Sat, May 25, 2019, 2pm - 6pm
Moon Shape Noise
Jeff Smith
Open Drone Jam
Prairie Wires Modular
Brandon, MB

Life is Busy. Life is Noisy. Drone is downtime.

International Drone Day is an experimental music & sound event held in cities and on the internet around the world. Drone based music, or the idea of drones (long, sustained tones) within musical compositions has existed in different iterations throughout ages and cultures. Drone Day itself is a celebration of drone in music (historic and contemporary). It can take many forms. It can be noisy and it can be beautiful.

Please join us at the Global Market on Rosser at 2:00pm for an afternoon of drone music and experimental sounds.


Excited to announce the performer schedule for Drone Day at the Global Market. A small but diverse lineup of local artists pushing the boundaries of music in a variety of genres and instrumentation.

2:30 – Moon Shape Noise
MSN is the solo electronic music project of Brendon Ehinger. Having played in a plethora of Winnipeg bands over the years (Bucko, Mikimoto, The VaGiants), trading in his bass guitar for a Eurorack modular synthesizer, Brendon has gradually moved away from conventional punk and rock music in favour of more experimental and progressive forms of electronic music and sound art that employ elements of improvisation, unconventional instrumentation, and alternative compositional methods.

3:00 – Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith is a Brandon Manitoba based musician and music therapist with an interest in modal experimentation and free improvisation. Jeff’s primary instrument is guitar and he is as comfortable performing with jazz combos and rock bands alike including the Southern Time rock opera, East Vancouver community band (global music), and conducts music therapy in various locations on unceded Coast Salish territories.

3:30 – Abby-Jade
Kaiti Rieder and Alanna Hunter met five years ago as students at the Brandon University School of Music, and thus began their musical journey… literally. One fateful train trip to Vancouver sealed the deal. The hours they spent together sharing and playing music proved valuable when they reached their destination, an artist retreat at Canadian Author Blaine Klippenstein’s artist sanctuary. After playing for him as a duo, and under his encouragement to keep developing their music – Abby-Jade was born.

4:00 – Open Drone Jam
Bring an instrument, bring your voice, bring an open mind. Join in as all of the afternoons performers participate in an open and improvised drone jam. We will establish a key or note at the beginning and everybody and anybody is encouraged to join in the drone at their discrimination.

This event is free, family friendly, and an inclusive safe space. All are welcome to listen, enjoy and participate in the Drone Jam. Bring an instrument. Bring your voice. Bring an open mind and drone on.

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