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Strike a Chord
What’s up Vienna!
What’s up Montréal!

with Radian + Tim Hecker
with Michaela Grill and Billy Roisz + Didi Bruckmayr and a short program of experimental Austrian film and video
Co-curated by Michaela Grill, Christof Kurzmann & Steve Bates

Friday, June 11, 2010

show 8:00 pm
doors 7:15 pm

Tickets $12 in advance/ $15 at the door available at Ticketmaster, Music Trader and the West End.
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What’s up Vienna! What’s up Montréal! is an multimedia event meant to explore expanded notions of working with sonic materials and was co-curated by Steve Bates, the founder and ex-director of the send + receive festival, and Austrian video and sound artists Michaela Grill and Christof Kurzmann. This event was also made possible with support from the Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

Radian, a sound-art trio from Vienna, creates music that plays with your sense of aural identification and aural distance. It goes in hard for little sounds we make when we’re not quite yet “making music”. Radian is currently touring their fifth album Chimeric, released by the legendary Chicago label Thrill Jockey. Radian make their little noises play across the stereo field or create a compound rhythm, arranged by post-editing into elegant, complex syncopation, each portion of the rhythmic cycle expressed with different volume or compression or room tone.

Tim Hecker, is Canadian-based musician and sound artist who has produced an extensive range of audio works since 2000. His pieces have been described as "structured ambient" and "cathedral electronic music". More to the point, he has focused on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive. His work has also included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, and various writings as well as being presented in live settings around the world.


Didi Bruckmayr is a Doctor of economy who has written a dissertation on the national socialist welfare-system in Austria 1938-1945 and also performs, since 1985, as a singer, actor and performance-artist. Bruckmayr has done shows around the world either as a solo performer or with the notorious multimedia performance group F*KHEAD. In his solo vocal performance work Bruckmayr is making trips into the subconscious. Hyperventilation, throat and overtone singing and various strange voices are the proper equipment for these expeditions.

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Tim Hecker website
Didi Bruckmayr myspace
Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture

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