Telephone, 20 Questions and Other Guessing Games

Sep 22, 2006

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


Telephone, 20 Questions and Other Guessing Games was a sound performance in which the game of telephone served as a metaphor for the trade and transformation of ideas and sounds. Musicians Kelly Churko, Kim Dellavedova, Phillip Pietruschka, and Ben Wilson were positioned around a table in the Grand Luxe Hall, responding to and transforming each others’ gestures through electronics and percussion. Navigating a sonic territory of shifting tectonic plates, the artists stitched together ambient soundscape, Tokyo-influenced noise mayhem, raw effects, and irresistible groove with threads of irony and dark humour. 

This performance built on previous collaborations since 2002 between Western Front and West Space, Melbourne.

The performance at Western Front was the start of a Canadian tour with the Australian artists. Concerts took place at the Music Gallery (Toronto), Mountain Standard Time (Calgary) and Open Space (Victoria), and a site specific installation for Champ Libre’s—Cité Invisible City (Montréal).

Video documentation available upon request.

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Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.