New Forms Festival 2017

This September 28-30th, we are thrilled to be back at the Centre for Digital Media at Great Northern Way, along with relaunching our audio-visual performance series in addition to an all day symposium at the Western Front on the Saturday.

New Forms Festival 17 | Thursday Evening
New Forms Festival 17 | Wallpapers
New Forms Festival 17 | Friday Evening Resonance Series
New Forms Festival 17 | Friday Night
New Forms Festival 17 | Saturday Symposium
New Forms Festival 17 | Saturday Evening Resonance Series
New Forms Festival 17 | Saturday Night

Physical in store tickets at:
Selectors’ Records
Red Cat Records
Red Cat Records – Hastings

Single Event tickets: $25-$35
Thur/Fri/Sat: CDM only events – $90
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F̶u̶l̶l̶ ̶F̶e̶s̶t̶i̶v̶a̶l̶ ̶P̶a̶s̶s̶: ̶T̶i̶e̶r̶ ̶1̶ ̶-̶ ̶$̶9̶5̶̶ *̶s̶o̶l̶d̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶*̶
E̶a̶r̶l̶y̶ ̶B̶i̶r̶d̶ ̶W̶e̶e̶k̶e̶n̶d̶ ̶P̶a̶s̶s̶ ̶-̶ ̶$̶8̶5̶ *̶s̶o̶l̶d̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶*̶

Ticket prices are based on availability and increase as each tier runs out.
All nights are 19+ events.

September 28th – 30th, 2017


Aileen Bryant -(Live)- (VAN-CA)

Aïsha Devi w Emile Barret -(Live A/V)- (Houndstooth, Danse Noire) (GEN-SUI)

Aleksi Perala -(Live)- (Colundi, Rephlex Records) (ENG-UK)

Archetype -(Live)- (21/22 Corporation) (NYC-USA)

As Longitude -(Live)- (Knekelhuis) (BER-DE) *North American debut

Beatrice Dillon -(Live)- (Where To Now?/Trilogy Tapes) (ENG-UK)

Bill Converse -(Live)- (Dark Entries Records) (TX-USA)

Carlos Souffront -(DJ)- (Interdimensional Transmissions) (SF-USA)

Charles Manier -(Live)- (Bopside, Ghostly International) (AA-USA) *Canadian debut

City ≠ -(Live)- (Halcyon Veil)(VAN-CA)

The Creatrix -(Live)- (No-Tech) (OAK-USA)

Das Ding -(Live)- (Minimal Wave / Tear Apart Tapes) (RTM-NL)

DJ Lag -(DJ)- (Goon Club Allstars, Gqom) (DUR-SA)

DJ Stingray -(DJ)- (313 / Tresor Records)(DET-USA)

E3 -(DJ)- (ZamZam Sounds co-founder) (PDX-USA)

Edna King -(Live)- (Modern Math) (TOR-CA)

Electric Indigo -(Live)- (Imbalance Computer Music / female:pressure) (VIE-AU) *North American debut

ENDGAME -(DJ)- (Hyperdub, Bala Club) (LDN-UK)

FIND MUTYA -(Live)- (mutya macatumpag) (VAN-CA / PH)

Goo -(Live)- (VAN-CAN)

Hamid Drake + Hieroglyphic Being -(Live)- (CHI-USA) *World premier improvisational collaboration

Hans-Joachim Roedelius -(Live)- (Harmonia, Cluster, Zodiak Free Arts Lab) (BER-GER)

Jonathan Scherk -(Live)- (videogamemusic) (VAN-CA)

Juliana Huxtable -(Live)- New Performance Commission – (SHOCK VALUE, House of Ladosha) (NYC-USA) *World premier

Madam X -(DJ)- (Kaizen label-founder) (MAN-UK)

NAP -(Live)- (Is La) (VAN-CA)

Peverelist -(DJ)- (Livity Sound, Punch Drunk) (BRS-UK)

Raica -(Live)- (Further Records) – (SEA-USA)

Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones -(Live A/V)- (Fractal Fantasy) (BCN-ES)

SKY H1 -(Live)- (Codes, PAN) (BRU-BEL)

Thighpaulsandra -(Live)- (Coil, Spiritualized) (WAL-UK) *Canadian debut

Vladimir Ivkovic -(DJ)- (Offen Music) (BEG-YU/DUS-DE) *North American debut


Visual Arts:


Jennifer Chan (TOR-CA)

Joey Holder (UK)

Julian Hou (VAN-CA)

Kareem Lotfy (CAI-EG)

Mackenzie Dunham (TOR-CA)

Marianne Nicolson, “The Way In Which It Was Given to Us.” (Urban Screen Project) (VAN-CA)

Nicolas Sassoon (VAN-CA/FR)

Sabrina Ratte (MTL-CA)

Sara Ludy (CHI-USA)

Sylvain Sailly (VAN-CA/FR)


Wild Life Archive – (Exhibit) – (VAN-CA)


New Forms Festival 2017 Sponsors:

City of Vancouver
Centre for Digital Media
Creative BC
SFU Woodwords Cultural Programs
SFU’s Vanity Office of Community Engagement
Canada Council for the Arts
The Province of British Columbia
Arts Presentation Canada
The Western Front


New Forms Media Society is a non-profit society and media arts organization founded in 2000 that nurtures and connects local and international artists, thinkers, practitioners, and the public through the annual New Forms Festival. The NFF is part of a larger, international, media and electronic music festival movement, which explores the ever-changing and evolving world of art, while creating a platform for artistic growth. The society wishes to make new media art, music, film, technology-based installation and performance accessible to a wider audience.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council Council for the Arts, Arts Presentation Canada, The Province of British Columbia and The City of Vancouver.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

We also want to thank past funders: The Lochmaddy Foundation, The Hamber Foundation, The French Consulate of Vancouver and The Koerner Foundation.