the album release for Jung People’s Gold Bristle back in November. We’re super excited for this one! Here’s the info from the event page:
"Pleased to be back with another show after a little June hiatus. We’ll be making up for it in August with 2 shows. Details to come.
Also excited to have Jeremy Curry once again handling the music that is not being performed live. His taste is impeccable, and you’ll be better for sampling his record collection.
Very excited to finally have this Edmontonian crew grace the Bug Incision stage. Had the pleasure of witnessing them play multiple times on their home turf (where they are an integral part of the very happening scene up there), and the witness part is key: watching these guys (that’s Will Scott, Tyler Harland, and Myles Bartel) mangle & manipulate their pile of guitars, FX, and amplified is a bunch of fun in itself. In their own words:
"Pigeon Breeders are an experimental trio, started in 2011, that specializes in free improvisation with ambient, electroacoustic, noise, and psychedelic elements.
Steeped in the burgeoning Edmonton noise/experimental scene, the group developed a style described as “gently unsettling … beautiful, intelligent sonic art.” The band has put out six releases for the Ramshackle Day Parade label. They have also collaborated with Calgary’s Jung People, Brooklyn-based trumpeter Nate Wooley, Edmontonian guitarist Connor O’Brien (Flint, Fuck the Tundra), as well as Edmonton-based filmmaker Lindsay McIntyre.”
THE CANCELLING HUNGER PROPHECY
This made-to-order duo is comprised of two of the most solid figures in the Calgary experimental music community. Mark Fleischhaker is well-known for his karaoke terrorizations on Sundays at Broken City, his anything-goes/vocal madness solo project Terrible Crayon, semi-improvised metal trio Lord Something (in which he displays his formidable chops at the drumkit), and the brevity-obsessed hardcore (also semi-improvised) duo Faster Disco. Eric Hamelin has been making the most noise recently with Fuck Off Dad, a raging drums/guitar duo with Eddie Dalrymple (check their blasted tape on Unit Structure), but he’s al Etso well-loved for his riveting solo drums & electronics sets, the unjazz trio/duo Nomoreshapes, and one-off appearances in groups with names like XL Hippie, Broken Assholes, and Used Carl. I think it’s safe to say that the set will be a) raucous, b) potentially humour-laced, c) loud-ish, and d) the first time they’ve played as a duo.
The duo of Ethan Vilu and Liam Zanin. The former is known for his work as Starr Party (recently played a Sled Island set), and the latter has logged work under the name Women Of Jazz. The duo describe themselves as “ritualistic harsh noise”. Sounds good to me. Very excited for this Bug Incision debut. Both men have recorded for the Aught Void label, and their music can be found here:
Thursday, July 10
Emmedia Screening Room
351 11 Ave SW #203
Doors 8:00pm, sets start 8:30pm
Ramshackle Day Parade presents:
NATIONAL DRONE DAY IN EDMONTON
SATURDAY MAY 10
10332 81 Ave.
The Bo Jacksons of free-improv, except with 3 Bo Jacksons
A bomb with a long fuse, featuring members of Aerosol Constellations
Loud ass noise rock with melodies that would make Neil Young jealous
If E.T. were to make rad music instead of wasting all his time with that Elliot kid.
ENDLESS BUMMER, Ramshackledayparade and the Polish Cultural Institution of New York bring you a night of Ambient/Free Improv madness. TWO FUCKING STAGES and continuous wall of music.
Warsaw’s Pior Kurek is touring through Canada, and will be joined by FIVE of Edmonton’s finest.
5$: Whatta deal
SCHEDULE IS ABSOLUTE:
K.M. Toepfer - 9:00 - AKA Potier, KM Toepfer brings the pain, and will probably chase the normals straight out of the venue. http://animalpsi.com/2012/07/potier-ductile-review/
Pigeon Breeders - 9:30 - The Charles Barkley of Free Improv, but with three Charles Barkleys. http://weirdcanada.com/tag/pigeon-breeders/
Post Namers - 10:00 - Matthew A Wilkinson is pure gold.
Piotr Kurek - 10:30 - All the way from Poland, if you miss this you will realistically die having never seen his A++++ Ambience. http://piotrkurek.bandcamp.com/album/heat
Evan A James - 11:00 - Hawt exploratory traxx like billowing clouds. http://weirdcanada.com/tag/evan-a-james/
Meatforce - 11:30 - Let Joe Nadeau lull you to sleep.
Pigeon Breeders are performing at New Music Edmonton’s Now Hear This festival, which celebrates the works of the iconic Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer — who coined the term “soundscape”!
Our performance will be accompanied by the live-visuals of Lindsay McIntyre, with multiple projections that will be integrated into our own sonic expressions.
The improvisational piece is called “Astral Migration” and is a highlight of our Saturday concert, titled Astral Ghosts. Here is the concert info:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84th ave.)
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
9:30pm – Astral Ghosts – a concert of electro-acoustic works
Ttickets are available at Tix on the Square or at the door
Improvisation by Thom Golub (bass) and Kate Stashko (dance)
The Ghosts that Guard the Gateway – Gene Kosowan and Marion Garver Fredrickson
Weld – Anthony Marasco
Astral Migration – Pigeon Breeders featuring visuals by Lindsay McIntyre
Meshes of the Afternoon – Greg Samek
edmonton film collective presents:
In Memory of David Finkelman:
Michael Snow’s “Wavelength” + Lindsay McIntyre’s “Barge Dirge” + Pigeon Breeders + Zebra Pulse
friday, march 7th
ortona room [ortona armoury]
9722 102 St
music at 8PM
film at 10PM
16mm 45mins colour sound
"WAVELENGTH was shot in one week in December, 1966, preceded by a year of notes, thoughts, mutterings. It was edited and first print seen in May, 1967. I wanted to make a summation of my nervous system, religious inklings, and aesthetic ideas. I was thinking of, planning for a time monument in which the beauty and sadness of equivalence would be celebrated, thinking of trying to make a definitive statement of pure Film space and time, a balancing of "illusion" and "fact," all about seeing. The space starts at the camera’s (spectator’s) eye, is in the air, then is on the screen, then is within the screen (the mind). The film is a continuous zoom which takes 45 minutes to go from its widest field to its smallest and final field. It was shot with a fixed camera >from one end of an 80 foot loft, shooting the other end, a row of windows and the street …. The room (and the zoom) are interrupted by four human events including a death. The sound on these occasions is sync sound, music and speech, occurring simultaneously with an electronic sound, a sine-wave …. It is a total glissando while the film is a crescendo and a dispersed spectrum which attempts to utilize the gifts of both prophecy and memory which only film and music have to offer."
Barge Dirge 
16mm 7 mins b/w sound
"Built in 1972, The Rothesay Carrier, one of the largest sea-faring vessels of her kind ever constructed, spends one long lonely year trapped by ice in a Canadian Arctic hamlet. Subsequent to the shooting of this footage, she was crushed and melted for scrap. A portrait study of an object explored through the structure of film editing and the structure of the object itself."
peformances by noise makers:
(misfiring tape decks/ drum machine/ rap in rewind /rim-shots/ utter chaos)
Fatigue wave / space rituals / the sound of urban decay.
This event is only possible through the support of (among others) the amazing people at APIRG, CJSR and Listen Louder.
NEXT PIGEON BREEDERS SHOW:
A celebration of Jam Bands & Jam making culture.
Part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations.
Sat. Jan. 25th at The New Castle Pub
8170 50 Street
Jam tasting at 8 bands after 9.
The McGowan Family Band
10 bucks at the door.
Outskirts Radio aired our track “Someday My Spring Will Come” off our Oblique Temperatures album as part of their Best of 2013 show. Many thanks! We look like we’re in very good company!
Jung People w/ Ghost Keeper + SAVK + Pigeon Breeders
Featuring Local work from many Calgary Artists
The Lantern Church
Recorded March 30th to April 9th 2013
Gold Bristle is the golden pig of the Norse god Freyr, and is one of the only moments in history where a pig has been glorified in good deed.
This story follows a carousal of pigs through their journey of innocence and their unknown fate. Breathing fact into the lungs of legend, a golden pig is born, who sings the hiding gospel of certainty, and liberates his friends and family into wilderness, the original home.
Gold Bristle will be released on 2XLP Vinyl, extremely limited handmade CD, and will include a Children’s Story Book written by the band accompanied with original Artwork by Grace Ea.
Gold Bristle Credits
Session Musician Credits:
Jessica Moss of Silver Mt Zion: Violin
Pietro Amato of Arcade Fire, The Luyas and Bell Orchestre: French Horn
Ellwood Epps: Trumpet
Marianne Houle of Monogrenade: Cello
Recorded at thee mighty hotel2tango in Montreal, Canada from March 30 - April 9 2013
Produced, Engineered and mixed by Howard Bilerman and Greg Smith
Mastered by Harris Newman of Greymarket Mastering