Animation Spectacular IV

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GAZE is excited to present Animation Spectacular IV! Join us for an evening of 16 original animated works that explore cinephilic obsession, deception for personal gain, spatial memory as a site for healing, disorientation as form of radical resistance and so much more.

Thursday October 24, 2019
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA

Doors open at 7:30PM. Screening starts at 8PM.
Entrance fee is $7-$10 sliding scale
ATA is ADA Accessible


SLOPING SUBURBIA by Jenna Anne Turner (3:24)
Floods, fire, fast food. As this stop-motion suburbia encroaches upon nature, disaster strikes again and again. This piece consists of almost 500 images, ripped and scanned one-by-one to reveal underlying images, then layered to build a sense of chaos.


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Found Festival presents
An experimental film festival in an apartment window, viewed from Old Scona Academic

Thursday, July 4 at 10:15pm
Saturday, July 6 at 10:15pm
Viewed from Old Scona Academic (10523 84 Ave) grounds
Listen to the soundtrack live on CJSR FM 88.5

By donation!

Oracle by Devon Beggs
Eyes in passing by Ian Rowley
Untitled by Conor McNally
The Orb by the Olm
Lustrous Encounter by Brandi Strauss
Sloping Suburbia by Jenna Anne Turner
Touch by Jenna Anne Turner
Extra high grade by Jamie McRae
WrestlemaniainameltserW By Parker Thiessen
Editor by Parker Thiessen
Edmonton from the clouds by Lukas zapata
L’habitant by Caitlin Sian Richards
Photosynthesis by Scott Portingale
Sun on water by Chelsea Boida

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Found Festival gathers, creates, and celebrates in Amiskowaciy-wâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᕀ ᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ), colonially known as Edmonton, part of the larger Treaty 6 territory. Common Ground Arts Society acknowledges that Treaty 6 territory is the home of the Nations of Cree, Nakota-Sioux, Blackfoot, Dene, Tsuu T’ina, Metis and other Indigenous peoples who call this land home, and who have created and gathered on these lands for thousands of years. We recognize, value, and give thanks for the opportunity to contribute to the community of artists, creators, and people living on and benefiting from this land in the spirit of Treaty. We are all Treaty people. We take responsibility for this ongoing relationship, and commit to listening, learning, and continually doing better as an organization and community.


Common Ground Arts Society (CGAS) and Found Festival foster unique artistic experiences that offer creative collisions between artists and audiences in unconventional and non-traditional spaces.

We believe in creating safe spaces that allow for creative risk. We commit to upholding open, supportive, inclusive, receptive, and collaborative spaces and experiences that welcome all members of our community including artists, volunteers, staff, board members, and patrons, exactly as they are.

We honour the vulnerability of the artistic process, and the beauty of the exchange between artists and audiences. We commit to sustaining a safe space by respecting everyone who contributes to it. To read more about our Safe Spaces program, please visit:


This will be New Music Edmonton’s 8th annual festival, and we have a lot of phenomenal sound-oriented creativity to ring in spring 2019.   Want to play a pivotal role?  Consider volunteering!


Thursday,  March 21

Theatre Lab, Allard Hall, MacEwan University

7:30 Live Mix

Raylene Campbell, Landing 23
The Olm: Caitlin Sian Richards, viola; Jenna Turner, violin

9:00 Terri Hron, Nesting

Friday, March 22

City Hall, noon

Now Hear This City Hall Players performing the world premiere of Emilie LeBel’s How To Behave In a Crowd *free admission!*

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 7:30: HyperLiveCubeMix

Anna Pidgorna, Roger Admiral, Arlan Vriens performing Pidgornas’ Teach Your Daughters

Holy Drone Travellers with Mustafa Rafiq
Mustafa Rafiq, Guitar; Matt Meeker, Bass, Trombone, Synth; Bhuyash Neupane, Tablas, Singing

Ryan M. Hemphill and Nico Arnáez performing Hemphill’s Duet for Electric Guitar and Electric Bass

Organist Reinhard von Berg performing his piece Visions 

Hypercube: Chris Graham, percussion; Andrea Lodge, piano; Erin Rogers, saxophones; Jay Sorce, classical & electric guitar

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Upper Hall, 9:30: Sound Lounge

Saturday, March 23

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

11:00 Kids Hear This: bring the kids for a funny, noisy introduction to musical instruments and 21st century sounds! *free admission!*

2:00 Song of Sibyls with organetto player Katelyn Clark

3:30 NME Sound Lounge in the Holy Trinity Upper Hall

7:30 Saturday Night Double Feature

Helen Pridmore performing Ana Sokolovic’s Love Songs

Civvie and Friends: Ethan Bokma, bass clarinet; Natanielle Felicitas, cello; respectfulchild, violin; Kelly Ruth, weaving loom

9:30 NME Sound Lounge in the Holy Trinity Upper Hall

Sunday, March 24

Theatre Lab, Allard Hall, MacEwan University

11:00 Sonic Play School: Improvising with Found Objects

located next to Theatre Lab in room 11-216 and taught by Scott Smallwood *free event*

2:00 HyperViolet

UltraViolet: Roger Admiral, piano; Allison Balcetis, saxophones; Chenoa Anderson, flutes; Amy Nicholson, cello

Hypercube: Chris Graham, percussion; Andrea Lodge, piano; Erin Rogers, saxophones; Jay Sorce, classical & electric guitar


The Olm

Two new mothers, Jenna Turner (violin) and Caitlin Richards (viola), respond to their babies and create a lullaby in two parts, improvised over a collage of their daughters’ voices. In Gwendolyn Suite, a breast pump echoes, and violin, viola and other sounds soothe the harsh cries of a newborn overwhelmed by the world out of utero. Annalisa Suite begins in pregnancy where a mother sings to connect with her baby, then in labour through fetal distress.


Opening January 24, 2019


Featured Artists

Scott Mackenzie, Shawn McClure, Rob MillerRoberta Murray, Ruta Nichol, Talar and Jean-Claude Prefontaine, David ShkolnyFei SuJenna TurnerDiana Zasadny

The process of making is not a singular act of influence or confluence. The creative process demands a confluence of one’s own history, biases, abilities and even limitations with the influences of politics, economics, social constructs and the physical environment.

By embracing both influence and confluence, we form a new and original path. Attend the free showcase opening reception at Alberta Branded on January 24 at 6 p.m.