Published Sep 16, 2015Lovers of ambient music will want to take note: this fall, the Nomadic Streams festival will be bringing three evenings of ambience to Vancouver.
Presented by Vancouver New Music, the event runs from October 22 to 24 at VIVO Media Arts. The bill is made up of a mix of local and international artists, including Loscil, crys cole, Nick Storring, souns, DJ Olive, Lawrence English, FLUX Quartet, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Steve Roden and Marina Rosenfeld.
On all three nights, there will be a listening room decided to late ambient hero Pete Namlook. A press release promises, "Both retrospective and progressive, the program will give a compelling grounding in the expansive genre as well as showing where the form is heading."
The festival's artistic director Giorgio Magnanensi said in a statement, "Our festival line-up offers a stimulating and rich selection of artists and musicians, demonstrating the wide span of ambient music today. The artists all share a curiosity and intensity about sound making, not relying on sonic gadgetry and mechanical repetition, but an intrinsic foundation of creativity."
A pass for all three nights costs $60, while single-concert tickets go for $25 (or $15 if you're a student). They're available from Brown Paper Tickets.
Vancouver New Music also hosts numerous events outside of its Nomadic Streams programming. Learn more at the long-running organization's website.