Fringe Arts

  • Free Punk, a New Musical Genre

    Peregrine Falls To Introduce Free Punk To Montreal’s Music Scene

    Peregrine Falls is a Vancouver-based instrumental duo composed of drummer Kenton Loewen and guitarist Gordon Grdina. The musicians mix their musical backgrounds in jazz and heavy rock to create a rousing musical combination with an improvisational feel. Their unique sound is difficult to place in a single generic category, so the duo coined their own genre and called it “free punk”.

  • A Roar to Shake the World’s Foundations

    Art Exhibition Unground Explores the Excesses of Capitalist Consumerism

    Prepare to be immersed in a land which you had thought to be inconceivable: a world without capitalism. This exhibition will whisk you away from the conservative grounding most of us are long-familiar with.
    From Feb. 27 to March 15, Montrealers can take in Unground, a multi-dimensional, multi-channel video installation containing references to what the press release describes as “mineral understructures of the modern metropolis, financial meltdowns, thawing glaciers, archaic caves and volcanic, arctic wastelands at the border of the inhabitable world.”

  • Softening The Borders

    Multimedia Artist Explores How Boundaries Define the Human Experience

    Artist Vessna Perunovich has a lot of experience with borders. Having lived in Canada for the past 25 years, the artist fled her birthplace Yugoslavia, a country on the brink of civil war, during the 1980s. It’s fitting to say that the artist uses visual art and performance to explore her past and the world around her.

  • Eagle Tears : An Insider’s Look

    The revving of motorcycle engines during the 36th edition of the Harley Davidson show could not compete with the timeless rock sound of Montreal-based band Eagle Tears performing at the Bell Centre two Saturdays ago.

  • The End of the Tour

    In 2008, David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest and hailed as one of the most creative voices in American fiction, committed suicide in his southern California home. He was 46 and his death came as quite a blow to the literary world. Numerous vigils were held, a trust was established in his honor and a myriad of shocked, heartbroken writing emerged from his colleagues and friends.

  • Leaving Orquesta Behind: The Angry Dancey Rebirth of Orlando Volcano

    Lounging off a hangover from the night before, Orlando agreed to meet me in the lower Plateau, at my friend’s apartment where he’s staying during his trip to Montreal.

  • Robert Robert Takes on The Arctic Experience

    Montreal DJ Piles Up Musical Accomplishments With Upcoming Igloofest Performance

    In a short musical career, DJ Robert Robert has already experienced many milestones. In September 2014 he released his first album, Pastel, with StagRecords. The LP is reminiscent of ‘90s RnB, combined with jazzy melodies and tropical hip hop beats, that also implements his electro roots fueled by catchy synthesizers and keyboards.
    This Sunday will mark the DJ’s first appearance at Montreal’s renowned outdoor music festival, Igloofest.

  • The Motion of Love

    Experimental Film Installation at Phi Centre Explores the Transitional Phases of Romantic Relationships

    The bodies of a man and a woman move seamlessly in levitation. Their bodies dance softly, caress and twist and eventually move in shocking ways until they jerk, shove and yank at each other’s hair. These poetic scenes of love through movement appear in Dominique T. Skoltz’s latest work, y2o. The short experimental film is the latest installation at Montreal’s Phi Centre, running from Feb. 6 to Mar. 7.

  • A Sympathetic Murder

    ConU Alumnus Emma Tibaldo Reimagines Classical Tragedy Medea

    Only a particular person could embody the character of a mother that murders her two children in cold blood and gains the audience’s’ sympathies. In The Medea Effect, show director Ugo is desperately looking for a woman talented enough to play the main character in his rendition of the ancient Greek tragedy Medea.

  • Docville Series : Waiting for August

    Premiering in Quebec on January 29th as part of the Docville series, Waiting for August is a 2014 documentary film exploring the thematics of coming to age, longing and absence within a difficult socio-economic reality.