The Unglüd- zany music improv ensemble
Please note: in accordance with new public health orders, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg events are currently being adjusted and rescheduled as stand-alone events happening at different times over the course of Culture Days, which runs now until October 25th. As such, the information on this page may not be up to date. Please check back soon for updated event details, or contact the organizer directly for more information. The Unglüd is an improvisational group with ear bending twists. With throat singing/ beat boxing (Nathan Rogers), overtone singing/ vocal improv (Kiva Simova), didgeridoo (Mike Thompson), soprano sax/ button accordion/ electronics (Bill Spornitz), these accomplished musicians defy any existing descriptions of their genre. With ‘sketches’ rather than written compositions, each performance is a once only experience. They connect telepathically, bringing the idiosyncrasies of their skills and imaginations into ecstatic alignment. At times jarring, soothing, playful and humorous, their individual outrageously unique characters shine through always. Includes a riveting light saber routine by Nathan. For this Nuit Blanche event, social distancing must be adhered to. Ground markings will indicate spacing. Masks are encouraged for all. Contact tracing information is taken on a voluntary basis. Audience participation may take place in the following ways: -fantasy creature costumes (with covid style coverings) -easel/ paint provided for signed up audience members to create their visual interpretation of one piece of music each -signs will be held up for the audience to accompany us with various types of noises Location: The King’s Head, 120 King St, Winnipeg (outdoors, in front of patio) Date/ Times: Saturday, September 26, 8 pm and 10 pm
This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Yemyss Music- Kiva Simova
I, Kiva Simova, am the founder (2019) of the group- The Unglüd. We provide entertaining live performances of improvised music, using unusual instrumentation and unique vocal techniques, such as throat singing and overtone singing. Instruments include didgeridoo, sax, button accordion, electronics, and rubber chicken. We encourage audience participation in various ways to provide an experience like no other. Our vision is to spread awareness of special vocals, with roots in Central Asia, and the joy of collaborating in musical styles not commonly associated with these sounds. *Image credit: Kiva Simova (founder) Prague, Czech Republic, photographer: Ondrej Stanek
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Please note: in accordance with new public health orders, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg events are currently being adjusted and rescheduled as stand-alone events happening at different times over the course of Culture Days, which runs now until Oct...
120 King Street
The performance is outside the King's Head, just beyond the patio. Please stand in marked spaces for distancing, either on the sidewalk or across the street next to the Cube stage.
This event is wheelchair accessible.