Grimposium is an international touring festival and conference which brings together musicians, visual artists, journalists, writers and record label executives in underground music and cultural scenes including extreme metal, electronica, dance and hip-hop.

Upcoming Events

nordiQC

Grimposium présente son nouveau festival nordiQC avec Enslaved, Bardspec et plus! Détails ici (Grimposium) et ici (Facebook). Billets en vente le 26 juin sur  http://lepointdevente.com/billets/nordiqc

Grimposium presents its new festival nordiQC featuring Enslaved, Bardspec and more! Details here and Facebook event here.  Tickets on sale June 26 at http://lepointdevente.com/billets/nordiqc

News

“I want to turn hate on it’s head” 

Vivek Venkatesh spoke with Jesse Coady on April 24th about the Someone/Grimposium event “Landscapes of Hate”. Landscapes of Hate  (or Paysage de la haine) will be help as part of this year’s Acfas conference.

Read more from Concordia University News here.

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Blekkmetal documentary gets second US screening at Cinedelphia

Decibel reports on the second US screening of Blekkmetal here http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/4/14/blekkmetal-documentary-gets-second-us-screening-at-cinedelphia.

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Review of the Blekkmetal film

Read Andy Elijah’s Cindelphia  2017 review of Blekkmetal here http://cinedelphia.com/cff-2017-blekkmetal-review/.

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SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)  brings research in music to Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) congress 2017

Vivek Venkatesh, an associate professor of education at Concordia University and creator of the SSHRC-funded festival Grimposium, will host a creative concert that will explore the themes of hate and discrimination. This will be followed by a discussion on how to build resilience against online hate speech. The event will take place at Katacombes on May 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the city’s theatre district. For more information click here.

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Le CRSH (Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines) braquera les projecteurs sur la recherche en musique au Congrès 2017 de l’Acfas  (Association francophone pour le savoir)

Vivek Venkatesh, professeur agrégé en sciences de l’éducation à l’Université Concordia et créateur du festival Grimposium que finance le CRSH, animera un concert créatif ayant pour thèmes la haine et la discrimination. Ce concert sera suivi d’une discussion sur la manière d’accroître la résilience face aux discours haineux en ligne. L’activité aura lieu le 9 mai à 19 h, à la salle Les Katacombes dans le Quartier des spectacles. Pour plus d’informations, cliquez ici.

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From shock to doc: Norwegian black metal on the big screen

On Thursday 30th November, Jason Wallin was interviewed by Kateryna Barnes at the University of Alberta about the Blekkmetal documentary. Read the story here.

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Pussy Riot talks punk rock, prison and Pokemon. November, 2016

Concordia professor Vivek Venkatesh interviews Russia’s human rights rebels.  Read more here.

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