phoniq presents U/CTRL TOUR nov 27 2004 MONTREAL


Subject: phoniq presents U/CTRL TOUR nov 27 2004 MONTREAL
From: Neil Wiernik (linewireink@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 09:34:30 EST


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: info@phoniq.net

saturday november 27 2004
phoniq hosts the montreal date of the U/CTRL tour

details:

U/CTRL MICRO-TOUR 2004 featuring:

ANDREW DUKE - BIP HOP RECORDS, COGNITION (HALIFAX)
NAW - NOISE FACTORY RECORDS (MONTREAL)
AKUMU - SPIDER RECORDS (TORONTO)
with special phoniq guest
CYAN [DJ] - CKUT RADIO (MONTREAL)

VISUALS BY HUGHES, SERIAL CONSIGN, NEIL WIERNIK

where:
La Salle D'attente / Esperanza
5490 St-Laurent Blvd

time: doors at 9pm
how much: $5 at the door

for more info visit:
www.phoniq.net
www.spiderrecords.com/uctrl
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PRESS RELEASE

The inaugural U/CTRL Tour (November 20- 27, 2004) brings live electronic
music to eight Canadian cities in eight nights. Showcasing three of
Canada's top laptop artists,
U/CTRL presents cutting-edge electronic music ranging from
ambient/glitch to IDM to deep, dubby techno, accompanied by original
video works.

U/CTRL performers Andrew Duke, NAW and Akumu are each accomplished independent
electronic artists with multiple releases and remixes on labels around the
world. Live, they produce customized sound environments for deep listening that
incorporate a variety of techniques, and improvisations. For U/CTRL, they will
perform live solo sets highlighting fresh material from new and upcoming
releases.

U/CTRL takes electronic music out of the clubs and studios and into bars, cafes
and gallery spaces across Ontario and Quebec, bringing new sounds to new
listeners.

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BIOS/INFO

PHONIQ
www.phoniq.net
phoniq is a collective of individuals dedicated to promoting bleeding edge
electronic music/art in interesting variable environments, with an
emphasis on exposing aural and visual talent that has not yet been exposed
to the electronic arts communities of montreal and canada. we aim to
showcase upstart music producers, djs, and emerging visual artists all
working in electronic realms. our foremost goal is to showcase off the
wall and raw genres of music and visual electronic arts- not just those
that are currently "en vogue" or will be shortly.

the concept for phoniq came together through the chance meeting of 2
active members of the montreal/canadian electronic music and digital arts
community: ckut-fm dj/host cyan and dub glitch techno producer naw. phoniq
has grown out of the combined histories of these 2 individuals. naw brings
the clonk legacy that he created 6 years ago in toronto, which hosted such
artists as: monolake, kit clayton and sutekh. cyan brings her ongoing
involvement in community radio, event coordinating and
dj talents.

since then the collective has grown to include 5 core members
responsible for keeping things running. after a short 6 months phoniq has
grown from an idea of "how can we create a viable promotional vehicle for
canadian electronic artists", into a music series, an active community mailing
list/community forum, and in the coming months phoniq will relaunch its site
designed to act as a portal resource for the canadian electronic music
community which will include a net-label.

About the performers:

ANDREW DUKE
(www.cognitionaudioworks.com)
Producer, DJ and remixer (Chicks on Speed, Pink Floyd) whose international
releases have been praised in the Wire and Exclaim. His new CD is Dead Air
Alive on Montreal's PetiteSono Records.

NAW
(www.noisefactoryrecords.com)
a.k.a Neil Wiernik, joins the tour in support of his new full-length CD Green
Nights Orange Days (Noise Factory Records). Purveyor of experimental dub-tech
rhythms, sound design and manipulation, he has been a force in the Canadian
electronic, techno and ambient music scene for 10 years. A co-founder and
member of Montreal's Phoniq collective, he has just returned from a
European mini-tour.

AKUMU
(www.spiderrecords.com)
Ambient sounds and shadowy beats with digital video manipulations from
Toronto's Deane Hughes (Thrive/Alchemy). The latest Akumu CD, Fluxes
(Spider Records) was composed in Central America and has been compared to
Tim Hecker by Montreal's ICI magazine and called "soundtrack to an
imaginary David Cronenberg Movie" by Toronto's eye weekly.

CYAN
(www.traktion.com)
cyan has been a regular of montreal's independent airwaves since 1996 and
currently co-hosts modular systems on ckut 90.3 fm. one of the founding members
of the phoniq collective, her dj sets can vary from minimal, dub and
glitch sounds to deep detroit inspired techno rhythms.



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