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Art & Music: New Forms Festival in Vancouver

While the rest of the world and especially Europe struggles to support increasingly expensive music and art festivals events, in Canada we can consider ourselves spoiled with a couple of well-curated and professionally-organized events concentrating on the ever-evolving intersection of electronic and experimental music with contemporary art. It may very well be considered a sort of consolation prize for the lack of any discernible local scenes or constant supply of imported talent.

East of the country has its pre-summer "fix" in the form of Montreal's Mutek, which seems to be more and more focused on distancing itself from purely dance music towards flashy live-performances with expensive light and sets. Meanwhile West Coast threaten to overshadow it with the speedy ascent of the rival New Forms Festival in Vancouver which takes place this coming weekend (September 12-15 2013) in city's various venues.

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