Banfield Park (Garden City Electronic Music Society)

Victoria will welcome a free, live performance series towards the end of this month and heading into the August long weekend.

Wonderment will take place over all four days of the BC August long weekend
at outdoor venues in Victoria.

The event is a live performance series featuring ambient and electroacoustic music presented on multi-channel sound in public green spaces and hosted by the Garden City Electronic Music Society.

The festival offers a range of live ambient and electro-acoustic live performances in family-friendly environments throughout the city, and its sixth edition will present four days featuring six unique showcases.

Features of the festival include:

  • An audio-visual installation throughout the festival at Open Space Gallery,
    featuring indigenous artist and Polaris Prize nominee, Matthew Cardinal (Edmonton), and multimedia artist Stephanie Kuse (Saskatoon).
  • Electro-acoustic performances in the afternoon on July 30th and 31st, featuring artists using electronic instrumentations along with traditional instrumentation including harp (Elisa Thorn), violin (Meredith Bates), and classical guitar (Alexander Klinke).
  • Friday, July 30th also features Meteoric Twin, who employ ethereal vocals amidst electronics, sung in Láadan, a woman-centered constructed language created by Suzette Haden Elgin for her Sci-Fi series called Native Tongues in the 1980s.

All events are free to attend, and select events will be concurrently live-streamed for those who can’t make it.

The full schedule will be released in the coming days, but performances are set to take place at these venues:

  • Friday, July 30: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Beacon Hill Park Cameron Bandshell
  • Saturday, July 31: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Fisherman’s Wharf Park (James Bay)
  • Saturday, July 31: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.: West Bridge Plaza (at the Johnson St
  • Sunday, August 1: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Beacon Hill Park Cameron Bandshell
  • Sunday, August 1: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Beacon Hill Park Cameron Bandshell
  • Monday, August 2: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Banfield Park (Vic West)
(Wonderment 2021 Lineup)

Wonderment 2021

  • Where: Venues across Victoria
  • When: July 30th – August 2nd

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