Presented by: Switched On Synths, House of TARG
Doors: 9pm / Show 10pm / 19+
Cover: $8 + service charges adv / $10 at door / Free with festival pass
Ottawa’s popular electronic music series SWITCHED ON SYNTHS presents S.O.S.FEST - 5 evenings of synth fuelled events and concerts featuring legendary & emerging performers from Germany, Iceland, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal & Ottawa all in the comfort of a true classic arcade. Each evening will focus on a specific genre within the synth spectrum including, DRONE/EXPERIMENTAL, SYNTHPOP & DARKWAVE.
CASTLE IF (Toronto - Ambient Cosmic Drone)
Electronic composer Jess Forrest employs a small, yet powerful assembly of analog synthesizers to craft retro-futuristic “cosmic exotica” inspired by the strange sounds of the synth pioneers that forged electronica.
INFINITY’S ASTRUM (Ottawa Live Instrumental Modular)
Nick Doyle is back performing not-of-this-world instrumental compositions on his Eurorack Modular Synthesizer. No one can tame a modular beast like Nick. Expect unholy noises held together with commensurable & hypnotic electronic rhythms.
MUFF WIGGLER (Ottawa Experimental)
The fun part about inviting a Synth Guru like Mike Mcgrath to perform is that you are never quite sure what you will get. Will it be a prepared composition or totally off the cuff? Will he break out the Buchla? Will he set up with his back to the audience? The only thing that you can expect from this eccentric synth wizard is the unexpected. Last time he performed at TARG a crowd invaded his space just to get a glimpse at how he was making such sublime noises.
pH (Ottawa LIVE P.A. - PRODUCER - ENGINEER)
Sean pH Campbell introduces an almost athletic approach to his bizarre brand of techno. Only an octopus could be equipped to do what pH pulls off - his performances are frantic & anxiety inducing. Samples fused with live instrumentation, crunchy analog bliss & wizard like technique define the pH sound. Super fun to watch & impossible to stand still to.