SONIC GLOW : Fly Pan Am + The Northern Arm : Sun 22 Sept 2019

+ + + SONIC GLOW DAY #4 + + +

w/ Del Stephen + Clint Lown 

Sun 22 Sept 2019 8PM / TCO Rooftop Terrace
$20 = tickets on sale here


Fly Pan Am
Fly Pan Am formed in Montreal in 1996 and played their earliest shows with many of the city’s emerging instrumental and experimental rock groups (including ExhaustGodspeed You! Black Emperor and The Shalabi Effect) in various alternate venues and extra-official warehouses during the late ’90s. The band’s four founding members worked through four Constellation release from 1998-2004 and went on hiatus in 2005. They are: Roger Tellier-Craig (guitars, tapes, electronics, vocals); Jonathan Parant (guitars, tapes, electronics, vocals); J.S. Truchy (bass, tapes, electronics, vocals) and Félix Morel (drums, tapes). Eric Gingras (guitars, organs, percussion) joined the group in 2002.

The band’s first release was a split 7″ with Godspeed, issued by local zine aMAZEzine in 1998. They began recording their first full-length later that year, released as a self-titled CD and 2xLP by Constellation in 1999. As Montreal’s rock instrumentalists began to cross-pollinate and collaborate during this period, Fly Pan Am teamed up with sound artist Alexandre St-Onge; they premiered their first joint piece at Constellation’s Musique Fragile concert series in 1998, and went on to record it for their first album. St-Onge remained a regular guest on their earlier output, appearing on various tracks throughout the band’s recorded work.

w/ Visuals by Del Stephen
Del Stephen is an exploratory artist whose relentless and multi-faceted creative output includes music, sound art, poetry, and handmade collage. While his ambitious ‘all-over-map’ approach does not lend easily to specific genres or suggested audience expectations, it is his constant ‘work-in-progress’ mentality that continues to yield unique results in various settings. This date at the NAC looks to be no exception, as Del Stephen takes his collages into the digital realm for a live and experimental visual accompaniment to the music of Fly Pan Am.

The Northern Arm
this is an instrumental collective. started in toronto, 2004. assembled at various outdoor locations to compose and record.over time, became more ambient, dreamy, huge sound, multiple drummers, guitars, violin. the music is emphasized by visuals, video projections, 16 mm film, art installations. this is music at home in a gallery. 


fly pan am

the northern arm

SONIC GLOW : The Gallery Players / The Lodger : Sun 22 Sept 2019

+ + + SONIC GLOW DAY #4 + + +

 w/ Live+Improvised Soundtrack by The Gallery Players of Niagara 

Sun 22 Sept 2019 7PM / The Film House
$9 = tickets on sale here

UK, 1926. Director Alfred Hitchcock. 90 min. NR

There will be a brief intermission.

When a landlady (Marie Ault) and her husband (Arthur Chesney) take in a new lodger (Ivor Novello), they’re overjoyed: He’s quiet, humble and pays a month’s rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behavior soon has them wondering if he’s the killer terrorizing local blond girls. Their daughter, Daisy (June), a cocky model, is far less concerned, her attraction obvious. Her police-detective boyfriend (Malcolm Keen), in a pique of jealousy, seeks to uncover the lodger’s true identity.

The Gallery Players of Niagara, which began presenting concerts in 1994 has become one of Niagara’s most prominent presenters of classical chamber music. Each season we present a vast array of chamber music, from Vivaldi to Brahms to folk-inspired music to improvised music for silent movies. We commission and perform new Canadian works, present baroque repertoire on period instruments, and cover all the standard chamber music repertoire in between!

The group performs in many of Niagara’s churches, the Rodman Hall Arts Centre in St. Catharines, the Niagara Artists Centre, and at the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The group has a core membership of approximately 15 regular performers, supplementing its ranks each season with invited guests. The core players also perform with the Niagara Symphony, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and many other smaller arts organizations in the Golden Horseshoe.

Within our core group the Gallery Players serves as an umbrella for three smaller ensembles, the Eybler QuartetGlissandi, and the Niagara Winds.

SONIC GLOW : Wild Side / Mad Max Fury Road : Sun 22 Sept 2019

+ + + SONIC GLOW DAY #4 + + +

 w/ live+improvised score by WILD SIDE 

Sun 22 Sept 2019 4PM / The Film House
tickets on sale here

Join us at The Film House on Sunday 22 September at 4PM for an exclusive screening of the latest incarnation of the dystopic series of Mad Max films—screened in glorious black & white with an original score written and performed live by a bunch of punks called Wild Side.

Just Who the Hell is Wild Side? Wild Side are Niagara Falls, ON born and bred; much like the streetscapes of Clifton Hill, their music is as gaudy and dazzling as it’s a stark and dangerous tourist trap. The LP in question is a first, five years in the making. They’ve been put in front of nearly any crowd imaginable — from a tour with Power Trip to an opening slot for Insane Clown Posse — but this half-decade of work portrays Wild Side as far more focused on coining their own movement than riding the coattails of others.

Live improvised score to MAD MAX : FURY ROAD

Mad Max: Fury Road presented in B+W
USA, 2015. Directed by George Miller. 120 min. 14A
Sunday 22 September 4PM

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

SONIC GLOW : Laurie Brown’s Pondercast + Juini Booth : Sat 21 Sept 2019

+ + + SONIC GLOW DAY #3 + + +

Sat 21 Sept 2019 8PM / TCO Rooftop Terrace
$20 = tickets on sale here


w/ visuals by Co-Efficient of Drag  


Playing professionally since age16, Juini Booth has expanded the range of the contrabass into a refined personal language of intense acoustic awareness and spatiality of sound. Firmly rooted in the forefront of the American jazz tradition, which he has helped to shape, Booth’s music also integrates influences from world music, emerging beyond the boundaries of categories to express the poetics of universal humanness. His compositions reflect a masterful use of simple melodic themes developed through unexpected harmonies, unusual tonal qualities and time relationships, inviting the listener to a new level of musical perception. Booth has performed, recorded and toured for over 40 years with jazz musicians from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers to Tony Williams Lifetime, including many others like Albert Ayler, Betty Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Chuck Mangione, Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, and Randy Weston.


Drummer & vibraphonist Mark Hundevad, a former student of Cecil Taylor and Dave Holland with over 40 years of playing experience. He has performed with some of the worlds leading avant- garde jazz musicians including Cecil Taylor, Raphe Malik, Sabir Mateen, Glen Spearman, Billy Bang, Juini Booth, Daniel Carter, Steve Swell, Mark Whitecage, Flip Barnes, Elliot Levin, Dominic Duval and Ernest Dawkins. He currently leads two ensembles, the Archives of Eternity and Controlled Demolition.


Multi-instrumentalist and Producer, Jordan Quinn, who has played in large and small combos from around the world. He has continued to develop a wide range of musical styles, playing in big bands by day and rock and dance clubs by night. With no limits to his creativity and drive, Quinn can also be found arranging for musical theatre productions, being a bandleader for large private events, or producing national artists. Quinn has toured internationally and can be seen been playing main stages and entertaining audiences in the thousands. You can catch Quinn playing most nights with different artists of award winning stature or in the diversely-classic fusion band, Chameleon Project.


+ Joe Lapinski + Alex Ring  
w/ visuals by Adam CK Vollick  

Laurie Brown

What 10 years of hosting late night radio taught me about music, you and the night

Laurie Brown is a passionate advocate for the arts and artists in Canada. She has built a reputation as an accomplished interviewer and seasoned broadcaster by bringing out the best in Canadian artists. Laurie hosted The Signal on CBC Radio 2 for the last 10 years, a much loved late night music program. Now, she hosts her own podcast called Pondercast.

– W I T H – 

Joe Lapinski is an interdisciplinary artist who has been performing, writing, and producing music in St.Catharines Ontario Canada for the past 13 years. He performs actively as a solo artist, as well as a member of The Woodshed Orchestra, and Bronx Cheerleader. He is the founder of Yummy Recordings, runs Midtown Studios, and is a co-founder of the In the Soil Arts Festival, based in St. Catharines 

Alex Ring has been involved in a many projects in the Niagara region, including several In the Soil performances. These include bluegrass band The Highwire String Band, noise rockers Frontwards, and his own sound installations. This performance will blend his interest in minimal sound sources (oscillators) and improvised music.

Adam CK Vollick: “I am a Niagara native who grew up close to the breeze of Lake Erie. My early love of Photography and Light has allowed me to hone unconventional methods in many different disciplines with some of my heros. I am currently working on several film projects for Neil Young; I am co-producing a short film with Daryl Hannah; and recently my work can be seen in the Timberlake/Demme film that premiered at TIFF 2016 and is now streaming on Netflix. As well, I continue to be a Daniel Lanois film collaborator for over a decade. My works both still and moving pictures are internationally collected and appear on stages and in theaters across the globe. Niagara is where I return to meditate, and find peace in my own life while preparing for the next sojourn.”

SONIC GLOW : Minuscule w/ Tracy VanOosten : Sat 21 Sept 2019

+ + + SONIC GLOW DAY #3 + + +


Sat 21 Sept 2019 7PM / Silver Spire Church
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Minuscule is a musical outpouring of inner voices. Niagara-based artist Laurel Minnes has been making a name for herself through involvement in such projects as Majora, Whitney Pea, DRFTR, Vile Creature, The Joe Lapinski Band, Hulley and more. Minuscule is her way of now striking it out on her own – though a choir and band of 13 others is hardly alone. All parts are composed, arranged and conducted by Minnes, and focus on the inner conversations and battles we have with ourselves. It is a musical journal that offers brutal honesty with no barriers, set to wide spanning genres – from hip-hop to classic choral arrangements.

Tracy VanOosten received her MFA from Concordia University. She is an artist and filmmaker working with text, video, installation and the internet. Using the moving-image within immersive contexts her research focus is the affective relationship between bodies and mediums, both as conduits and networks, embodied and entangled, hosting the currents and maelstroms of feeling. Tracy’s work has been exhibited nationally and screened at festivals internationally.


SONIC GLOW : Culture Reject w/ Dylin North : Fri 20 Sept 2019

+ + + SONIC GLOW DAY #2 + + +


Fri 20 Sept 2019 11PM / Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
$10 = tickets on sale here

Culture Reject
St. Catharines’ Michael O’Connell has been playing gorgeously off-kilter pop songs for a nice long while. Now boasting female vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Karri North (of Fenwick) & Carlie Howell – not to mention the beautiful, acclaimed new Forces EP – Culture Reject is set to be more glorious than ever. Aside from touring, O’Connell spends time engineering and producing tracks in the recording studio of Sketch: the working arts for street-involved and homeless youth, creating beats and opportunities for at-risk youth in Toronto is a transformative process for both the youth and himself.

Dylin North
Dylin is a visual artist who creates magical light effects to pair with music, often working to create interactive experiences where the audience can influence the scene. Outside of these staged spectaculars, he has shown at Division Gallery and XPACE in Toronto, and participated in events such as In The Soil arts festival and the Pelham Arts Festival, among others.


Culture Reject Talkin’ Easy / Direction, Camera and Analog Lighting by Dylin North.

SONIC GLOW : Jennifer Castle w/ Permanent Vacation : Fri 20 Sept 2019

+ + + SONIC GLOW DAY #2 + + +


Fri 20 Sept 2019 9PM / TCO Rooftop Terrace at NAC
$20 = tickets on sale here

Jennifer Castle
“Angels of Death” is the fifth full-length album by Ontario songwriter Jennifer Castle—her second for Idée Fixe (Canada) and first for Paradise of Bachelors (USA and the rest of the world).

A sublime meditation on mortality and memory, ghosts and grief, “Angels of Death” casts a series of spells against forgetting and finality, in the form of mystic-minimalist country-soul torch songs about writing, time travel, and spectral visitations. Castle wrote and recorded this breathtaking follow-up to the acclaimed “Pink City” (2014) in a 19th century church near the shores of Lake Erie, where her family also lived and experienced a constellation of losses that inhabit these bruised musings.


Permanent Vacation
This collective, which includes artists Katie Mazi, Jenn Judson, Matt Caldwell, Ben Mosher, and Alex Muresan, were all Studio Art majors at Brock who first worked together to restructure the Brock Art Club into the current Brock Art Collective. The name Permanent Vacation stems from the idea that you don’t need to ‘vacate’ an area to find work and fulfilment. The collective’s goal is to create working space for emerging Niagara-based makers in a way that promotes seeing home anew. The group, made up of Brock alumni, recently presented its second exhibition at the VISA Gallery, All Expenses Paid. Permanent Vacation is, “as much of a challenge as it is a slogan, encouraging the artists to dedicate their everyday lives to entertaining their wildest ambitions.”

SONIC GLOW : Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet w/ Kasia Smuga : Thurs 19 Sept 2019

+ + + SONIC GLOW DAY#1 + + +


Thurs 19 Sept 2019 9PM / TCO ROOFTOP TERRACE
$20 = tickets on sale here

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet’s infectious surf-inflected instrumental pop songs will be instantly recognizable to anyone who watched “The Kids in the Hall.” Their song “Having an Average Weekend” was the theme to that late, great, Canadian sketch comedy show, and they also provided the little instrumental flourishes between skits.

The band formed in Toronto in 1984 and released their first seven-inch in 1985 (“Our Weapons Are Useless” b/w “Bennett Cerf” and “Having an Average Weekend”). Over the next five years, the band released seven more singles, which they collected on their first full-length, 1990’s Savvy Show Stoppers (Cargo). In 1991, they followed with Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham, also on Cargo, and in 1993, they released Sport Fishin’ – The Lure of the Bait, The Luck of the Hook (recorded by none other than Steve Albini).

Kasia Smuga is a visual artist predominantly working with video and installation art. She has facilitated large projects for Nuit Blanche, and is a return contributor to Sound and Vision Fest. Kasia is currently the film programmer at the Film House. Her projections are vivid and multi-faceted, dealing with subject matter such as transformation, becoming, and organic processes. Kasia has an abiding interest in utilizing archival footage to form visual collages.


SONIC GLOW : A Series of Sound+Vision Events

      SOUND+VISION at the east end of st paul   

       september 19-22 2019   

SONIC GLOW is about creating a small space where we can think about the relationship between sound and sight a little more attentively, a way to slow it down and soak it up. We also know that when you put great artists together dynamic things can happen, it’s a type of alchemy. We guarantee some moments when things click in mysterious and epiphanic ways. None of this is packaged or polished, whatever magic happens, it’ll happen once and that’s that. You’re there to see it or maybe you’re not. It never happens again.

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> 8PM = TCO ROOFTOP AT NAC =   $20  
   Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
   w/ visuals by Kasia Smuga
..details here

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 FRI 20 SEPT  
> 7PM = THE KWONG CHOW =   $10  
   Kaie Kellough + TZT + Lillian Allen
..details here

> 9PM = TCO ROOFTOP AT NAC =  $20  
   Jennifer Castle
   w/ visuals by Permanent Vacation
..details here

> 11PM = DTMG at NAC =   $10  
   Culture Reject
   w/ visuals by Dylin North
..details here

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 SAT 21 SEPT  
   w/ visuals by Tracy Van Oosten
..details here

> 8PM = TCO ROOFTOP AT NAC =  $20  
   Juini Booth + Co.
   w/ visuals by Co-Efficient of Drag
..details here

   Laurie Brown’s Pondercast
   w/ Joe Lapinski + Alex Ring
   + visuals by Adam CK Vollick
..details here

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> 4PM = THE FILM HOUSE =   $9  (tickets can be purchased at The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre)
   Mad Max: Fury Road
w/ live +
 improvised sound by Wild Side
..details here

> 7PM = THE FILM HOUSE =   $9  (tickets can be purchased at The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre)
   The Lodger
   w/ live + improvised soundtrack by
   The Gallery Players of Niagara +
   introduction by Joan Nicks
..details here

> 8:30PM = TCO ROOFTOP AT NAC =   $20  
  The Northern Arm
w/ Clint Lown
Fly Pan Am
w/ Del Stephen
..details here



L Show / Friday 23 August 8PM / TCO Rooftop Terrace

Friday 23 August 8PM
Ten bucks to get in

Thomas Craig Oliver Rooftop Terrace at NAC

L = 50

It was the summer of 1969.

Mark Clifford was in a band called THE STROLLING SENTRY. Mike Dixon was in a band called THE HUE AND CRY.
Dave Petrie was the drummer in THE STROLLING SENTRY. His brother Gord was HUE AND CRY’s guitarist. Both bands rehearsed in the Petrie family basement.

With the Petrie family on vacation in Europe in the summer of 69 THE STROLLING SENTRY needed a substitute drummer for a gig at a hair salon across from the Six Pence on Carlise Street.

The Hair Salon was owned by Kevin Ridge, a brother of the other guitarist in THE STROLLING SENTRY.

Mike Dixon got the gig because he could play Purple Haze, a song on THE STROLLING SENTRY set list.

A spark ignited at that first gig. The next two years they began working up some ‘muse’ with new friend Steve Doede. They called the band MOTION.

A foray into the oblivion of improvisations and the music of the day began at that gig in 1969 and it’s carried on for 50 years (Roman numeral: L).

With the L-Show on the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC, Mike and Mark plan on playing in a transparent and vulnerable way. They have prepared and charted skeletal forms, confident in 50 plus years of experience in their quest for the muse within a moment in time

Joining us, occasionally, will be percussionist/poet/digeridoo player Mike Corrigan and technician/recording engineer/bassist Gerry Hotson.

Mike and Mark are grateful that these friends that they share so much history with will be joining them on their continued search for the ‘muse’.

‘L’ also stands for LONGEVITY. We trust the hand signal shall become a new and positive gesture.

Mike and Mark are grateful to NAC for support and encouragement from the get-go.

Much love and musing and ‘L’ to all.
Marco  (Mark Clifford)