PAST EVENTS

SUMMER SOUND SERIES 2024

DRONESCAPE
Saturday, May 24, 2024 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB

To celebrate International Drone Day, Prairie Wires invited 8 experimental music acts from across the prairies to collaborate for an immersive sound event dedicated to celebrating drone music in all it’s forms.

simultaneous performances by:
Bell Dreams (Saskatchewan)
Leanne Zacharias & Jennifer Thiessen (Brandon/Winnipeg, MB)
Koda Maxon & Nora Wilson (Brandon, MB)
Kurtis Johnson (Brandon, MB)
Yoyu (Winnipeg, MB)
Harrumph! (Winnipeg, MB)
Thomas Toews (Winnipeg, MB)
A Moon Shape Noise (Brandon, MB)


SPRING SOUND SERIES 2022

Drone at the Global Market 2022
Saturday, May 28, 2022 | 2:00 – 6:00pm
Global Market, 1215 Rosser Ave. Brandon, MB

A Celebration of International Drone Day returnED to the Global Market for a participatory community drone concert featuring sursurate + whir, acidbasement and wire+bone.

Jason Kahn
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 7:00PM
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 1-710 Rosser Ave. Brandon, MB

Prairie Wires in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba presented Zürich based touring artist Jason Kahn.

Wire & Bone
Friday, June 17, 2022 | 7:00PM
Chez Angela Bakery and Café, 29C 10th St. Brandon, MB

Electroacoustic duo of Brendon Ehinger and Aaron Wilson on Modular Synthesizer and Trombone respectively


PRAIRIE WIRES MODULAR 2021
FESTIVAL OF ELECTRONIC SOUND
SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

The second PWM festival took place at the Riverbank Discovery Centre all day on September 12, 2021. Featuring a public open house and modular demo in the afternoon, as well as a casual Modular on the Spot style round robin of mini performances. The evening concert featured artists from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon. Highlights are currently streaming as part of Groundswell MB’s 30 anniversary season.


QUIET CONCERTS V1.0
LIVESTREAMED SUNDAYS, SEPT 27 – OCT 5IVESTREAMED

Prairie Wires partnered with the Brandon Public Library to present Quiet Concerts. Originally intended as a unique in person concert event inviting the audience to bring their own headphones to the Library to relax and enjoy an afternoon of experimental electronic music performance. Due to Covid-19 this event was presented as a series of online livestream mini concerts every Sunday from September 27 to October 25, 2020.


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.


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.