Venue:  Mahtay Café
Time: Saturday 8pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  Hamilton, ON
Price:  $10 or Festival Pass


Some dads and sons spend time together by tossing around a baseball, “Dad vs Son” bonds over a battle of electronic sound.


Dad vs Son started making music in January 2016 when Son (Ethan Neudorf) struck a deal with Dad (Randell Neudorf) to quit piano lessons and take up the drum machine instead. The Hamilton duo creates improvised experimental electronic music in real time with no pre-recorded loops or samples. Ethan is 12 years old and makes beats on the fly using a TR8 digital drum machine, while Randell is 41 and likes to use old-school analog synthesizers to create spacey sounds and melodies. They will be performing inside a Blanket Fort art installation.

Randell has been nominated for a number of Hamilton Music Awards for his work in the band 2x the Mono, including Best Special Instrumentalist, Best Electronic Album and Best Indie Album.


Ethan Neudorf: drum machine
Randell Neudorf: analog synthesizer