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The Rita | @ the Black Lab | Vancouver Noise Fest 2013 | by steve louie
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The Rita | @ the Black Lab | Vancouver Noise Fest 2013

Vancouver Noise Fest 2013. Feels like only yesterday that I was at last's year's fest (probably due to the fact that I uploaded last year's photos in the past week).


The Rita. Over the years I've witnessed the harshest mind-bending, sensory overloaded experiences of his performances. Be it in full snorkel gear or the almost toppling of the pedals / wires...


This past set though, triggered the imagination. He just sat there on stage, letting a taped conversation of a man describing the beauty of a women's leg, turning erotic before what sounded like eavesdropping on two innocent young women in conversation...then the Rita interrupts...a rash of noise...cue back to the talking / laughing / snickering...back and forth...and then the static ..sometimes you hear pieces of it...or nothing...the noise just envelopes....the contrast between the smooth conversation interwoven with the abrupt noise...

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Taken on May 5, 2013