Audio Lab (ongoing)
Everyday music, live improvised electronic music, recorded freshly.
Listen:: Intermission Audio Lab

Informal Feedback System
17 June 2005

Mark Brady (Samplers)
Steven Calvert (FXs)
Khan Lee (Acoustics)

A Weak Link in the Signal Chain (betrays our intention)

Live Loopin' (triggers your toes)
Processed Textures (draws you near)
Sweet & Sour Acoustics (curls your frown upside down)

9pm @ BLIM
catagory:: sound


a round of music
10 Mar 2005
A presentation of the Under Exposure New Music Series at the Western Front
@ Vancouver Art Gallery

An extended trip out filling the expansive void in the VAG with an organic progression. The main course was book-ended with a rendition of Rodney Graham's, Theme from Phonokinetoscope. Robing Rodney (Graham) to pay back Syd (Barrett). [phonokinetoscope discussion]
catagory:: sound


Mercury Theatre II - The New Barbarians
11 Sept 2004

Mercury Theatre II was a spectacular presentation of video and sound art using Cathedral Park as a setting to contextualize the theme, "The New Barbarians".

For the 2004 theme, artists shed new light on the term "barbarian" While the previous year's event looked at Vancouver as a sci-fi landscape, this year's program takes sci-fi one step further to look at that which exists in our everyday landscape - that which is forever base and unchanging, the part of humanity that never evolves or advances. Once a barbarian, always a barbarian!

Footage was shown that takes various positions, from works that critique Western culture as a barbaric force to those that embrace "barbarianism" as the new order. In order to expand the scope of Mercury Theatre for 2004, Intermission sent a call for sound and video submissions Canada-wide this year. Over 20 artists have sent in works from across our fair land that were mixed live at this outdoor event by Intermission and featured guests.

@ Cathedral Park (Dunsmuir/Richards), FREE, 9:30pm on. <flyer>

"what a great event! you did an amazing job. the screens were beautiful, horrendous...i love intermission."
- rlc

"I fully enjoyed the performance. The music was totally haunting. I was impressed with the subtlety of the images....that 9/11, and the war, etc weren't being smashed into our eyes."
- Caitlin
catagory:: performance, sound


13 Aug 2004

UPDATE: A remarkable performance, smiles all round! Thanks DJ DandyLion (Wade Thomas), for his intermission Dub/DanceHall mix. MP3s here:
<mp3 playlist>

Julie Gendron performed a Live Video mix, of painterly constructions.

The intermission band, will be backing her up, with a their/our brand of live improvised electronica - a practice of communication through music on a walk-about which is never the same but aways an intriguing journey. In this process the 'score' is encoded directly in the music as communication between the players, as they ask and answer questions reminiscent of "Shall we go this way?" or "Can you dig this?"

@ BLIM $5, 9pm on, 23 West Pender. <flyer>
catagory:: performance, sound


InFest Dance Party: music and visuals
Feb 2004
Intermission plays in full musical form for the International Artist Run Culture's dance party. The performance was well received: "That was great! I was mesmerized" - daegan
catagory:: event, sound


noo trac
3 Oct 2003
A brand new mnemonic experience of our collective past, carefully restored and newly packaged for your audio-visual pleasure. Live video installation with appropriate sound improvised and performed by Intermission at Video In Studios.


Mercury Theatre I - Vancouver As A Sci-fi Landscape
6 Sept 2003
Visual/Music/Community improvisation at Cathedral Park (Dunsmuir & Richards). Visuals mixed live from submissions by Vancouver Artists, depicting Vancouver as a Sci-fi landscape. Music performed by invited guests and Intermission.

catagory:: performance, sound


Intermission Hour
24 May 2003
Performative visuals and sounds at "milk bar" - 455 Abbott Street
~ the inter.mission hour
~ ksd all star supershow
~ orphan drift [san francisco, london, oslo] + loosebeats/brasstax[sf]
catagory:: sound, video

3 Aug 2002
Three performances of a range of experimental music improvised evening of extra-ordinary sonic pleasure. Featuring Diagon, inter.mission and krups, paganinny & ryan corvus. Special visual perfromance by Julie Gee.
9pm @ IMHQ-1009 e.cordova st.
catagory:: sound, event


Getting Hammered on a Friday Night
14 June 2002
A live soundscape performance hybridizing punk and contempory electronic sampled music techniques. Special guests; Erin Kursietis (saw) and Krups (beer bottles) @ sugar refinery.
Listen:: <mp3> (1 long track)
catagory:: improv, sound


10 April 2002
the debut of a new chinematic form
as part of the Vancouver New Music [homepage] ongoing series experimental music, the anamorphosis performance addresses the imminence of the real. 80min live improvised video and sound performance @ Havana Theater.
View the <poster>
catagory:: improv, video, sound

Overflow - CD Release
Apr 2002
A selection of clips from live improvised recordings produced during preparation for the Anamorphosis show.
Listen:: <mp3> (15 tracks)
catagory:: sound


Faceless Cowards
11 Oct 2001
A live alternative sound track was for performed with Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb. 100min A/V Performance @ i just want to MAKE MUSIC TO YOU, Clove, Commercial Drive.
View the <flyer, front> <flyer, back>
catagory:: improv, video, sound


Owl In Daylight
August 2001
A videoscape for Philip K. Dick
completed during the [48 hour Movie Making Festival] this 10 min film was conceived, shot and edited in 48 hours. extending the spirit of the festival each of the 10 team members directed a minute of the film and an original sound track was composed and produced during the given period. providing a backdrop to the work of Philip K. Dick, this layered piece will be included in the upcoming [Bughouse Project], commemorating the 20th anniversary of Philip K's death.
See:: <quick time- high speed> or Listen:: <mp3> (1 long track)
catagory:: video, sound


Feb 2001
CFRO Co-Op Radio Benefit
a mainline of audio and visual vorpmi to applause. live pa and video @ sugar refinery photographic lounge. shoutz to wade (co-op) and stevie h (sugar refinery)

visuals, sound


Morten Trails vs i.m/Evil
Oct 2000
CFRO Co-Op Radio's Soundscape show invited Morten Trails and inter.mission to lock heads in a match for supreme auditory evilness. live pa @ CFR0 102.7FM
catagory:: sound


Two Legs Suez Holland and inter.mission
May 2000
More than unusual music with visuals by Suez. live pa @ DV8 (Davie St)
catagory:: visuals, sound


Hush Grrls Hush -
inter.mission, Chanti and Olivia.Thorvaldson
Mar 2000
International Women's Day preshow contact dance and improv. organic, muted, strange moves figures from the core and pit @ Blinding Light Cinema
catagory:: sound


Twelve Sound Separation -
Western Front
Jan - Feb 2000
An engaging device bringing together separated matrices of sound, celluloid and audience. analog electronic audio/visual installation, Sound Separation @ Western Front, Gallery. <flyer>
catagory:: sound, installation


Sept 1999
Arranged, produced & performed at Building 55 Show; an experimental media event featuring five guest performers @ Granville Island
catagory:: sound, installation


Still Toes
Oct 1999
Hosted and performed at an evening of experimental sound @ 800 block East Hastings

catagory:: sound, event


If the Upstairs Had Their Way
There Would Be No Downstairs

June 1999
A celebration of space and personal history. The Empty Home Show, Hawkes Street, Strathcona
catagory:: sound, installation