#KazooFest Day Two Preview – April 4th

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The second day of Kazoo! Fest 2013 is all about experimentation, the kind that brings people together to share in the awe of strange and incredible spectacles.

All weekend we’ll be co-presenting a number of shows with Silence, a brand-new experimental music series and venue. We’re honored to be working with them and we’re looking forward to a series of events that focus on audio and visual experimentation. To start off Thursday we’ll be hosting a Handmade Music Night. Part party, part science fair, Handmade Music is an open event for people who make stuff that makes noise, from instruments to electronics to software. Come bring your experiments and creations to show and play, your curiosity and ideas. Builders, hackers, programmers and the curious are all welcome. Electronics, acoustic instruments, hacked game consoles, custom software, DIY synths, circuit bent toys, visual and light projects, sound art… anything goes. While you’re there be sure to check out Peter Bradley’s Scrutineer Tapemobiles, an interactive audio installation made from old walkmans, toy cars and cassette tape!

Immediately following that we have a performance by Matt Miller who is a well-known improviser from Toronto incorporating found sounds into dance music. After that, Ed Video Media Arts Centre and Silence present a performance of Gordon Monahan‘s Sauerkraut Synthesizer project, which is an experimental synth, built around fruits, vegetables, and a jar of sauerkraut as voltage controllers for a computer synthesizer. Gordon Monahan was recently awarded a Governor General’s Award for visual and Media Arts and is also the co-founder of Electric Eclectics who are co-presenting our show at eBar immediately following his performance.

Opening up the show at eBar we have Dutch Toko, a Guelph based band who blend no-wave influences with washy guitar noise, one of Guelph’s best new bands with a visceral stage presence. Up next we have Odonis Odonis from Toronto, ON who will be bringing their brand of industrial beats and surf rock to Guelph for the first time. Don’t miss these guys, they are doing a US tour with METZ this month! Closing out the night we have Absolutely Free, the re-incarnation of Toronto math punks DD/MM/YYYY. With this new project the band explore krautrock and psycadelic influences alongside the polyrhythmic experiments that DD/MM/YYYY became known for. It’s gonna be a wild show night we hope you can join us!

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