Electrical Circuits holds digital competition of digital music, efficiency and digital artwork

Electric Circuits holds virtual festival of electronic music, performance and digital art

Picture offered by Electrical Circuits.

This weekend Electrical Circuits, Kingston’s competition of digital music, efficiency and digital artwork, might be going down nearly, in collaboration with The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

The competition, which was cancelled in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic, might be broadcast on Friday Oct. 16 and Saturday Oct. 17, 2020 as a part of Bader’s Digital Live performance Corridor sequence.

“We had been all prepared to maneuver ahead with our 2020 competition on April third and 4th,” defined Shannon Brown, co-founder and Inventive Director of Electrical Circuits, “Posters had been hung and every part! After we realized we needed to shut down we had been all devastated. However, we stayed optimistic and now we’re excited to collaborate with the Isabel on this presentation, which can permit these artists to search out audiences everywhere in the world. It’s a thrill to have the ability to carry the fantastic thing about the Live performance Corridor to our viewers too. Kingston shines with this showcase of floor breaking and nationally identified artists, it additionally permits our native performers to search out themselves within the highlight too.”

Bader’s Digital Live performance Corridor sequence lends an ideal outlet for this digital competition, and Electrical Circuits brings one thing progressive and new to the sequence with their world class line-up of DJ’s, visible artists and performers. This Live performance Corridor sequence was created by the Isabel Bader as an effort to current top quality leisure to fill the void persons are feeling from the shortcoming to attend reside concert events and festivals.

“The perfect factor about throwing a streaming occasion is with the ability to showcase distinctive expertise, not simply DJs. There’s a lot on provide for the informal digital music fan having fun with from residence. Tunes that may transfer your physique and thoughts,” says Clint Home, programming lead for the competition. “The one downside isn’t with the ability to expertise the music on the dance ground. There’s a lot to be stated for a DJ that reads the group and elevates the occasion environment.”

In keeping with occasion organizers, a grant from the Ballytobin Basis had allowed Electrical Circuits to make the most of the Isabel Bader Centre because the venue for this yr’s competition.

“It is a tremendously inventive competition and I applaud the organizers for brilliantly programming such various expertise and actions,” says Tricia Baldwin, Director, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. “Our professional manufacturing crew will carry the complete competition on-line this yr to viewers members close to and much. The Competition’s incredible DJ crew and artists could have us all dancing the night time away within the consolation of our personal properties.” 

Brown provides that greater than half of this yr’s lineup consists of feminine figuring out performers, together with headliners Monika Janek aka DJ Elektra and queer, Ethiopian/Eritrean, Polaris Prize nominated singer-songwriter Witch Prophet.

“At Electrical Circuits we attempt to showcase various, BIPOC and girls artists who create ground-breaking beats and performances that you just usually can’t discover exterior of huge cities,” she says. “The occasion is fully free, so that is an accessible on-line occasion for everybody, whether or not you’re a seasoned digital music lover or somebody new to the style. Discover a place to bounce in your house and tune in, you’ll be blown away by these two evenings of shows.”

Friday’s line-up consists of DJs Kakow (Kingston) and Melo-T (Ottawa), Indigenous hoop dancer Theland Kicknosway and reside portray by Kingston’s Francisco Corbett performing with visuals by Josh Lyon (AKAFLK Productions, Kingston) between 7pm and 9pm. From 9pm – midnight Clint Home (Brockville), Matt and Mark Thibideau (Toronto), and DJ Elektra spin to the thoughts bending projections of Diagraf (Montreal) and performances by Kingston Freestyle Dance.

Saturday Night time Electrical Circuits welcomes Witch Prophet, DJ SunSun, Korea City Acid, and Moaad & Daura will with the gorgeous digital artwork of SEKS (Toronto) and VJ BunBun (Montreal). Performances on Saturday embrace movement arts with Katie Gütz and performances by Erin Ball / Kingston Circus Arts.

All performances for this Electrical Circuits competition might be broadcast on-line from the primary stage of the live performance corridor on the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts from 7 p.m. to Midnight on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 as a part of the Digital Live performance Corridor efficiency sequence. Entry to the reside steam might be accessible on Electrical Circuits social media accounts and at https://www.isabeldigitalconcerthall.queensu.ca/live-streams.

The road ups:

Friday, Oct. 16


  • Kakaow 7 p.m.
  • Melo-T Eight p.m.
  • Clint Home 9 p.m.
  • Matt & Mark Thibideau 10 p.m.
  • DJ Elektra 11 p.m.


  • Theland Kicknosway 7 p.m.
  • Francisco Corbett Eight p.m.
  • Kingston Freestyle Dance 9-11 p.m.


  • Josh Lyon 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Diagraf 9 p.m. – midnight

Saturday Oct. 17


  • Witch Prophet 7 p.m.
  • SunSun 7:30 p.m.
  • Korea City Acid 9:00 p.m.
  • Moaad 10 p.m.
  • Daura  (again to again w/Moaad)


  • Katie Gütz 7:30 p.m.
  • Katie Gütz 10 p.m.
  • Erin Ball & Kingston Circus Arts 8:30 p.m.


  • SEKS 7 – 9 p.m.
  • VJ BunBun 9 p.m. – midnight

To learn extra in regards to the artists, please go to https://electriccircuits.org/2020-lineup/


Electrical Circuits was developed by 4 native Kingston ladies (Shannon Brown, Julia Krolik, Kristiana Clemens and Claire Grady-Smith) in 2015 as a way to present a efficiency house for trans, Indigenous, feminine and artists of color working within the genres of digital music and digital artwork. The competition has grown over the previous 4 years (its inaugural competition being held in 2017) and goals to symbolize and nourish a tradition of acceptance and experimentation on the shores of our converging rivers, on unceded Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory. To seek out extra data go to www.ElectricCircuits.org

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