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INTERMEDIA: An Illustrated Chronology
Assembled by Ed Varney and Gregg Simpson
Photographs by Michael Decourcy

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Sound Gallery and Motion Studio


<> 1965         Founding of the Sound Gallery at 4th and Bayswater in Kitsilano, Vancouver.


        Formation of Motion Studio, and WeCo multi media group.

        The Trips Festival at the P.N.E.Garden Auditorium included participation of the members of the Motion
        Studio: WECO light show by Sam Perry, Gary Lee  Nova, Dallas Selman, Ken Ryan, and others. The
        Al Neil Trio: Al Neil - piano, Richard Anstey - bass, Gregg Simpson - drums,  opened for Janis Joplin with
        Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Grateful Dead, The Quicksilver Messengwer Service, Daily Flash
        and other local rock bands. Poets such as Michael McClure read and Ken Kesey with the Merry Pranksters
        brought their famous psychedellic bus and camped out at Motion Studio.

Poster for the Trips Festival
Drawing by Jack Wise, poster by Michael Sawyer

        Composer Gerry Walker worked in a studio in Kitsilano with Sam Perry and Gary Lee Nova who were
        then collaborating on experimental 16mm  films and projections; formation of the Helen Goodwin Dancers;

        The U.B.C. Armoury show provided an outlet for many of the artists who went on to help form Intermedia
        including David Orcutt.

        The Board of the Intermedia Society formed. This board had Jack Shadbolt as Chairman and included among
        others: Archie MacKinnon, Bud Doray, and Dave Orcutt. Joe Kyle was hired as the first Director of the
        Intermedia Society.

Intermedia 1967

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