Avant-garde Music & Multimedia in the Pacific Northwest

Sat, Jul 20 2019 8:00 PM

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Presented with support from the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts

July 20, 2019 Doors 8PM
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

TICKETS $15 - https://tinyurl.com/y37hgt6r

LOSCIL & Secret Pyramid

Vancouver-based composer and multimedia artist Scott Morgan has been producing music under the Loscil moniker for 20 years. His latest full length - Equivalents - takes its title from an influential series of early 20th century photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. Abstracting clouds into miasmic, painterly canvases of smoke and shadowplay, Equivalents is a deeply fitting analog for Morgan’s own process, fraying forms and tones into widescreen mirages of opaque texture and negative space. Equivalents will be presented live with integrated visuals and a guest appearance from Vancouver's Secret Pyramid who is also featured on the album.

Secret Pyramid, aka Amir Abbey, records dark, eerie minimalist drone utilizing tape loops, field recordings, synths, as well as the elusive Ondes Martenot. Reminiscent of space rock groups like Windy & Carl as well as Popol Vuh's soundtrack work, Abbey's recordings seem immensely lonely, yet comforting, achieving a singular balance between the alien and the familiar.

Cost: 15