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Sbot N Wo + Squid in Chains + Jen n Ben

April 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Improvised music @ 8EAST

Sbot N Wo (Saskatoon)
Helen Pridmore, voice + WL Altman, live processing

Squid in Chains (Vancouver) John Oliver – synth + Douglas Schmidt – soprano sax and bandoneon

Jen n Ben (Vancouver) Jen Yakamovich – drums + Ben Brown – drums

Sbot N Wo is a voice/electronics duo from Regina, Canada. Their unique sound is based on the singing and extended vocal techniques of Helen Pridmore, manipulated digitally in real time by WL Altman. Improvised, unadorned, Sbot N Wo’s sound is distinct, daring and divergent.
Squid in Chains is a Vancouver band featuring the many talents of Douglas Schmidt (saxophones and bandoneon), John Oliver (synthesizers), and François Houle (clarinets and electronics). François is on tour and not able to perform this evening.
Jen n Ben is a drum duo. Jen Yakamovich explores relationships between rhythms, social ecologies, and complex embodiment. Ben Brown is searching for instruments to be played full contact and to be heard full bodied.
Donate at the door $xx/$20/$10/Free
8PM: The first set will be mask required. The bar will be closed for this set. Feel free to stay for set two!
9PM: The bar will be opened a few moments after set one, and masks are recommended.
The 8EAST social space for new culture is a project of the NOW Society, located on the Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples, in Chinatown in Vancouver.
Safety guidelines:
Please do not come to this event if:
• You have experienced any signs of being unwell in the last 5 days;
• You have been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who has COVID-19 in the last 5 days.
8EAST ventillation: open windows and doors, three air purifiers, updated HVAC system with UV lights. Mask wearing is recommend inside 8EAST and in the Chinese Cultural Centre washrooms.
Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be available. Restrooms will be available to the public. A wheel chair accessible washroom is available. Wheelchair seating is easily accommodated. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist.
We recognize that access is an ongoing and evolving discussion, and acknowledge that this statement may be insufficient. Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions.
8EAST (8 East Pender street) is a social space for new culture. We are committed to making 8EAST a safer, welcoming and more accessible space.We present events at 8EAST with conditions to keep our communities as safe as possible. We do not tolerate discrimination based on age, gender, neuro a-typicality, disability, place of origin, cultural background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate racism.
8EAST is located within 50 meters of buses 004, 007, 019, 022, 209, and N19 on Pender Street. Stops for buses 003, 008, 014, 016, 020, N8, N20, and N35 are located within 250 metres on Hastings Street. Stadium–Chinatown SkyTrain Station is approximately 400 metres away.
General metered street parking is available on surrounding streets. A passenger drop-off zone without a curb is located within 50 metres at 531 Carrall Street. For Accessible Parking locations consult: https://vancouver.ca/streets…/accessible-parking.aspx. A bike rack is located at the SW intersection at Pender Street and Carrall Streets.


April 30, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm