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• 11.25.14 • THE AMBiENT PiNG @ THE ARRAY SPACE
with CONDA + LES FONTAINES + GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS

• FREE MP3 --> "floating on a gentle
butterfly breeze"
by URM

 
Wally Jericho   LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd


THE AMBiENT PiNG NEWS

11.25.14 . THE AMBiENT PiNG
presents
CONDA + LES FONTAINES
+ GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS

Tues. Nov. 25th @ The Array Space . 155 Walnut Ave.
between Richmond & Adelaide, just south-east of
Trinity Bellwoods Park . Map, info and directions here .
PiNG doors open at 8:30pm . 1st set at 9:00 . $8-10

Please note that the PiNG is now hosting concerts at The Array Space.

CONDA . Carlo Conda is an electronic musician and composer
in Toronto, Canada. He specializes in unconventional methods
of composing and performing electronic music, utilizing a looper
and portable hardware synthesizer. His alternative approach
has allowed him to create unique and atmospheric music
that immediately comes to life.

LES FONTAINES . LES FONTAINES are a Toronto “éléctro-psyche”
synth pop duo. Lorenz Peter (synths, noise, turntables) has played
in numerous duos, including CORPUSSE and in bass synth duo
PROCESSOR. Heiki Sillaste (synths, drum machines, effects) has
previously made music as cult elektro industrialists DIGITAL POODLE
and electronic maximalists KINDER ATOM. Les Fontaines love their
distorted hand-played synth leads, over-layed on top of choppy drum
box funk rhythms, arpeggiated bass lines and swirling, walls of phased
sound. Occasional metallic voices float in and out of the mix,
commanding the listener to pay attention. Les Fontaines
create their own singular sound of psychedelic, electronic,
art synth punk funk.
http://www.paperplusound.com/wordpress/les-fontaines-magic-touch/
https://soundcloud.com/heiki-2/sets/les-fontaines
https://soundcloud.com/paper-sound/les-fontaines_burn-the
http://www.paperplusound.com/wordpress/les-fontainescanandaa/
http://lesfontaines.bandcamp.com/music


• More PiNG news coming soon.
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• a new FREE net label release
from ping things:

Download Three (Sixty) by Panoramaroid

ping things is pleased to
release Three (Sixty) by
Panoramaroid, a beat
oriented project from
Matthew Poulakakis.
Some of you may remember Panoramaroid's Music for
Travellers #2
released in
2008 by ping things, and
those of you who are familiar
with it will be pleased to find
that on this latest release
Matthew has returned
with another collection of playful grooves and chilled rhythms.

Three (Sixty) is available for free download from ping things as
a 92Mb Zip file containing the full release in high quality 320kbps
mp3 format along with artwork suitable for printing. The music
on this release is copyright 2013 Matthew Poulakakis (SOCAN)
and may not be used or reproduced without the artist's
express permission.

Download Three (Sixty) by Panoramaroid


• Check out the ping things blog for all
the free downloadable releases from the
ping things net label and check out the
archives of the ALMOST LiVE SERiES from
the old AMBiENT PiNG RADiO podcast.
Click here for more PiNG MUSiC
.


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reminders for the PiNG each month with the Who, Where, When
& maybe even Why if there's enough room in the 140 characters!
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• A BRiEF HiSTORY OF THE PiNG
• SADU LiVE @ THE PiNG with GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS - DVD
• PiNG AMBiENCE Volume 3
• PiNG AMBiENCE Volume 2
• PiNG AMBiENCE Volume 1
• THE PiNG REMEMBERS DAVID PRITCHARD
• PiNG SiTE UPDATE
• ABOUT THE PiNG
• JOiN THE PiNG LiST


A BRiEF HiSTORY OF THE PiNG!

THE AMBiENT PiNG is a Toronto based creative community of
audio artists, performers, musicians and visual artists. The PiNG
presents live multimedia performances featuring ambient, electronic,
soundscape, chillout, trip hop, dream pop, downtempo, space,
darkwave, drone and experimental artists from around the world.

As longtime PiNGers know, the PiNG has had many homes for its
regular series AMBiENT PiNG TUESDAYS. Beginning in 1999 with
3 spots on Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market: Garvey's, Cafe
Vernon
and Po Boys Club. None of these places exist any more.

Some of you have fond memories of our shows at Po Boys in
2000, but our next residence from 2001 - 2004 was a favourite
spot for many - Club Nia at C'est What! A fabulous beer
selection, delicious food (many still miss their Shepherd's pie),
a quality stereo PA system and very cool staff, who
came to understand what we were about - especially
our fave bartender Andrea. What a shame that
they had to close that room.

Following a warm home at Nia was a very cold fall/winter
at the Gladstone Hotel (as they were still early in their
renovations and had not yet installed their heating system),
and then, for a year and a half (2005 - 2006), in the massive
mothership of a room, Tequila Lounge/Hacienda.

After 7 years of running AMBiENT PiNG TUESDAYS as a
weekly series
, the PiNG switched the format in the summer
of 2006 and produced AMBiENT PiNG TUESDAYS as a
monthly event at the DRAKE UNDERGROUND until
early in 2008.

June of 2008 through July 2009 the PiNG alternated between two
very comfortable arts-friendly clubs, The Renaissance Café and
The Central
, for our regular monthly in-club series. Sadly in May
2009, The Renaissance Café retired from the local bar scene.

For its Tenth Anniversary in August of 2009, THE AMBiENT PiNG
returned to Augusta Avenue for a special celebration at Supermarket.
Performers booked included some of the first artists to play the PiNG
in 1999 and a first-ever live performance by a new collaborative
project – to represent the artistic cross-pollination often
inspired at the PiNG. The
PiNG continued with mostly-monthly shows
at Supermarket - a wonderful club with a superb sound system,
video projector, delicious meals and quality micro-brews - for 5 years
until its Fifteenth Anniversary in August of 2014.

2014 also saw the start of PiNG's current series of concerts at the
wonderful Array Space in the Queen West area just south east of
Trinity Bellwoods park.

The PiNG also presents random shows in alternative spaces such as
Tom Heasley
& THE AMBiENT PiNG ORCHESTRA at the Music Gallery
in 2001, ambient pioneer Robert Rich at Art System Gallery in 2002, at
the Church of the Holy Trinity in 2006 & St. George the Martyr Church
in 2010. Also in 2006, Troum at Le Labo & SONiC TAPESTRiES featuring
a wide variety of PiNG artists at The Textile Museum of Canada for
Nuit Blanche 2006
and TEXTURE a special Sunday afternoon concert
at The Textile Museum in September 2008 featuring a spectrum of artists.

In the spring of 2010, the PiNG presented Toronto's first week-long
Ambient Music Festival which featured ambient legend Robert Rich.

Check back here for news or become a PiNG LiST subscriber
to be kept up-to-date with details of future PiNG presentations.
(if the above link doesn't work for you, just send your name and email
to ping@theambientping.com with Subscribe in the subject line.)


• LiVE PiNG DVD • SADU LiVE @ THE PiNG
with GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS
(A PiNG THiNG DVD CONCERT RELEASE)

A multi-camera concert video
of SADU performing live with
General Chaos Visuals on June
13th 2006 at THE AMBiENT PiNG.

Experience the PiNG at home with
this spaced out psychedelic DVD
of eye and ear candy. Chill to the
ambient soundscapes and grooves
of SADU while basking in the visual
glory of GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS.

SADU is Eric Hopper (Sylken),
Terrence O'Brien (Anomalous
Disturbances
) & Jamie Todd (URM, dreamSTATE & NOiNO.) GENERAL
CHAOS VISUALS
is Stephen Lindsey
and Eric Siegerman.

Video produced and directed by David Sloma of Rockin' Films with audio
production by Jamie Todd. Presented in DVD (NTSC) widescreen format
complete with 5.1 Surround in dts and Dolby Digital.

Available online at ping things.


• PiNG AMBiENCE 3 • STRiNG THiNGS

PiNG AMBiENCE 3 CD CoverFeaturing music from:
Ambient­TV
Anomalous Disturbances
Aidan Baker • Matt Borghi
Cybertarist Paul E. Royes
Michael Diamond • Diatonis
dreamSTATE • Mark Mahoney
Phil Ogison • Matthew Poulakakis
Styrohead • Sylken

Available online at ping things.

 

PiNG AMBiENCE 3 is the third CD in an ongoing series sponsored by
THE AMBiENT PiNG. The compilation features tracks by thirteen unique
and talented guitar soundsculptors, most of whom have performed at
the PiNG.

PiNG AMBiENCE 3 began as STRiNG THiNGS, a personal project by Eric
Hopper
of Sylken, to bring together onto one CD the ambient guitarists
he has come to know and admire in recent times. It became apparent that
releasing STRiNG THiNGS as PiNG AMBiENCE 3, a PiNG community project
would respond to the demand for more PiNG music and provide a venue for
these guitar artists to weave their sonic webs.

Thirteen diverse and intriguing soundscapes are offered by Toronto
guitarists Aidan Baker, Joe G (Styrohead), Eric Hopper (Sylken),
Scott M2
(dreamSTATE), Phil Ogison (TDITD), Matthew Poulakakis
(Solipsystem), Paul Royes (cybertarist), Arnold Sprogis (Ambient TV);
by Terry O'Brien (Anomalous Disturbances, Vancouver); and by our
friends from the USA, Matt Borghi (Portland OR), Michael Diamond
(San Rafael CA), Mark Mahoney (The Amaranth Signal, Knoxville TN)
and Stuart White (Diatonis, Los Angeles CA).

Various tracks were sculpted by using only guitar / looper / effect meldings,
while other tracks include synthesized sonics and effect treatments in
concert with guitar. A palette of moods and textures are created where
the ambient guitar performs as the lead voice, evoking some wonderfully
vibrant and emotive atmospheres where the listener's imagination
can wander.

The new PiNG AMBiENCE 3 • STRiNG THiNGS compilation CD of
spacious ambient guitar sound sculptures is available at ping things.


• PiNG AMBiENCE Volume 2

The second in an ongoing series, a compilation of music from
AMBiENT PiNG performing artists. Available at the PiNG from
PiNG THiNGS.

PiNG AMBiENCE 2 CD CoverFeaturing music from
dreamSTATE + Susanna Hood,
Alpha Wave Movement,
Sylken, Paul Royes,
Anomalous Disturbances,
earotica, Solipsystem,
karmafarm, Aidan Baker,
Styrohead, URM, Sara Ayers

and James Johnson.

Available online at ping things.

 

PiNG AMBiENCE Volume 1

The first in an ongoing series, a compilation of music from
AMBiENT PiNG performing artists.

PiNG AMBiENCE CD Cover - Photo by Rich BakerFeaturing music from
Ambient-TV, cheryl o &
Andrew Aldridge, Wally Jericho,
dream
STATE, Pholde, URM,
Mara's Torment, grain, Cymbl,
Styrohead
and Sylken.

Click here for an extensive interview
with Scott M2, Jamie Todd and
Rich Baker

Available online at ping things.


• PiNG SiTE UPDATE

The PiNG SiTE has been updated with a few new pages
(events2006b, events2006c and events2006d)
added in the Events section featuring photos from the March
through May 2006 AMBiENT PiNG shows.

Featuring performance photos of:
Aidan Baker (solo) and ARC
Michael Keith and Friends
Interweaver
and NOT_digital
Vessel = Menno Krant + The Devil in the Design and
dreamSTATE
with The Devil in the Design + Lynn Harrigan
and General Chaos Visuals
WHIPPOORWILL
(Chris Gartner, & Great Bob Scott)
and POLMO POLPO (Sandro Perri)
PHOLDE and Greg Lauzon
Collapsible Frequency Flow (CFF) and
Nightingale
(Jesse Baird & Dafydd Hughes)
GEARS of SAND Mini-Tour featuring
Ben Fleury-Steiner
with Mikronesia, William Fields and
Aidan Baker
with PHOLDE
Robert Rich Live at The Church of The Holy Trinity
Arms Full of Sound
- "Journey To Ambientia - Spring"
• RADiO iN AMBiENCE Part 1 - A special presentation for
Deep Wireless
in collaboration with New Adventures in Sound Art
featuring
Debashis Sinha with Ben Grossman and Kathy Kennedy
plus JOUST - John Oswald and Scott Thompson
• RADiO iN AMBiENCE Part 2 - A special presentation for
Deep Wireless in collaboration with New Adventures in Sound Art
featuring
NOiNO (Jim Bailey, Matthew Poulakakis & Jamie Todd)
URM
Gnostic Rocket
(Steve Barber) and Morgan Doctor


THE AMBiENT PiNG is a Toronto based creative community
of audio artists, performers, musicians and visual artists.

THE AMBiENT PiNG presents live multimedia performances featuring
ambient, electronic, soundscape, space, drone, psychedelic, chillout, downtempo, darkwave and experimental artists from around the world.

Click HERE to join THE AMBiENT PiNG e-mail list and
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Jamie Todd of dreamSTATE LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Mario Georgiou
David Pritchard and Scott M2 LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Susanna Hood with dreamSTATE Jamie Todd and Scott M2 LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Julius Oklamcak
Stephen Philips LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Alphawave Movement LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Sara Ayers  LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Mnemosyne LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Falling You LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
cheryl o  LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
James Johnson and Wally Jericho LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Julius Oklamcak
Beef Terminal LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Eric Wollo LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Mara's Torment LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Aidan Baker LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Canadian Electronic Ensemble LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Falling You LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Michael Bentley & Dean Santomieri LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Pholde  LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Ben grossman LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Sarah Pebbles  LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Eric Hopper of Sylken LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Matthew Poulakakas LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Michael Moon LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Anomalous Disturbances LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Tofu The Pug  LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Wally Jericho   LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Andrew Alldridge  LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Pholde with dreamSTATE LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Eric Hopper
dreamSTATE with Susanna Hood LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Julius Oklamcak
Ben Grossman LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
arc with Pholde LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Jamie Todd
Lynn Harrigan LiVE at THE AMBiENT PiNG - Photo by Eric Hopper