Pharmakon performing on the concert hall stage at EMPAC with an audience standing around her.


Friday, December 5, 2014 8PM
Concert Hall

“Sometimes the most intense or poignant reactions that I’ve gotten are from people that have never heard noise music before. They have this very guttural human response to it."


An intensely intimate and confrontational performance by Pharmakon, a death industrial music project from Margaret Chardiet. Chardiet describes her drive to make noise music as a kind of exorcism, making it possible to express her “deep-seated need/drive/urge/possession to reach other people and make them FEEL something [specifically] in uncomfortable/confrontational ways.” In addition to being one of the few females working in a male dominated noise scene, Chardiet stands out for her meticulous rigor and attention to form, with every performed element methodically planned out in advance for maximum emotional impact.

Main Image: Pharmakon in the Concert Hall. Photo: EMPAC

Dates + Tickets

Friday 5
8:00 PM
December 2014