Presented in collaboration with Prairie Wires
Day two of Send + Receive Festival 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.