Photos by Levi Manchak, February 2014.
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
About two weeks ago we played Wunderbar with Jung People and [WillScott] (Will’s solo project). It was a great return home after a few fun-filled days on the road. We had a blast, and now we have these photos to share with you!
Photos by the lovely Becky Smith-Mandin. Thanks Becky!
We caved and got a Twitter account. Would be swell if we can make some of our Tumblr friends our Twitter friends.
MILE ZERO DANCE PRESENTS
NOVEMBER 2, 2013
L’UNI THEATRE (8627 91 STREET)
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up for the improvised experience of a life time! On November 2nd Mile Zero Dance presents a cavalcade of performers from across the world to delight and ignite your senses with SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION.
Join your intrepid host Piet Defraeye in the beautiful L’Uni Theatre as he emcees this evening of amazing and wonderful improv that spans as many disciplines as it does genres.
From improvised film to wild and fancy free Flamenco fusion, SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION is sure to spark delight in all who behold its blazing glory. It`s daring, exciting entertainment where anything can happen.
Performing at SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION:
Lindsay McIntyre: improvised film loop projectors and soundscape
Rossanna Terracciano: Choose your own Flamenco adventure
Tim Mikula and Ben Gorodetsky: a series of improvised micro narratives
Gerry Morita and Lin Snelling: improvised dance inspired by books
Amy Kubanek: Chinese lantern dancing
Vibe Tribe with St. Crispin’s Improv: Gypsy fire play
Pigeon Breeders: Improvised musical set
Vipers WITHOUT Vapours: Improvised sound composition
You will never see these performers on the same bill again. Like a match, this show flares into existence for a brief moment before extinguishing in a puff of smoke never to be seen again!
Tickets are $15 for MZD members, $20 for non-members and can be purchased at the door.
Visit www.milezerodance.com for more information.
Saturday, Oct 26 - Saskatoon, SK
@ House Show (TBA?)