2015 Portland Techno Contra

Julie Vallimont and Noah VanNorstrand – together forming the techno contra band Buddy System – are set to descend on Portland this spring!  Buddy System combines the best of live fiddling, improvisation, and driving electronic beats. Noah (of Great Bear Trio and Giant Robot Dance fame) plays fiddle, foot percussion, didgeridoo, and provides vocals.  Julie (member of Nor’easter, Firecloud, and more), runs the computer, piano, synths, accordion, and jawharp.  Together, they “create live sonic landscapes that’ll put you in a dance trance.

Calling for Noah and Julie will be Will Mentor, he of the little round glasses and impeccable timing.

We’ll be filling up the hall with disco balls, black lights, lasers, glowsticks, and the usual hijinks.

March 7th, 2015

7:30-11:00 pm

at the Norse Hall




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2 responses to “2015 Portland Techno Contra

  1. Ginger

    Will there be a dance lesson beforehand? It’s been 15+ years since I did contra and I loved it but need a refresher. Does anyone know about lessons? Thanks!

  2. Hi Ginger! I don’t believe a lesson is planned for this event. The caller usually starts off with simpler dances at the beginning of the night (and we will have walkthroughs), so if you’d like to come out anyway, we’d love to have you!

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