Gabriel Saloman | Common Eider King Eider |European Tour | May 27-July 3

Throats of Ash European Tour

Vancouver based experimental sound artist Gabriel Saloman and San Francisco art collaborative Common Eider King Eider will be embarking on a 5 week tour of Europe beginning May 27, 2016.

GABRIEL SALOMAN is a Vancouver-based musician and artist. Saloman has been performing experimental, conceptual and freely improvised music for over 15 years. He is known for his work as half of Portland based noise group Yellow Swans. He currently performs solo under his own name and has recently released records with Miasmah (GR), Shelter Press (FR), Infinite Greyscale (GR) and Beacon Sound (US). His work is haunting and deeply emotive, sitting between genres and drawing on cinematic and viscerally live qualities.

COMMON EIDER KING EIDER is an evolving art and music collaboration between Rob Fisk (Badgerlore, ex-Deerhoof, and Six Organs of Admittance/Hexadic collaborator), Vicky Fong, Andee Connors (A Minor Forest), Andrew Weathers and Blaine Todd. A potent mix of blackened ambience, drone and silence incorporating viola, vast chorale arrangements, and field recordings. Labels representing CEKE since their inception in 2007 include Pesanta Urfolk, Black Horizons, Root Strata, Sol y Nieve, and their own imprint Caribou People. Terrifying, beautiful, spare, the sound of light nullified- and at the same time a celebration of the power and beauty of the sun.

They will be playing shows in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. Tour dates and announcements can be found here:

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Gabriel Saloman & Common Eider King Eider have produced a collaboration album,  A Prayer for Ice, specially for tour. A Prayer for Ice features four tracks on cassette with free download, wrapped in hand printed fabric designed by artist Aja Rose Bond. The artwork unfolds into a mini-alter intended to aid meditation, prayer and spells combating ecocide. These cassettes will be a limited edition of 100 copies.

To find out more about these artists and to listen to their music you can visit the following sites:

Gabriel Saloman

Common Eider King Eider

Live In Geneva (28 November, 2009) | Gabriel Saloman

In anticipation of his European tour, Gabriel Saloman has released Live in Geneva (28 November, 2009), a live album recorded at a 2014 performance at Cave 12 in Geneva. The album features live interpretations of recently released songs including Ear Piercer and Mountain Music from last year’s Shelter Press release Movement Building Vol. 2, as well as a powerful revision of Riots Don’t Just Happen from the Infinite Greyscale 10”.

The album was released May 1, 2016 and is available for streaming and purchase at Saloman’s Bandcamp page. A limited edition print with artwork by Saloman and Shelter Press’ Bartolomé Sanson featuring a download code will be available for sale at Saloman’s upcoming shows in Europe.


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Gabriel Saloman w/ Paul Clipson |Pictures & Sound | April 8

Chicago: Pure Hype Presents

Pictures & Sounds 2016

featuring Ryoko Akama, Gabriel Saloman w/ Paul Clipson, Dan Friel w/ Todd Bailey, and Dialect

April 08, 2016 at Film Studies Center in Chicago, IL.

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Gabriel Saloman is a Vancouver based musician and artist who has been performing experimental, conceptual and freely improvised music for over 15 years. He is best known for his work as half of Yellow Swans and currently composes and performs solo as GMS and Sade Sade. He also collaborates with Aja Rose Bond under the name Diadem and with MRed as Chambers.

Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and experimental film artist whose work involves projected installation and live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians. His largely improvised, in-camera-edited films bring to light subconscious preoccupations and unexpected visual forms. His works have been exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally at such festivals as the New York Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Dan Friel creates intense, colorful and intricate instrumentals that, for all their complexity, are melodic pop songs. Equally at home in the DIY scene and the contemporary art world, Friel has been at the forefront of a movement of musicians who create dance music with a clear affinity for the extremes of noise and metal, eschewing the traditional dance clubs and adhering to the ethics of the underground.

sound artist/composer/performer. My works approaches situations that contain silence, time and space, exploring experiences of ‘ma’. I perform with electronics and objects, and create sound installations that deal with space.

I run melange edition label and co-edit reductive journal (mumei publishing).

$7 suggested donation, seating is limited and first come first served.

Presented by WHPK 88.5 FM

Future Concrete | Unit/Pitt | Mar 4-Apr 16

Jordan Abel, bill bissett, Danielle LaFrance, Donato Mancini, sidony o’neal, Anahita Jamali Rad, The Third Thing

Future Concrete: Poetics After This

March 4 to April 16, 2016

Opening Friday, March 4, 7pm
Closing event and publication launch Saturday, April 16, 7pm
Curated by Gabriel Saloman

Future Concrete is an exhibition of visual poetry by seven North American poets, creating answers and further questions to the question  “what comes after this?”

Each poet was invited to engage questions of what poetics might be forty years on in order to address what a concrete poetics might be in our present. In no way intended to be a survey of visual poetry, this exhibition instead invites conversations about what materiality means in poetry (at this moment; for that artist), how a relationship with technology (past, present, future) informs poetic production, and what correspondence between form and content the modes of circulation, publication and reproduction employed in this exhibit have with what is made. Instead of a technophilic centring of the machinery of production – substituting digital for analog, algorithm for procedure – the focus of this work returns to the materiality of the body as a site of labour, desire, conflict and affect.

Participating poets will also read at The Capilano Review’s space, 281 Industrial Avenue, on Thursday March 3, 7pm. Details at–readings–future-soup/.

This exhibit is part a larger frame of programming during the year of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Helen Pitt Gallery, imagining the possibilities of cultural production 40 years from now.

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer currently completing his PhD at Simon Fraser University, where his studies focus on digital humanities and indigenous poetics. Abel’s conceptual writing engages with the representation of indigenous peoples in anthropology and popular culture.

bill bissett  originalee from lunaria ovr 300 yeers ago in lunarian time sent by shuttul thru halifax nova scotia originalee wantid 2 b dansr n figur skatr became a poet n paintr in my longings after 12 operaysyuns reelee preventid me from following th inishul direksyuns.

Danielle LaFrance is an MA student, occasional librarian, and poet based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. She is the author of Species Branding (CUE Books, 2010) as well as the chapbook Pink Slip (Standard Ink & Copy Press, 2013). She co-curates About a Bicycle, a self-identified women’s critical theory reading and journal series.

Donato Mancini makes visual and procedural poetry, bookworks and visual art. His books and chapbooks include: Snowline (2015), You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (2012), Buffet World (2011) Fact ‘N’ Value (2011), Hell Passport no.22 (2008), Æthel (2007), 58 Free Coffees (2006) and Ligatures (2005). His most recent full length book, Loitersack (2014), is a labyrinthine commonplace book where critical, theoretical and paraliterary tendencies intersect in the forms of poetry, poetics, theory, theory theatre, laugh particles and many many questions.

sidony o’neal is [still, yet, often] learning to read. She is the trans\creator of a book of poems and essays  entitled Prognosis: Decolonial Poetic Exhale. sidony is 1/7th of the Mini Chapbook Press, a collective interested in the informal distribution of tiny books and text objects; she is the author of the mini chapbook 
f a c e bowl. sidony lives and studies in Portland, OR.

Anahita Jamali Rad‘s work involves feminist-materialist interjections into dominant ideology with regard to love, violence, and capital. She is an organizing and founding member of the women’s critical reading and discussion group, About a Bicycle, and co-editor for the journal with the same name. Additionally, she is a member of the Mini Chap Book Press, with which she has published You & Me Baby and the forthcoming Un In Uni Form.

The Third Thing is Ivy Johnson and Kate Robinson. They create live performances and multimedia collages in the service of an ecstatic feminist agenda.

Gabriel Saloman is a Vancouver based artist working in sound, text, visual and time-based practices. He has participated in numerous collaborative projects including Red76, the STAG Library and the Lower Mainland Painting Co. As a musician he has performed internationally as both a soloist and one half of the group Yellow Swans, and currently composes music for contemporary dance.

Imaginary Forces | Radar Radio | Feb 10

Imaginary Forces (aka Basic Rhythm aka Anthoney J. Hart) hosts a monthly show on the second Wednesday of every month from midnight till 2am on Radar Radio.

The show focuses largely on electronic music that has helped shape and inform my own work, as well as contemporary musicians working within similar areas. I will also be featuring a series of live sessions from various musicians working within these areas, with guests such as Dale Cornish, Chra, Ryo Murakami, Imugem Orihasam, Kenneth Kirschner, Arash Moori and more already lined up.

The first guest on the show will be Gabriel Saloman, formerly of legendary Drone group Yellow Swans.

This show will be archived here:


Gabriel Saloman | Eye of the Storm IX | Jan 24

Gabriel Saloman will be performing along to two films by artist Maria Dabow ( at the ninth Eye of the Storm….



Live electronic/experimental/ambient/drone music is played live with corresponding film content presented on massive theatre sound and 60′ silver screen. The evening is comprised of a selected variety of artist showcases, with attention to creating a cohesive environment in which to experience experimental audio and video in a large-scale Hi-Fi theatre setting. Featuring some of Vancouver’s finest experimental electronic/acoustic acts with high-scale big-screen projected visual effects.  The night also features a state of the art 3D immerse sound system, unlike anything you’ve heard anywhere else.


Doors at 20:00. Show 20:30

$10 at the door only.

Must be 19+ w/ ID for entry

Mapping Collaboration | Launch

Announcing the launch of MAPPING COLLABORATION – a tool for teaching and building interdisciplinary collaborations.

After months of research and development, a team including Rob Kitsos, Gabriel Saloman and Alex Mah have created a unique website devoted to the exploration of interdisciplinary arts.

“We created this website as a tool for teaching and building interdisciplinary collaborations. The inspiration came from faculty and students at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts — where BFA programs in Dance, Theatre Production and Design, Visual Art, Film and Music all work together in studio settings and playfully experiment with processes of art making.

We wanted to create a database of images, projects, sounds and theory that we collect inside the studio and from research happening in other places.  We are curious about how we collaborate and how structures reoccur, translate and deviate from one discipline to another.  Composition is central to these processes and offers a base for our approaches and experiments. ”

from the Introductiond

The website includes a Toolbox with definitions, teaching tools and projects, as well as a wealth of resources including an extensive bibliography, weblinks and a page devoted to some important examples of interdisciplinary collaboration from history. There are also examples of this work being used in practice and ways for other educators and creators to engage.