Published Apr 21, 2011Now in its 11th year, Montreal's Suoni Per Il Popolo has been celebrating the mandate of "Sounds for the People" by bringing some of the world's most exciting, challenging acts to Montreal for a burst of musical excitement. This year's fest runs from June 5 to 25, and crams a massive amount of genre-spanning talent.
Here's the list of confirmed acts at this year's Suoni Per Il Popolo festival and we suggest you take a deep breath:
Keiji Haino, Charles Gayle, Greg Burk's Many Worlds, Satoko Fujii ma-do, David S Ware, Farmers By Nature (William Parker, Gerald Cleaver, and Craig Taborn), the Thing with Joe McPhee, Atomic, Peter Brötzmann's Full Blast Trio, Joëlle Léandre/François Houle/Raymond Strid, Preterite, Esprits Frappeurs, Omar Souleyman, Shadia Monsour, Molly Sweeney, Geneviève Castrée's Ô Paon, Noveller, U.S. Girls, Bill Orcutt, Shalabi Effect, Kaie Kellough, Dead Rat Orchestra, Colin Stetson, Dolphins Into the Future, Rene Hell, Raglani, Le Révélateur, ARP, Outer Space (aka Emeralds John Elliott), Lichens, Soft Circle, Souffle, Volcano the Bear, Pierced Arrows, Daniel Higgs, Hanged Up, Radio People, Eric Chenaux, Doug Paisley, Jason Sharp, Sundrips, the Pink Noise, Locrian, Mammifer, House of Low Culture, thisquietarmy, Parlovr, The Sound of Obsession: Bernard Herrmann's Vertigo by The Lost Orchestras, Ames Sanglantes, Samian, Mozart's Sister, Les Beyond, AroarA, Héliodrome, Thames, Gambletron presents SOUNDTRACKS, silent land time machine, Nick Kuepfer, Khôra, Will Eizlini and a six vocalist rendition of Stockhausen's Stimmung,
But wait, there's more. As previously reported, Weird Canada's Wyrd Fest has teamed up with Suoni Per Il Popolo to offer up the first-ever Montreal addition. The Wyrd Fest/Suoni Per Il Popolo collaborative venture will include performances from Dreamcatcher, Lantern, Duzheknew, Shortpants Romance, Hobo Expanding Cult Band, Ultrathin, d'Eon, Headaches and Feral Children.
Tickets for the entire Suoni Per Il Popolo festival are available for $200. They can also be purchased for individual shows. Ordering information and other details are available here.