Fringe Arts

  • Full-Time Poetry

    All This Could Be Yours Talks “Weightless, Insubstantial, Ordinary Mortality”

    Joshua Trotter’s debut poetry collection, All This Could Be Yours, won immediate favourable reviews for no reason other than its authenticity and aesthetic simplicity.

  • SPLIT WRITS

    An Assortment of Short Poems

    Dalliance,
    Is that what this is?
    Dalliance,

  • Concerning Links & Literature

    An Open Letter from the Lit Arts Editor About the Future of the Section

    Dear People Interested in the Literary Arts Section of The Link, I have some grim news. Next year there will be no Lit section. (!)
  • “Every Corner of the Room”

    Local Folk Singer David Simard Wants More From the Stage

    Smoke twists and twirls through the air of a dimly lit, wood-paneled room. The hollow acoustic instruments seem an elaborate extension of the floor and walls. The melody of the space blends into itself and a voice guides you down a hallway. This is one of the many atmospheres woven by the songs of David Simard.

  • Circus of the Mind

    A Journey Towards the Boundaries of Consciousness

    “It’s not just a spectacle, but something that the audience is intimately involved in,” said Shannon Collier, one of the organizers of Atem, an event that will combine guided meditation, improvisational music and circus acts.

  • Parlovr Not a Fightr

    In Studio With Montreal’s Parlovr

    Parlovr’s frame of mind is a bit of a head-scratcher. If you mispronounce the band’s name as, say, “Parlover” instead of the correct “Parlour,” the band members will gladly yield to your mishap.

  • Puro Instinct — Headbangers In Ecstasy

    Turquoise sonic and padded melodies like e-mails like moss gardens like death petals make you feel when you don’t care

  • Math Pop for the Masses

    Tera Melos Find Their Voice Through Upbeat Experiments

    These days it seems like pop music has become an increasingly effortless affair. But it doesn’t have to be that way, necessarily.
    Sacramento’s Tera Melos started out playing schizophrenic math rock, a genre named after the careful counting required for its polyrhythmic sound

  • Why Trans Art Matters

    If Not Here, Then Where?

    Religious symbolism, art space and the curating process in Concordia’s student-led Art Matters Festival are some core questions at the centre of recent speculation following a decision to deny local trans artist Johnston Newfield’s installation “Embark” into the exposition “Enter the Foam & Achieve Second Sight.”

  • Lit Writ

    Mid-July

    The cat dead, and no one
    in the mood for a wake.