Contact/Bio

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thiessenpj@gmail.com

Parker Thiessen

Parker Thiessen is a filmmaker, sound artist/musician and designer originally from Beaverlodge, Alberta, with an interest in collaboration, experimentation and DIY. Through his work, Thiessen has explored and propelled the growth of the experimental music scene in Edmonton, initiating the Ramshackle Day Parade noise collective and label, co-founding Pseudo Laboratories cassette label, and performing in Zebra Pulse, Private Investigators, and solo. His film work includes experimental shorts, live projections, music videos and video glitch experimentation.

Curriculum Vitae
Education
2010 – MacEwan University, Design Studies Diploma (Motion Image Major)
Installations
● Summer/Fall 2017 – Midnight Oscillations (an excerpt) Alberta Biennial 2017
● Spring 2017 – Portals – Video/Sculpture FAVA Fest 2017
● November 2015 – March 2016 – “P.L.A.T.E. In Technicolour” Audio/Visual Installation
for DIY exhibit at Enterprise Square Gallery
● January 28-30, 2015 – “Tubes and Sound” sound art installation with M.A.D.E. and
CKUA
● November 6, 2014 – December 20, 2014 – “Midnight Oscillations,” audio-visual installation for “SONAR: Sound Art Explorations by Edmonton Artists” at Enterprise
Square Gallery
Selected film and multimedia credits
● 2017 – “Midnight Oscillations (an excerpt)” Short film for Alberta Biennial 2017
(Director, Camera Operator, Editor, and soundtrack/original score)
● 2017 – Switches “Wait” Music Video
● 2017 – Carbolizer “.exe” Music Video
● 2016 – “Into The Waves,” Short film by Colby Richardson (Soundtrack/Original Score)
● 2015 – “P.L.A.T.E in Technicolor” Film/Installation by Parker Thiessen
● 2015 – “Another Dimension Man,” short film by Sylvia Douglas (Soundtrack/Original
score)
● 2015 – “push/pull” – Switches music video (Director, Camera Operator, Editor)
● 2015 – “Lost In Time” – Jom Comyn music video, released on Exclaim magazine
(Director, Camera Operator, Editor)
● 2015 – “Clockwatcher” – Short film, selection at FAVA Fest (Director, Camera Operator,
Editor, music)
● 2015 – Weird Canada Drone Day, Edmonton edition – projections, Ortona Armoury
● 2014 – “The End of an Era” – short film, winner of 2014 “Spirit of FAVA” award
(Director, Camera Operator, Editor, music)
● 2012 – “The World is the Egg…” – Gab’n music video (Producer, Director)
● 2012 – “Krang Vs The Ultimate Mind” – projections, The Elevation Room
● 2010 – “Dark End of the Street” – Eamon McGrath music video (Director, Camera
Operator, Editor)
● 2010 – “It’s Just Noise” – documentary, screened on CAN TV Chicago (Producer,
Director, Camera, Editor)
● 2008 – “Spring is the Nurse That Heals” – projections, The ARTery
Curations
● 2015 – “Connectivity” group experimental music performance at Nuit Blanche Edmonton
● 2015 (in progress) – “50” Ramshackle Day Parade, compilation of 50 local, national and
international experimental musicians to celebrate Ramshackle Day Parade’s 50th release
● 2014 to present – Pseudo Laboratories, a physical release record label
● 2012 – “2012” Ramshackle Day Parade, compilation of Edmonton experimental
musicians
● 2011 – “Full Winter Jacket” experimental Christmas music compilation featuring artists
from across Canada
● 2010 to 2017 – Ramshackle Day Parade record label, collective and blog
● 2008 to 2017 – Ramshackle Day Parade monthly experimental music showcase

Selected audio performances
● Fall 2016 – New Music Edmonton – SYISOS – Solo performance
● June 2016 – Garbage Daze festival at Lougheed House in Calgary Alberta – Solo
Performance
● Spring 2016 (in progress) – “Archival BAM” – Mile Zero Dance week long performance
● September 2015 – “Connectivity” – Nuit Blanche Edmonton
● May 2014 – Alberta Gallery of Art, Refinery performance with Zebra Pulse
● May 2013 – Plan 9 from Outer Space: Live film score, Harcourt House, (solo
performance) Edmonton, Alberta
● June 2013 – Nextfest Nu Music: Trans/Gression, Bohemia, (w/ Zebra Pulse) Edmonton,
Alberta
● April 2012 – Tonus Vivus vs Ramshackle Day Parade, Bohemia, (w/ Zebra Pulse)
Edmonton, Alberta
● January 2012 – Tip Of The Iceberg Festival, Winston Churchill Square, (w/ KRANG)
Edmonton, Alberta
● May 2010 – WYRDFEST II, The ARTery, (w/ KRANG) Edmonton, Alberta
● January 2011 – BUST! a Mile Zero Dance Salon, The ARTery, (w/ Zebra Pulse)
Edmonton, Alberta
● June 2010 – Sled Island Music Festival, Broken City (w/ KRANG) Calgary, Alberta
● June 2009 – Sled Island Music Festival, Broken City and The New Black (w/ Zebra
Pulse) Calgary, Alberta
● November 2009 – WYRDFEST, Cosmopolitan Music Society, (w/ KRANG) Edmonton,
Alberta
● June 2009 – Breakfast Television Edmonton, (w/ Zebra Pulse), Edmonton, Alberta
Selected audio releases
● KAUNSEL – Prairie Minimal (Pseudo Laboratories 2017, Cassette)
● Soft Ions – S/T (Pseudo Laboratories 2017, Cassette)
● Private Investigators/The Relaxation Company Split (Pseudo Laboratories 2017,
Cassette)
● Zebra Pulse – Sleep Culture (Pseudo Laboratories 2017, Cassette)
● Private Investigators – Disturbing The Void (Deep Sea Mining Syndicate 2016, Cassette)
● Private Investigators – The Rush (PseudoLab 2015, Cassette)
● Bong Sample – Midnight Oscillations (PseudoLab 2015, Cassette)
● Private Investigators – Early Looters of The Apocalypse (PseudoLab 2014, Cassette)
● Zebra Pulse – Heh, Vay Bae-Bays (2013 RDP) CD
● Bong Sample/Ocra split (2013 RDP) online
● Krang – Winds of Change (2014) Digital Release
● Krang – Prairie Tragedy (2014) Cassette
● Krang – Rats Flying Planes (2013 Self Released) Cassette
● Krang – Shake Joint (2012 Psychic Handshake) 7” Record
● Zebra Pulse – Endings (2012 RDP) CD
● Krang – Sonic Portage (2012 Self Released) Cassette
● Krang – Speed Of Tent (2011 Mammoth Cave) 7” Record, included on “SPOTS” The
Ride Channel (Tony Hawk)
● Krang – Choke Hits (2011 Totally Disconnected) Cassette
● Zebra Pulse – Pink Eye (2011 RDP) online
● Zebra Pulse – UFOs Are Real (2011 RDP) CD
● Bong Sample – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (2011 RDP) online
● Bong Sample – Bastard Pink (2011 Self Released) online
● KRANG – They Came From Planet D (2011 Cassettes Records) CD
● Zebra Pulse – Player Piano (2010 Self Released) CD
● Zebra Pulse – Alphalpha Male/Blue Balls (2010 Self Released) Cassette
● Zebra Pulse – Circus Fables (2009 Self Released) CD
● Zebra Pulse – Slaw Pandemic (2009 Self Released) online
● Zebra Pulse – Seven Leaf Clover (2009) Cassette
● KRANG – Cold Bebop (2009 Self Released) CD
● Roy Gary Biv/Holzkopf – Hey Hey My My Acid House WIll Never Die (2009 Here’s My
Card Records) 3”CD
● Roy Gary Biv – Sex Sells (2008 Cassettes Records) Cassette
● Zebra Pulse – Hive Mines (2008 Self Released) Cassette
● Roy Gary Biv – Theme From A Needle (2008 Cassettes Records) CD
● Roy Gary Biv – Tape Piss (2007 Cassettes Records) CD
● Zebra Pulse – Eightball Wizards (2007 Self Released) Cassette
Affiliated organizations
● Pseudo Laboratories
● Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA)
● CJSR 88.5 FM
● Ramshackle Day Parade