DRONERS IN A DANGEROUS TIME
May 30, 2020
May 30, 2020 Prairie Wires hosted a 24 Hour Drone Playlist featuring over 30 droners, sound artists, musicians and synthesists from across the Canadian Prairies and beyond. Heartfelt thanks to all of the droners who participated. Please enjoy the finalé Drone Megamix below, featuring all of the performances mixed on top of each other.
PRAIRIE WIRES MODULAR MEETUP
Friday June 14 & Saturday June 15, 2019
PWM2019 was a free two day festival of Modular Synthesis hosted in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
Events included a free opening concert on Friday June 14 consisting of a electro-acoustic performance of Modular Synth and Trombone, a free ambient morning concert, a Modular Meetup and public open house. A Modular on the Spot improvised concert at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Mantitoba wrapped up the day.
Synthesists visiting Brandon for this event included Winnipeg ambient musicians Yoyu (Ali Khan) and Bondegi (Chris Harder) and modular duo Cactus Practice (Grant Partridge and Denys Gareau) also of Winnipeg. Prairie Wires Modular founder and Brandon-based electronic musician Moon Shape Noise (Brendon Ehinger) also performed.
FRIDAY JUNE 14
MODULAR IN THE EVENING
Moon Shape Noise & Dr. Aaron Wilson
Chez Angela, 29C 10th St.
SATURDAY JUNE 15
10 – 11AM
MODULAR IN THE MORNING
Fraser Sneath, 1031 Rosser Ave.
12:30 – 3:30PM
PATCH & TELL
Public open house and presentation featuring modular synth demonstrations, discussion, and Q&A
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 710 Rosser Ave.
Entrance and parking off 8th Street parkade
4:30 – 6:00PM
MODULAR ON THE SPOT: Bondegi, Cactus Practice, Moon Shape Noise and YoYu
Stanley Park 15th St. at Princess Ave.
DRONE AT THE GLOBAL MARKET
May 25, 2019
The first Prairie Wires event, Drone at the Global Market was an open air sound art and music concert on May 25, 2019 at the Global Market in downtown Brandon brought together a diverse group of musicians and artists working in sound and exploring their own interpretations of Drone music. Building on the success of Drone at the Global Market, the second event titled “PWM2019” —billed as a meetup for modular synthesizer enthusiasts and artists across the prairies— was hosted at multiple venues in downtown Brandon across two days, June 14 & 15, 2019. This event was to focus primarily on the modular synthesizer as a tool for exploring sound and creating music and art.