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send + receive enters our twen­ty-third year tak­ing noth­ing for grant­ed, with deep grat­i­tude for all of the small acts of care and solic­i­tude that make these per­for­mances, unthink­able a year ago, pos­si­ble today. That said, noth­ing about 2021 rec­om­mends a return to busi­ness as usu­al, and we’re plan­ning with safe­ty fore­most in mind. All three of our con­certs are entire­ly out­doors; masks are avail­able and remain a great way to pro­tect our com­mu­ni­ty, as well as a sim­ple cour­tesy by which to sus­tain live music through the com­ing season. 

Our twen­ty-third edi­tion rev­els in envi­ron­men­tal vari­a­tion, engag­ing the enlarged scale and atmos­pher­ics of the out­doors in var­i­ous loca­tions through­out Winnipeg’s down­town. Join us for three nights of phys­i­cal immer­sion in heal­ing and spir­it­ed sound, shak­ing the space between us as we stand apart.

Sep­tem­ber 9th — Stephen Juba Park

Our twen­ty-third year begins with an evening of deep and med­i­ta­tive lis­ten­ing between Winnipeg’s Exchange Dis­trict and the banks of the Red Riv­er. Win­nipeg-based sound artist Cole Peters explores sound as mate­r­i­al and process, com­pos­ing at the thresh­old between tech­nol­o­gy and field.

You’re Me, the Van­cou­ver-based duo of Yu Su and Scott John­son Gai­ley, draw from min­i­mal­ism, elec­troa­coustic sound design, and East­ern instru­men­tals, rein­ter­pret­ing the son­ic and atmos­pher­ic lim­its of a Neo-tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese pres­sure-point exer­cise known as Yan Bao Jian Cao.

Brook­lyn-based sound heal­er and mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary artist C. Laven­der cre­ates immer­sive sound­scapes of hyp­not­ic clar­i­ty — tim­bral icons of imma­nent tran­scen­dence, tun­ing envi­ron­ments for an intense­ly phys­i­cal, cathar­tic rit­u­al of sound.

Sep­tem­ber 10th — 127 Ban­natyne Avenue

Day two trans­forms a down­town park­ing lot into an open-air cathe­dral of light and sound. Win­nipeg-based sound artist Mem­o­ry­pond uses field record­ings of urban and domes­tic envi­ron­ments to resyn­the­size expe­ri­ence as a med­i­ta­tive drone.

The duo of amiskwaciy (Edmonton)-based musi­cian and sound design­er Matthew Car­di­nal and Saska­toon-based media artist Stephanie Kuse spans shim­mer­ing mod­u­lar sound­scapes and vivid­ly evolv­ing tex­tures of dig­i­tal abstrac­tion for a tow­er­ing sen­so­ry expe­ri­ence.

In con­trast to their care­ful record­ed out­put, B.C.-based col­lab­o­ra­tors City & i.o are a live force to be reck­oned with; a volu­mi­nous col­umn of sound, match­ing indus­tri­al elec­tron­ics and rapid-fire drum­ming.

Co-pre­sent­ed with Prairie Wires.

Sep­tem­ber 11th — Old Mar­ket Square

Our final con­cert begins with an acous­mat­ic pre­sen­ta­tion by sound artist and com­pos­er Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU. Res­o­nant Links (2021) inves­ti­gates our every­day state of aur­al immer­sion, posit­ing an ocean­ic infra­struc­ture of expe­ri­ence.

Toron­to-based group Not The Wind, Not The Flag is a rov­ing, ecsta­t­ic con­ver­sa­tion between two stal­warts of Cana­di­an impro­vi­sa­tion, Col­in Fish­er and Bran­don Val­divia. Thorny and pic­turesque, span­ning voic­es and moods, NTWNTF is a con­stant­ly meta­mor­phos­ing crea­ture and land­scape at once.

bridges impro­vi­sa­tion and com­po­si­tion, elec­tron­ic and acoustic instru­men­ta­tion, lan­guage and abstract vocal­iza­tion, and com­bines a stri­dent pulse with an expan­sive sense of free­dom. The Mon­tréal-based group includes Jason Sharp (com­po­si­tions, elec­tron­ics, bass and bari­tone sax­o­phones), Kaie Kel­lough (text, voice), Tawhi­da Tanya Evan­son (voice), Joe Grass (ped­al steel), Ste­fan Schnei­der (drums), Jah­Sun (drums), and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (type and visu­al design).

Co-pre­sent­ed with Jazz Win­nipeg.

Yvette Janine Jack­son | The Cod­ing No. 2 (Syn­thet­ic Truths)

In this gallery-based audio-visu­al instal­la­tion at Pool­side Gallery (221100 Arthur Street, 2nd Floor) artist and com­pos­er Yvette Janine Jack­son con­tin­ues her series The Cod­ing, which debuted in April 2021 as a Fromm Con­cert for Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty. The Cod­ing No. 2 (Syn­thet­ic Truths) extends Jackson’s inves­ti­ga­tion into lan­guage and per­cep­tion, dis­course and his­to­ry, inter­pret­ing mate­r­i­al from the composer’s Radio Opera Work­shop. The Cod­ing No. 2 (Syn­thet­ic Truths) opens Sep­tem­ber 1st and runs until Octo­ber 3rd.

Co-pre­sent­ed with Video Pool Media Arts Cen­tre, with sup­port from GroundSwell.

Steve Hig­gins | Lam­i­nar Flow

In the ear­ly years of Win­nipeg, Ross Creek flowed across what is now Main Street at William Avenue, and into the Red Riv­er. When the Win­nipeg Trans­fer Rail­way was con­struct­ed in 1890, the creek was divert­ed and filled. Lam­i­nar Flow is a sound instal­la­tion by Hal­i­fax-based artist Steve Hig­gins, memo­ri­al­iz­ing Ross Creek as an imag­i­nary sequence of sea­sons and decades. This son­ic trib­u­tary was orig­i­nal­ly unveiled in August 2004, and has been reac­ti­vat­ed to coin­cide with send + receive in Stephen Juba Park, run­ning through­out Sep­tem­ber at Water­front Dri­ve and Ban­natyne Avenue.


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