Zone #3: River Mill Park

Nuit Blanche North'17-Huntsville-185NbN Music Stage
River Mill Park Stage
Sponsored by the Sawdust City Music Festival
Featuring Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Ourobourous

Grab some grub and enjoy some incredible music on River Mill Park Stage!

LBO_Fullband_VideoShoot-520-768x512Lemon Bucket Orkestra- 9pm
A guerilla-punk-balkan-folk-brass band massive like no other. Tracing their genesis back to the streets of Toronto, the original quartet of busking troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of like-minded musical souls and the full-blown, dozen plus strong Orkestra was born. The multi award winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by the Canadian and international media alike and over the past 8 years they have performed on streets and stages around the world, leaving a trail of new friends and dedicated fans in their wake.

ouroborosOuroboros- 8pm & 10:30pm
A band with an unconventional make-up and an undeniable entertainment factor. With an arsenal of horns, drums and vocals, these award-winning musicians deliver a dynamic new spin on world and jazz traditions. From carnival-esque originals to Klezmer party jams, the band explores folk influences around the globe with a thrilling improvisational synergy.


Nuit Blanche North'17-4Reverberations
8:30pm & 10pm
River Mill Park Grass
Theatre Arcturus

Reverberations is a piece about examining and harnessing the ripples of an experience to take back personal power. The aerial performance is accompanied and influenced by live improvised percussion. The physical sequence is set but how it is performed will change based on audience input. No matter the story or moment that we choose to work with, the resulting performance will build towards a conclusion of hope and optimism, finding strength and positivity in the ripples. The performer will become the reverberation of experience.

Length: approximately 10 minutes (give or take, due to the nature of improvisation).


Elise Muller-labyrinthsA-maze-ing Answers
River Mill Park
Elise Muller
Walk a labyrinth of lights in River Mill Park and ponder questions of the future. Visitors are invited to write or draw an answer to the prompt of “So What Now” and venture forth into the labyrinth with it. Once they reach the centre, they place their answer into a crystal bowl at the same time picking an answer someone else made to ponder and reflect upon as you venture out of the labyrinth.


Sandy McClennanWhat Do I see Here?
River Mill Park
Sandy McClennan
Film Screening at 11:30pm

Maverick artist Sandy McClennan will shoot super 8 motion picture film during Nuit Blanche North set-up, evening and night, to process the film on-site, culminating in a screening of the original piece at 11:30pm. The piece continues McClennan’s compulsion to reproduce docu-drama evidence of the world around him, via photography, motion pictures, audio, installation and performance.


16mm Film Scratch
Led by
Adrienne Marcus Raja
Assisted by Marianne Alas & Sam Egan
Supported by Jumblies Theatre

Through a process that uses hands on physical augmentation of 16mm film, come explore painting or scratching onto film stock and be part of a collaborative animated film. This workshop will explore techniques of such as direct ink/paint, letraset, scratching, stamping, sanding and hole punching with either found stock film and clear and black film.


what remainsWhat Remains
The Other Side Gallery Courtyard
Tina Fushell, Molly Johnson & Meredith Thompson

what remains is an audience-driven participatory performance installation that uses movement, sound, personal histories, sidewalk chalk, and sparklers to map the impact of encounter – between performers, audience, and the space itself.

Photo credit: Molly Johnson
Pictured: Meredith Thompson


NAISA10New-1050x600Moving Sounds
The Other Side Gallery
New Adventures in Sound Art

Moving Sounds is a curated program of sound art works -­‐ curated by New Adventures in Sound Art’s Artistic Director Darren Copeland -­‐ that audience members will manipulate live via a sensor-­‐based system in order to move the sounds around the listening space.   The sound art works that the audience members will manipulate electronically have been selected from NAISA’s past programming.  The works on the program will be Donika Rudi’s Emotion Machine, Debashis Sinha’s Redo Speaking Song, Pierre-­‐Luc Senécal’s Urban Gardens, Adam Basanta’s ecologie materielle, Ambrose Field’s Frozen Voyagers and Vanessa Sorce-­‐Lévesque’s Bora.