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Past Shows

Fri. June 15th 2012
Chapel Arts (All Ages)
Drumcell, the automatic message, JGarrett
Sun. January 18th 2009
@  The Media Club (No Minors)
the automatic message, coin gutter, Lee Hutzulak
Wed. November 26th 2008
The Former Cobalt (No Minors)
Primord, stefan smulovitz/brent belke/jp carter, the automatic message, Fortune

the automatic message

Techno, Experimental from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Feb. 12, 2016 (Awaiting Update)

Contact Details

Trevor Jacobson
604 723-5748
Vancouver-based Trevor Jacobson and Tanya Goehring are The Automatic Message. Since forming The Automatic Message in 2006, Trevor and Tanya have been producing off-kilter techno and supporting it with their own visual interpretations, which, in line with their music, creates a tremendous sense of unease and tension.

The Automatic Message works closely with From 0-1, a Seattle/Bay Area-based label, and, most recently, with Reclaim Your City, the Berlin-based label. Their music has been charted by such great names as Speedy J, Joey Beltram, Dave Clarke and Ben Klock.

The Automatic Message’s intriguing videography and dark style of editing has caught the eye of some of the biggest names in the techno world. CLR label boss Chris Liebing brought them onboard to create, produce and direct four videos for the label’s release schedule with Black Asteroid’s “Engine 1” and Tommy Four Seven’s “G” and Drumcell's “Disturbance” and “Speak Silence”. The video they created for Tommy Four Seven was an official selection at the Antimatter Festival in 2011. “Disturbance” was nominated for Berlin Music Video Award in 2014 and was an official selection of the 2013 Antimatter Festival.

The music videos they create – whether for their own music or for other artists – explore themes of isolation and impending emotional and global collapse amidst surreal, dream-like psychological landscapes. They investigate these themes through peculiar and disconcerting character portraits. Furthering their love for the art of music videos, Trevor and Tanya are the founders and curators of the annual RENDER: Vancouver's International Music Video Festival, this year will be the festival's third year.

Blending these two art forms, The Automatic Message melds their auditory and visual works to create unique live performances. They juxtapose the different characters that appear in their videos to tell new narratives. Their live performances are often described as cinematic, emotional, dark and thought provoking. Since The Automatic Message debuted live at the 2008 New Forms Festival in Vancouver, BC, they have performed across North America and Germany. They made their European debut at Berghain's Klubnacht in July 2013. They were back again in July 2015. Both trips were partly funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Throughout 2016, The Automatic Message will be focusing on the creation of a brand new live audio/visual set, as well as a multichannel video installation. They are also happy to announce that they are now working with Coma Headquarters for all future bookings.

Booking Contact : [email protected]
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Current Lineup

Trevor JacobsonSound Instuments2006-present
Tanya GoehringVisual Instruments2006-present
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Feb. 12, 2016