2018 marks New Music Edmonton?s 6th annual appearance at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. The NME Fringe Players showcase of local experimental music-making with a theme ? The Sound of Words in a World of Sound ? we will be presenting five hour-long shows as part of the 2018 Fringe Bring Your Own Venue. We have invited a fantastic group of Edmonton?s most adventurous artists ? musicians, poets, filmmakers, puppeteers and sculptors ? to present 5 one-of-a-kind performances.
Our series opens with a NME d?but, as we welcome Edmonton music collective, Good Information will present a performance based on the Brian Eno/ Peter Schmidt concept of ?oblique strategies?, with all five musicians receiving text-based directions for improvisation from a real-time app, as well as from Wee Book Inn books chosen by the audience.
Biboye Onanuga ? drums, cymbals
Andre Affleck ? keyboards
The Time-travellers Three are?Simeon Blimke(electronics),?Ianna Ings (puppets and sound) and?Demmi Dupri (film/audio).?They will be visiting from both the past and the future, stopping in at The Wee Book Inn for repairs, to give a show and to seek your help in restoring the musical-temporal continuum connecting us to the 31st Century. Be prepared for an adventure in space? and time…and sound? and film?. and? puppets!
This is the d?but performance of A-rhythmia with?Chenoa Anderson?and?Alison Grant-Preville, flutes,?Jane Berry, mezzo soprano,?Allison Balcetis, saxophone and?Mark Segger, percussion. Largely an improvised work, the ensemble takes its inspiration, and material, from the incredible blogs of heart transplant recipient Jillianne Code: I am. Still. ALIVE. The musicians will place themselves in and around the audience, using the entire Wee Book Inn space.?
Closing off our 2018 Fringe series will be an ?all-stars? group comprised of members of the other ensembles and visual artist Rosie Nay. Expect the unexpected, as they say! And don?t be surprised to find yourself part of a splendid circus of words, sound, movement and live sculpture!
The NME Fringe players all-stars are:
Roseanna Joy Nay, sculpture and movement Tab CA, spoken word
Durell Smith, spoken word
Chenoa Anderson, flute
Biboye Onanuga, percussion
Simeon Blimke, electronics