send+receive: A Festival of Sound

October 2, 2020

October 31, 2020

Free and ticketed

Various locations, Winnipeg


Events Description

send + receive is an international festival that investigates the disciplines of experimental music and sound art, and is one of the longest standing media arts festivals in North America focusing exclusively on sound-based work.

No remark could summarize the range and depth of this year’s artists and their respective approaches to sound. Several performers use audio feedback as an instrument, taking sonic measure of the spaces in which they appear and elevating the noise immanent to their materials. Others demonstrate a supple receptivity to their musical tools and fellow improvisers, on the model of a spontaneous communication. In every case something absolutely singular transpires before the ears, involving the listener in the social circuitry of live performance.



For our 22nd year, we conceived of sound as poetry—as voice and rhythm, field and letter—words by which to designate its intrinsic sociality. We had no idea in the spring what would transpire to make this edition so poignant; and while we’re unable to realize a performance-based program, it feels thematically appropriate to expand this year’s activities to include a variety of original radio broadcasts and livestreams; an immersive gallery presentation; an outdoor concert; and downsized screenings of exclusive studio sessions. In each of these settings, sound does something that our individual bodies cannot, spanning physically disparate positions.


Tickets: Free and ticketed

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Date & Time: October 2 – 31, 2020

Oct. 2nd – All Tomorrow’s Oceans | Free with limited capacity | 6:00 PM Seating | 7:00 PM Concert @ Bijou Patio, 492 Main Street

Oct. 16th – Hooker-Niblock/Flowers Of The Spirit | $10 | 7:00pm | Cinematheque, 304 – 100 Arthur Street

Oct. 2nd – 31st – Sadzeè ; Time | Free | Wednesday–Saturday 12:00–5:00 PM @ Poolside Gallery, 218 – 100 Arthur Street (2nd Floor)

Oct. 12th – 16th – Works for Radio | daily at 1pm CST and 9pm CST @ 101.5 UMFM

Venue & Address :

Various locations, Winnipeg

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