The Nihilist Spasm Band

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Nihilist Spasm Band is an internationally acclaimed sound and audio group, noted as the “worlds first noise band".



John B. Boyle
currently lives in Peterborough and has been a full time professional artist since 1968. His painted works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Boyle has performed extensively with leading international noise and electronic musicians. In the NSB he is an “Ayleresque virtuoso of the kazoo” with digital delay and ring modulator, and also plays thumb piano and percussion.

John Clement was born in Toronto and currently lives in London, Ontario, where he works as a family physician, and races motorcycles. In the NSB he plays percussion, and modified electric guitars of his own design.

William A. Exley is a London, Ontario, based orator, performer, and outspoken member of the Nihilist Party of Canada. In the NSB he is the vocalist, plays the Theremin and various found instruments including his wife Norma’s cooking pot with marbles, pop cans and tricycle parts.

Murray Favro lives in London, Ontario, where he works as one of Canada’s leading sculptors. Favro has designed and built many guitars that are prized as both art objects and outstanding musical instruments. In the NSB he concentrates on playing guitar with occasional forays into percussion.

Art Pratten resides in London, Ontario. In the NSB he originally played kazoos of his own design, but later invented a succession of exquisite violin-like instruments played with the bow under the name Pratt-a-various. Other instruments include the guitar, a “water pipe” electronic wind instrument, and a self designed dulcimer-like instrument.

Tim Glasgow was born in Southwestern Ontario. He is a former guitarist with various rock bands and is an accomplished and respected sound technician. He has played with the Nihilist Spasm Band frequently since 1998, including on tours to New York and venues in Ontario.

Aya Ohnishi was born in Kyoto, Japan and formed the all women group “Sekiri,” in 1982. She has played and toured extensively with the NSB ever since and appeared in all of the No Music Festivals, playing kazoo as well as drums with the band.

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2018

Dick Averns

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2012

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Jesse Altura

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Mikiki Burino

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Alana Bartol

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2017

Deanna Bowen

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2017

2016

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Tom Brown

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2016

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Alysse Bowd

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2014

John Boehme

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2014

Cindy Baker

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2015

Kay Burns

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2012

Mary Babcock

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2012

Jack Bride

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2012

2012

Reona Brass

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2010

David Bateman

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2007

Daniel Barrow

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2003

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2003

Diane Borsato

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2005

Toni Cormier

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2018

Bogdan Cheta

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2014

David Cross

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2015

2012

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Amanda Couch

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2012

2012

Jay Crocker

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2010

Kelly Churko

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2006

2005

2005

D-F

2018

Desearch Repartment

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2016

Tanya Doody

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2014

Kenneth Doren

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2014

2012

Donald Abad & Tierry Marceau

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2010

Chris Dadge

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2010

David Dyment

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2010

Marc Dulude

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2009

Margaret Dragu

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2008

2005

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2016

Maggie Flynn

Artist, Writer

2017

Sam Fox

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2014

2015

2010

Eryn Foster

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2008

2005

Anj Fermor

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2019

G-I

2018

Geneviève et Matthieu

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2016

2014

2012

John Grzinich

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Thom Golub

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2010

Signy Holm

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2018

2016

2016

2014

Chris Heller

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2015

2012

Nina Horvat

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2008

2005

2017

2014

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Matt Joynt

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2018

Tomas Jonsson

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2008

2005

Suzanne Kite

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2018

2014

2014

2012

Joe Kelly

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2010

Dory Kornfeld

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2010

Istvan Kantor

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2010

2019

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2018

2018

Serena Lee

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2016

Lisa Lipton

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2016

James Luna

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2016

Chris Lloyd

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2014

Les Fermières Obsedees

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2012

2012

Mark Lowe

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2010

2003

NIK

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2018

M-O

2018

2018

Gwen Morgan

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2018

Kerry Maguire

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2018

Nikki Martens

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2016

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2014

Rita McKeough

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2018

2014

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2014

2013

Amy Malbeuf

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2012

M.E.D.I.U.M.

Artist Collective

2012

Gerry Morita

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2012

2012

2010

Nahed Mansour

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2012

Hazel Meyer

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2008

2008

John Murchie

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2008

Tammy McGrath

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2005

Robyn Moody

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2003

2003

2018

Hugo Nadeau

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2016

Björn Neukom

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2012

2018

2012

otiose

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2003

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2005

P-R

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Artist

2017

Alvis Parsley

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2016

2014

2012

2012

2012

PAS

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Liss Platt

Artist

2008

Anita Ponton

Artist

2005

2003

Josh Rios

Artist

2018

Anthony Romero

Artist, Writer

2018

Eshan Rafi

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2018

2018

2016

2012

Matt Rogalsky

Artist

2012

Scott Rogers

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2012

2010

S-U

2017

Lane Shordee

Artist

2016

2017

Jessie Short

Artist

2016

2016

Coral Short

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2014

2015

Lin Snelling

Artist

2012

2012

Suzen Green & Ryan Statz

Artist Collective

2010

2008

2008

Morgan Sea

Artist

2008

Angela Silver

Artist

2008

2007

2005

Jadda Tsui

Artist

2018

2018

The Cedar Tavern Singers

Artist, musician

2014

2010

Tender Mountain Clan

Artist Collective

2009

2009

2008

The Movement Movement

Artist Collective

2008

2008

V-Z

2014

Sandra Vida

Artist

2012

2012

Chad VanGaalen

Artist, Musician

2003

Mara Verna

Artist

2005

Kylie B. Ward

Artist

2018

Allison Wyper

Artist

2014

D'Arcy Wilson

Artist

2014

Matt Walker

Artist

2014

Paul Woodrow

Artist

2012

2012

Jaime Warn

Artist

2012

Yules Wai

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2012

Ben Wilson

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Donna Wawzonek

Curator

2004

Jin-me Yoon

Artist

2019

Nathan Young

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2018

Jin-Sun Yoon

Faciliatator

2019

Johannes Zits

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2014

Icaro Zorbar

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2012