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Ending Arts Week with Mardi Gras!

The Arts Underground Society of UBC is capping off 2011’s Art Week with a night of cheap drinks, great music and an epic dance floor. Coming all the way from Chicago, The Hood Internet will be highlighting this year’s party, with an opening act from That DJ Competition winner Vinyla Xtrax.
The party starts Friday, January 14 from 8pm and keeps pumping until 12am. Tickets are $15, and with a capacity of only 500, and 100 tickets already sold, they won’t last long. Tickets can be purchased at the Outpost, here or by e-mailing [a]

24 Hours of Radio Art January 17th

Every year, for some time now, CiTR radio in Vancouver , and a few independent and college radio stations around the globe, have worked to give modern art a transmitter. The concept of giving art a birthday was introduced by French born artist / peacenik Robert Filliou (associate of John Cage, by the way) In 1963 asserted that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art. But one day, on the 17th of January to be precise, Art was born …when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. Filliou had lofty ideas floating around inside his skull about “relative permanent creation”, an exercise in inner peace to be directed outward and into world peace. A continuing playful anarchy as a way of rejecting “the fascism of the square world”; the world which refuses to break free of conventional wisdom and the inevitable war it falls into again and again. Interestingly, through plan or coincidence, war and the horrors of fascism tend to be recurrent themes in many of the 24 Hours of Radio Art’s sound collages.

These audio-art projects bring to mind other vividly surrealist elements, namely the inter-active game known as “Exquisite Corpse.” This was an activity that usually involves three or more artists (generally visual types) that would start a drawing or montage on a piece of paper. When that artist was finished the paper was folded back or covered so that the next participant could not see what image came before. When the entire piece is finished, an amazingly bizarre picture is presented for the enjoyment of the group. When several stations (or even multiple people in the radio studio) are involved in radio-art and sharing audio over the internet, we have in essence, an audio version of an Exquisite Corpse. Combined with the surrealist’s interest in random or spontaneous creations well, I’m sure the tie-in is all too obvious. Not to say that 24 Hours of Radio Art is all about noise. No. The day is about art and other arts have been known to broadcast. Poets and live musicians have graced the studio with their original contributions. The familial links of the creative arts are concrete and incontrovertible.

CITR’s involvement in 24 Hours of Radio Art has its roots primarily in the sound experimentations of Peter Courtemanche. Peter hosted the Weekly program “The Absolute Value of Noise” from 1988 to 1992. This program featured a wide variety of radio-art and experimental audio – often generated live on the air. This radio show developed into the annual 24 Hours of Radio/ART program (1992-96) – a collaborative event that explored the concept of a “radio-art” station; an event that posed the question: What would happen if your local FM pop-rock station suddenly decided to go to an all audio-art format? The answer may be available on January 17th again. Then again, 24 Hours of Radio Art may also be the answer to the question of what do space aliens listen to at home.

In more recent years 24 Hours of radio Art has been made possible by sound-artists at CiTR such as past program director Anna Friz, followed by experimental program enthusiasts Luke Meat, and Bleek through the generous support and scheduling of our current PD Bryce Dunn and a cast of other wonderful volunteer programers and submissions from everywhere.

24 Hours of Radio Art will broadcast Midnight to Midnight, January 17th on CiTR 101.9 Vancouver. Online at


00:00-1:00 Intro
1:00-2:00 EBNC –
2:00-3:00 Andy Hunter
3:00-4:00 Andy Hunter
4:00-5:00 Andy Hunter
5:00-6:00 Andy Hunter
6:00-7:00 Joshua Fried
7:00-8:00 Sophie and Ryan
8:00-9:00 Breakfast With The Browns
9:00-10:00 Plucked
10:00-11:00 Porter Hall
11:00-12:00 Queer FM
12:00-13:00 DJ Drake
13:00-14:00 Chris Burke?
14:00-15:00 Value Village People
15:00- 16:00 Value Village People
16:00-17:00 Robyn Jackob
17:00-18:00 Oswaldo Perez
18:00-19:00 Disrecorded
19:00-20:00 Radio Free GAK
20:00-21:00 Radio Free GAK
21:00-22:00 Paul G, aka Doctor B
22:00-23:00 Phineas Narco (National Cynical Network)
23:00-24:00 Troll Rouge

The Arts Report

January 12, 2011

PuSh Festival
One of Vancouver’s biggest and best festivals is coming on Jan 18. We’ve got loads of PuSh preview content to give you a head start.

(Last week, we featured an interview with PuSh Executive Director David Armour about which shows are not to be missed. Check it last week’s show.)

La Marea
A whole city block in Gastown will be taken over in the theatrical mega-project called La Marea by Mariano Pensotti and presented by Boca del Lupo. He’ll be on the show to talk about voyeurism and the fine line between public and private.

La Marea is a free show, running as part of PuSh January 18-22, 7pm-9pm, located on Water St. between Abbott and Carrall.

In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
Abstract theatre meets stylish punk rock in this PuSh show, presented by local company Pi Theatre. Richard Wolfe of Pi describes it as ‘fearless’, and explains how it’s a must see on today’s show.

‘…Cotton Fields’ runs January 19-22, at 8pm, at Performance Works on Granville Island as part of the PuSh Festival. Tix range from $26-$34 and can be purchased here.

Walking tour meets radio play (or should we say mp3 play) in this quartet of intertwined stories from Neworld Theatre. One of this PuSh play’s collaborators Martin Kinch will talk about his story ‘G…Cordova’ with host Adam Janusz.

Podplays runs January 21 – February 6, and begin in the atrium of the Woodwards building. Tickets are $20. Click here for info and tickets!

The show will also feature…
Actor and director Crispin Glover will be in town from Jan 14-16 with two film screening, slide show presentations and a Q&A session at Pacific Cinematheque! Click here for more info.

Also, a preview of Thursday’s 30:Live show at the Forum featuring local bands Mind of a Child, A Steady Vertigo and Jack Fruit. Check out the Facebook page for 30:Live celebrating Vancouver’s best unsigned acts.

PLUS: Free tix to UBC Theatre’s production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone on Thursday, Jan 20 at 7:30PM

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Want to travel abroad?

Dear Students!
International Student Volunteers is hosting information meetings about incredible opportunities this summer to volunteer in summer programs in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica , Dominican Republic (Caribbean), Ecuador, Thailand and South Africa!
Make sure you come to the ISV information meetings this week to learn about the program and how you can get involved.
The International House, Lower Lounge this Thursday, Jan 13
Starting @: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm !!!
For more information go to or e-mail isvcan [a]

UBC Dollar Project presents…

The Briefing 2011 features 8 groups of speakers, each advocating for a cause addressing global issues. Each of the 500 delegates at the conference contributes one dollar and one vote to support the winning group, that will receive all donations to support their project. The Briefing is January 25th at 5pm at Woodward 2 at UBC. Admission is $2 and refreshments are provided. Register now at

Discorder and Vancouver Is Awesome Present…

We liked working with Vancouver Is Awesome so much that we decided to throw a party with them. Come down enjoy a few drinks and listen to the sounds of some of Vancouver’s awesomest bands: 41st and Home, Oh No! Yoko, The Oh Wells and Facts (formerly Armadillatantes). Check out the facebook event.

Glass waterbottles a fundraiser for CiTR

The bottled water industry makes obnoxious amounts of $ bottling our natural resource and filling up landfills. To offer an alternative, Nattolie Chilton started her own social enterprise to reduce environmental impact and redirect money back into the hands of citizens and groups to fuel positive change. The Glass Roots makes it easy to act sustainably by selling beautiful, re-usable glass water bottles ( $4.95 + tax) – and is donating $1 to CiTR for every bottle sold! Other fundraising inquiries are warmly welcomed.

In addition, the Glass Roots Intiative has committed to donate over $2,000 to Be The Change Earth Alliance by donating an on-going 20% from glass water bottle sales to fund Be the Change Symposiums. Environment Canada has provided a grant of $50,000 to support these inspiring workshops, held in local schools and community centres to educate youth and adults on sustainability! Symposiums are offered free of charge, with donations over $10 receiving tax receipts.

If you are interested in purchasing a reusable water bottle and supporting CiTR and environmental awareness, visit the CiTR office.

CiTR’s Christmas music marathon in 5… 4… 3…

CiTR’s Christmas music marathon has become an annual tradition. This year, Music Coordinator Luke Meat has outdone himself, compiling over 56 hours (!) of holiday tunes. Things kick off at noon today and the melodies, ridiculous and sublime, will continue through Boxing Day.

Happy holidays and happy new year from CiTR!

A Celtic/Folk/Gypsy/Rock Christmas Celebration

The Knackers present : A Celtic/Folk/Gypsy/Rock Christmas Celebration. Featuring musical performances by The Knackers, The Whiskeydicks, The Gentle Infidels, The Creaking Planks, Craic! and Cameron Gunn. This event will be held on December 18th at The Billy Bishop Legion Auditorium at 1407 Laburnum, doors open at 8:00PM and close at 12:00PM. Guests will pay $12.00 at the door with $2.00 off with a non-perishable food item donated to The Vancouver Food Bank Society. Beer and wine and whiskey will be available for purchase. Please join us for an intimate evening with some of Vancouver’s funnest, and finest eclectic musicians and performers. Click here for more information.