Grimposium is an international touring festival and conference which brings together musicians, visual artists, journalists, writers and record label executives in the global extreme metal scene.

Upcoming Events

#paysagedelahaine / #landscapeofhate

Grimposium présente #paysagedelahaine / # landscapeofhate le 9 mai 2017 à la Coop Katacombes – en collaboration avec le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines. Nous vous invitons à une soirée de multimédia improvisée avec des compositeurs, des musiciens électroniques, des DJs, des cinéastes et des chercheurs-praticiens. Le public est aussi invité à contribuer de l’audio, de la vidéo et des textes à utiliser pendant le spectacle.
Détails sur Grimposium.com/paysagedelahaine
Grimposium presents #paysagedelahaine / #landscapeofhate on May 9, 2017 at Coop Katacombes – in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  Join us for an evening of improvised multimedia with composers, electronic musicians, DJs, filmmakers and researcher-practitioners. The public is invited to contribute audio, video and texts for use during the performances.

3rd Annual Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival

Blekkmetal will be screening at the 3rd Annual Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival which is being held from May 3-7, 2017 at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Get tickets here and see the Facebook event here.

Briefcasefest 2017 #1: The Blekkmetal Film with Basilica

Blekkmetal will be screening at Briefcasefest 2017 on May 19 at Faith / Void in Toronto. The film will be preceded by a performance from BASILICA (Malphas, Wasted Paper Zine) and followed by a Q&A session with director David Hall and producer Vivek Venkatesh.

Doors @ 5:00. Film @ 6:00
$35 weekend pass, $8 at the door, $5 with Windhand or Deafheaven ticket

Facebook event here.

Boundaries and Ties

Blekkmetal will be screening at the Boundaries and Ties conference at the University of Victoria, BC on Sunday June 11. The film will be introduced by Anna Chilewska and followed by a Q&A with Jason Wallin and Vivek Venkatesh. For further information or to register for the conference, click here.

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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