• SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
    High Line Brewing: 1318 9 Ave SE, Unit #113
    (access via Minh Chau parking lot off 9th Ave SE)
    7-10pm, 18+, $7 cover

    Tim Olive / Doreen Girard / Chris Dadge
    The duo of Tim Olive (prepared guitar, based in Kobe, Japan) and Doreen Girard (Winnipeg) is making their way around western Canada this spring, and in Calgary they will be joined by percussionist Chris Dadge.

    Tim Olive
    is becoming (happily for us) something of a regular fixture on the Bug Incision calendar, despite his rather distant home base. For the better part of two decades, Olive has been occupying the front lines of guitar abstraction, following in the grand tradition of pioneers like Keith Rowe and Fred Frith, but to say he sounds like either one of these legends would be to err. Olive has eked out a fully unique corner of sound, mainly due to the gloriously bric-a-brac nature of his preparations: springs, styrofoam, metal sheets, hand-wound motors, magnetic tape, toys, wood, and dental floss work in tandem with his modified pickups and lo-res analog electronics to create music that is "evolving, shifting and mutating in real time...uncanny, uneasy, and yet somehow beautiful." Tim has worked with an insane amount of great players, including Akiyama Tetuzi, Che Chen, Crys Cole, Anthony Guerra, Bonnie Jones, Toshimaru Nakamura, Mathieu Ruhlmann, James Rushford, Sound of the Mountain, Carl Stone, and Nate Wooley.

    Doreen Girard hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is primarily known as a visual artist who uses handbuilt and re-purposed slide and animation reel projectors, which are operated live, producing mutable images. She is also the co-founder of the Negative Space and Bent Light artist collectives, and has played with electro-acoustic piano duo Burden. Her visual work is often accompanied by her own music, reconciling her interests in early music, funereal doom, and "the resonant and refractive properties of glass, wood, string and metal", ideally "aiming to activate the participant’s awareness of their perceptual field."

    Chris Dadge
    is primarily known as a drummer/percussionist and co-founder & head of Bug Incision. He's been making all sorts of different music in Calgary for almost 20 years and can frequently be seen playing in Cryingnice (duo with drummer Eric Hamelin), Lab Coast, Samantha Savage Smith's band, or turning knobs at Child Stone studios. His setup for this evening will focus on amplified percussion and different ways to stimulate these objects. He's worked with Peter Evans, Joe Morris, Mats Gustafsson, Eugene Chadbourne, John Oswald, Chris Riggs, Jack Wright, and more.

    New duo from the highly fertile minds of Cain Davis and Matt Purdue (Calisthenics, Turner Fries Jazz Ensemble), both multi-instrumentalists who count synth, double bass, sax, autoharp, and amplified junk among just some of their arsenal. These two are some of the most active members of a new generation of Calgary improvisors who have been solidly present in the Bug Incision calendars and have also been stirring the soup with their own series Vocational Sound Company. Not sure exactly what they'll be getting up to on this night, but hopes are high.

    Kevin Stebner
    Pleased as always to present Kevin Stebner, one of the city's finest and most diverse makers of compelling art & things, whether it's his bands, (past & presently including) low-country gruffsters Cold Water, the chiptune madness of Greyscreen, the heart-on-sleeve (and fondly remembered) ragings of Stalwart Sons, his record labels (Revolution Winter and BART tapes), his sick bookstore in a shed (Shed Books - contact him to view!), or his interactive tech-leaning video game music performance pieces. Check it: "Those of you who have seen Stebner's more recent work in his band Cold Water may have noticed the growth from the gruff alt-country of previous iterations now developing far more psych and jam influences creeping in. His solo work takes that development further, utilizing psyched, country twanged, solo'd melodies atop a two-amp, stereo, OM-like panning drones, becoming a loud, meditative weave."

  • SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
    High Line Brewing: 1318 9 Ave SE, Unit #113
    (access via Minh Chau parking lot off 9th Ave SE)
    7-10pm, 18+, $5 cover

    I.O + Holy Drone Travelers + Jack Sinclaire + details TBA


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Dancing With Penguins
Bent Spoon Trio
Nine Year Itch (bim-76)


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Rural Optimism

Chris Dadge/Jonathon Wilcke
Three Live Pieces


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