[sic] live in Montreal April 13th, 2005


April 13th, 2005 @el salon in
Montreal 9pm

[sic] * with Marc Devolver
Some Trees
Books on Tape
& the 10,000 Teenage Girl Posse (DJ)

FACING THE MUSIC@ACM SIGGRAPH Montreal March 22nd, 2005


ACM SIGGRAPH Montreal and McGill University Music Technology group present:

FACING THE MUSIC from perception and recognition to synthesis, simulation and interface.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
6PM at the Society for arts and technology
1195 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec

Anybody who has tried the experiment of watching their favorite movie
with the sound off knows that images alone do not communicate very
effectively. It could even be said, in many situations, that image is
actually less important than the sound. This truth has long been
recognized in the more mature field of film-making, but such a
realization is still slow in coming within the computer graphics

McGill University’s Music Technology team has not been slow in
recognizing these trends, having prepared, for the Montreal SIGGRAPH
community, a grand "tour de force" survey of advances in digital audio
and musical technologies. The entire faculty of the Music Technology
team will be present to speak about their individual research
interests, ranging from psychoacoustics and musical recognition, to
sound synthesis, real-time audio programming environments and gestural

NUVO Nuvo: Montreal’s Radical Pop Underground


Robosapien Recordings NUVO CD Launch featuring
GOA!, The Spins, DJ Lynne T, Royal Air Togo, guests
@ Main Hall 5390 St-Laurent ($5)
Thu March 17th 2005

New [sic] track on Montreal comp. cover
Released last month on Robosapien Records
Nuvo: Montreal’s Radical Pop Underground

Les Georges Leningrad
The World Provider
We Are Molecules
Monkey King
The Nanobot Auxiliary Ballet
Pony Up!
Synthetic Folk Hero
Lesbians on Ecstacy
Alexis O’Hara
The Unireverse
The Spins
The Electronic Humans Guild
Shine Like Stars

[sic] + triPhaze WINTER TOUR 2005


[sic] and triPhaze SEPARATED AT BIRTH WINTER TOUR 2005. check back often for more info!

23rd January BERLIN (D) Joint Venture 4 @ Zentrale Randlage (schönhauser allee 172)
with Steve Heather (AUS), Lucio Capece (ARG), Swerve (NL), exsample (D), phon.o (D) FLYER

27th January BOLOGNA (IT) @ Netmage Festival
Auditorium Teatro Manzoni (Via Dè Monari, 1/2 - laterale di Via Indipendenza)
also apearing at the Netmage festival: Phil Niblock, Oren Ambarchini, Jan Jelinek, Deadbeat/Monolake, Staalplaat Soundsystem, Jon Woozencroft, Greg Davis/Sébastien Roux/Mattia Casalegno, and many more!

03rd February NEUCHATEL (CH) @ Caveau Bar King FLYER

06th February ZURICH (CH) Die Dada-Festwochen 2005 @ Pornokino Stüssihof

08th February FRIBOURG (CH) @ Fri-son

10th February BERLIN (D) clubtransmediale @ Maria am Ostbahnhof
Le Placard 8­ - Headphone Concert (details about clubtransmediale below)

12th February LEIPZIG (D) Superkronik with ilios + xabier erkizia

here is a recent review of ’A Monumental Struggle Of Good vs. Evil’, Privatelektro, 2004
from loop magazine (CHILE)
2004-DEZ-22 V/A

This is the second compilation of this label based in the German city of Leipzig that comprises artists of five countries of different styles within experimental electronic music.
The German Parachute opens this album with a curtain of ambient keyboards that have a quite dark approach. The metallic and industrial noises of Canadian [sic] are wrapped on loops and also create a murky atmosphere that is quite close to Coil or Nurse With Wound. Japanese Manami N. reproduces compressed and fractured digital sounds to which she adds her distant and processing voice with a pompous and bizarre song. The Swiss Everest however offers a melodic electronica, with saturated deep bass under a calm and beautiful atmosphere. German Klaswar proposes music based on a background of drones, with loops of voices that little by little the sound becomes noisy. The Glitch of German Stefan Goetsch is a long game of treated voices trying to construct a quite sad song. The Scot Harold Nono with his hypnotic’s loops of synthesizers and blows to some metal creates a track that takes us to a critical moment. By the way its interesting the percussion on bowls. The sounds of processed cords of the German Rev. Benn Schipper float on a calm and dreaming plain. Audio Deadfish is remixed by fiat with an esoteric feeling and quite shady with a bath of analogous keyboards, while triPhaze from Germany is abstract music with microscopic and winding sounds. Finally, another German, c:/ completes this compilation with a wonderful ambient piece after listening to extreme, complex and dark sounds. An end that makes clear the versatility of this comp. and its quality level. More info. at privatelektro

Text Guillermo Escudero
December 2004


festival for electronic music and related visual arts
04. Feb. - 12. Feb. 2005 | Maria am Ostbahnhof | Berlin


[1] SPLENDID ISOLATION ­ CTM.05 Special Focus

[2] Weekday concert programme


// CTM.05 Special Focus

This year’s special theme Splendid Isolation runs through the whole
festival and takes a closer look at music production outside the world-famous
heavyweight creative hotbeds, London, New York and Berlin. What’s been going
on beyond the city limits? More than a decade of Internet has fostered a new
generation of young musicians, well-equipped cybernauts who regard their
seclusion not as a drawback, but as a source of creative potential; and,
indeed, they have frequently come up with a fresher, more interesting and
uncompromising sound. Seen from this angle, one can begin to appreciate
the extent to which the rich experience of wide-open spaces and quiet retreat
and of tranquillity in the heart of nature manifests itself in idiosyncratic
aesthetic forms. Current music, from northern Europe in particular, evinces
a wealth of sounds and a keen sense of atmosphere that one would search for
in vain amongst the more decidedly urban music genres. One is almost
to conclude that music¹s function in the city is that of a designer drug,
customised for particular social occasions, whereas ’out there’, it’s about
the search for contemplativeness and the individual¹s ’inner’ journey. It
stands to reason, does it not, to ascribe this development to those regional
peculiarities? Nowhere in Europe is so sparsely populated, nor so invested
with a primordial natural presence. And, one might suggest, nowhere else is
currently producing such interesting music. CTM this year explores this

Seclusion and contemplation furthermore play a central conceptual role
regarding the musical aesthetics of this year¹s festival:
’Listening-in-and-of-itself’, music as film for one¹s inner eye, Drone and
minimalist repetition, boredom as a path to inspiration, the ’Headphone
Experience’ and experiments in spatial sound which demand that listeners
redefine their sense of what it means to be present are the themes that
weave through the programme. Splendid Isolation presents current music
northern Europe. In addition the Breakcore-Special Wasted and Le Placard
give centre-stage to strategies for interweaving internationally dispersed
and isolated artistic cells into loosely affiliated local networks.

In the newsletters coming up next, we will inform seperately about Wasted,
Ambiunix and Le Placard. Further down you find descriptions of the weekday


** WEEKDAY CONCERTS (6.2.-10.2.):
Angel & Hildur Gudnadottir (FI/IS/DE) | Benzo & Oleg Kornev (LT/RU) |
Biosphere (NO) | Joe Colley (US) | Golden Serenades (NO) | Johann
& Ethos Quartett & Matthias M.D. Hemstock (IS) | Kill (NO) | Nils Petter
Molvaer (NO) | m.takara (BR) | Maja Ratkje & HC Gilje (NO) | Single Unit
(NO) | Supersilent (NO) | Zavoloka (UA)

** LE PLACARD 8 - PROLOGUE (9.2.-10.2.):
Augsburger Tafelconfect (DE) | Ilios (GR) | Intertecsupabrainbeatzroomboyz
(FR/UK) | Rob Curvengen (AU) | [sic] (CA/QC) | triPhaze (DE) | Xabier
Erkizia (ES)

** AMBIUNIX (11.2-12.2.):
— bB (DK) | Ulf Eriksson (SE) | Gegen Hz (DK) | Jacob Kirkegaard & Thor
Magnusson (DK/IS) | Hansen & Dj Daniel (DK) | Heidi Mortenson (DK) | Pixel
(DK) | Son of Clay (SE) | The Renegades Of The Game Boxen (SE/AT) |
Viuff (DK) | VJ (DK)


[2] Weekday concert programme

The concerts during the week from 6.2.-10.2. start relatively early at
and mainly present artists, who are part of this years special focus
Splendid Isloation. An adaptive landscape of seating modules created by
artist group interplay will provide the right setup for concentration and
deep listening.

SUN 6.2. 22:00

Joe Colley (Antifrost, Povertech, US)
Supersilent (Rune Grammofon, NO)
Biosphere (Touch, Biosphon, NO) & Video: Egbert Mittelstadt (DE)

Silence as a form of expression is the common denominator this evening.
American sonic artist, Joe Colley breathes life into supposedly inanimate
equipment and materials, moulding an acoustic microcosm that succeeds in
making the inaudible audible. Another kind of silence is demonstrated by
Norwegian improvisation quartet, Supersilent. Here ­ with the aim of
attaining the most democratic means of playing together ­ silence is used
a means of communication, as a musicians¹ round of Q & A. Biosphere has
anticipating silence even before it happens. Contemplating nature and
introspective retreat inspire his infinite, slowly meandering tonal tales
that induce in the listener a state of timelessness of almost religious

MON 7.2. 22:00

Nils Petter Molvaer (ECM, NO)
Bernd Friedmann & Jaki Liebezeit feat. Hayden Chisholm and Robert Nacken
(Nonplace, DE)
m.takara (Submarine Records, BR)

Bernd Friedmann and former Can drummer, Jaki Liebezeit have been working
several years already on blurring the borders between acoustic and
electronic music. With a drum set that sounds as if it was
computer-programmed and computer-generated sounds reminiscent of
instruments they conduct a playful investigation of habitual ways of
and audience expectations. Nils Peter Molvaer was one of the first
internationally renowned Jazz musicians to mix Electronica with Jazz
elements and to establish himself in the club sector by commissioning
remixes from acknowledged producers. His performance at CTM will be the
German premiere of his new solo programme, an atmospheric amalgamation of
trumpet, video, computer and light. An absolute must for friends of
trend-setting works of ambient such as Brian Eno / John Hassell -
Musics / Fourth World Vol.1’! The Brazilian group, m.takara draws on their
musical Art-Rock background: Live improvisation, computers, trumpets,
and drums melt down into a most singular mixture of abstract textures and
Minimal Rock.

TUE 8.2. 22:00

Maja Ratkje & HC Gilje (Rune Grammofon, NO)
Golden Serenades (John Hegre / Jazzkammer & Jorgen Traen/ Sir Dupperman,
Angel & Hildur Gudnadottir (FI/IS/DE)
Single Unit (Jester Records, NO)
Electro Opera e- ­ Byungjun Kwon & Ge-Suk Yeo (KR)

This evening¹s theme is improvisation. Whilst solo artist, Single Unit,
blasts off into his own musical universe somewhere between a
rasping-rumbling cacaphony and precise abrupt breaks and Angel, supported on
cello by Hildur Gudnadottir, get in sync for a single unbroken escalation of
Noise-Drone kink, in the other three acts it¹s dialogue that takes centre
stage. John Hegre is one half of Jazzkammer, whose studio releases Jorgen
Traen frequently had a finger in producing. Tonight they collide as Golden
Serenades, throwing themselves with racket and verve into rambunctious
conversation. Electro Opera e- is a further encounter of disparate styles:
Classically trained soprano, Ge-Suk Yeo sings in electronic soundscapes
created by Byungjun Kwon, who draws on traditional Korean music and Jazz.
Maja Ratkje subjects her voice to electronic effect machines to create
forms ranging from the sharp saw-toothed to the rich and organic. Her
voice-and-electronica dialogue is richly underscored and extended by
interaction with video images from media artist HC Gilje.

WED 9.2. 22:00

Zavoloka (Nexsound, UA)
Apparat feat. ComplexÀCord (Shitkatapult, DE)
Benzo & Oleg Kornev (Laton, LT/RU)
Kill (NO)

Perceptive music that moves and stirs up the audience, its primary concern
is to explore unusual musical structures. Zavoloka offers stumbling,
unpredictable poly-rhythmics coupled with warped sonic objects, somewhere
between Noise and Melodic: an unstable and unwieldy sound in permanent
transition. Complex rhythmics also from Apparat, whose clicking, crackling
beats fuse with the overwhelming melancholy of their background melodies
create fantastic Pop arrangements. Benzo combines constant electronic
and noises with elements drawn from the Russian folklore that haunts his
minimal compositions, making them a seismograph of Russian sensibilities.
Dark audio miniatures conjure up a train-ride through the wastes of
Moscow¹s choking petrol fumes or a lonely travelling salesman, drowning
sorrows in Vodka. Finally, the outbreak and the taming of chaos with
Abstract Death Metal: the four soloists¹ passion for raising anarchistic
hell combines with their seriously concerted musical precision. Expect
velocity sparks! Deathly outbreaks of energy that are then roped back in ­
Anger Management.

THU 10.2. 22:00

Johann Johannsson & Ethos Quartet & Matthias M.D. Hemstock (Touch, IS)
Swod (Dictaphone, City Centre Offices, DE)
Andrew Peckler (Scape, US)

’Sealed time’, the term with which the Russian filmmaker Andrej Tarkovskij
described his basic cinematic intent, also applies perfectly to this
evening¹s programme. Submerse yourself in exalted and timeless miniatures
Johann Johannsson, in self-possessed Pointilist melodies from the
piano/electronic duo Swod, and in the smoke-swirled ambience of nocturnal
journeys in Andrew Peckler¹s OElevator to the Scaffold¹: in all these
projects the associative, the cinematic, the essayistic is inscribed in
music. This is cinema for the grey matter that demands concentration, yet
doesn¹t ask too much. Stimulates without undue agitation. Sublime!

NSB and REYNOLS documentaries December 17th 2004


December 17th, 2004
double screenings at the Goethe in Montreal

Buscando a Reynols (Looking for Reynols) Dir. Néstor Frenkel (North American première)
What About Me: The Rise of The Nihilist Spasm Band Dir. Zev Asher (Montréal première)
more info from our friends at HUSHUSH

DECEMBER 13th, 2004 Memorial service for Hugh McIntyre (1936 - 2004)
of the The Nihilist Spasm Band




Perhaps it’s time for us to tell you what’s up this month?
but first...a quick hello to BOB DUMOUCHEL (sole reader of this blog)

[sic] song on Piehead Compilation
[sic] and TriPhaze live in Bologna Italy
Sleazy Listeners reviewed in the last Banafish Magazine

[sic] song on Piehead Compilation
Piehead Records specializes primarily in limited edition releases offered as yearly subscriptions.
In 2004 piehead offered a series of full-length albums by 11 different artists.

The final album in the series is a compilation with exclusive tracks from all 11 artists, and is available only to whose who purchase the full series from Piehead directly.

Artist include:
Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks
Knowledge Of Bugs
John Chantler
Metro Starman
Accelera Deck

[sic] and TriPhaze live in Bologna Italy
In late January 2005 [sic] and TriPhaze will offer shavings and perform forensic experiments for the Italians to enjoy!
More info to come...for now find out more about NETMAGE
The wee duo may even poison themselves with champagne for a few more comic performances
in a few chosen Euro cities...more info on that soon.

Sleazy Listeners reviewed
The sleazy listeners are greasy enough for a nice review of how fucked up they are in
issue #18 of Bananafish Magazine


SEND + RECEIVE festival, Winnipeg Manitoba


Squirrelgirl artists [sic] and Roughage aka Zev Asher (of the sleazy listeners)
are both invited to play seperate dates in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the Send+Receive festival in October.


Thursday October 21st
Platform Gallery, 100 Arthur Street- Artspace
Admission: 6$ advance 8$ door
Doors: 9:30pm Performance 10pm


Friday October 22nd
’Sounds pulled from the air’
Peter Cusack London, England
Anna Friz & Annabelle Chvostek Montreal, Canada
Raylene Campbell Montreal, Canada
[sic] Montreal, Canada
West End Cultural Centre 586 Ellice Avenue 738-6918
Doors: 8pm Performances 8:30pm
Tickets: 12$ advance 14$ door

think of sabrina




***** Zev Asher and [sic] at the Toronto International Film Festival
with daily UPDATES

***** Brainwashed review of ’Gorilla Masking Tape’ by [sic]

***** [sic] and Luca premiere ’Organic Debris’ at the Descarriere incinerator

***** [sic] and Roughage perform solo shows at the Send+Receive festival

Casuistry: The Art of Killing a Cat, presented at The Toronto Film Festival this September

Feature Documentary, Canada 2004
Director/Writer/Editor: Zev Asher
Producer/Co-director: Linda Feesey
Original Score: Roughage and [sic]

Toronto International Film Festival catalog

NOTE FROM [sic]:
Squirrelgirl does NOT condone cruelty to animals.
Before having a grand mal you may want to actually view the film.
[sic] and Roughage and all those at Squirrelgirl Records are fervent animal lovers. Please don’t quote a toronto tabloid and use it as a source for your deep rooted anger.
You outpatients are giving animal rights activists a bad name.

Read statement from Noah Cowan, Co-Director
Toronto International Film Festival

Sept 1st article from the globe and mail

CBC news

Toronto Star article Sept 2nd. (you’ll have to check the archive)

Toronto NOW review
CBC news sept 1st

CTV news


Squirrelgirl artists [sic] and Roughage aka Zev Asher (of the sleazy listeners)
are both invited to play seperate dates in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the Send+Receive festival
in october.

The Brainwashed Brain
review of ’Gorilla Masking Tape’ by [sic]

"Having listened to and zoned out on this release at least half a dozen times, it should be obvious what it is that is so compelling about [sic]’s compositions of dusty long drones, deep ambient spaces and bump-in-the-night tension, but it’s not. On the one hand, this is difficult listening: all uneasy sounds and dischordant timbres rubbing up against one another to create an ambiguous feeling of dread. On the other hand, for those familiar with the work of like-minded artists like those featured on the quasi-legendary "Isolationism" compilation, [sic] fits perfectly into a already-defined niche of dark, brooding ambient characterized more by its claustrophobia than by its use reflection of space as an expanse. I could tell you that Gorilla Masking Tape is a beautiful, haunting record, or that it’s alpha-wave inducing at the right volume, or that it’s a perfectly quiet record for people who lead unquiet lives, but none of that really captures the force that these tracks embody. Perhaps the record’s most defining characteristic is that it is indeed so malleable that it can be both loud and quiet, both serene and disturbed, both beautiful and terrifying and that it does all of this effortlessly. I often wonder what more can be said about music like this that is both barely there and a force of nature all at once, depending on your volume knob. I always think that it will be impossible for someone to release yet another essential dark ambient disc in a world where artists who do this sort of thing tend to have voluminous discographies of equally affecting work already. I think that, and then I hear a record like Gorilla Masking Tape and it suddenly all sounds fresh and important and essential again and I’m left wanting more. It doesn’t get much better than that."
by Matthew Jeanes

Le Pukiste
Moray Firth

The Brainwashed Brain is a weekly digest from the staff and contributors of brainwashed V07I29 - 07252004

[sic] and Luca premiere ’Organic Debris’ at the
6ieme manifestation de Video et Art electronique
more details to follow...


New [sic] track free download on ADOZEN


New [sic] track free download on ADOZEN

click to hear Bells of beaconsfield
click to read about the track
click to read about [sic]
click to read about adozen

also check out reviews for [sic] and sleazy listeners releases from Edgar Vareiko’s online music and non-music online magazine from Latvia.


COBRA KILLER - 76/77 - 12" / CD
FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER - Looping I-VI (And Other Assorted Love Songs) - CD
JULIAN FANE - Special Forces - promo 7" / CD
TRISOMIE 21 - Happy Mystery Child - CD
V/A - Pepita vol.1 - CD


FRANCISCO LOPEZ - Untitled #119 - 3" CD
INSUMISION - Peru Pueblo Imbecil - CD-R
NERVE EXHIBIT - The Horror Of Amusement - CD
[SIC] - ...And Rabbits Named Friday - CD
[SIC] - Gorilla Masking Tape - CD-R
SLEAZY LISTENERS (THE) - The Romance Is Over - CD

V/A - Realmente Amas A Sandra Bullock? - CD-R
V/A - Rural Psychogeography - CD

FOREST OF EQUILIBRIUM -Saturday, July 31, 2 p.m Montreal


Guylaine Bedard (photographer) is exhibiting her recent work this saturday at 2pm at the belgo building in montreal.
Her large scale photos are impressive to say the least, i personally want to jump into one and dissapear forever.
There will also be a solo cello performance by Norsola Johnson of GY!BE fame.

Here are some details from the montreal mirror (scroll to ’Rural Roots’)

Forest of Equilibrium opens Saturday, July 31, 2 p.m., with a cello performance by Norsola Johnson.
It runs until Aug. 14, at Galerie Bumper, (372 Ste-Catherine W., #528).

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Devin Sarno live

Jen Morris & Michael Egger Pivophone LIVE

Pivophone by Jen Morris & Michael Egger (world premiere)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8 PM
Cinema Bellevaux, Route Aloys-Fauquez 4, 1018 Lausanne Vaud, Suisse

À faire se retourner Edison dans sa tombe, voici en première mondiale le pivophone, dont la performance sera retransmise en direct sur plus de 20 radios publiques européennes, dans le cadre du Art’s Birthday organisé à Lausanne par Espace 2 au Cinema Bellevaux.

Tournant dans la tête de Jen Morris depuis des lustres et réalisée avec Micheal Egger, cette nouvelle machine pourrait s’inscrire comme la cerise sur le gâteau d’une histoire des machines à bruits. Des Intonarumori futuristes aux tubes robotiques des frères Decoster, c’est toute une généalogie glorifiant la virilité agressive, la force, le pouvoir, l’industrie et la guerre que révèle le pivophone. Le pivophone met en doute ce qui jusqu’à son arrivée faisait autorité dans les arts du son. Alors, s’agit-il d’écouter des pives comme John Cage désirait entendre l’âme des cendriers ? Non, mais on se rapproche. Et oui il faut se rapprocher. On est dans l’art de la miniature. Miniature d’un gros show télévisé où les pop stars sont des pives. Miniature d’une scène faite miroir. Miniature d’une patinoire d’Holidays on Ice, où les danseurs-hockeyeuses sont finalement grandeur nature. Alors déjà assité à un ballet de pives majestueuses sous speed ? Déjà écouté le fracas d’une pive contre une autre ?

Jen Morris est une artiste sonore de performances électroniques, radicales et troublantes. De renommée internationale sous le pseudo [sic], Morris communique rarement avec l’espèce humaine. Mais lorsqu’elle le fait, à travers, aussi, la vidéo, l’installation, la bande son de films et son label Squirrelgirl, c’est frontal et désarçonnant. Automatic word wrap

Michael Egger est un artiste vidéo, bricoleur-inventeur, programmeur, musicien et pédagogue.

Et aussi au programme de la soirée:

Thomas Tilly, Abstral Compost, Louis Schild et Antoine Läng, Raphaël Raccuia.

robot vs rabbit live

sleazy listeners related events

Zev Asher tribute events or screenings

Lasse Marhaug shows