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kalte-poster-08JUL2014We’re happy to inform you that our musical project Kalte will be returning to The AMBiENT PiNG for a performance on Tuesday July 8th at the Supermarket in Toronto. We always enjoy playing at the Ping, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for a set of abstract and abrasive tracks inspired by polar winds and cryogenics.  Visit our Facebook event to let us know that you’ll be coming.

In addition to a set by Kalte, Rik will also be performing a solo set featuring work from his new project RikM. The debut release by RikM, “Clinical Trial”, is forthcoming from Crime League, visit http://www.crimeleague.com to find out more.

For those of you who won’t be able to make it out that evening, we’re very happy to inform you that the show will be live streaming on the Ambient Ping You Tube channel beginning at 9pm (thanks very much to Jeff Howard for his assistance).

Thank You!

Pillars of Light
Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last few months as we prepared our installation Pillars of Light for Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau.  We had a wonderful time in Ottawa and it was truly inspiring to see so many of you enjoying our latest work.  Pillars of Light was a great opportunity for us as artists, allowing us to draw extensively from our experiences to date, to work with new materials in a three dimensional environment, and generally challenge our existing modalities.  We learned a lot during the development process and we were thrilled to see so many of you appreciating the result of all of our efforts.

We’d like to thank Megan Smith and all of the Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau organizers and volunteers for all of their tireless work putting on such an amazing event, your commitment to the arts is most inspiring and we’re so happy to have been able to participate.  We hope that we’ll be able to work with you again next year!

We’d also like to thank all of the awesome staff at Club SAW, who were very gracious and supportive hosts who not only fed us and kept us hydrated through the very long 24 hour period that we spent at the venue, but were also able to help us out whenever we asked however obscure our needs might be.

We’d very much like to thank Max Stevens-Guille for all of his technical help, wiring expertise, and assorted other technical stuff, Christine Irving for LED and lighting support, and Sheryl and Andy who once again opened their doors to us over the weekend and made us feel at home in Ottawa.

Most of all we’d like to thank all of YOU for supporting our work and coming to see Pillars of Light!  We’re truly grateful to have your support and encouragement, and we hope that you’ll all stay in touch with us in the months to come to let us know what you’re doing, and to keep up to date with what we’re doing.  We’re already planning our next installation and we hope that you’ll be there to share it with us!
Kalte Live Oct 29
In the meantime, some of you may be interested to know that we’re doing a musical performance on Tuesday October 29th at the Supermarket in Toronto as part of the monthly Ambient Ping event.  We’ll be performing a set of cold and glacial ambient electronics as our musical project Kalte, as well as some  music from our respective solo projects Akumu and mara’s torment.  We’re really looking forward to this show and we hope that we’ll see some of you there!

Thanks again to all of you for everything, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Rik and Deane


Photographic Evidence

It’s been a little while since we last posted, so we thought we should check in with you all to say hello. We’ve been very flattered by all of the kind emails and messages we’ve received from you over the last few weeks about LIGHTSOUNDPLAY! and we’ve really appreciated seeing your photos too!   Here are a few of our favorites so far;

Photo by Ashley Fraser, The Ottawa Citizen

Photo by Jackie Dunne

Photo by Billy Logan

We were also very flattered to see LIGHTSOUNDPLAY! mentioned very favorably on Billy Logan’s Blog and on the Shantitea site. Thanks to our new friends Billy and Amanda for your kind words!

If you have any photos/video or posts about LIGHTSOUNDPLAY! we’d love to see them.  You can mail us care of info@subzeroarts.com

So perhaps you’re wondering what SubZeroArts is going to be doing next? Well, we’re currently planning our next move so it’s still a bit early to say, but certainly you’ll be the first to know when we announce it.  In the meantime you may be interested to know that our musical project Kalte will be opening for Steven Severin in London, Ontario on November 9th and Toronto, Ontario on November 10th.  Mr. Severin will be performing his new score to the classic film Vampyr and we’re honoured to be able to share a stage with one of our heroes.

We do hope that you’ll be able to join us at one of the shows or, if you’re not able to make it, we hope that you’ll keep in touch and let us know what you’ve been doing!

Rik and Deane/SubZeroArts

PS While we’re talking about keeping in touch, if you haven’t already why don’t you add us on Twitter @SubZeroArts or Like us on Facebook?  Thx!


Work has begun on LIGHTSOUNDPLAY! for Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012 and things are falling into place quickly. It’s always exciting when you begin a new project to see it take form and shape, and we’re very pleased with the progress so far. We can’t wait for you to see it in September!

As a completely independent art-project, we hope that you’ll be able to help us by making a donation through our Donation Page. Every dollar goes directly towards materials and mounting the installation and all your donations make a huge difference! Thank you very much to those of you who have already made a donation to help us out with this project, we really appreciate your generosity!

For those of you in the Toronto area, our musical project Kalte will be performing as part of the Ambient Ping’s 13th Anniversary Celebration along with our good friends dreamSTATE and General Chaos Visuals on Tuesday August 14th at the Supermarket in Kensington Market. Stop by and hear some great music, and ask us about LIGHTSOUNDPLAY!… we’d be delighted to tell you all about it!

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