AMBiENT PiNG RADiO iS NOW JUST A CLiCK AWAY @: http://www.ambientpingradio.com Since it's inception in 1999, the mission of THE AMBiENT PiNG has been to introduce new music, new artists and new ideas to the community. Hundreds of artists have graced the PiNG stage over the years with wonderful live performances which have excited and inspired our imaginations. As the 7th anniversary of the PiNG approaches, we're thrilled to be able to share that excitement and inspiration with even more of you via AMBiENT PiNG RADiO! An online radio station at Live365 that captures the essence of THE AMBiENT PiNG by featuring a mix of ambient, soundscape, electronic, trip hop, dream pop, drone and chill artists from both our local and global communities. Hear artists that have performed at the PiNG as well as artists whose work has influenced and delighted us over the years. AMBiENT PiNG RADiO is a regularly updated collection of music that reflects the spirit and sound of the PiNG. You'll hear music by Robert Rich, dreamSTATE, mara's torment, Massive Attack, cheryl o, Underworld, Numina, URM, Aidan Baker, Steve Roach and much more, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TUNE iN + PLUG iNTO AMBiENT PiNG RADiO NOW @ http://www.ambientpingradio.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE AMBiENT PiNG . http://www.theambientping.com presents AMBiENT PiNG TUESDAYS @ HACiENDA . 794 Bathurst Street at Bloor . Toronto (NW corner, upstairs across from the Bathurst subway station) Doors open at 9pm . 1st set at 9:30 . PayWhatYouCan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THiS Tuesday June 20th . Rob Piilonen, Joshua van Tassel, Todd Pearson aka DJ Syklik and Lyle Crilly Rob, Joshua, Todd and Lyle will be playing an assortment of dreamy improvised pieces, with a strong focus on using potentially rigid instruments in a free flowing and creative manner and having the flute fit in as a sometimes melodic, sometimes electronic/drone based addition. Rob Piilonen: Flute and Effects http://www.myspace.com/robstunes Josh van Tassel: Sampler and percussion http://www.myspace.com/joshuavt Todd Pearson aka DJ Syklik: Turntables Lyle Crilly: Laptop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Before Sets CD . the circle is not round by ARC We continue our preview of next week's PiNG performance by Pholde and ARC with NOiNO on June 27th by playing this ARC CD from 2005. http://www.pingthings.com/ARCcircle.htm Between Sets CD . Is This Home by Morgan Doctor Visit http://www.pingthings.com/MORGANDOCTOR.htm to find out more about this week's between set CD and tune in to ping things radio every Sun & Wed from 9pm to 12 midnight EST at http://www.ambientpingradio.com to hear music from this and other discs in the ping things catalogue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COMiNG Tuesday June 27th . PHOLDE and ARC with NOiNO PHOLDE (Alan Bloor) and ARC (Aidan Baker, Rich Baker and Chris Kukiel) return to the PiNG to interface and kick out the jams with NOiNO (James Bailey, Matthew Poulakakis and Jamie Todd). Up first, PHOLDE strokes, bows and caresses his metal sculptures into an amorphous soundscape to be welded with the sonic shiftings of the NOiNO aggregate into an organic, electronic, metallic, sonorous tapestry. http://www.pingthings.com/ALANBLOOR.htm Next up, ARC's guitar drones and pulse driven drums and percussion will be augmented with the found, sampled, synthetic sounds and rhythmic machinery of NOiNO in an all out jam to celebrate improvisational bands that were born out of desire and necessity on the PiNG stage. http://www.pingthings.com/ARCferal.htm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * Other Toronto area sonic/visual events of interest this week: * Monday June 19th . The Music Gallery'S 30th Anniversary Fundraiser + Season Finale Featuring Eve Egoyan & Anne Bourne, Ccmc, Tasa, Wyrd Visions, Peter Lutek & Tom Richards, Castlemusic The Music Gallery closes it's 30th anniversary season with a summertime fundraiser celebrating our humble yet auspicious origins and our renewed vision for the future. The event will feature musicians representing a cross-section of the Gallery's history, performing cabaret-style in various locations throughout our space at St. George the Martyr Church, including: Eve Egoyan & Anne Bourne (acclaimed pianist & cellist in rare duo performance) . CCMC (improv collective and Music Gallery founders; featuring world-renowned artists John Oswald, Michael Snow and Paul Dutton) . Tasa (Ravi Naimpally's tabla- jazz fusionists) . Wyrd Visions (neo-psychedelic folk artist performs in the Fellowship Room) . Peter Lutek & Tom Richards (sax & trombone duo performing in the courtyard) . Castlemusic (Jennifer Castle plays her avant-country songs in the courtyard) 7PM . The Music Gallery (197 John St.) Tickets: $30 regular/$25 member/$15 student * Monday June 19th . CRANK STURGEON, Brian Ruryk, Charles Balls and the Cincinatti Single-File and Jacob Horwood. CRANK STURGEON's interests as of late are removing most if not all of his clothing, fastening a cardboard or plastic sturgeon headdress to himself (with various outgrowths of tubing and springs that may or may not serve a purpose) and manufacturing zany bouts of aural dislocation out of a series of cheap electronics and homemade gadgetry props. BRIAN RURYK is an ex-folley editor taking risks with his neighbourhood recycling! 23 Fanta bottles, 14 ravioli & artichoke cans and 156 pieces of shelving & office discard succumb to natural forces (ie. gravity, deflection and acoustic genocide) all set to "bluegrass" guitar playing and slippery tape stop and start. since his recent return to live performance the Tide company have issued caution that their containers, once emptied, are to be recycled - not used as footballs or other outlets of leisure... CHARLES BALLS AND THE CINCINATTI SINGLE-FILE is andrew of gfreflex (sampler, slide whistle, mixer), michelangelo of odradek (clarinet) and zoe of master (reed) playing to a prerecorded reel. expect the evocation of archie shepp accumulating on the saran of concrete bemusement. Jacob Horwood aka Fudge Whoregagger plays in gfreflex as well and likes to use reel to reel, modified electronics and sampler. second solo performance offers to be the awkward moisture you so often seep in the seat of your denim dreams. excessive body-odour makes its appearance as fidgety psedo-collage fiesta! 9pm . Neutral (349-A College Street, entrance off of Augusta) . $5 * Wednesday June 21st . Creative Improv with: Josh van Tassel: percussion and sampler . Devon Henderson: bass Christine Bougie: guitar . Rob Piilonen: flute and effects The Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave.) . PWYC * Thursday June 22nd . Improvisors' Pool The improvisors' pool is a weekly gathering for musicians who practice collective free improvisation. It welcomes players of all levels and backgrounds. 7:00-9:00 . Ralph Thornton Centre 765 Queen Street East * Thursday June 22nd . AIMT Presents in association with Arraymusic and the NOW Lounge An INTERFACE SERIES with Wilbert Dejoode . dejoode/ martin/ shaw [wilbert dejoode (bass) jean martin (drums) evan shaw (alto saxophone)] . dejoode/ driver/ piilonen/ posgate [wilbert dejoode (bass) ryan driver (analog synth) rob piilonen (flutes) tim posgate (guitar) 9pm . the NOW lounge (189 church street) pwyc $15 suggested * Friday June 23rd . AIMT Presents in association with Arraymusic and the NOW Lounge An INTERFACE SERIES with Wilbert Dejoode . company night: [wilbert dejoode (bass) alison cameron (amplified objects) paul dutton (voice) michel delage (drums) michael keith (guitar) john wilson (guitar)] 9pm . the arraymusic studio (60 atlantic ave, suite 218) . $15 * Friday June 23rd . Eric Stach presents THE SCREAM a festival of New Music, Noise/Sound IMPROVISATION a 10 week Friday Night Series May 5th to July 7th Musicians are welcome to drop by and play Place: 105 Clarence Street, London, Ontario, between Hill and South, west of Wellington. 9:30pm -1:00 am Every FRIDAY NIGHT no cover byob * Saturday June 24th . AIMT Presents in association with Arraymusic and the NOW Lounge An INTERFACE SERIES with Wilbert Dejoode . ronda rindone's QUORUM + wilbert dejoode [wilbert dejoode (bass) tilman lewis (cello) ronda rindone (clarinets) joe sorbara (percussion)] . dan pencer quartet [thom gill (guitar) bram gielen (bass) dan pencer (saxophones) matt pencer (drums)] . aldcroft/ dejoode/ campbell/ valdivia [ken aldcroft (guitar) wilbert dejoode (bass) rod campbell (trumpet) brandon valdivia (drums)] 9pm . the arraymusic studio (60 atlantic ave, suite 218) . $15 * Saturday June 24th . Emerge & RootMeanSquare present Broken Social Scene and Bloc Party with Feist, J. Mascis, Raising The Fawn and More 1 PM . Olympic Island, Toronto . $44.50 (plus $6.00 ferry fee) * Saturday June 24th . Nine Inch Nails with Bauhaus and Peaches 7:00 PM . Molson Amphitheatre, Ontario Place, Toronto $29.50-$59.50 advance at Ticketmaster - - all ages * Sunday June 25th . The NOW Series presented by AIMToronto and the NOW Lounge 2:00- Workshop - TBA 4:00- Newman / Wilson w/ paul newman- saxophone, john wilson- guitar 5:00- Duo Duo w/ rob piilonen - flute, mitch yolevsky - clarinet 6:00- TBA 4-7pm . The NOW Lounge 189 Church St. . $6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE AMBiENT PiNG is a social sound/art event presenting live performances by Toronto's finest ambient, chillout, improv and experimental music artists plus performers from around the world, every Tuesday evening at HACiENDA . 794 Bathurst Street at Bloor. http://www.theambientping.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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