NATIONAL DRONE DAY

  • Open Sesame 220 King Street West Kitchener, ON, N2G 1A9 Canada

PWYC (suggested: $10)

National Drone Day (droneday.org/) is an initiative of Weird Canada: an annual holiday for drone music with events taking place across Canada. The Kitchener event has been organized by Admission of Guilt concert series (facebook.com/admissionofguilt/)

 

DRONE ARTISTS

Michael Keith and Saab Naryan

Guitarist/vocalist /improviser and player of other strings, Michael Keith’s drive to reinvent and expand his expressive vocabulary has led him to private studies in traditional Chinese and Persian music, and pushed him far beyond his blues and rock foundations. Michael’s current work finds him channeling numerous traditional musics and fusing them with the blues and free improvisation on a small guitar (baritone ukulele) with three strings. He will be joined by tabla player Saab Naryan.

Snake Chuch (Michael Mucci/Ben Grossman)

All bow to Snake Church, avatars of the cosmic drone and Guelph’s newest and scaliest religion based on experimentalism and solid state virtuosity. Helmed by shamen of the dark arts, Ben Grossman and Michael Mucci, Snake Church mixes slithering found video footage with dry and thoughtful guitar drone.

Neil Ballantyne/Ted Harms

Ted Harms and Neil Ballantyne have been combining electronics, synthesizers, miscellaneous noisemakers and double bass as an improvising duo for over six years.  They also organize the Admission of Guilt concert series in Kitchener and Harms is the driving force behind the VOC Silent Film Harmonic.