Avant-garde Music & Multimedia in the Pacific Northwest

Fri, Feb 15 2019 8:00 PM

The Toast
648 Kingsway Vancouver BC
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Established in January 2010, Quiet City is a series of concerts in Vancouver focused on live performances of experimental, electronic, and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting. The fifty-eighth edition of this series will be featuring performances by:
⊚ Alex Moskos (Montreal)
⊚ Exeunt
⊚ Geneva Skeen (Los Angeles)

Presented by Soundscape & Panospria

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Geneva Skeen is an interdisciplinary artist working in Los Angeles. Influenced heavily by écriture féminine, alchemical metaphors, and a mix of musical traditions ranging from holy mysticism to industrial, Skeen composes with field recordings, digital presets, mixed voice and instrumentation, and both found and filmed video. Her recordings and performances focus on the contrast between facing finite resources of our physical landscapes and their infinite digital representations. Her solo and collaborative works have been presented at REDCAT, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on the rooftop of The Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and on the façade of the Armory building in Long Beach, California, amongst others. Her debut, Dark Speech, was released with Dragon’s Eye Recordings in 2016. She is a member of VOLUME, a curatorial collective focused on sound-based practices.

An exit for the internal assemblage; a meditation on the act of feeling and expression, built on undulating waves of synthesis and howling vocalizations. One can never know what awaits outside the exit, they can only assume.

A long-standing pillar of Montreal’s experimental music community, Moskos has performed and recorded solo under the alias Drainolith, as well as an extensive catalog of albums with groups like The Unireverse, Thames, AIDS Wolf, Dan'l Boone, and SEFIII, among others. Moskos has toured constantly over the past few years, released countless recordings on labels like NNA, American Tapes, Isolated Now Waves, and Drag City. He is also a writer, visual artist, and skateboard aficionado.