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Join CJSF's Culture Club, where art nerds are VIPS. Hosted by fellow critical thinker, Beau Bridge. The show features in-depth interviews, lectures and stories about art and artists of all forms. Some examples segments range from discussions of inspiration, music, theory, context, the creative process and everything in between. Be inspired... Stay inspired. Formerly Smitten by the Written, radio about words.
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More Recent Programs2015-02-18
Geometry of Knowing
at SFU Audain Gallery until Feb 28
Beau Bridge takes a wonderful tour of Part II of SFU Galleries "Geometry Of Knowing" Exhibit with wonderful curator Amy Kazymerchyk at the SFU Audain Gallery in Woodwards. Discussions about materiality, embodiment, fieldwork, life, culture, and contemporary art perspectives ensue....
Part 1: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 2: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 3: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, MAR 21 – MAY 15, 2015
Part 4: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, MAR 19 – MAR 28, 2015
- 18 Feb 2015 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 18 Feb 2015 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 11 Feb 2015 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 11 Feb 2015 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 4 Feb 2015 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 4 Feb 2015 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 28 Jan 2015 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 28 Jan 2015 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 21 Jan 2015 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 21 Jan 2015 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 14 Jan 2015 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 14 Jan 2015 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 7 Jan 2015 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 7 Jan 2015 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 24 Dec 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 24 Dec 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 17 Dec 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 17 Dec 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 10 Dec 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 10 Dec 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 3 Dec 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 3 Dec 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 26 Nov 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 26 Nov 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 12 Nov 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 12 Nov 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 5 Nov 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 5 Nov 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 29 Oct 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 29 Oct 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 22 Oct 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 22 Oct 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- 15 Oct 2014 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- 15 Oct 2014 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Sun Ra & Afro-Futurism: An Archival Analysis
Feb 11 from 1pm-2pm
In honour of Black History Month - Culture Club host Beau Bridge explores the eccentric personality of famous Free Jazz composer & Revolutionary artist Sun Ra, as well as the literary and cultural aesthetic of "Afro-futurism" through unearthed audio interviews and lectures by Sun Ra. Discussions include the philosophy of space and time, the human being, blackness, whiteness, goodness, and concepts of god.
Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage 1972-1982
Beau Bridge explores the Mainstreeters project, ft. friend of the show Paul Wong, on through March 2015
Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 is an exhibition, website and publication that takes a close look at a self-identified collective of socially and artistically motivated men and women who came of age on Vancouver’s Main Street—once the dividing line between a predominantly Anglo middle-class west side and a multicultural working-class east side. The exhibition at Satellite Gallery contributes to the larger project of bringing to light an under-recognized chapter of Vancouver art history.
The Mainstreeters—Kenneth Fletcher, Deborah Fong, Carol Hackett, Marlene MacGregor, Annastacia McDonald, Charles Rea, Jeanette Reinhardt and Paul Wong—were an “art gang” who took advantage of the times, a new medium (video), and each other. Emerging from the end-stage hippie era, the gang drew from glam, punk and a thriving gay scene to become an important node in the local art scene. Their activities connect the influential interdisciplinary salon of Roy Kiyooka in the early 1960s with the collective-oriented social practices that emerged worldwide in the early years of the 21st century.
Like the current “digital natives” generation, the Mainstreeters were the first generation to grow up with video cameras. The resulting documents bring into focus a decade of their lives, including forays into sex, love, drugs and art.
Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 is curated by Allison Collins and Michael Turner and is a coproduction of grunt gallery and Presentation House Gallery. The exhibition is presented by Satellite Gallery. Mainstreeters launched with the December 2nd release of a video documentary chronicling the lives of the group. On January 8th the exhibition opens at Satellite Gallery along with the launch of the website, featuring selected images, videos and texts. Throughout the exhibition, Mainstreeter videos will be presented in storefronts along Main Street, and the project will be complemented by a publication featuring photographs and documents to be released in summer 2015.
Books on the Radio
a monthly compendium of literary awesome
Sean Cranbury (Books on the Radio Project, Real Vancouver Writer Series) presents a monthly round up of the recent best of BOTR and RVWS interviews and talks.
Table of Contents
- People of the Stick, Besnard Lakes
- Leah Horlick interview, Reverb Queer Reading Series
- Jay MillAr, conversation segment
- Rahat Kurd, Real Vancouver Biblioasis
- Alexandra Oliver, Real Vancouver Biblioasis
- Outro, Sean Cranbury with Clams Casino/The Weeknd
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Char Bagh - Interviews with Nisha Sembi & Rupi Kaur
Culture Club host Beau has some intriguing discussions about inspiration and the creative process with two of the featured artists of Char Bagh, an up
Today in the Culture Club we explore Char Bagh at PuSh Festival 2015 (Jan 31)
Char Bagh is the Persian term for a quadrilateral garden divided by water and pathways; a space for exchange and contemplation. Enter Digital Handloom’s curated modern bagh, and experience four methods of storytelling: Mandeep Sethi spits hip hop with a social conscience; graffiti artist Nisha Sembi responds with painting; Rupi Kaur celebrates the beauty of broken English; followed by a dance party DJed by Sethi. Nights like this are, too often, only dreamed of!
Nisha Kaur Sembi was born and raised in Berkeley, California where she currently lives and works. With any art that she produces, whether it be her digital, fine art, or street art work, Nisha’s main objective is to use her art as a platform to bridge self expression with social change. By combining Indian culture with hip-hop culture, Nisha has channeled a new style called Kalakari (“Artistry”) through which she has been crafting art work, digital design projects, and apparel design that break through traditional boundaries and bring forth a fresh and eclectic urban/cultural aesthetic.
Rupi Kaur is a Writer and Spoken Word Artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Through her creative work she documents the experiences of being a diasporic coloured woman in a society that is quick to silence that demographic down. Delving into topics of femininity, love, abuse, and healing, her poetry forces the reader and listener to feel emotions they often tend to avoid experiencing. She will have you laughing and crying and smiling again all in a matter of a few poems. Having performed from coast to coast, New York to California, Toronto to Vancouver we welcome her back to take our city by storm. Her desire is to inspire all those that touch her work to practice kindness and love. Tenderness is the mission, poetry is the weapon.
THRU THE TRAP DOOR; REVOLUTION COUNTER REVOLUTION
two 2014 pop art events with Paul Wong
Beau Bridge brings you two pieces from pop art extravaganzas who happen to have a Paul Wong touch:
FUSE Revolution Counter Revolution at the VAG
(next FUSE is Jan 30 with the PuSh Festival)
THRU THE TRAPDOOR
Look out for more from Beau Bridge as he follows Paul Wong and all the MainStreeters coming up soon in the Culture Club. http://www.satellitegallery.ca/download/mainstreeters_pr.pdf
Moving Forward with Adorno
from SFU Humanities' Adorno & Music Symposium
Beau Bridge annotates and plays music from a talk at the 2014 Adorno & Music Symposium from Dr Jeremy Shapiro's "Moving Forward with Adorno: Identifying and Going Beyond Limitations”
This talk elucidates the context and relevance of Adorno's theories of music and society.
In this paper Dr Shapiro examines comparatively the roots of Adorno’s and Habermas’s theories in music and language respectively, how Adorno’s music theory dovetails with recent research into the evolutionary origins of music to prepare the ground for a musical theory of society to complement and complete Habermas’s communication theory of society, and why Adorno himself could not take the explicit step toward such a theory.
Vancouver and the Speaker Series
an SFU City Conversation
As we are constantly exposed to other people's experience, and have instant access to world issues through social media and the internet, what is the allure of the in-person experience of storytelling? Is it a way for us to feel closer to others, to interact with people and build community? Does it help make difficult subjects easier to understand or do they instead create instant experts out of speakers who do not necessarily represent all sides of an issue?
Mark Busse, host of speaker events Creative Mornings and Interesting Vancouver, and Lizzy Karp, creator and host of Rain City Chronicles will start the conversation, sharing insights gained through their experience as curators of speaker series in Vancouver.
Issues addressed include the often monocultural audience for speaker series (affluent, techsavvy, AngloEurpean), lack of town square in Vancouver, the thirst we have for stories and why the audience is as important as the speakers.
What Is Adorno Doing When He Listens to Music?
a talk from the 2014 Adorno & Music Symposium
Beau Bridge annotates and plays music from Shierry Weber Nicholsen's talk "What is Adorno Listening to When He Listens to Music?" at the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University's Adorno and Music Symposium.
Topics include authenticity, tonality, emotion in art.
Ramy Essam: Voice of the Egyptian Revolution
(1pm-2:20pm) Words and music from his visit to Vancouver at the SFU Institute for the Humanities
Ramy Essam, often known as the “Voice of the Revolution,” is an musician who rose from the masses of the Egyptian uprising to become a staple of Tahrir Square and an icon of his country’s freedom struggle. Having performed music oppositional to Hosni Mubarak, the military, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the current regime, Essam is a perennial advocate for social justice and human rights. He is the recipient of the World Forum on Music and Censorship’s Freemuse Award and was featured in the Oscar nominated documentary The Square. Essam’s music amalgamates genres and often pushes the boundaries of the socially acceptable.
Brought to you by the Institute for Humanities, the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (SFU) and the SFU School of Communications.
This November 28th event was recorded and produced by David Swanson (The Swan Song Mondays 7pm.
Brave Women in History/Moe Clark's Within
Beyan Fa and Ophira Horwitz with stories of women refusing to be silent.
From the Oct 29 edition of Talking Life in Literature, Beyan Fa takes on The Brave Women in History. https://soundcloud.com/cjsfradio/sets/talking-life-in-literature
And Ophira Horwitz speaks to poet and activist Moe Clark whose latest album of poetry and sound work includes “Butterfly Ashes” which honours the missing and murdered Aboriginal women. While this week we commemorate the Montréal Massacre, we include this piece in recognition that there is essentially an ongoing massacre in Canada.
Books on the Radio Monthly
November's BOTR Digest
The monthly digest of the Books on the Radio project from Sean Cranbury, founder of the Real Vancouver Writers' Series
- Waubgeshig Rice, Interview, Legacy, Theytus Books 2014
- Zsuzsi Gartner, reading, Books on the Radio Live, July 2014
- Vivek Straya, reading, Real Vancouver Writers' Series, September 2014, introduced by Dina Del Bucchia
- Carrie Snyder, reading, Runner Girl, House of Anansi 2014
- Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Re: ECM
- A Tribe Called Red, Sisters
Listen to the episode on SoundCloud:
Safe Amp All Candidates Meeting
A Vancouver election all candidates forum on youth issues including cultural spaces.
The Safe Amplification Site Society hosted an All Candidates Meeting, where they engaged in a discussion about some of the major issues surrounding young people, live music and performance, and local arts and culture in Vancouver.
- Vancouver 1st: Massimo Rossetti
- COPE: Keith Higgins
- Vision: Heather Deal
- Green Party: Pete Fry
- NPA: Elizabeth Ball
- Cedar Party: Nicholas Chernen
Music: ok Vancouver Ok "Nature" from event
The Safe Amplification Site Society is a non-profit dedicated to music for people of all ages in Vancouver, BC. We are working towards the establishment of a permanent, legal, sustainable, affordable and accessible all-ages venue, and are currently operating a temporary space at Astorino's, 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver BC.
Safe Amp also does lots of other rad stuff like lobbying, workshops, communications, and fundraising, and we work hard to make sure everything is done in a democratic and accessible manner.
If you would like to get involved, please don't be shy! Become a member, follow us on social media, donate money, volunteer, and tell everyone you know about this project and why it's so urgently needed.
Behind the Latvian Art Diaries
A close read of the Latvian Art Diaries documentary with producer David Swan (The Swan Song Mondays 7pm)
On this premiere episode of CJSF's Culture Club, we go behind the scenes on some of our fave sections of recently aired documentary, the Latvian Art Diaries. David traveled to Riga, capital of Latvia, 2014 European Cultural Capital, to document the blossoming arts & cultural scene.
Read more from David and listen to the full documentary:
Books on the Radio Monthly
A compendium of bookish audio coming at you on the last Wednesday of every month on CJSF 90.1 Simon Fraser University Independent Community Radio.
This month, Real Vancouver Writer Series opens up the Vancouver Art/Book Fair; hosted by Sean & Dina Del Bucchia and featuring Ben Rawluk, Chelsea Rooney and Ben Able.
Timothy Shay, Mariner Janes & Dennis E Bolen
An interview with Timothy Shaw; SFU Library Readings Mariner Janes & Dennis E Bolen
Lisa Hobbs Birnie - My Career in Journalism
SFU Library Special Collections Sept 25, 2014
Lisa Birnie discusses her career which spans 6 decades and the globe. http://www.lib.sfu.ca/node/12858
Lisa Hobbs Birnie’s career as a journalist began in her native Australia, soon followed by a move to the United States where she plied her trade in San Francisco for several years writing political columns and interviewing such luminaries as Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Claire Booth Luce, Joan Crawford, and Timothy Leary. She was a delegate to the first America/Canadian Newspaper Guild National Conference on Woman’s Rights held in Chicago in 1970. Moving to Vancouver in the 1970s she wrote for the Vancouver Sun for eight years as a reporter/columnist. She was the first woman associate editor of the Sun.
Ms. Birnie is the author of several books… Uncommon Will: The Death and Life of Sue Rodriguez (1996), a book which examined the question of right to die. Other books include I Saw Red China (1966). She was the first female reporter on a U.S. newspaper to get into China since the 1949 Communist victory 16 years earlier and the first U.S. reporter in 10 years. She was a member of the National Parole Board and later wrote Inside the Parole Board…(1990). Her most recent book is In Mania’s Memory…(2010) about a Holocaust relationship.
Birnie has won several journalism and book awards.
Readings from Colin Browne and Catherine Owen
SFU Lunch Poems September 2014
Lunch Poems are every third Wednesday of the month.
Colin Browne will be reading from his upcoming book, The Lanes (Talonbooks). In these new texts composition is a spindle, voice and melody shape thought, borders compel wonder and interrogation. Perhaps the act of language, in the most profound sense, is ceremonial—to acknowledge time, resistance and love, and to herald in each voice many voices: urgent, restless and brave. Colin Browne lives in Vancouver. Until recently he taught in the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.
Catherine Owen lives in New Westminster, BC. She is the author of nine collections of poetry, among them Trobairitz (Anvil Press 2012), Seeing Lessons (Wolsak & Wynn 2010) and Frenzy (Anvil Press 2009). Frenzy won the Alberta Book Prize and other collections have been nominated for the BC Book Prize, the Re-lit, the CBC Prize, & the George Ryga Award. Her book of elegies, Designated Mourner has just been released by ECW Press (2014) and a chapbook called Rivulets is out from Alfred Gustav Press.