1. <ST> Future Movements
2. the <ST> Collective
3. Q O R K/Oddity Intelligence
4. dis/persed info/mation sound/text
5. Troop Movements
1. NOTICE::last TWO
weekends of NOVEMBER::
possible <ST> event ::BUNKER::
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winter 1998. stay
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late januray 1999.
stay informed <ST>
links, pages, information, history::!!
forthcoming including philosophy of <ST>,
history of tekno theory debate,
photo rekon of QORK, RA
technoWest djs, anarchist manifestos and
Jeff Mills MP3s and unreleased
<ST> is recruiting active individuals to become an
agent of the deconstructive hierarchy that is <ST> to (re)create events/installations/
occupations/(re)definitions through Time, Effort, Work, Artistry,
/successful candidates will broach the following
The passion and desire to FUCK the mainstream and create events
that subvert the bland status quo of society's low expectations of "high art" as
an entity stuck to gallery walls in non-interactive
The passion and desire to FUCK the rave mainstream and actively
construct and create necessary TAZ (Temporary Autonomous Zones) with artists
dedicated to altering their environments and the minds and bodies within in the
spirit of generousity and non-profitalism;
The passion and desire to DARE to do something different, to see
musik as a vehicle for social action on a larger scale, however small our
victories and great our losses, in order to show the politik that we will
not be controlled and harassed unto conforming to their stagnant, anti-human and
The passion and desire to see our wishes of FREEDOM to express
and to gather and to dance and to be a tribal-entity and a community
The passion and desire to do this PEACEFULLY, but with
>>An appreciation for the subtlies in the vehicle of our
>>the continually evolving innovation of MUSIK, in the form of styles<< >>which have not
fallen to stagnantation and
>>a realisation of the history, roots and real life
of such Musik<<
>>and those who wish to LIVE
<ST> is looking for individuals willing
to be a part of creating events to call their own and be proud of something
others can interact with.
>>Q O R K/Oddity
>>reviews as submitted to ST. props to all agents who participated
in the Occupation of QORK and the Oddity of the house event. Special recognition
to agents G-Line, Qat, db, For-est and ALL who took part.
help, time and effort is much appreciated. Names removed to protect the
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Forest said she had a *blast* and that it was
the coolest/weirdest gig
she's done. :)
I'm glad it went off and went
And I also really enjoyed the
house party -- I was very amused by the ecclectic crowd, but not in a chuckle-chuckle sort of way, rather I
genuinely happy to see different
types of ppl mingling. :) Even tho R-- &
I missed the Occupation, we made
sure to contribute to the donation jar, so i
hope the event didn't do much damage to you student loan! ;)
something I found ironic both at the L3 party,
and at qork, was the fact
that parties in other locations (mechanix a few
blocks down in a building on hastings,
and spooky at the richmond raver hall) where shut down, while we
were allowed to play loud music,
and stay in a parking lot, a very public place, in the middle of downtown, without interruption. Of course
numbers at both parties were
considerably smaller, but I think we achieved
something important by
demonstrating that we are peaceful, what we are doing
is art, and that just partying
and getting high and causing trouble is not what we are about. I hope that these events can serve as catalysts
larger gatherings which will
attract more attention (hopefully positive) toward our culture, and help address a lot of the issues which t-- pointed
out in the declaration. It was
late, it was cold, and it was not comfortable. this gathering was
bare bones, stripped of things
such as heat, lighting, lasers, smoke
machines, decorations, and the
djs were forced to play in cramped quarters.
however despite all this, the true nature of the
event shone through.
Everything was brought to this party by the
attendees, including endless positive
energy, and the desire to create and share music. f--
and t-- all played memorable sets. Thank you!!!!
A house somewhere. and the Party.
Bodies jammed so close--a constant stream
seemilngly coming in.
Bottles and cans of beer, drunken laughter.
In the small living room,
speakers take up half the space, and the floor
bounces up and down as people
dance. A mix of bodies and sweat as two sub-cultures are suddenly made aware of each other. D--
- G-- starts the
night off, moving into drum 'n
bass, then leads us into techno as F--
takes the reigns. And it's
smooth, smooth, and hard, and the people dance,
while others stop to listen. And the music is
A state of living the not-ordinary.
A parkade in the city.
It is kind of like having one of those
out-of-humanity moments, right at
the point when you find yourself most in it.
There I am, suddenly awoken from my
weird dreams interwoven by sounds of techno, to find myself in a
concrete parking garage,
speakers aimed outside of a van, dj crouched in the van behind the decks, while dancers stomp, swaying, creating
movements, intertwining with the
rhythm. I walk around in a half daze--that
state I often find myself in between sleep and awake. It seems
so surreal. Manifestos on the
wall--urging us to take action against the binds and injustices of society that entangle us into monotone
the hard, echoing sounds of the
music reverberate against the cement walls; and from the top level of the parkade the darkness of the
world is illuminated by the
small twinkling lights of the city. We are suspended in time.
And then before the night begins to lift her
heavy veil to the advancing
rays of dawn, T--
comes on to play Plastikman's "Sickness". Sounds
emerge as the frequencies are altered by the dj;
reverberating base tones; the music
swells and grows louder, to finally end in errie
good music all night, even the breaks party
you've made a small breakthrough- it could be
the start of something
if you approach cultural engineering very
carefully over the next few
months- we can't let in any influence that will
turn the non-ravers
away, yet we don't want to alienate the dance
> could you see and notice juxtaposition
a little bit... the transitions between
DJ's were somewhat abrupt... i though f--
was going to play deep house, and
the breaks DJ could have been smoothed into if programmed
right... but who gives a fuck-
it was just a house party...
> did you think this was intentional or an
accidental... you didn't know what would happen
as a result of the
two scenes coming together... i think it worked
remarkably well and
there has to be some careful planning to foster
qork was certainly an experience. i think that
most people were aware
that qork wasn't a rave/party/whatever, but
there were a couple of kids
who seemed oblivious. i think that posting qork
on loungex was slightly
sketchy. different priorities, t? sure sure,
having fun is cool too, but
sometimes there are higher purposes in life
electronic music]. i appreciated that people
weren't sketched out on
drugs [were there? i think some people were
hotboxing k--'s car]. it
would simply be self-destructive. qork has
rekindled the necessity to
revatilise van's ug. commercial massives have
been killing van's
potential for quite some time. sucks but it's
true. tune out and drop
in, van's ug won't go anywhere if you don't come
the house party was odd!
a shrum tribe collective would be
big ups for qork, t.
>how did you see and interpret qork/oddity
with a mixture of skepticism (there's so much
boxed rhetoric out there) and curiosity
(but of course, you never know). fortunately, curiosity won out.
>how did it affect you ? was it just a weird
party or something more ?
went into it wondering if i'd feel anything at
all. i wasn't expecting a
party, but seeing the scene at the house (whoa)
and all the equipment in the van, i
was sort of wondering if maybe a party was all it was going to
once the music started at the
parkade, however, everything just changed. suddenly everyone was doing something to alter the space around
>could you see and notice juxtaposition
not sure if this is what you're asking, but the
juxtaposition that really
hit me out was the view over the railings
coupled with what was going on in the
parkade. here was this great vibe (lovely, balanced people, sweet
music, nice energy) and all you
had to do was look outside to the wasteland that is now gastown....a pile of rubble here, boarded up windows there,
that eerie noise the billboard
on the street down bellow made when it flipped the ads around. then there was the odd desperate character
wandered by, totally cold and
alone, only to hear this mechanical music blasting and echoing out of this huge parkade.
>did you think this was intentional or an
don't know enough about ST say for sure, but i'd
like to think that the
location was scouted out with these things in
mind. it seemed that the
location had been chosen by someone who has
actually spent some time in that part
of town, watching how people live and how the area has (d)evolved
over the last few
if this wasn't the case, it was a pretty lucky
Here we go...
> how did you see and interpret qork/oddity
...an occupation, direct action,
it was not a rave. political,
non hedonistic. criminal, yay! (breakin the
civil disobediance. an act of joy,
> how did it affect you ? was it just a weird
party or something more ?
i had half hoped for some sort of confrontation
with the police. didn't
feel like a party, but an...? not sure of word.
liked it. had fun. didn't
feel spiritually empty like i do at "real"
> could you see and notice juxtaposition
yes. ohh...you want to know what it was.
a bunch of predominatly white
middleclass youths being in such alocation. tekno played from a family minivan in a rundown parkade downtown
ironic. the whole house party
oddity felt very juxtaposed. fratkats and people i met at apec protests like j--, that girl yelling for
chumbawumba and top
40 during f--'s or d--'s set. wierdest
wierdest was the drunk
philosophy ma telling me that the a priori was
unaviodable and for this reason
ayn rand was right about extreminst right wing politics.
> did you think this was intentional or an
juxtaposition is unavoidable for the most part,
and irony is everywhere.
some was intetional, some was not.
lthough I didn't actually attend it, this party
gave off some of the
best vibrations I've gotten in ages. As a firm
believer in non violent
protest I was pleased to see something like this
happening. The sounds were guranteed to be
good. The vibes were right...I figure the lay lines
were right so cosmically it was
guranteed to be a sucess.
I got some very good energy from just thinking
about the party.
i look forward to more st assaults.
I look forward to parties with a
I thought the event
The event should have had "three rooms and 18
To be serious though, it was really good. Would have like to have
seen more people though... errr Spoo! A concession would have been nice
too but somehow the vibe and the music kept my thirst and hunger down.
Especially liked db making the van move.
Well, the event most definitely lived up to its name,
with the House
Party portion providing oddity to the extreme. Quite
mix of people. I felt a bit out of place without a beer
in my hand, but
the musical offering definitely made up for this. If
any of you people
ever even have the remotest chance of getting to see
practice her trade, I highly recommend you check her
out. Ultra smooth
mixes held for what seems like centuries. Mmmmm,
techno... This portion as rounded out
with some old school flavoured Hip Hop stylings. The DJ
(A--?) threw down tracks by such
illuminaries as The Sugar Hill Gang, Erik
B. and Rakim, NWA, old Run DMC, the Beasties, and capped the
evening with an offering of "The
Message", something which had been on my
mind since he took to the decks... The
occupation met with a surprisingly minimal (how appropriate) amount
of resistence. Tests were performed.
Security rode by a few times, just passing by
and heading back to the ground level. All was well.
Outlets were utilized to bring about
one of the more original car audio systems I have yet experienced. The DJs were definitely suffering
their art, spinning hunched over the
tables in the back of a mini van. More
nice sounds with excellent skills. All was peaceful, confrontation
(dis)persed sound and text
pnm://18.104.22.168/peAce.2u//pig/1015/nikita980918.ra Sven Vath
<ritchie hawtin interview:: thoughts on
-oct.30, cgy. MOOHK an experimental mind project
-oct. 30, van. Evil Eddie Richards, Mark
Ambrose @ Celebrities
31, vic. Evil Eddie Richards, Mark Ambrose
-nov. 5. van. Combustible Edison @
Starfish Room $15 685.1133
6. van. !Tchkung! @ Starfish Room<<< !!!!!! VERY
9, van. DJ Krush, Wagonchrist @ SONAR $18 adv, $20
-nov. 21, pdx. DJ TRAXX. Bent
19, pdx. Stacey Pullen @ Zoot Suite. Nuclear Family
Friday the 13th, November 1998
The @ Gallery (110 W. Hastings), Vancouver
Fishead (Winnepeg, Northern Hardcorps/Massive
Magazine) Musikill -live...kills music dead!,
Tobias <ST>,Foolish Bird
ambient to noise to unclassified,
Caffeine Charlie -live, with DJ 8-Track
& his revolutionary mixing system,
Kuma (Campbell River, Kitty chan
drone'n' bass, Miss
X (Victoria, Nice Productions/Snatch Face Records)
the hardcore dominatrix,
Shit for Brains
>>Chain Reaction will be performing at Mettle<<
Friday November 5,
Sunstance DJ, Scion LIVE, Vainqueur
@ We'ave - 330 Dundas St. West
>The Cult of Po Po and Sound
Saturday October 31 11pm
dj: asi, polyphonic, eric downer
live audio: prrr, mazikeen (detroit
myfanwy ashmore, adrian blackwell, daniel
borins, jubal brown, churla
burla, monty cantsin, paul couillard, jada
dada, sandra erazo, magda
genewska, travis gledhill, jason hallows,
louise liliefeldt, s higgins,
josh the dog faced boy, richard k, s.a.m,
margaret radnick, stephen
rife, songs of the new erotics, zoe stonyk,
kika thorne, and you.
WARNING: You are responsible for your own life
and death, use
discretion and beware. Samhain is the night
when the barriers separating
this world and the next are lowered, the doors
are opened, the veil
rended. This is the night when the gods of the
waning season are
slaughtered, and the new year is born. Bring a
shoes, and a lust for life.
Info: 416.760.3466 or me.
B O N E H E A D C I T Y, N.C., Oct. 26
- A 20-year-old man died after
swallowing dozens of over-the-counter caffeine pills on
a dare from a fellow
community college student.
Ecstasy is a dull pastime
compared to naked flesh and wine. Okay, ecstasy and
naked flesh and wine is all good.
Don't masturbate---everyone knows it's evil.The events described above all took place without any
chemical assistance whatsoever. If you assumed
otherwise, you've been lured into a trap of your own manufacture. No money back guarantee. The instigator of the ambush
assumes no responsibility for poor workmanship during
manufacture, and therefore makes no claims on the
quality of assumptions of casual users. Some brain-power required. Proper assembly is not an automatic guarantee of
extension of life, phallus, or sexual endurance.
Shoot up or snort at your own risk. Wear earplugs.
I should emphasize though that this critical
analytic activity is being done to build better
models and tools and I'm not interested in theory per se.
Ok guys I am like totally sorry.It seems none of you guys have a
sense of humor,so I will install one for you. So we suggest you get those projects
::<ST> DENIES ALL