Jul 18, 2003 - Jul 20, 2003, Edmonton

Date: Jun 6, 2003
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A fusion of electronic music, art, and nature.

The 4th annual Motion Notion Festival happens July 18, 19, 20, 2003.

Clarity through movement. This is Motion Notion.
ìI organize this annual festival to help people become more in touch with the earth and life, so they may discover their sacred rhythm- a universal understanding, natureís pulse. I believe that everything gets created and changed through interactions caused by the perpetual movement of the universe. It is this movement which grants us all the window of perception through which we peer. By experiencing music and art in nature we can embrace movement and catch a glimpse of the unknown. The universe dances within. Movement is existence.î
-James Katalyst

Full Festival (5pm Friday-5pm Sunday)
June $50
July $60
At gate $70
Entry after 5pm Saturday
Until July 12 $40
At gate $50

Ticket Vendors
Foosh 10554 82 Ave (780) 491-4980
Underground Clothing 8770 170 Street (West Edm Mall) (780) 484-3924

Feroshus 614 17 Ave SW
Grass Roots 112 10 St NW (403) 270-2193

Red Deer
Gravity 307 4747 67 St (403) 309-3081

Horizon Audio 5026 2 Ave (780) 723-5557

Junglewear 611 Patricia Street (780) 852-3722

Hempire 626 Main Street (403) 678-1700

Hempire 682 2 Ave (250) 423-3970

Zoom CDs 449 Baker Street (250) 354-4058

Playhouse Records 128 B 2 Ave North (306) 242-1710

Supersonicsoundscapes (S4) 2323 11 Ave (204) 789-2129

Frenzee 227- 393 Portage Ave (204) 989-2267

World-wide and all ticketmaster locations in Canada.

Mail a certified check or money order with return address or your name for the guest list to:
Katalyst Events
305 4625 Varsity Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T3A 0Z9

The full spectrum of electronic music
Three unique dance areas with professional sound-systems
Free riverside camping surrounded by untouched natural forests
Amazing art and dÈcor, fire dance performances, body painting
Open-decks stage, DJ Olympics, free DJ workshops- Learn how to spin!
Playground!! Saturday afternoon games, quiet areas and times
Free indoor cinema screening movies and documentaries with impact
Bonfires, stargazing, swimming
Chill-out in a covered geodesic dome
Numerous food and clothing vendors. Vegetarian food available.
Medical and security personnel
Great people!

What to bring
Entry ticket, several sets of warm clothing and shoes, sunblock, sunglasses, costumes, swimwear, rainwear, umbrella, camping equipment, water, cash, insect repellant, fire extinguisher, flashlight, blanket, earplugs, lawn chairs, creative items, games, garbage bags, beverages, NO GLASS BOTTLES. Please act responsibly!

Rangeton Park. The same place as last year- along the beautiful Pembina River.
1 hr drive west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between Evansburg and Mayerthorpe
From Edmonton go West on highway 16 for 90km to Evansburg, Right (North) on RR 75, Left (West) on 550, Right (North) on 80, and Right (East) on 554 to the end. Signs will be posted. This is a short cut from last year's route. Total distance: 110km
From Edson turn left (North) on 22 for 20km, then right (East) on 554 to the end.

Shuttle Buses
Leaving Calgary and Edmonton Friday and Saturday
Contact Lucy (403) 252-6856

All ages admitted, yes re-entry, yes dogs, yes campfires (if no county fire-ban), yes motor-homes and tents, yes BYOB, no glass, no fighting, no drugs, no renegade stages, no fireworks, wristbands supplied at gate must be worn at all times.

More Information or contact

Thanks to all the djs that sent in demos. There were some great ones! You still might be able to play on the open-decks stage if you get there early enough to sign up for a timeslot. Gates at 5pm.

Open Air

Pied Piper Paul (New Zealand/UK) psytrance, Transient Records

Paul began DJing in 1983 playing music from the 60ís, 70ís, and 80ís. Then, in 1986, he quit and set out traveling for six years before eventually settling in London, England. There he discovered the exploding underground music scene and moved & grooved to different beats around Europe before discovering his passion for goa/psytrance and techno. This intense passion prompted him to begin DJing again in 1994. Since then Paul has become one of the very finest DJs in the world. His amazing sets of playfully-aggressive minimal psytrance have ripped open the sky, expanding minds at festivals in 22 countries on 6 continents! He regularly headlines main stage at events with up to 30 000 people. These include Voov (Germany), Fusion (Germany), Zoom (Switz), Boom (Portugal), Rainbow Serpent (Oz), Outback Eclipse (Oz), and Vortex (South Africa). Donít miss Paulís long awaited return to Canada!

Mer Ka Bala (USA) psytrance, 3 man live pa/visuals,

Mer Ka Bala is heavily involved in the desert party scene of the US. This group of three men perform live using synths, effects units, and other assorted hardware in conjunction with live-mixed visual projections of mind boggling detail. Avery Runner aka ElfArrow aka Chavrin founded SpaceDub in 1995 after having become spiritually influenced by modern electronic music. Blending the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Native American ceremony, and other esoteric traditions with todayís dance experience, Avery has worked toward a symbiosis of technology with nature to return to a balance here on our planet.

Sevin (USA) deep progressive, Gruvlabz,, wackyshack

Sevin is a neuroscientist by day, dj by night! His unique style of dark, tribal, and psychedelic trance has developed through playing at many desert parties in the Southwest US. Yet he is just as comfortable playing deep sexy house as he is banging hard trance....depends on the atmosphere he says. In addition, Sevin is a graphic designer, contributing to many party flyers and animations for VJ's.

Sokos (Montreal) twisted techno, Meson Octet Records, Discord Disco Productions

Ben Sokos is well known in Alberta as the guy with the strange tunes. ìSub-tranceî as he calls it, is techno at its most experimental- still danceable, but unpredictable and very interesting creating a really different feeling. He plans to play primarily German style at Motion Notion.

Huey (Vancouver) retropop/breakbeat, Vestax, Swingkids,

Youíve never heard anything like this before. Huey blends 80ís pop songs and classic rock overtop of hip-hop laced breakbeat switching it up every few minutes. Very cool!

Alberta talent:

Skot Dub house, FDCO 416,

Pleasure house, FDCO 416,

Kristoff hard dance, Renegade, Ways of the Wicked, Mayhem,

Nokturnal psytrance, Teknocollective,

Tripswitch vs Sweetz house/breakbeat, Foosh, Y, Capital City Funk

Degree jungle/d&b/MC, Foosh, Subterranean Sound, Society, Y

Pete Wilde breakbeat, Evolve

Ghetto Hosen d+b, feroshus, mythic,

Honeey Mustard tribal techno,

Tieps progressive, Feroshus, com.munikation

Tristan Newton hard dance, Y2K New York, Altar Records NY

Altius progressive, independent

Karizma atmosphic d+b,

Electric Zoom live pa house/visuals,

Whitespace progressive trance,

LP house, Y Afterhours

Jeff Taylor progressive, independent

Ardattack house,

James Katalyst atmospheric psy, Katalyst Events

Daniel experimental, live pa,

Phatcat jungle/d&b, Subterranean Sound, Society

MC Flowpro Subterranean Sound, Society

Soulus intelligent d+b, independent

Skywarp psytrance, Renegade Sound, Ways of the Wicked

Maryjayne acid techno, Rebelsoundsystem

Anx techno, Rebelsoundsystem

Arlen tech house, Teknocollective

Cricket psytrance, Audio Enforcement

Ghetto F/X intelligent d+b, Foosh, Masterbase, Your Apartment

Voske house, Heilo, Feroshus

Erin Eden house, Heilo, Renegade,

Vass deep progressive, Y2K NY, Global Alliance Tour WMC '03

Jintonic dark progressive,


World-class flouro batiks, fabric and string 3 dimensional art, live-mixed visual projections by Electric Zoom and Mer Ka Bala.



(403) 230-6060


Rangeton Park

Edmonton Alberta

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