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dreamSTATE live with Heike 2011.01.10 - photo by Rich Baker
April 10th, 2012 - dreamSTATE with Harry Kessels of Wave World - photo by Vik Pahwa


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Saturday May 28th, 2016 ~ National Drone Day #3

Weird Canada has declared May 28th as the date for the third annual National Drone Day and THE AMBiENT PiNG honours The Drone with their third all-ages National Drone Day Drone event.

dreamSTATE launch their new Ephemeral Drone System at 8:30pm to begin the sound journey.
Northumbria (guitar and bass) take over the trip at 10pm to lead us northward.
General Chaos Visuals will provide the eye candy. Drop by, tune in & space out!

At Ratio . 283 College St. just west of Spadina
Kensington Market . Toronto . Doors open at 7:30pm


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Thursday May 12th, 2016 ~ Casual Drones #17

dreamSTATE will perform a drone set of new material for the wonderful Casual Drones series.

At Smiling Buddha - 961 College St. (at Dovercourt)
Doors open at 9:00pm - dreamSTATE set begins at 9:30pm
$10 at the door

There's complete information about all performers at the Casual Drones Facebook page


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Saturday May 9th, 2015 ~ National Drone Day #2

dreamSTATE - National Drone Day
dreamSTATE - National Drone Day - Photo by Eric Hopper

dreamSTATE proudly perform for National Drone Day at Ratio - 283 College St. Toronto.

Weird Canada has declared May 9th as the date for the second annual National Drone Day and THE AMBiENT PiNG salute The Drone with their second special National Drone Day all-ages event.

From Vancouver, Anomalous Disturbances, begins at 2:30pm with a set of magical guitar looping.
dream
STATE follow at 3:30 to unleash the wild electrons into the intimate Ratio environment.
General Chaos Visuals will provide the eye candy. Drop by, tune in & space out!o

At Ratio . 283 College St. just west of Spadina
Kensington Market . Toronto . Doors open at 2:15pm


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Sunday April 5th, 2015 ~ Nite Comfort #20


dreamSTATE at Nite Comfort - Photo by
Aaron Dawson

dreamSTATE perform at the Nite Comfort monthly electronic music showcase.

At Handlebar . 159 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just north of Dundas
Doors open at 8:00pm . dreamSTATE at 9:00pm
I Am Robot And Proud at 10:00pm

Handlebar is located where THE AMBiENT PiNG's 3rd Residency, Po Boys Club, used to be.
Here's a photo of dreamSTATE performing there in 1999.

dreamSTATE - Po Boys Club 1999


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Tuesday August 19th, 2014 ~ The AMBiENT PiNG's 15th ANNiVERSARY

dreamSTATE live at THE AMBiENT PiNG's 15th Anniversary Show - Photo by Eric Hopper
dreamSTATE - AMBiENT PiNG's 15th Anniversary - Photo by Eric Hopper

After a year away, dreamSTATE returns to Supermarket to deliver a banquet of deep ambient, spaced
grooves, textured drones and twisted topologies honouring the fifteenth anniversary of THE AMBiENT PiNG! Scott and Jamie are cooking up some fresh sonic cuisine and favourite sensual dishes for the occasion, so come with open minds and hungry ears.

THE AMBiENT PiNG's 15th ANNiVERSARY with
dreamSTATE + synþ + GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS

At Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College - Map
Doors open at 8:00pm . dreamSTATE at 9:00pm . $8-10 at the door.


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May 10th, 2014 ~ Afternoon Drone
A National Drone Day event

Array Space - 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

dreamSTATE - National Drone Day - Photo by Eric Hopper
dreamSTATE - National Drone Day - Photo by Eric Hopper

Weird Canada has proclaimed May 10th as National Drone Day and dreamSTATE will rise to salute The Drone with a special 2-hour Saturday afternoon concert, as part of the Toronto festivities, astral travelling from coast to coast via the deepest of sound waves and textures.

This is the official AMBiENT PiNG event for May 2014 and is co-presented with Array Music and Weird Canada. You'll find the beautiful Array Space at 155 Walnut Avenue - between Richmond & Adelaide, just south-east of Trinity Bellwoods Park. This is a FREE ALL-AGES Event! The concert will start at 2:30pm and end at 4:30pm.

Visit the AMBiENT PiNG Facebook page for this event.


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March 7th - April 13th, 2014 ~ Aqua Reliquia - Waterlines
Fiber art by Lynn Harrigan - Video art by Scott M2 - Music by dreamSTATE
Evergreen Brickworks - Young Welcome Centre, Toronto

Still from Waterlines video by Scott M2

Aqua Reliquia is an ongoing multimedia project by Lynn Harrigan and Scott M2 combining fiber art, poetry, video, and electronic soundscapes inspired by the Great Lakes region. This edition is focused on water and shorelines.

Scott's video piece Waterlines plays with the gently chaotic wave geometries of a Lake Ontario shoreline and features a dreamSTATE soundscapes available on headphones.


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October 30th to November 10th, 2013 - Aqua Reliquia - 1913


Lake Huron Shoreline by Lynn Harrigan

dreamSTATE have created a new 8 speaker immersive soundscape for the Aqua Reliquia installation which features the fiber art and poetry of Lynn Harrigan plus video art by Scott M2. Aqua Reliquia - 1913 is a meditaion on the Great Lakes and the Great Storm of 1913 aka The White Hurricane - which sank 19 ships and killed over 240 people on the Great Lakes at its peak.

The Opening reception for Aqua Reliquia -1913 will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Gallery 1313, 1313A Queen St. W., Toronto, 4–7pm and will feature a live performance by dreamSTATE at 5:00pm.

On November 10th, 2013, one hundred years after the peak of the storm, dreamSTATE return to perform a dramatically different concert for the closing event at 5:00pm.

Experience Aqua Reliquia October 30 to November 10th, 2013
at Gallery 1313 - 1313 Queen Street West Toronto
Wednesday - Sunday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Much more information at the Aqua Reliquia Facebook page.


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August 20th, 2013 - @ THE AMBiENT PiNG - Toronto

Christ Church Cathedral Hamilton
Photo by Eric Hopper

Now that the reverberations of their Drone Cycle 2012 shows with very special guests have subsided, dreamSTATE return to the PiNG for their first duo performance there since April 2010. They will be building on their experiences from the Cycle to take you even higher.

Also on the bill is space duo Amoeba Starfish. If all goes well, dreamSTATE
and the Starfish will join together for an improvised third set.

Tuesday August 20th, 2013 at Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College - Map

THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $8-10 at the door.



dreamSTATE vs Amoeba Starfish - August 20th, 2013 - Photo by
Sharon Vanderveen


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May 10th, 2013 - New Harbours - Hamilton

Christ Church Cathedral Hamilton

dreamSTATE will be traveling to Hamilton with Heiki Sillaste for the final New Harbours concert
of the spring season, with an opening set from local drone worshipers OUREBOROS.
The concert will take place in Christ Church cathedral at 252 James St. North beginning at 8pm.
Complete details here.


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January 22nd, 2013 - THE DRONE CYCLE CODA (C)

Celebrating the completion of the Drone Cycle 2012 Scott and Jamie of dreamSTATE
will launch a 3 Hour Drone Event at THE AMBiENT PiNG, where every 20 minutes
they "pass the drone baton" to performers from the original Drone Cycle 2000 and then
to new performers as they return the PiNG stage to its "regular" eclectic sonic adventurers.

dreamSTATE begin at 8:00pm followed by their special guest droners:
Steven Sauvé (Geek Weekend) on electronics, Wally Jericho on trumpet,
cheryl o (quasiMODAL) on cello, Stuart Clark on electronics,
James Bailey (NOiNO/Odradek) on anythingatall, and scant intone on electronics.
General Chaos Visuals on general chaos and visuals.

Come early, come late, wander in and out... The Drone will be there for you.

If you're not in Toronto, you can peer into the PiNG through the LiveStream window
beginning at 8:00pm EST or just listen as the Drone twists and evolves throughout the show.

Fiber-artist Lynn Harrigan has also completed her series, Scenes from the Drone Cycle 2012,
portraying all of dreamSTATE's special guests as hand-embroidered impressions
on Irish linen printed with General Chaos Visuals. The entire series will be displayed
at Supermarket, Toronto during the Drone Cycle Coda concert and through the week.

Tuesday January 22nd 2013 at Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College - Map

THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 7:45pm . $6 at the door

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - January through December 2012

It seems a million years since dreamSTATE began The Drone Cycle 2000,
though it has only been a dozen. In each month of 2000, dreamSTATE
performed a concert of improvisations based on a note of the chromatic scale:
January in C, February in C#... Each month dS was joined by special guests to
add their special flavours to the stew. It was a landmark year for dreamSTATE
who had the great privilege of creating with amazing musicians each month

Beginning January 10th, 2012, on the "chromatic anniversary" of The Drone Cycle 2000
dreamSTATE begin the Cycle again, with new special guests performing on a wide
variety of instruments, as they traverse the scale back downward:
January in C, February in B... to bring the Drone home!

As in 2000, sometimes the Drone note will only be implied as dreamSTATE
and their guests explore new soundspace together - but it will always
remain their foundation and home for each concert. In 2012 you can bet
they will also be exploring drone-based grooves during the journeys.

In 2000 there was visuals for only one concert of the series.
In 2012 dreamSTATE are very, very happy to have
analogue visual greats General Chaos Visuals along for the trip.

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - DECEMBER (C#)

December 4th, 2012 (C#) with Beau Lukes (Sorcerer) on didgeridoo and percussion
plus sets by Darren Copeland (performing John Cage's Four
using recordings from The Drone Cycle 2012)
and Sylken with Michael Holcer and Beau Lukes

For the final concert in the Drone Cycle 2012, dreamSTATE are honoured that
sound artist Darren Copeland will open the evening (at 8:15) by performing
a special version of John Cage's Four.6 where Max/MSP is automated to make
the creative choices in interpreting Cage's four-part score. All sounds designated
for each performer in Four.6 have been edited by Darren from the archival recordings
of dreamSTATE's previous 11 Drone Cycle 2012 performances plus a 12th sound
derived from a mystery source. Darren performs the piece as part of worldwide
celebrations for the 100th anniversary of John Cage's birth. Thank-you Darren!

At 9:00pm dreamSTATE will take the stage to complete the Drone Cycle
with special guest Beau Lukes (aka Sorcerer). Beau has played hand percussion
for over 20 years, and the Didgeridoo for 15 years. He works primarily in electronic
landscapes favouring Ambient with a tribal edge (as well as Electronica, Dance & Industrial)
and his latest works can be heard in his collective endeavour The Eclipse Project.

Beau will also perform in the 3rd set with his newest project S E V A
with Eric Hopper (Sylken) & Michael Holcer to conclude the night
with some fresh musical magic.

dreamSTATE have been blessed in 2012 with the creative
contributions of General Chaos Visuals throughout the
Drone Cycle. Massive thanks to Stephen and Eric!


Tuesday December 4th @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College.
THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
(If you're not aware yet, Supermarket offers excellent food
as well as their fine beers.)

08:15 - Darren Copeland performs John Cage's "Four^6"
09:00 - dreamSTATE with Beau Lukes (Sorcerer)
10:00 - S E V A


Full info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

A new AMBiENT PiNG Livestream has been set up so that you can still
catch a window into the Drone Cycle shows if you're outside of Toronto.


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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - NOVEMBER (D)


THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - November 6th, 2012 (D) with Terry O'Brien
(Anomalous Disturbances) on guitar plus sets by Anomalous Disturbances and Wassonic

dreamSTATE's special guest Terrence (Terry) O'Brien was one
of the first artists theyinvited to join them for the Drone Cycle 2012.
He has played with Jamie at the PiNG in years past as part of
their ambient trio SADU with Eric Hopper from Sylken, but this
will be the first time Terry has performed with both Jamie and Scott.
Terry is quite a gear aficionado and dreamSTATE look forward to his
latest sounds and approaches to guitar, guitar-synth, treatments
and live-looping skills.

General Chaos Visuals will illuminate the night with their analogue light paintings.

Tues. November 6th @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College.
THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
(If you're not aware yet, Supermarket offers excellent food
as well as their fine beers.)

This night begins early with an Anomalous Disturbances solo looping performance
beginning at 8:00pm where Terry O'Brien is later joined by his two brothers on percussion.

dreamSTATE set with Terry O'Brien begins at 9:15pm sharp (EST)
followed by a set of "Lost World Music" by Wassonic.


Full info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

A new AMBiENT PiNG Livestream has been set up so that you can still
catch a window into the Drone Cycle shows if you're outside of Toronto.

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - OCTOBER (D#)

Tuesday October 9th, 2012 ~ Way back in 2000 (in the time of the original Drone Cycle)
we had our minds blown when Ben Grossman played his hurdy gurdy masterfully
through treatments and a looper at the PiNG for Planet of the Loops. We've talked
occasionally through the years about playing together - and that time is now!

Another thrill is to have violinist Hugh Marsh along for the trip.
Like Ben, Hugh has played with practically every notable musician in Canada
(including our personal faves Mary Margaret O'Hara and Bruce Cockburn)
and brings a identifiable personal electricity to his instrument.

We're looking forward to hearing the combination of dreamSTATE's electronics
woven with the sounds of instruments born before the Renaissance and played
by modern masters with thoroughly modern minds!

The second set will feature Ben and Hugh playing freely together as they
"transport you to a beautiful world in which George Clinton and Arnold Schoenberg's
love children can live in peace at last under a black metal sun."
Not to be missed!

General Chaos Visuals will illuminate the night with their
venerable "post-Renaissance" analogue light paintings.

Tues. October 9th @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College.
THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
(If you're not aware yet, Supermarket offers excellent food
as well as their fine beers.)

dreamSTATE set at 9:00pm sharp (EST)
Full info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

A new AMBiENT PiNG Livestream has been set up so that you can still
catch a window into the Drone Cycle shows if you're outside of Toronto.

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - SEPTEMBER (E)

Tuesday September 11th, 2012 ~ For the key of E an electric guitarist
was mandatory for us and we're very happy to have space guitarist Phil Ogison
(The Devil In The Design, Amoeba Starfish) along for this trip, bending those
metal strings. We're also thrilled to have the true Master of Metal Alan Bloor
(Pholde, Knurl) join us for this edition. We specifically invited him to play a
fantastic instrument he designed - constructed from a VERY large saw blade
and metal strings which he strokes, scrapes and strikes with violin bows,
metal rods and bars. This show will be a very mercurial amalgam
of metal and electronics.

Tues. September 11th @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College.
THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
(If you're not aware yet, Supermarket offers excellent food
as well as their fine beers.)

1st Set at 8:30 (EST) - Dogma I
2nd Set at 9:15 - dreamSTATE with Pholde and Phil Ogison
3rd Set at 10:15 - Amoeba Starfish
Full info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

A new AMBiENT PiNG Livestream has been set up so that you can still
catch a window into the Drone Cycle shows if you're outside of Toronto.


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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - AUGUST (F)


dreamSTATE with Kalte 2012.08.14 - photo by Lynn Harrigan

Tuesday August 14th, 2012 ~ In the heart of summer, dreamSTATE's
August theme is COLD, as they perform a super-chilled Drone Cycle set
with the ice-blooded duo from Kalte - Rik MacLean (Mara's Torment) and
Deane Hughes (Akumu). The key is F for Freezing!

Expect glacial sheets of sound as they travel to the far north
to explore the ice fields and tundra with their trusty Kalte guides.
Also expect a special below-zero light presentation from General
Chaos Visuals and a deep, deep fog environment for this singular
edition of the Cycle.

In the second set, Kalte has plotted a winding, dangerous course
to take you deeper into the arctic - all the way to the pole.

Tues. August 14th @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College.
THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
(If you're not aware yet, Supermarket offers excellent food
as well as their fine beers.)

dreamSTATE Set at 9:00PM sharp
Full info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - JULY (F#)


dreamSTATE with Steven Sauvé and Rob Hoare 2012.07.10 - photo by Lynn Harrigan

Tuesday July 10th ~ dreamSTATE are very pleased to perform for the first time with
multi-talented wind player Rob Hoare, visiting from Berlin, and with our old friend,
synthesist Steven Sauvé (karmafarm, Sylken, quasiMODAL) who has performed with us
many times - notably in the first Drone Cycle in July 2000. Many people acclaimed
that show as their favourite of the Cycle and wished to be assured that it was recorded,
but, alas, the tapes turned out to be blank empty space. It's clearly unsafe to count on the recorder,
so grab a cold one and join us in the flesh for "F#nky Drones" night. General Chaos Visuals
will be in the house to delight the eyes with their old-school projections.

Rob and Steven will also perform a second set as Geek Weekend - steeped in random processes,
drenched in absurdity and dripping with irony. Perfect for a hot night in July.

Tues. July 10th @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College.
THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
(If you're not aware yet, Supermarket offers excellent food
as well as their fine beers.)

First Set at 9:00PM sharp - dreamSTATE with Rob Hoare and Steven Sauvé
Full info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - JUNE (G)


dreamSTATE with Odradek 2012.06.12 - photo by Lynn Harrigan

Tuesday June 12th ~ For this edition of the Cycle, dreamSTATE with be joined by
the three sound artists from Odradek: Andy Yue - Master of the Korg MS-20 analog synth
and a rare musician who is truly in-control on his ribbon-controller, James Bailey - Found-sound
artist extraordinaire, who we hope will be bringing his little plastic, mini-sax MIDI controller,
Michelangelo Iaffaldano
- Creator of many strange instruments and fluent with so many
conventional ones that he surprised us by announcing that he'll be bringing a laptop
for this show. Since Jamie will also be sqeezing out scapes and grooves from his laptop,
Scott will just be playing the Pads this round... Kaoss Pads & iPads, that is.
Odradek will also play a "solo" set.

dreamSTAdreamSTATE's analog visual allies General Chaos Visuals will be setting up their photonic weaponry
to either protect us from strange alien lifeforms or to open a portal for them to enter.
We can never figure which...

Tues. June 12th @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College.
THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
(If you're not aware yet, Supermarket offers excellent food
as well as their fine beers.)

First Set at 9:00PM sharp - dreamSTATE with Odradek
Full info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - MAY (G#)


dreamSTATE with Byron Wong 2012.05.15 - photo by Bert Bonkowski

Tuesday May 15th ~ dreamSTATE will be weaving many threads together
for this special edition of the Drone Cycle. May is traditionally Deep Wireless
month at THE AMBiENT PiNG presenting "Radio In Ambience" with their
friends from New Adventures In Sound Art. In 2003 and 2004, Scott M2
had the pleasure of improvising with revered radio radical David Pritchard
and electronic producer Byron Kent Wong in David's first & last live
music performances - as he passed away in the year after. If you
have a moment, please read about some of David's rich history.

dreamSTATE invited Byron back to join them in a tribute to David
(a very significant inspiration to them all) as they collage electronics,
live and prepared radio, transformed samples of David's voice and some
never-released tracks Scott has been mining from old demo cassettes
and re-keying into this month's drone note of G#. Byron promises
he's "going to take a chance and use a few things that are at
best unstable, but have great connection to David". Here's a
fun article on Byron and his awesome vintage gear collection.

Byron will be playing a solo set after guesting with dreamSTATE.
Hector Centeno + Tetsuo Kogawa will be opening the night.

Liz Janik (one of the last daytime DJs to program their own music
at CFNY - a station where David was the original program director)
will be in the house to introduce the dreamSTATE set and will be
bringing a new DVD of her "interdimensional photos" scored with
music by David, which will be played in the first intermission.

General Chaos will provide their etherial visuals.

Tuesday May 15th, 2012 @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College. MAP

THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
Set-times: 08:30 EST . Hector Centeno + Tetsuo Kogawa
09:15 EST . dreamSTATE + Byron Wong
10:15 EST . Byron Wong

Complete info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - APRIL (A)


dreamSTATE with Harry Kessels 2012.04.10 - photo by Vik Pahwa

Tuesday April 10th dreamSTATE will be joined by Harry Kessels of the
Dutch/Canadian multimedia project Wave World for a set rooted in A-natural.

Harry will be performing on Theremin, Voice and Synthesizer and
Scott M2 will be adding a second iPad to his performance instruments.
We can predict that this will be a very spacey show, deepened
by the contributions of General Chaos Visuals.

Following a short break, Harry dons his Kgevenisandi persona to
perform seven Wave World pieces with sonic assistance from Toronto
electronic musicians Michael Holcer + Eric Hopper (Sylken). The set will
be accompanied by a visual suite by Wave World's Rolf van Slooten,
one of Holland's leading computer graphics artists.

This promises to be an essential night for space-music
fans and we hope you can join us for the show.

Tuesday April 10th, 2012 @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College. MAP

THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
Set-times: dreamSTATE 9:00pm + Kgevenisandi 10:10pm

Complete info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - MARCH (A#)


dreamSTATE with Jim Field 2012.03.13 - photo by Bert Bonkowski

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012, dreamSTATE's special guest is space-guitarist
Jim Field
of Spacenoiz and Rhea's Obsession. Jim will be tuning waaaay down
to A# for this show and Scott & Jamie are eagerly anticipating the uber-twang
along with Jim's prowess with the looper, e-bow and bow.
The awesome General Chaos will be adding the visual dimension.

Jim will be launching a Spacenoiz mission for the second set.

Tuesday March 13th, 2012 @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College. MAP

THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
Set-times: dreamSTATE 9:00pm + Spacenoiz 10:00pm

Complete info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - FEBRUARY (B)


dreamSTATE with Matthew Poulakakis 2012.02.07 - photo by Eric Hopper

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, dreamSTATE's special guest is Matthew Poulakakis
aka Automatic Fats, Panoramaroid and Salvagesound and a member of Wassonic
(with Terrence O'Brien) and NOiNO (with James Bailey & dreamSTATE's Jamie Todd).
Matthew is fluent in dub, sample culture and found-sound improvisation.
Scott and Jamie have worked with Matthew in many sound projects and
are very pleased to welcome him to the Drone Cycle.

Matt is also a member of NOiNO with Jamie from dreamSTATE
and experimental improvisor James Bailey. They'll be performing
the second set in their traditional free improvisational free-fall.

Tuesday February 7th, 2012 @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College. MAP

THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
Set-times: dreamSTATE 9:00pm + NOiNO 10:00pm

Complete info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

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THE DRONE CYCLE 2012 - JANUARY (C)

dreamSTATE live with Heike 2011.01.10 - photo by Rich Baker
dreamSTATE with Heike 2012.01.10 - photo by Rich Baker

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, on the "chromatic anniversary"
of the Drone Cycle 2000 dreamSTATE begin the Cycle again,
with new special guests as they traverse the scale back downward:
January in C, February in B... as they bring the Drone home.

dreamSTATE's special guest for January is Heiki Sillaste, probably best
known for his work in his groups Digital Poodle, Kinder Atom and
Lazer Caps and his labels Paper+Sound, nice+smooth and
Shadow Canada. Heiki has released an impressive catalogue of well
over 45 synthesizer-based records and made over 150 compilation
appearances, including works with Rapoon and Zoviet France.

Tuesday January 10th @ Supermarket . 268 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market . Toronto - just south of College. MAP

THE AMBiENT PiNG doors open at 8:00pm . $6 at the door
1st set at 8:30 . Treeotica
2nd set at 9:30 . dreamSTATE with Heiki
3rd set at 10:30 . Heiki

Complete info at: www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

 

dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2011:

Tuesday September 20th, 2011- 8pm ~ dreamSTATE will perform a set of electronic strangeness
and charm at Somewhere There, and then will join the evening's host Alan Bloor (Knurl / Pholde)
and friends Matthew Poulakakis (Automatic Fats / Salvagesound) and James Bailey
(6 Heads / NOiNO) for a set of improvisations yet to be imagined.

Somewhere There is located at 227 Sterling Road - Unit 112
Toronto - just south of Bloor St. W.on Ruttan St. Directions

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August 29th, 2011 ~ Chalk for Jack Layton - Cloud Painting #22
Ambient video with music by dreamSTATE

Image from Chalk for Jack Layton - Will launch video
Click here or on the image to play the film.

A video tribute by dreamSTATE's Scott M2 to well-respected Canadian polititian Jack Layton
inspired by the many hundreds of personal messages left in chalk on the walls and sidewalks
outside of Toronto City Hall after his death on August 22, 2011.
The soundtrack is Deeper by dreamSTATE.

"I visited to read the messages and found them thoughtful, emotional and inspirational.
I was moved to photograph many of them before they were washed away in the rain
and to make this film - a personal statement in art for Jack and an attempt to see
the future with less cynicism and more optimism." - Scott M2

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~ Saturday March 26th, 2011. 8PM - dreamSTATE will perform a special one-off
everyday-junk music performance for the New Adventures In Sound Art (NAISA)
Sound Bash Fundraiser @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto - $20
(Artscape Wychwood Barns . SW of Bathurst & St Clair)

Up first will be the amazing Rick Sacks who performs as a percussionist with Arraymusic,
The Glass Orchestra, Art of Time, Evergreen Club Gamelan and many others.
Rick will play the heck out of the special installation's everyday objects
throughout the NAISA space.

For the dreamSTATE set Scott M2 will scrape, bang, bow & excite the everyday
sound-objects that make up the installation while Jamie Todd processes the sounds
he discovers in the objects in real-time through a convoluted laptop quad EFX matrix
that will make abundant use of NAISA's multichannel speaker system
for an immersive surround-sound experience.

Jamie and Scott are proud to help support NAISA's endeavors.
They encourage you to visit their home soundspace for this event
and to support their continuing adventures in Sound Art.

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~ Tuesday March 8th, 2011 - dreamSTATE's Jamie Todd will be performing a solo URM set
at THE AMBiENT PiNG to celebrate the release of his album Stratification on the ping things label.

@ SuperMarket - (268 Augusta Ave, just south of College St. in Kensington Market, Toronto)
Doors 8pm - 1st Set 8:30pm - $6 at the door.

 

dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2010:

~ October 10th, 2010, 10:10 pm- dreamSTATE release 10 10 10 - a free 10-minute megamix of their
a decade dreaming
album, created and released in a ten-hour denary-inspired session by Scott M2.

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~ May 12th - June 6th, 2010 ~ Rain of Fire is a new multimedia collaboration between dreamSTATE's Scott M2
and poet/fiberartist Lynn Harrigan that combines embroidery, poetry and ambient video painting to address the vulnerability
of so many during these times of rapid economic change. Created as part of their developing Oblique Poetries series,
the piece reflects the emotions of people trapped by the economic collapse of recent times and the false promises
of the global new world order. Left exposed and unprotected, there is no solace in the gospels of greed.

Rain of Fire marks the first installment of Intersections, a three part series curated by Simone Rojas-Pick and Jessica Nagy,
centered around the concept of the “mash-up”; where two or more voices/mediums/styles are combined to create a single work.
Intersections is the first phase of the Launch Pad Project for Gallery 1313’s Window Box,
featuring 5 emerging curators, running from May 2010 to April 2011.

Gallery 1313 - 1313A Queen Street West, Toronto, (416) 536-6778
Hours of Operation: Wednesday - Sunday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 13, 7:00—10: 00 p.m.

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~ Wednesday. April 28 ~ dreamSTATE perform on Night Two of THE AMBiENT PiNG's
first Toronto Ambient Music Festival with Pholde and naw and General Chaos Visuals.
This trip, dreamSTATE will explore the surface: rolling the highways, seeking the mysteries,
floating through forests and turning the soil in the Firegarden.

@ SuperMarket - (268 Augusta Ave, just south of College St. in Kensington Market, Toronto)
Doors 8pm - 1st Set 8:30pm - $6 at the door.


dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2009:



~ August 18th, 2009 ~ dreamSTATE will be performing at
THE AMBiENT PiNG
's Tenth Anniversary Concert with Wally Jericho
(who performed at the first AMBiENT PiNG on August 17th, 1999 and
who will be playing with his son CJ Jericho) and Kalte (a new collaboration between
rik maclean of mara's torment and Deane Hughes of Akumu - in their debut performance).

@ SuperMarket - (268 Augusta Ave, just south of College St. in Kensington Market, Toronto)
Doors 8pm - 1st Set 8:30pm - $6 at the door.

dreamSTATE - a decade dreaming cover
a decade dreaming

In honour of the PiNG's 10th Anniversary, dreamSTATE has released a free download album
of soundscapes selected from performances at AMBiENT PiNG events throughout the last decade.
a decade dreaming is now available at the
ping things label.

For those who prefer CD-quality with graphics & a jewel-case, a low-priced CD version is now available.

~ ~ ~

May 7th, 2009 ~ After the internet performance of Alvin Lucier's "Quasimodo - The Great Lover"
by Matt Rogalsky & Laura Cameron and collaborators throughout the hemisphere,
dreamSTATE will perform an eclectic set live from the New Adventures In Sound Art space.
This spring Scott has constructed some electronic species of birds inside his
Nintendo DS Korg DS-10 to open the set & Jamie has sampled birds to twist-up sonically.

The entire event starts at 8:00PM EST. Tune in on the NAISA internet channel at
http://webcast.naisa.ca or attend the performance at the Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street (just S. of St. Clair W) Studio #252,
(or if you're near the area tune in at 106.1 FM as there will also be an FM broadcast.)

~ ~ ~

~ April 11th, 2009 10pm to 7am ~ dreamSTATE have contributed new soundscapes
to Tanner Menard's ambitious all night sleep concert (as first created by Robert Rich in 1982).
The site is the Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117 - t: 504-957-4255
Click on the logo below for complete details about the sommeil event.

sommeil sleep concert details

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~ January 21st, 2009 - 8:00pm ~ dreamSTATE join improvisational powerhouse Odradek
(Andy Yue, Jim Bailey, Michelangelo Iaffaldano) for a spontaneous night of sonic spawning
described as "Lazer Floyd - a sprawling hippie jam without breaks".

@ Somewhere There ~ Live Creative Music in Toronto
340 Dufferin Street ~ one block south of Queen Street W. ~ MAP
** entrance from Melbourne Ave.

~ ~ ~

~ January 1st to 31st 2009 from dusk till 2:00am ~ Le Temps de La Neige - Cloud Painting #13
A new ambient video installation by dreamSTATE's Scott M2, can be experienced at the
Roadside Attractions gallery - 911 Davenport Road, Toronto.

A vintage television sits on an old wooden table. Rabbit-ear antennae extended,
the signal hopefully enhanced by crumpled foil on the tip of one damaged ear.

The forecast for the future is blue screens and blackness.
Television snow, a constant since childhood,
disappears with analog television sets as technology evolves.
A contemplation of transience and an appreciation of simple beauty,
Cloud Painting #13 pays homage to the time of snow.


Le Temps de La Neige at Roadside Attractions gallery - Photo by Roy Kohn



dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2008:



Eric, Scott + Jamie at the Canadian Textile Museum Theatre 2008 09 21 - photo by Catherine Tammaro

~ Sunday September, 21st 2008 dreamSTATE will be performing in Toronto with our
old friend Eric Hopper aka Sylken in a set of electronic space music ranging from the
deepest atmospherics to stardrive sequencer meltdowns. General Chaos Visuals
will be on hand to bathe the stage in swirling photons. Also on the bill are Contrapture,
Anne Sulikowski (Building Castles Out of Matchsticks) and the good grooves of Kinder Atom.

THE AMBiENT PiNG presents TEXTURES a Special Sunday Afternoon Concert
@ The Textile Museum of Canada . 55 Centre Avenue (behind New City Hall)
South of Dundas . East of University . Map, info & directions.
Doors open at 1.30pm . 1st set at 2:00 . $6 . Complete info at THE AMBiENT PiNG


dreamSTATE - Soundscape for Richard Wright
A film by Scott M2 for dreamSTATE's homage to Pink Floyd keyboardist
Richard Wright (July 23, 1945 - September 15, 2008).


Click here or on the image to play the film.

Concert footage filmed September 21st 2008 by Jeff Howard,
additional footage by Scott M2, analog light projections by General Chaos Visuals,
and music by dreamSTATE (Scott M2 and Jamie Todd) with Eric Hopper.

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~ Sunday September 14, 2008 dreamSTATE will be improvising a set with keyboard wizzard
Maurizio Guarini, of Italian prog-rock Goblin fame @ the NOW improv series.
The 1st set with Tiina Kiik & Jaron Freeman Fox should be amazing, so come early.

The NOW Series: Sunday September 14th, 8pm, $6
8:00 P.M.: Tiina Kiik (accordion) w Jaron Freeman Fox (violin).
9:00 P.M.: dreamSTATE (electronics) with special guest Maurizio Guarini (analog synth).

One and all are invited to celebrate the concurrence of the one-year anniversary
and the two-hundredth show at Somewhere There. Cake & dancing.

Somewhere There ~ Live Creative Music in Toronto
340 Dufferin Street ~ MAP ~ one block south of Queen Street W.
** entrance from Melbourne Ave. **

~ ~ ~

~ Sunday May 25, 2008 dreamSTATE's Scott M2 has created a film for the KNURL (Alan Bloor)
concrete soundsculpture performance at the Concrete Toronto Music event.

CONCERT SCHEDULE for Sunday May 25 @ Polish Combatants Hall (206 Beverley St.)
8:00-8:15 — introductions
8:15-8:30— Carla Huhtanen (voice) + Wallace Halladay (sax)
8:30-9:00— Knurl (playing concrete) + Scott M2 (film)
9:15-9:45 — Smith & Wiernik (laptop + visuals)
10:00-10:30 — Tony Dekker (guitar + voice) with Sandro Perri (electronics)
10:45-11:30 — CCMC: Michael Snow — piano + keyboard,
John Oswald — sax, Paul Dutton — voice

Article on Concrete Toronto Music in Eye Weekly.

KNURL - Photo by Scott M2
KNURL (Alan Bloor) performs at Concrete Toronto Music with film by Scott M2.

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~ April is Poetry Month and dreamSTATE's Scott M2 and Lynn Harrigan have two pieces
from their Oblique Poetries series featured at Stephen Philips new Ambient Poetry.com site.

~ ~ ~

~ Wednesday March 19, 2008 - dreamSTATE return to Altaira - the new ambient monthly event presented by
Toronto Noise Promotions. We're looking forward to sharing a very varied bill with Sleep Research Facility,
Beta Cloud, This Instrument, Toxia and many other sound artists. This event will be at the Renaissance Cafe,
1938 Danforth Avenue, just West of the Woodbine subway stop on the Bloor/Danforth line.

dreamSTATE - Photo by Frvescent
dreamSTATE at the March Altaira - Photo by Frvescent

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~ Sunday March 2nd 2008 - dreamSTATE will be appearing live at Promise's 8th annual Chamber event.
dreamSTATE will be performing a set with NOiNO (Jamie's improv trio with Matthew Poulakakis and James Bailey)
and sound-art percussionist Barry Prophet. Here's more details from the Promise newsletter:

Promise "Chamber 8 - An afternoon/evening of listening and live ambience"
@ ArraySpace, 4pm til 11pm - Sunday March 2nd, 2008
60 Atlantic Ave, unit 218 - in Liberty Village (Toronto)
3 blocks east of King and Dufferin then south on Atlantic

Here are the people involved:
NOiNO vs dreamSTATE vs Barry Prophet – 5 person live ambient/improv
John Kameel Farah – laptop meets piano
Barry Prophet – Glass Xylophone
Jk Farah and Attila – minimal piano duo
Jen Wardle – Soprano Sax and effects
Richard Windeyer - drum kit meets ambient computer
Dorian Sky Duoma - live ambient
Eric Shin – hands on unprepared piano and live ambient piano
Sara Wong – classical piano
Rebecca Featherstone – classical and minimal piano
+ other unconfirmed djs and live acts.

TTC and car: King St W to Atlantic Ave - 2 stops or blocks east of Dufferin
Drive or walk south along Atlantic for a couple of blocks. map
Free parking on street and in the lot surrounding the building.

 

dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2007:

~ Monday December 17th, 2007 - dreamSTATE perform live at Altaira -
a new ambient monthly event presented by Toronto Noise Promotions.
We're looking forward to sharing a varied bill with Sleep Research Facility
and other Toronto sound artists.

~ ~ ~

~ Saturday November 24th, 2007 ( Sunday morning in Japan) - dreamSTATE perform live with Dominique Banoun and
musicians from Osaka, Japan (KUROTCH (Kurokawa Atsushiin), CLONELINESS (Charles-Éric Billardan) and SLONNON) in an
international internet improv session at LE LABORATOIRE D'ART (LE LABO) in Toronto at the Distillery District - 55 Mill St.,
Cannery Bldg. #58, Studio 317 at 9:00pm EST Also performing are Alan Bloor (KNURL/PHOLDE) w/ Eric St. Laurent and ODRADEK.


SLONNON (onscreen in Osaka), Scott, Jamie and Dominique - Photo by Genvieve Trilling

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~ Tuesday November 13th, 2007 - dreamSTATE's Scott M2 performs soundscapes to underscore poetry and
art projections by Steve McCabe and tap dancing (!) by Paula Skimin at The Art Bar Poetry Series.
at Clinton's, 693 Bloor St. W., Toronto, by the Christie subway station.

~~~

~ Tuesday 23rd, 2007 - Scott M2 and Lynn Harrigan read at the Plasticine Poetry Series - @ The Central, 603 Markham St., Toronto

~ ~ ~

~ Wednesday October 17th 2007 - Draft 3.1 - The Poetic Connection - 276 Carlaw Ave., Suite 202, Toronto

dreamSTATE's Scott M2 reads for the first time from Oblique Poetries - a collaborative work with
poet and visual artist Lynn Harrigan. Scott will also be weaving soundscapes live to underscore the poetry
and will be premiering his first ambient visual work Bone Memory, which will be projected during their set (at 8pm sharp).


Photos by Jamie Todd

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~ Tuesday October 16th, 2007 - HOWL on CIUT-FM (11:00 pm EST) Scott M2 & Lynn Harrigan join host Nancy Bullis
on HOWL, Toronto's weekly "breakdown of the zeitgeist of poetic expression" on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto
and live on the internet. They'll be discussing their upcoming performances and reading from Oblique Poetries.

~ ~ ~

Tuesday September 25th, 2007 - A BACK TO SCHOOL DRONE @ THE AMBiENT PiNG
Featuring Kinder Atom . Scott M2 . Spacenoiz, dafydd hughes . atlaxia . Aidan Baker
Matthew Poulakakis, James Bailey and URM.
@ the UNDERGROUND downstairs @ the DRAKE HOTEL
1150 Queen St. W @ Beaconsfield . W of Ossington . E of Dufferin. 8pm . PWYC (5$ suggested)


Jamie Todd + dafydd hughes - Photo by Scott M2



Jim Field (spacenoiz) + Scott M2 - Photo by Jamie Todd

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~ Tuesday August 28th 2007dreamSTATE perform live at THE PiNG's 8th ANNiVERSARY SPECiAL
including a special second set with their old friend Eric Hopper aka Sylken and General Chaos Visuals.
@ the UNDERGROUND downstairs @ the DRAKE HOTEL in Toronto
1150 Queen St. W @ Beaconsfield . W of Ossington . E of Dufferin
8pm . PWYC (5$ suggested) More information here.



 

dreamSTATE with Sylken - August 28, 2007



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~ March 25th, 2007 - 2 to 4pm - dreamSTATE's Scott M2, in coordination with THE AMBiENT PiNG, has planned
an interesting participatory sound-in-space event using Buddha Machines. Here's the PiNG's poster and blurb:

Bring your Buddha Machine and help create a moving sound-in-space experience
in the beautiful tropical gardens of the Allan Gardens Conservatory in Toronto.
Hang-out and chill-out with other peaceful spirits to enjoy a taste of Spring
and a unique sonic landscape. Bring your friends too - it's fun and it's free.
(Buddha Machines are optional.)

What the heck is a Buddha Machine? Click here to find out.
Where do you get them? Soundscapes - 572 College St., Toronto

Buddha Machine Gathering March 25, 2007

Buddha Machine Gathering March 25, 2007

More photos from the Buddha Machine Gathering #1 here
and be sure to viddy Rob Cruikshank's great photos here.

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~ Sunday March 11th 2007 - dreamSTATE will be appearing live at Promise's 7th annual Chamber event.
dreamSTATE will be performing a set for this lovely eclectic event with our good friend Wally Jericho blowing
on trumpet and sax with treatments and loops. Here's more details from the Promise newsletter:

Promise "Chamber 7" @ ArraySpace, 4pm til 11pm - Sunday March 11
60 Atlantic Ave, unit 218 - in Liberty Village (Toronto)
3 blocks east of King and Dufferin then south on Atlantic

Here are the people involved:
Angus Macleod – classical piano
Madison Reid – Angus’ granddaughter piano duet
Glynis Ratcliffe – opera singer
John Kameel Farah & Rick Hyslop – minimal piano, laptop, violin & effects.
dreamSTATE & Wally Jericho – ambient electronics duo plus trumpet & sax
Pholde – metal sculpture sounds and effects
Stephan Vera aka Technostep – piano, laptop, jazz and minimal tech
Marcus Wong – classical guitar
Julie Loveless – classical piano
Aia – electro ambient dj set
Mentalfloss – experimental dj sets
Blankfoto - visuals

TTC and car: King St W to Atlantic Ave - 2 stops or blocks east of Dufferin
Drive or walk south along Atlantic for a couple of blocks.
Free parking on street and in the lot surrounding the building.

 

dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2006:

~ November 6th, 2006 - 9:00pm EST - PiNG RADiO's Almost Live Music Series on on Live365 presents
a live recording of dreamSTATE with Wally Jericho performing live at the PiNG on September 10th, 2002.
The program will be rebroadcast Thursday Nov. 9th at 12midnight EST and Saturday Nov 11th at 3:30 EST.
TUNE iN HERE

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~ September 26, 2006 - Both Scott M2 and Jamie Todd from dreamSTATE are performing
at the Eight Hour Drone event at the Drake Hotel, Toronto.

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dreamSTATE - photo by Eric Hopper
dreamSTATE with General Chaos Visuals at the AMBiENT PiNG's 7th Anniversary event August 17th, 2006
Photo by Eric Hopper

~ August 17th, 2006 - dreamSTATE is proud to announce the launch of their latest CD OM.
After two CDs of music from ambient installations, this is their first live performance CD release
and they'll be celebrating with a live performance at THE AMBiENT PiNG's 7th ANNiVERSARY SPECiAL.
Afterwards, OM will be available exclusively at the ping things online boutique until October.
OM is an ambient soundscape journey recorded live at the OM Festival 2000 in Trudeau Park,
Ontario and in the spirit of that performance, dreamSTATE will create a freeranging soundflow
to carry the audience off into an alternative mindspace. They're very happy that
psychedelic lightlords General Chaos Visuals will be along for the trip.

THE AMBiENT PiNG's 7th Anniversary Special featuring:
dreamSTATE . mara's torment . naw w/ General Chaos Visuals
Thursday August 17th . Doors open 8PM . 1st set 8:30PM . PWYC/$5 suggested
@ The Tranzac Club (Main Hall) . 292 Brunswick Ave. Toronto
(just S. of Bloor and 3 blocks from either the Bathurst or Spadina stations)

dreamSTATE - photo by Eric HopperdreamSTATE - photo by Eric Hopper
Photos by Eric Hopper

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July 6th through 15th, 2006 ~ Scott M2 performed dreamSTATE soundscapes to accompany
MOON SEA CROSSING - The Play at The Toronto Fringe Festival. Produced by Fertile Ground Productions,
the play garnered a 5-star review from writer Kellie Maltese in eye weekly magazine:

"This gathering of mythology, music and meta-fiction produces a poetic palimpsest of Irish beliefs
and one immigrant woman's struggle to find a balance among them. In an audience-directed monologue,
"MOON SEA CROSSING" is accentuated by music and lighting that serve to mirror both the
character's emotional and physical battle based on the prejudices that bind her. With language that
flows like the sea that has stolen her away from her homeland, the audience can't help but follow her along."

Scott M2 - photo by Lynn HarriganScott M2 - photo by Lynn Harrigan
Scott M2 tweezes the scapes for MOON SEA CROSSING - The Play in the Factory Theatre soundbooth.
Photos by Lynn Harrigan

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~March 28th, 2006 - After a successful musical meeting of the minds on February 14th,
dreamSTATE took things farther with poet Lynn Harrigan and guitarist/synthesist Phil Ogison
(aka The Devil In The Design). Opening the set, accompanied by ambience from dreamSTATE and Phil,
Lynn read the latest pieces from her work-in-progress Oblique Poetries,
then dreamSTATE launched into Berlin-inspired Moog sequencing on their new virtual-synth stacks
with soaring guitar work from Phil, bridged by abstract ambient interludes.

In the first set "outside" artist Menno Krant painted directly on 5 CD covers
and on 3 human models while Phil Ogison improvised 5 new musical works.
This is stage one of their "Vessel" series which will culminate
in a gallery showing of 25 paintings and their associated soundart.

9:00pm @ THE AMBiENT PiNG - Hacienda - 794 Bathurst Street at Bloor, Toronto, Canada
(directly across from the Bathurst subway station).

Photos and collage by Jamie ToddPhotos by Eric Hopper  and collage by Jamie Todd
The Devil In The Design, Menno Krant & Models ~ ~ dreamSTATE, Lynn Harrigan & The Devil In The Designn with General Chaos Visuals
Photos by Jamie Todd and Eric Hopper

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~ February 14th, 2006 - dreamSTATE premiered a new sound environment White.
They were joined by writer Lynn Harrigan, reading poems from her work-in-progress
Oblique Poetries, plus Phil Ogison, adding his high-altitude electronic textures.
This was a unique, deep-winter version of White. The CD-version will not be released
until next year and dreamSTATE hope this performance will leave you well chilled-out until then.
9:00pm @ THE AMBiENT PiNG - Hacienda - 794 Bathurst Street at Bloor, Toronto, Canada

Photos & collage by Jamie ToddPhotos by Eric Hopper  and collage by Jamie Todd
~ Lynn Harrigan and Scott M2 perform Oblique Poetries ~ dreamSTATE and The Devil In The Design perform the White Variations
Photos by Jamie Todd and Eric Hopper

~ ~ ~

dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2005:



Scott M2 and Lynn Harrigan perform Moon Sea Crossing @ THE AMBiENT PiNG Nov.8th, 2005

~ November 8th, 2005 - dreamSTATE performed at THE AMBiENT PiNG with special guests.

In the first set, poet Lynn Harrigan read from her new book MOON SEA CROSSING, while Scott and Jamie
wove soundscapes from their new CD PASSAGE - which was inspired by the book.

PASSAGE CD

In the second set, dreamSTATE tipped their hats to Dr. Robert Moog, who recently
passed away, by bringing out Scott's vintage Moog modular synthesizer, Jamie's Arcturus Moog V
virtual synths and unleashing some driving Berlin school-inspired sequencing. They were joined by
Shirzad Sharif (visiting from San Francisco) playing Persian percussion instruments
the Tonbak (Zarb) and Daf (Kurdish frame drum) and the Tanbur stringed instrument.



Scott M2, Shirzad Sharif and Jamie Todd @ THE AMBiENT PiNG Nov.8th, 2005

~ ~ ~

8 Hour Drone Show - Photo by Jamie Todd

~ May 29th 2005 - Scott M2 performs in the last shift at the 8 HOUR DRONE SHOW,
organized by Alex Snukal and presented by the blocks recording club,
along with 30 other performers at the Mercer Union, Toronto.
Photo by Jamie Todd.

~ ~ ~

dreamSTATE with A Pretty Sonic Splatter - Photo by Eric Hopper

~ April 27th 2005 - dreamSTATE performed at THE AMBiENT PiNG.
Experimental duo A Pretty Sonic Splatter (Phil Ogison and Anne Sulikowski) opened the night
and both groups improvised togther in the third set. Visuals by General Chaos!
Photo by Eric Hopper.

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dreamSTATE with Lynn Harrigan - Photo by Eric Hopper

~ March 2nd 2005 - dreamSTATE perform with special guest, poet Lynn Harrigan
and ambient visualists General Chaos at THE AMBiENT PiNG's
new residence at Hacienda - 794 Bathurst Street at Bloor, Toronto
The well-tempered synthesizer of mara's torment opens the evening.
Photo by Eric Hopper.


dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2004:

Ambient electronic musicians dreamSTATE with Lynn Harrigan - photo by MaurieTodd
dreamSTATE perform at the opening of the Bread & Water multimedia installation in the
Huron Historic Gaol, on August 27th 2004, with poet Lynn Harrigan and cellist Laura Jean McCann
.

~ August 28th to October 24th 2004 - New dreamSTATE ambient soundscapes were featured
at the Bread & Water multimedia installation in the Huron Historic Gaol in Goderich, Ontario.
Based on Moon Sea Crossing, a collection of poems by Lynn Harrigan, this collaborative installation
related the true story of Aina, an Irish woman who immigrated to Canada with her husband
and children in 1846. Aina suffered a breakdown shortly after her arrival in Huron County and was
incarcerated at the Gaol, as there were no mental institutions at that time and place. Poems, music,
paintings and photographs throughout the Gaol explored a variety of themes, including mental illness,
displacement, hunger, grief and Irish folklore.

For this installation, dreamSTATE created seven new soundscapes to support
the emotions of Harrigan's poetry. Installed in various spaces within the Historic Goal,
the soundscapes represented the stages of Aina's journey to Canada, to Stanley Township and
eventually within the Gaol's walls. The music from this installation is now available on the PASSAGE CD.

PASSAGE CD

Stream or download an mp3 of Stone and Sky ~ music created for the Gaol courtyard
where inmates could stretch and see the sky again. HiFi ~ 128kbs or LoFi ~ 64kbs.

Ambient electronic musicians dreamSTATE with Lynn Harrigan - photo by MaurieTodd
Cellist Laura Jean McCann, poet Lynn Harrigan, Scott M2 & Jamie Todd perform in the Gaol's main Courtyard.
Photos by Mauri Todd.

~ ~ ~

Jonathan Hughes' new double CD Fluidities contains Molten a new dreamSTATE track
created just for this special project. More information on this very interesting album on the CDs page.

~ ~ ~

~ Saturday September 4th, 2004 5:30PM - dreamSTATE will be performing a set of soundscapes
underscoring poetry by Lynn Harrigan from her book "Moon Sea Crossing".
@ The Distillery District - Boiler House Patio (Seneca CollegeStage), Toronto
as part of the TORONTO CITY ROOTS SONG CELEBRATION.
This is a free stage. More info here and directions here.

~ ~ ~

~ Tuesday August 17th 2004 - It's THE AMBiENT PiNG's 5th ANNiVERSARY and Scott and Jamie
of dreamSTATE are celebrating by reuniting with their old friend Eric Hopper of Sylken.
The 3 artists spent many years improvising electronic music together in the late 80s and 90s
as Radio Silence - developing the skills, intuition and trust they rely upon to this day.
From deep ambience to throbbing pulsations and interlocking sequences, dS + Sylken
are planning a special sonic voyage for THE AMBiENT PiNG's final show at club nia / C'est What
before moving to a new home at the Gladstone Hotel in September.
Oon this final trip at club nia. General Chaos, dreamSTATE's fave ambient visualists,
will be weaving their unique swirling galaxies of light to take us out...
@ THE AMBiENT PiNG - 19 Church Street at Front, Toronto
Doors open 9pm - No Cover charge


Bottom row - Scott M2, Jamie Todd, Eric Hopper (Sylken)

~ ~ ~

~ Sunday July 25th 2004 - beginning at 2:00PM US Eastern Time dreamSTATE will be performing
a multi-hour live concert online via AtmoStreams - hosted by AtmoWorks the online ambient
CD outlet owned by renowned ambient electronic artists Vir Unis and James Johnson. This will be an
excellent opportunity for ambient listeners outside the Toronto area to experience dreamSTATE live.
It will be a late-morning concert on the US and Canadian West Coast and an evening concert
in Europe and Africa. Find the exact time for your city using this handy time converter
then tune in at AtmoWorks by clicking on the speaker icon at the top left.

dreamSTATE has planned a soundscape journey with several stages, beginning with
travels through drifting drones, throbbing pulsations, dark dreams and distant memories.

Next they'll be performing a long set of soundscapes and grooves created entirely from
mutating the amazing samples they had access to from the MusicWorks magazine CD archive for a
live performance at their fundraising event last month. Not only do Scott and Jamie have
clearance from MusicWorks to use these samples again, but during the concert
they will be giving away 3 free subscriptions to the magazine, which includes
a CD of cutting-edge experimental music with each issue!

dreamSTATE will then perform improvisations based on some new music from their next CD release
plus dark drones & rippling sequences to wrap up the 2 hour man/machine portion of their presentation.

Finally, they'll launch their waveforms ambient installation, which has been set up in Sunspot Studio
for this broadcast & will let it weave its infinitely evolving 'scape for the next 15 hours (!)
to create a unique, immersive sound experience for AtmoStream listeners in their personal spaces.

Note - Besides the Between Realities CD (a "live" recording of the waveforms installation),
AtmoWorks carries several compilations featuring dreamSTATE tracks: Ping Ambience 2,
Ambient Landscapes 2, Harmony with Ambience and James Johnson's Linger CD,
which includes Twilight Impressions, a 12 minute co-creation with dreamSTATE
and trumpeter Wally Jericho, recorded live at THE AMBiENT PiNG.

~ ~ ~

~ June 25th 2004 - dreamSTATE will be performing at the Musicworks Magazine fundraising concert event.
Founded in 1978, Musicworks Magazine is the first publication to pioneer the concept of packaging
print and sound together, first on cassette and now on CD. Each issue features articles by and about
Canadian and international composers, musicians, artists and theorists, and includes a CD of their works.
dreamSTATE have open access to the fantastic archive of sound art from MusicWorks' entire collection
and will be mutating, stretching, twisting and rejuxtaposing it into new soundscapes for this special event.

Come and support this unique and venerable magazine and enjoy live performances by dreamSTATE,
sound collage artists Mannlicher Carcano Ensemble and electroacoustic composer Darren Copeland
plus a new video installation piece by internationally renowned Canadian composer John Oswald
(whose work dreamSTATE will surely plunder for this performance). Complete details about this event here.

@ the Edward Day Gallery (952 Queen St. W., Toronto, Canada) Friday June 25 - Doors: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 (advance), $20 (door) and available by calling 416-977-3546

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~ May 1, 2004 - dreamSTATE performed another set of music by electroacoustic composer Darren Copeland
@ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto. This time Darren mixed the outputs of Scott & Jamie's
computers into an 8 speaker circular sound system with the performers in the center of the system and audience.

Photo by Lynn HarriganPhoto by Lynn Harrigan
Photo by Lynn Harrigan
Scott M2, Jamie Todd and Darren Copeland - Photos by Lynn Harrigan

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~ May 11th 2004 - Scott M2 performed for the second time (on radio, Nord Modular synth, loops & treatments)
with Toronto radio legend David Pritchard & the multi-talented Byron Wong at RADiO iN AMBiENCE 2004 Part 2
- A special presentation for Deep Wireless in collaboration with New Adventures in Sound Art and
THE AMBiENT PiNG

Photos by Jamie Todd
Byron Wong, David Pritchard and Scott M2 - Photos by Jamie Todd

Then in the second set - Scott joined Planet Of The Loops founder Andrew Aldridge
to perform an improvised looping set based on material from last year's RADiO iN AMBIENCE concert
being broadcast at that time on DJ Greg Clow's FEEDBACK MONITOR radio show on CIUT-FM.

Photos by Jamie Todd
Andrew Aldridge and Scott M2 - Photos by Jamie Todd

~ ~ ~

~ April 20th 2004 - Scott and Jamie performed separately at the PiNG AMBiENCE 2 CD release event
at THE AMBiENT PiNG. Jamie performed a duo with old friend Eric Hopper (Sylken)
and Scott performed as part of a vintage monophonic synthesizer trio (on Korg Mono/Poly)
with Steven Sauve (on Roland SH5) and Matthew Poulakakis (on Korg MS20).

Photos by Sarah Cooper
Eric Hopper and Jamie Todd - Photos by Sarah Cooper

Photo by Jamie Todd
Steven Sauve, Scott M2 and Matthew Poulakakis - Photos by Jamie Todd

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dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2003:

~ December 16th 2003 - @ THE AMBiENT PiNG - The first set featured dreamSTATE performing
a suite of pieces by Darren Copeland, an electroacoustic composer and sound designer who has
produced work since 1985 for concerts, radio, theatre, dance and site-specific installation.
Darren also attended to the mix and was available for questions after the performance.

In the second set, poet Lynn Harrigan read from Moon Sea Crossing, a work-in-progress
which will culminate next August in a multi-media installation running three months
in the Historic County Gaol in Goderich Ontario incorporating a multi-room sound installation
by dreamSTATE. In the concert, dreamSTATE wove a series of sound environments
to support and expand on the underlying emotions of the poems.

Photos by Eric Hopper
Jamie Todd, Lynn Harrigan and Scott M2 - Photos by Eric Hopper

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~ November 11th 2003 - dreamSTATE performed a night at THE AMBiENT PiNG with Pholde,
the ambient soundscape persona of Alan Bloor (aka Knurl). Alan creates his sounds
from the bowing, scaping and striking of his unusual metal sound-sculptures with rods
of hardened steel. This combination of sonic forces ended in many dark sonic territories.
(Play a 64k or 128k mp3 of Psychotronic - to hear an improvisation from the
dreamSTATE/Pholde "rehersal" for this show. Right-click to download mp3
.)
General Chaos Visuals provided their deep visual dimensions to the show.

Photos by Eric Hopper
Jamie Todd, Alan Bloor and Scott M2 - Photos by Eric Hopper

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~ July 1st 2003 dreamSTATE returned to THE AMBiENT PiNG to perform with
special guest guitarist/sound artist Jim Field (spacenoiz, still coiled, Rhea's Obsession).
Digital and analog projections were by Redjet Media and General Chaos Visuals.
Photo by Eric HopperPhoto by Eric Hopper
Jim Field, Jamie Todd and Scott M2 - Photos by Eric Hopper

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~ May 13th 2003 - Scott M2 performed on radio, loops & treatments with Toronto radio legend
David Pritchard & Byron Wong at RADiO iN AMBiENCE Part 2 - A special presentation for
Deep Wireless in collaboration with New Adventures in Sound Art and
THE AMBiENT PiNG
(Play Money Back Guarantee an mp3 excerpt from this show in HiFi or LoFi quality.)

Photo by Jamie Todd
Photo by Jamie ToddPhoto by Jamie Todd
Photo by Jamie Todd
David Pritchard, Scott M2 and Byron Wong - Photos by Jamie Todd

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~ April 15th 2003 ~ Jamie Todd's URM soundscape project went live for the 1st time @ THE AMBiENT PiNG

URM (Jamie Todd) photo by David CoppolaURM (Jamie Todd) photo by David Coppola
URM/Jamie Todd - Photos by David Coppola

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dreamSTATE Selected Events in 2002:
(Light environments by General Chaos Visuals)

~ At dreamSTATE's performance December 3rd 2002 our special guest was the multitalented
Susanna Hood on voice, found objects, looper and delays - @ THE AMBiENT PiNG.
Phases of the Moon by dreamSTATE + Susanna Hood, which was recorded at this show,
is now available on the new PiNG AMBiENCE 2 CD.

Jamie Todd, Susanna Hood and Scott M2 - Photo by Julius Oklamcak
Jamie Todd & Susanna Hood - Photo by Julius OklamcakSusanna Hood & Scott M2 - Photo by Julius Oklamcak
Jamie Todd, Susanna Hood and Scott M2 - Photos by Julius Oklamcak

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~ November 12th 2002 - dreamSTATE were invited to perform with Chicago, Illinois
ambient electronic artist James Johnson along with our old friend Wally Jericho
(on trumpet, bass, samples & loops) at James' AMBiENT PiNG performance.
A 12 minute section from this show, now titled Twilight Impressions, appears on
James' newly remastered version of his Linger CD.

Wally Jericho, James Johnson, Jamie Todd, Scott M2 - Photo by Julius OklamcakJamie Todd, James Johnson and Scott M2 - Photo by Julius Oklamcak
Wally Jericho, Jamie Todd, James Johnson and Scott M2 - Photos by Julius Oklamcak

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~ September 10th 2002 - dreamSTATE and Wally Jericho (on trumpet, bass, samples & loops)
perform at THE AMBiENT PiNG. (Jamie shot these onstage photos.)

Wally Jericho - Photo by Jamie ToddScott M2 - Photo by Jamie Todd
Wally Jericho, Jamie's computers and Scott M2 - Photos by Jamie Todd

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~ August 6th 2002 - dreamSTATE were invited to improvise with Deep Chill Network
(Dark Duck Records' Stephen Philips and Ben Summers) who were visiting
THE AMBiENT PiNG from Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Stephen Philips & Jamie Todd - Photo by Mario GeorgiouStephen Philips, Jamie Todd, Ben Summers, Scott M2 - Photo by Mario Georgiou
Stephen Philips, Jamie Todd, Ben Summers and Scott M2 - Photos by Mario Georgiou

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~ July 9th 2002 - dreamSTATE with special guest Steven Sauve (karmafarm)
who's become our most regular collaborator and fellow dreamer.

Scott M2, Jamie Todd & Stven Sauve - Photo by Mario Georgiou
Scott M2, Jamie Todd & Stven Sauve - Photo by Mario Georgiou
Scott M2, Jamie Todd and Steven Sauve - Photos by Mario Georgiou

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~ April 7th 2002 - dreamSTATE , perform the opening set for the premiere Toronto concert performance
by ambient electronic pioneer Robert Rich @ Art System Gallery. Click on the images below
for an extensive photo-archive of Robert Rich, dreamSTATE and General Chaos Visuals from this show
including some great shots of Robert Rich's modular synth.

Photo by Mario GeorgiouPhoto by Mario Georgiou
dreamSTATE @ Art System - Photos by Mario Georgiou


EARLY EVENTS

~ Click below for photos and personal commentary from the band on selected past events.

2000 ~ The Drone Cycle 2000 ~ Ted's Wrecking Yard
1999 ~ Feedback Monitor 3rd Anniversary ~ Planet Of The Loops ~ THE AMBiENT PiNG
1998 ~ World Electronic Music Festival ~ Interference Orange
1997 ~ waveforms at The H5 Project ~ Symptom Hall

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