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Catch the radio premiere of Graham Flett’s “The Duke of Green” on 4’33” today!

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Tune in to CiTR 101.9FM from 6-7PM today to catch the radio premiere of The Duke of Green, a new musical work by award-winning composer Graham Flett!

Inspired by sustainable living and architecture, and in line with the city’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, The Duke of Green had its world premiere at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden on September 14th. The piece exists in four versions, with each tracing, erasing, copying, or mixing new ideas with its predecessor. Each version is named after a different shade of green: Keppel, Laurel, Mantis, and Viridian.

Flett is currently based in the UK. Through his work, he aims to “explore the limits and expectations of certain musical styles and their overall ability to be destroyed, combined, and reconfigured.” He will offer a short introduction to his work during the premiere.

4’33” is a weekly show at CiTR with a focus on contemporary classical and experimental music, hosted by Gregory Gan.

Check out these Shindig prize packs!

Hidden Towers, the winner of Shindig 2009

Hidden Towers, the winner of Shindig 2009

Here are the Shindig prize packs – we’re also recruiting more!

1st place:
* 2 full days and 1 night of recording plus mastering of 5 songs at Rain City Recorders
* 2 hours of free labour ($140) from Backline Musician Services
* Automatic acceptance to Music Waste 2015
* Showcase spot at Canadian Music Week
* Two page feature in CiTR 101.9 FM’s Discorder Magazine
* Music industry consultations from Nimbus Recording
* A Big Night Out with
Mint Records
* Showcase with AMS Events

2nd place:
* 20 hours of recording time from Vogville Recording
* One page feature in Discorder Magazine
* 1 hour of free labour from Backline Musician Services

3rd place: 
* 12 hours of recording time from Fader Master Studios
* One page feature in Discorder Magazine
* 1 hour of free labour from Backline Musician Services

Who judges shindig? Learn more about how the judging happens.

Shindig is CiTR’s annual, 13-week band competition. Twenty-seven bands compete for recording time, showcases and prizes, starting on Tuesday, October 21, at the Hindenburg.

Shindig Judging Form 2014Every night, five judges pick one band to advance to the semi-finals. Judges are local musicians, music journalists, or CiTR and Discorder volunteers and staff with extensive music knowledge. We make every effort to ensure that judges are unbiased – we make sure that the judges don’t know anyone performing that night, which is difficult in Vancouver’s music scene! Contrary to the opinions of some, judges aren’t biased on genre, but often pick the group that is the most interesting. The list of judges will be posted at citr.ca/shindig.

Also, we have a handy-dandy new judging form, that will provide a bit more structure for judges, and avoid all those random comments given to bands at the end of the night. Judges comments will be synthesized and sent to bands later in the week! Check out the new form…

CiTR September Workshop Series!

We are glad to announce our September Workshop Series!

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Writing for Discorder:
An introduction to music journalism with Discorder Editor Jacey Gibb
Writing for a music magazine is a lot like surviving a bear attack — everyone wants to do it, but some people just don’t know how. Join the Discorder team for an introduction to music writing, including album/concert reviews and long-form features. This session will also serve as an introduction to the magazine and a bit on how Discorder operates behind-the-scenes.

Tuesday September 23 6pm-8pm in Room 212a at UBC’s Student Union Building

How to Host a Radio Show:
Learn the basics of hosting a radio show with the host of CiTR’s Duncan’s Donuts, Duncan McHugh.
This session will talk in-depth about the process involved with becoming an on-air host (also known as a programmer!), at CiTR. Learn about developing a show concept, connecting with your audience, interacting with listeners and the general etiquette of being on-air.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of radio background, and no experience is necessary!

Wednesday September 24 6pm-8pm in Room 212a at UBC’s Student Union Building

 

Workshops are free for members! Space is limited so if you are interested please RSVP at volunteer@citr.ca

Now accepting submissions for CiTR’s 30th year band competition, Shindig!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 22!

SHiNDiG is CiTR’s annual battle of the bands competition, supporting the newest and the randomest local talent. All styles are welcome — whether you are a solo country artist or a 10-piece punk band. Past participants includes the likes of Japandroids, Fond of Tigers, The Pack A.D., Mystery Machine and The Organ.

THIS IS WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU:

- A minimum 3 song demo of original material. CD/MP3/Bandcamp/Whatever. Rough mixes absolutely OK. We’ll get the idea.
- Contact information (Email + Phone number).
- Bio, photos or other information are not required but we will look at them if you send them in.

AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO GIVE YOU WHEN YOU WIN:

- Studio time and mastering for 5 tracks (FREE EP)
- Showcases at NXNE, Canadian Music Week and Music Waste
- Prize packs, drum sticks, a night out with Mint Records, consult with Nimbus Recording, and more!

Please email all submissions to shindig.submissions@gmail.com by Monday, September 22, 2014.

Alternatively, we also love Canada Post. Put everything in an envelope! Mail it or drop it off by Monday, September 22th to:

SHiNDiG! c/o CiTR Radio
#233-6138 SUB Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Saturday, September 13

Canada West Conference

Calgary Dinos (2W-0L) 59—11 UBC Thunderbirds (0W-2L)
Final | Venue: Thunderbird Stadium

Discorder is looking for a new Art Director!

supermoonDo you have the design chops to lay out a magazine? Are you interested in coordinating art, illustrations and photographs? Do you love local music and art? Then apply to be the Art Director of Discorder magazine, that magazine from CiTR, covering local music, art and culture, supporting Vancouver’s local music scene for over thirty years! Read more about the job here.

Live@Lunch on Wednesday – CiTR and AMS Events present Royal Streets

royal streetsRoyal Streets are playing today at 12 noon north of the SUB!

CiTR and AMS Firstweek bring you awesome live music during the first two weeks of classes! Stop by and enjoy a tour of Vancouver’s music scene hosted by CiTR DJs. These shows are also live broadcast on CiTR 101.9FM and streamed on citr.ca. On Thursday, stop by to hear Purple Hearts Social Club.

Live@Lunch on Tuesday – CiTR and AMS Events present Supermoon

supermoonSupermoon are playing Tuesday at 12 noon north of the SUB! Read more about Supermoon in Discorder Magazine

CiTR and AMS Firstweek bring you awesome live music every day of the first week of classes! Stop by and enjoy a tour of Vancouver’s music scene hosted by CiTR DJs. These shows are also live broadcast on CiTR 101.9FM and streamed on citr.ca. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week:

Wed, Sept 10 – Royal Streets
Thurs, Sept 11 – Purple Hearts Social Club

Live@Lunch on Monday – CiTR and AMS Events present The Flintettes

flintettesThe Flintettes are playing Monday at 12 noon north of the SUB! Read more about The Flintettes in Discorder Magazine…

CiTR and AMS Firstweek bring you awesome live music every day of the first week of classes! Stop by and enjoy a tour of Vancouver’s music scene hosted by CiTR DJs. These shows are also live broadcast on CiTR 101.9FM and streamed on citr.ca. Here’s the schedule for the next week:

Mon, Sept 8 – Flintettes
Tues, Sept 9 – Supermoon
Wed, Sept 10 – Royal Streets
Thurs, Sept 11 – Purple Hearts Social Club