Additional Headliners for 2019 Announced

EE announces the duo of Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches) and Pierre Guerineau (Essaie Pas), as well as New York composer David First (Notekillers) — joining previously-announced artists Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer — as headliners for our 14th annual festival.

The recently formed duo of Zhang Hungtai & Guerineau will make their debut at Sunnyvale in Brooklyn in July of this year before arriving at EE in Meaford.

Also headlining is David First, a New York-based composer who has performed on guitar with Cecil Taylor, created a significant ouevre of analog electronic music dating to the 1970s, co-founded the seminal 1980s psychedelic punk band Notekillers, and has released a significant number of drone-work recordings to critical acclaim. First has been called a bizarre cross between Hendrix and La Monte Young” in the Village Voice.

Additional headliners include Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer performing their collaborative work for suspended electric guitar and film/video projection. Ranaldo and Singer physically immerse the audience in a sound and image spectacle as Ranaldo’s guitar plays and swings in pendulum arcs through the performance and audience space while interacting with Singer’s overlaid projections. The duo has performed this piece at numerous international venues in Rotterdam, Reykjavik, Italy, New York, Shanghai and elsewhere.

For a full list of our preliminary lineup please go to our Lineup page.

$80 gets you 3 days and nights of camping and festival attendance, while supplies last!

Preliminary Lineup Announced for 2019

Headliners at Electric Eclectics 2019 will feature Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer performing their collaborative work for suspended electric guitar and film/video projection. Ranaldo and Singer physically immerse the audience in a sound and image spectacle as Ranaldo’s guitar plays and swings in pendulum arcs through the performance and audience space while interacting with Singer’s overlaid projections. The duo has performed this piece at numerous international venues in Rotterdam, Reykjavik, Italy, New York, Shanghai and elsewhere.

Other performers at EE 2019 include sonic explorer Hélène Barbier (Montreal), multidisciplinary artist and musician Alexis O’Hara (Montreal), post-punk foursome Bonnie Doon (Ottawa), electronic duo Cares +WHQB (Toronto), sound artist Adam Basanta (Montreal), DJ 1KW (Munich), Lee Paradise (Toronto) and Freaky Boos (Hamilton), among others.

For a full list of our preliminary lineup please go to our Lineup page.

$80 gets you 3 days and nights of camping and festival attendance, while supplies last!

EE Assistant Director Chris Worden Stepping Down

We regret to announce the resignation of EE assistant director Chris Worden. Chris is a co-founder of EE and has served as main curator of the festival (among many other tasks) for the past 13 years. He is leaving to devote his full-time attention to his PhD studies at the University of Guelph. He will be greatly missed and will be irreplaceable. Electric Eclectics will continue presenting and celebrating experimental and adventurous sound and music in Meaford into the future. We wish Chris great success with his future academic and musical adventures!

Open Call for Submissions for EE 2019

Submissions for the 2019 Electric Eclectics Festival (August 2-4) are now open. 

From now until 11:59 PM EST on January 15th, submissions are open! We are accepting submissions from musicians, performance artists, installation artists, DJs, and filmmakers.

Please fill out the form on our submissions page with a short bio/project description, and links to relevant materials (i.e. your website, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube, Instagram, etc.). It is not necessary to make use of all link fields, but please submit at least one link to your material. If you feel you need to include more links, feel free to include them in the text of your project description.

Successful applicants will hear from us by mid April. Please note that due to the high number of submissions, only successful applicants will be contacted.

EE & BDTC Present: KEIJI HAINO, October 9th at The Jam Factory, Toronto

EE in co-operation with BURN DOWN THE CAPITAL presents KEIJI HAINO
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
KEIJI HAINO
Brian Ruryk

@ The Jam Factory (2 Matilda St)

8pm
$20 Adv at Rotate ThisSoundscapes & Ticketscene
$25 Door
All Ages
Co-Presented with Burn Down the Capital
KEIJI HAINO (https://keijihaino.bandcamp.com)
Japanese avant guitarist and noise legend returns to Toronto for an obviously-not-to-bemissed performance. Extreme guitar mastery piercing tones, heavy shredded chords, busted walls of noise. Don’t sleep on this heavy hitter!BRIAN RURYK
Toronto avant garde anti-legend Brian Ruryk is easily one of the city’s best kept secrets, Ruryk has been manipulating the concepts of sound since the 80s. Free jangled guitar notes spray over a live collage of junk percussion & chaos. Tape samples squeal out amongst herky jerky clatter of Ruryk’s eclectic set up. Much like the coming together of puzzle pieces in a way in which they do not fit, then experiencing the process in which the puzzler, instead of sorting the pieces, just cuts & mangles them to create a new image.

See you tonight! Here’s some important info!

The gate will open at 5 PM today, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday! Tickets will be available at the gate.

Some things to remember:

  1. This is a cash-only event!
  2. Bring your drinking water, flashlight, your warm clothing for nighttime, your rain jacket or umbrellas, sunscreen, bug spray, hygiene products, tent, sleeping bag, bathing suit, and towel (for swimming at beaches in Meaford).
  3. THERE ARE NO FIRES or OPEN FLAMES PERMITTED.
  4. Cars go in the parking area, and tents go in the marked-off camping areas. Signs will direct you. If you are confused, ask gate staff for clarification.
  5. You are expected to be respectful to those around you. Among other things, that means:
    No racism
    No sexism
    No homophobia
    No transphobia
    No body shaming
    No ableism
    No violence (including sexual and emotional violence)
    Yes respect
    Yes you