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quid at PRISMA

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quid at PRISMA

  Quid at PRISMA Festival, June 20 2017   Here is a remix of the Aventa‘s premiere at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre:   [Download]       176 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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sajrmx

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sajrmx

  Tuesday June 6, 7pm       A post shared by saj&co (@sajandco) on Jun 7, 2017 at 9:13am PDT     217 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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TDU / MH

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TDU / MH

some preliminary drafts/studies for a new piece for cello, maple flat resonators, sound objects and oscillographic videos for Marina Hasselberg. …more to come   studio #1   studio #2   studio #3 362 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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raw meat & butterflies 2017

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raw meat & butterflies 2017

I’m very happy I’ll be working and playing with Doug Schmidt, my dear friend of our early 2000’s duo raw meat & butterflies. Doug has been away from Canada for many years now and it will be great to play together again after all this time. We will present a new set of pieces during Accordion Noir Festival 2017 in Vancouver • September 8, St. James Anglican Church .     Meanwhile here some of Doug’s new pieces we will work on together:         Here is a draft track for Doug:   [Download]       250 total views, 5 views today Share on...

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game of drones

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game of drones

Drone Day 2017   Tomorrow, Saturday, May 27  on Granville Island presented by Quiet City & Vancouver New Music https://twitter.com/panospria/status/865231749764141056=   https://www.facebook.com/events/1301058563312372/       DRONE DAY •  Flickr Page           248 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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Chambers Σflare rmx

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Chambers Σflare rmx

  Remix of (and video for) chambers (Michael Red & Gabriel Saloman). Based on stems from the original tracks appeared on debacle records sigma flare I & II     Thank you Michael and Gabriel for sounds and inspiration.         234 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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CTAPP

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CTAPP

Circling Towards a Possible Present is a new media installation by Matthew Talbot-Kelly consisting of three interactive, game-engine driven and on-the-fly rendered figurative portraits. The work sits at the intersection of portraiture, film, theatre and video game traditions. It plays with and subverts the expectation of portraiture & interactive 3d games, while considering the inherent theatrical, filmic and painterly dimensions and expectations of these mediums.                 221 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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sound crystals / -H

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sound crystals / -H

  I have been working on this new installation/project as part of Leaning Out of Windows and finally I finished all the maple resonators and finalized the audio material. It will be installed sometime in January 2018 at the ECUAD new building. Leaning Out of Windows (LOoW) is a four-year SSHRCC funded interdisciplinary art and science project, involving four phases between 2016 to 2020. It involves co-designing, curating, testing, and analyzing models of collaboration for art and science. Participants include Emily Carr University’s faculty, art students, visiting artists + physicists, post-doctoral researchers and graduate students working at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science located at the University of British Columbia.   In this venture we join together artists and physicists to share the quest to understand the nature of reality. Their diverse experiences, views, and interactions bring each discipline to see a new perspective on the creative process while also broadening the potential for communication between disciplines. Our aim is to transform the grammar of abstract knowledge by specifically addressing the barely discernible phenomena studied by physics through aesthetics, analogy, metaphor, and other inventive methods.     maple resonator A1 maple resonator A2 maple resonator B1 maple resonator B2 maple resonator C1 maple resonator C2 yellow cedar resonator plus 6 maple resonators yellow cedar resonator plus 6 maple resonators yellow cedar resonator plus 6 maple resonators yellow cedar resonator plus 6 maple resonators yellow cedar resonator       Resonances and Reveries During the time spent working on Sound Crystals / -H I have been trying to maintain an approach that, while mainly focusing on sonic imagination, would explore the possibility of dialogue, relation and transference between visceral and intellectual knowledge. This is the trait of a behavior which main goal is to attain an intense creative flow and a reinforcement of the balance between creative energy, intuition and veridical perspectival content of hearing. Approaching the dialogue with physicist Art Olin, and in general in the context of LOoW, I had the opportunity to better observe what is that I am doing when consciously activating poietic and symbolic analogies. In hearing and listening to the scientists at the TRIUMF seminar and to Art Olin’s elucidations during our conversations, I found myself asking very simple questions again and again: What is it? What am I hearing? And also: How does this hearing allow me to dialogue in the very space that is defined? What “knowledge transference” is about when inscribed in and inspired by a process of artistic transformation? These very questions are also already an inscription, a giving form: a kind of writing immanent to the act of perception itself, though here sound is no an object, “a thing”, as I don’t rely in any reification of sonic phenomena. Everything here exists instead in a constant and complex negotiation in between a perceived presence and the perceiving subject: antihydrogen and my own apprehension of the traces of its possible, revealed, yet impenetrable existence. The in between of this binary oscillation is the contingency of our temporal and cultural framework (medium) and it is here where the creation of “a” sense (meaning?) between signifier and signified may eventually happen. This in between is a fluid, shifting, morphing and never firm relational transformation, activated by and within the constant flow and emergence of symbolic and poietic reveries. Or maybe it is just the creation of an aura, a distance, or something...

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GCK

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GCK

  Glossary of Common Knowledge (GCK)   curatorial statement Narrated by Zdenka Badovinac, Jesús Carrillo, Bojana Piškur, Ljubljana, January 2014   Our Glossary of Common Knowledge (GCK), unlike an encyclopedia, makes no attempt to unite all the world’s knowledge in a single totalizing system or to assemble a variety of viewpoints under the roof of tolerance and inclusion. What makes the glossary different from similar efforts is that it does not make just one list of terms but is instead concerned with multiple lists. Each of its terms is always associated in different ways with terms from other lists and other contexts. Thus, families of terms are created, and these families are the core of the glossary. Every term in the GCK has its own story, and every story has a narrator, who is present alongside the term. Indeed, it is only through the presence of narrators that we can build a glossary of common knowledge. The GCK, then, represents a multitude of first-person narratives, which confront and interact with each other.   The presence of narrators is something we have learned about from oral histories. The dialogical structure of oral histories and the presence of different protagonists have in fact made them one of the most important references for the Glossary of Common Knowledge. At the same time, this model, especially in the form of the interview, has been an important research tool for compiling the glossary.   Although the spoken word is but one of the sources for the GCK, it is a key reference point for the entire work. And that is because we always associate a voice with presence. Our glossary seeks to redefine presence as something that is in constant tension with writing. Mladen Dolar, referring to a similar kind of presence, writes in his book A Voice and Nothing More: “The voice seems to embody a presence, a background for differential traits, a positive basis for their inherent negativity. To be sure, its positivity is extremely elusive – just the vibrations of air that vanish as soon as they are produced.” [1]   While the Glossary of Common Knowledge goes beyond the metaphysics of presence, it also maintains its active position. In this sense, the GCK is a collection, not of authentic definitions, but authentic gestures – subjective positions within a world of international languages.   The point is not that we believe in the factual truth of oral histories, but rather that, with the help of such narratives, we try to change the existing order of things. Here oral histories interest us not primarily as alternative forms of historicizing that are privileged over writing, but as a way to introduce multiple histories and truths, including the kind of psychological truths expressed in the imagination, symbols, and desire. Alessandro Portelli discusses all these things in his essay “What Makes Oral History Different”. Oral histories are fragmented and tied to the memory and the subjective perspective of the individual, the group, or the class. For Portelli, while orality is “saturated with writing”, the memory behind it “is not a passive depository of facts, but an active process of creation of meanings. [2] Not unlike oral history, our glossary relies on the different credibility of memory and shows more transparently the relationship between histories and their protagonists.   The Glossary of Common Knowledge acknowledges the tensions between the oral and the written, between the norm and deviations...

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TALEA Ensemble

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TALEA Ensemble

Talea Ensemble (US) Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM The Annex • 823 Seymour Street [Map] Program: Stefan Maier: territories III (2017)* Fausto Romitelli: Trash TV Trance (2002) Olga Neuwirth: spazio elastico (2005) Pierluigi Billone: Ebe und anders (2014) With: Oren Fader, electric guitar Jeffrey Means, conductor * World Premiere, commissioned by Vancouver New Music with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.   Last week we were with EMUSE, Aboriginal Electronic Music Festival, with the mastery of dialogue, electronic soundscapes and knowledge transference, which beyond the apparent austerity of the term, is purely based on generous acts of sharing, curiosity and conciliation. And here we prefer to omit the suffix “re-“ as we believe this process to be just a beginning and not yet a repetition. Tonight with TALEA we encounter the mastery of deeply committed musicianship and curiosity together with an exceptional level of musical talent. TALEA’s selection of works offers anything but formalist composers and stems from a place of inquiry and provocation where sound, beyond pitch organization, become relationship, a visceral and phenomenal non-discursive place where both playing and listening are acts of seeking a singular and enigmatic presence. From the unknown of what Pierluigi Billone calls “communion” (the very act of cum-ponere), to the virtuosic beauty of both composition and de-composition in Olga Neuwirth: also a reminder of the (yet unknown) resonant erosions of Stefan Maier’s Territories III. On the other end Fausto Romitelli’s impetus, cut short by a premature passing, reveals the forging power of a brilliant and visionary sonic imagination. Psychedelic expansions and hybridizations flow and combine in his works in networks of sonic relations as poetic metaphors of profound artistic transformations. What all this might just be about is that sound (and music) here and again, is not “a thing” but an event, a special kind of occurrence. Maybe a place, a relationship, a poietic gesture in which both musical activities and compositional practices are driven not by a need of objectifying acoustic phenomena in rigid and normalized apparatuses for assertive and sentimental definitions of sound (and music) as material, but by the “veridical perspectival content”[1] of perception and hearing: a constant and complex negotiation in between the perceived object and the perceiving subject. The in between The contingency of a temporal and cultural framework (medium) Embodied forms of relationships No one here really claims to have a distinct, “real”, and privileged understanding of the world. Though the musicians become the real makers of the world, and they seem to know well that this is not time for heroic stances that only lead to catastrophic consequences and ideological fallacies. Modern masters themselves TALEA’s musicians and their (de-) composers are here not celebrated heroic figures of a distant Olympus; the muses left us long time ago. We remain here listening to mousike and cultures deeply intertwined in the lives of many people who hear and understand the mutual inspiration and influence growing in open and dialogical forms, in the poetry and beauty of our imagination. Revolution might just be a kind form of revelation, an awakening in a recursive loop of infinite and circular erosions. [1] Sounds – A Philosophical Theory, Casey O’Callaghan (2017)     taleaensemble.org   379 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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One Page Score video

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One Page Score video

  One-Page Score Project with the Plastic Acid Orchestra   One-Page Score Project with Plastic Acid Orchstra Conducted by Giorgio Magnanensi 28 January 2017; 8PM Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC) Program: Ian Goldman • The Meditative Cycle 0:00 George McCutcheon • Relative (for PAO) 4:45 Dubravko Pajalic • OPS1 10:50 Larry Popovitch • Wound 15:55 Matthew Talbot-Kelly • 3 [sounds in a paper bag (for prepared orchestra)] 21:55 Vilio Celli • Armonia 26:40 Graham Brown • Unknown But Knew 36:35 Lance Lim • Faith in the DTES 44:05 Plastic Acid Orchestra: Percussion –Katie Rife; Trumpet – Mark D’Angelo, French Horn – Holly Bryan, Trombone – Jim Hopson; Flute – Carol Dymond; Clarinet – Mike Brown; Oboe – Emma Ringrose; Violins – Elyse Jacobson, Molly MacKinnon, Meredith Bates, Zoe Robertson, Llowyn Ball; Violas – John Kastelic, Tony Kastelic, Genevieve MacKay; Cellos – Doug Gorkoff, Shin-Jung Nam; Bass – Michael Vaughan.   352 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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EMUSE

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EMUSE

  EMUSE 2017 Aboriginal Electronic Music Festival Co-presented by NEC Native Education College, Warriors Against Violence Society, and Vancouver New Music March 2 – 4, 2017 Events take place at NEC Campus (237 E. 5th Avenue) and VCC Broadway Campus Atrium (1155 E. Broadway, entrance at Glen and E. 7th) Join us for three-days of FREE workshops, panel discussions and a concert! Featuring Jordan Abel, Norine Braun, Eliot Britton, Raven Chacon, Ronnie Dean Harris, Jenn If Fleur, Rachel Iwaasa, JB the First Lady, DJ O Show, Harlan Pruden, Brady Marks, Tiffany Moses, Remy Siu, Rip Sidhu, Stefan Smulovitz, Kinnie Starr, Rip Sidhu, Russell Wallace, Lorelei Williams, and more. Thursday 2 March 2017 WORKSHOPS NEC Campus, Tsimilano Room 114 (237 E. 5th Ave.) 10AM – 12PM Jenn If Fleur/Jordan Abel – Analog Sounds and Digital Stories 1PM – 3PM DJ O Show/Ronnie Harris– Turning the Tables PANEL DISCUSSION NEC Campus Fireside Lounge (237 E. 5TH Ave.) 12PM – 1PM Two Spirits, Many Songs: Norine Braun, DJ O Show, Rachel Iwaasa, Harlan Pruden Friday 3 March 2017 WORKSHOPS NEC Campus, Tsimilano Room 114 (237 E. 5th Ave.) 10AM – 12PM Kinnie Starr/ Tiffany Moses – We Got the Beat 1PM – 3PM Raven Chacon – Super Hyperdirectional PANEL DISCUSSION NEC Campus Fireside Lounge (237 E. 5TH Ave.) 12PM – 1PM Violence Against Women in Music: Ronnie Dean Harris, JB the First Lady, Lorelei Williams, Rup Sidhu Saturday 4 March 2017 WORKSHOPS NEC Campus, Tsimilano Room 114 (237 E. 5th Ave.) 11AM – 1PM Brady Marks – Ableton Live & Arduino 1:30PM – 3:30PM Stefan Smulovitz – Max Msp & Kenaxis CONCERT VCC Broadway Campus Atrium (1155 E. Broadway, enter at the corner of Glen and E. 7th) 8PM Featuring: Raven Chacon, Sandy Scofield, Eliot Britton, Russell Wallace and Remy Siu, Jordan Abel, and more… For more information please contact Russell Wallace, Cultural Coordinator at NEC 604-873-3772 ext 236 or by email at rrwallace[at]necvancouver[dot]org This festival is supported by funding from the Leon & Thea Koerner Award through the BC Arts Council.       376 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Grimes RMX

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Grimes RMX

  Presented at CLUSTER Festival, performed by Plumes   PLUMES Upcoming Shows Mar 10 2017 Montreal, QC Rocket Science Room Mar 11 2017 Toronto, ON The Music Gallery Mar 13 2017 Windsor, ON University of Windsor Mar 16 2017 Kitchener, ON Wilfrid Laurier University Mar 17 2017 Winnipeg, MB Cluster Festival Mar 21 2017 Vancouver, BC Music on Main     346 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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little wheel spin and spin

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little wheel spin and spin

from Buffy Remix Veda Hille, CBC Radio Orchestra, Alain Trudel Conductor [Download] Sometimes special songs seem to give a strong voice to the spirit of our time. This project and its making was also special in the way it manifested itself. Maybe it’s just about beauty, something we only acknowledge as an exception and not as an option. “We are helpless, we are part of, we are little wheels. One and one and one make three… giving everything they have.” (Carl Wilson) So let’s hope in a philosophy that transcends these times, one that can overcome the limitation of die Zeitgeist, as I can not reconcile myself with the idea that the spirit of our time is also our own spirit.   Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Merry Christmas Jingle Bells Christ is born and the devil’s in hell hearts they shrink Pockets swell Everybody know and nobody tell Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Oh the sins of Caesar’s men cry the pious citizens who petty thieve the 5 & 10s and the big wheels turn around and around Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Blame the angels, blame the fates, Blame the Jews or your sister Kate Teach your children how to hate and the big wheels turn around and around Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Turn your back on weeds you’ve hoed silly sinful seeds you’ve sowed Add your straw to the camel’s load Pray like hell when your world explode Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Swing your girl fiddler say Later on the piper pay Do see do, swing and sway Dead will dance on judgement day Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around    Little Wheel Spin and Spin with the PAO and Veda Hille last September: [Download]     from Buffy Sainte Marie’s 1966 album Little Wheel Spin and Spin: My country ‘Tis Of Thy People You’re Dying             470 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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TDU HRO January 24

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TDU HRO January 24

  I’m happy to perform TDU HRO again this month with the Hard Rubber Orchestra   during the VSO New Music Festival.       ….final shots [Download]   and 2 sloooooow shots : ) [Download]     596 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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one-page score

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one-page score

  One-Page Score Project with the Plastic Acid Orchestra FREE Workshop! Call for participants Registration Deadline: 15 January 2017 The workshop series is free, however space is extremely limited. Please email info@newmusic.org or call 604.633.0861 to register. Note: Preference will be given to those without previous composition experience, and who can attend all workshop and performance dates. Workshop dates 21 January 2017: 11AM–4PM 27 January 2017: 10AM–4PM Performance date 28 January 2017: Rehearsal 4–6PM; Performance 8PM     Want to create your own graphic score, and have it played by a live orchestra? Sign up for Vancouver New Music’s free two-day workshop and performance with the Plastic Acid Orchestra! No musical background or training is necessary – just a desire to create and explore sound. Over the three days, you’ll study and experiment with graphic notation, sound, composition, gesture and figure that will be topped off with a public performance of your score. Led by composer and Vancouver New Music artistic director Giorgio Magnanensi, the workshop will focus on the use of graphic notation, where signs and symbols can be used to represent sounds, textures and various kinds of sonic events. In the first meeting on January 21 we will explore a variety of graphic notation examples and you’ll learn about ideas of orchestration and sound composition. Using graphic notation, neither composers nor performers need any prior knowledge of how to write or read traditional musical notation – in fact, if this is your first time experimenting with writing music all the better! Participants will be encouraged to engage in abstract drawings that will form the basis of your own One-Page scores that will rehearsed, interpreted and performed by the Plastic Acid Orchestra. This workshop aims to encourage everyone to reclaim the playful and engaging exercise of imagination through sonic and visual perception. Learn, explore, have fun, and enjoy a rare opportunity to experience having the sound of a large ensemble at your creative fingertips! Questions? Email info@newmusic.org or call 604.633.0861. Check last year’s One-Page Score performance HERE And some info and documentation on LABORATORIO‘s O-PS HERE     449 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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happy new year!

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happy new year!

Happy New Year! Buon Anno! A tutti gli amici, vicini e lontani. To all my friends, near and far away. For a fuller life, where artistic behaviours would fully restore what neither politics or religion will never achieve. Potentiality, lots of work, butterflies, work for love, work for poetry, the beauty of any language, voice, sound, person and imagination. Love to all! Giorgio           573 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Deforestation

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Deforestation

The progresses of insane exploitation. And this is just a small crumble of it…   454 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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one-page score project (Vancouver)

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one-page score project (Vancouver)

  ONE-PAGE SCORE PROJECT call for participants   Here is last year’s one-page score performance   One-Page Scores coming to life with @plasticacid and #giorgiomagnanensi #vancouvernewmusic – check them out this Sat. Jan. 23 at 8pm at Vancouver Community College – Glen and 7th Ave. A video posted by Vancouver New Music (@vannewmusic) on Jan 22, 2016 at 3:04pm PST     496 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Cross-Country

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Cross-Country

    On the compositional work of Heiner Goebbels   more texts and information on Heiner Goebbels and his wonderful work HERE   and HERE   354 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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The Power Of Nightmares

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The Power Of Nightmares

by  Adam Curtis Published 2015 Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics war on terror, False Flag, Islam, Adam Curtis, ISIS, Neocons, Israel, 911, patriot act, terror, hoax, 911, cold war, islam, enemies, false flag, inside job, patriot act, ndaa, israel The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, written and produced by Adam Curtis. Details the rise of the American NEOCONS (Neo-Conservative/Israeli movement and Radical Islam, with comparisons on their origins and strong similarities. Curtis argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organized force of destruction, specifically in the form of Al-Qaeda, (& its later offshoots ISIS, Boko Haram, Free Syrian Army, etc),is in fact a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries—and particularly American warmongering NeoCons and their enablers.      “The Power of Nightmares” Transcript     369 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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carnival and lent

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carnival and lent

did you reset your clock? Daylight saving times… getting darker… …and scary. Watching Pence speaking right now, I can’t wait to hear Trump, …gotta  go,  here he is coming….   …now I can go back to read, while Santa Klaus dresses up for the occasion. […] becoming conscious of existing structures of domination always has an emancipatory effect. Becoming conscious can also transform modes of behavior implanted by authority into guiding images determine one’s own free behavior. Hegel is an excellent example of this too, which appears reactionary only to those predisposed to think so. Tradition is not the vindication of what has come down from the past but the further creation of moral and social life; it depends on being made conscious and freely carried on. What can be submitted to reflection is always limited in comparison to what is determined by previous formative influences. Blindness to the fact of human finitude is what leads one to accept the Enlightenment’s abstract motto and to disparage all authority—and it is a momentous misunderstanding when the mere recognition of this fact is taken to express a political position, a defense of the status quo. In truth, the talk about progress or revolution—or even conservation—would be mere declamation if it laid claim to an abstract, apriori saving knowledge. It may be that under revolutionary conditions the emergence of the Robespierres, the abstract moralists who want to remake the world according to their reason, will win applause. But it is just as certain that their hour is appointed. I can only consider it a fatal confusion when the dialectical character of all reflection, its relation to the pregiven, is tied to an ideal of total enlightenment. To me that seems just as mistaken as the ideal of fully rational selfclarity, of an individual who would live in full consciousness and control of his impulses and motives. […] Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method p.573-574           496 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Wednesdays in November

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Wednesdays in November

  Wednesdays in November Very happy to play with these great friends and musicians on November 16 at The Lido Thank you Lee! 410 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Big Joy 2016

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Big Joy 2016

    Dec 2-3, 2016 at The Remington 108 E Hastings St   We are celebrating four years of Big Joy this December with another two days of talented artists from Vancouver and abroad! Our hope this year is to continue to present a broad spectrum of what Vancouver’s weirdo music scene has to offer, casting a wide net across many genres and styles. Check out the links, get stoked, buy tickets early and save! Tickets available at Red Cat, Audiopile & Selectors’ Records mid November or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2696624 starting November 1st.     FRIDAY DECEMBER 2nd – Doors 8pm *Featuring Dj Pop Drones – 12:15am – Chris Cogburn Chris Cogburn (Austin / Mexico City), percussionist. Current practices concentrate on the threshold between acoustic and electronic sounds, their differing tibral qualities and their sites of resonance (speaker/drum). Since 2003, Cogburn organizes an improvised music festival – No Idea Festival. – 11:45pm – Holzkopf Holzkopf is a Western Canadian musician active since 2001. They are a decidedly non-traditional musician, using tape recorders, budget samplers, raw data sounds and mixing board feedback to craft fast paced dub and gospel influenced rhythmic collages. For Big Joy they will do a special performance: a remix of 100 cassette tapes over the course of one performance. www.soundcloud.com/holzkopf666/drama-program – 11:00pm – Hick Andrea Lukic is a Serbian born Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist, Her work focuses on surreal, fantastic, absurd, alchemical, and grotesque visions and sounds. Obsession with devils, angels, forbidden fruit, reporters, trials, and crimes, she creates surrogates of repressed memories to explore her inner space through cognitive forensics. www.vimeo.com/119519059 INTERMISSION – 10:00pm – Gran am Harsh drones, disembodied voices, oscillating feedback; using a collection of analogue devices, gran am creates improvised sound art that is motivated by themes of idealized femininity and normalized oppression. https://granam.bandcamp.com/track/anima – 9:30pm – phonal phonal is a Vancouver-based listener and soundmaker exploring drones and complex repetition. www.phonal.ca/ – 9:00pm – Today Is An Orange Day Permutations of confined gestures used to ingest food are explored. Today is an Orange Day live-processes sounds of consumption as substances are processed in the human body. The word ‘leftovers’ is defined as physical remnants, but the food objects do not function as a means to an end in this sound performance; they are used purely as sound objects.   SATURDAY DEC 3rd – 6pm Doors (Early Show) *Featuring Selectors’ Dj’s www.selectorsrecords.com – 12:30am – Gordon Ashworth Gordon Ashworth (Portland) is an American experimental sound artist working with string instruments, field recordings and magnetic tape. Since 2002, he has released drone, harsh noise and folk music under the names Concern, Oscillating Innards and CAEN, and is a member of the black metal band Knelt Rote. www.soundcloud.com/gordonashworth/silhouette-excerpt – 12:00am – Joda Clément and Mathieu Ruhlmann Joda Clément and Mathieu Ruhlmann have worked together extensively since they met in 2013. Using analog and acoustic instruments, field recordings and microphones to amplify ‘objects’, their work together aims to provide a deeper perspective on hidden sounds that emerge as a result of the interaction of the musicians, audience and the listening environment. https://infrequencyeditions.bandcamp.com/track/blood-and-memory-32 INTERMISSION – 11:00pm – Fresh Water Girls Based in Winnipeg, MB Fresh Water Girls looks to create relevant sound works by mixing field recordings, tape loops, and physically produced sounds. While falling under the Musique Concrete...

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spun spectra website

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spun spectra website

  Spun Spectra website is live!     more about Spun Spectra HERE         689 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Mechanical Music

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Mechanical Music

  VNM Festival October 13-15, 2016   MECHANICAL MUSIC no logos without noise This year’s VNM Festival is about bringing the everyday and the aesthetic back together: to erase the barrier separating musical and non-musical sounds. Mechanical Music is not just about sounds with specific sets of causal relationships – all based on well-understood Newtonian mechanics of action and reaction, motion, energy, friction and damping. It is first and foremost about sound-thinking and invention, revealed through a sonic universe in which mechanical and electro-mechanical movements and sounds are vital components of the artworks. I believe that the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard. – John Cage – Lecture “The Future of Music: Credo” (1937) Whereas ‘mechanical’ has been often associated with lack of expression, VNM’s 2016 Festival displays a wide and rich selection of extremely suggestive and visionary sound explorations. From various electromagnetic transductions of movement to sound (Adam Basanta, Koka Nikoladze, Tristan Perich, Sabrina Schroeder) to theatrical mechanisms and vocal ‘tics’ (Peter Hannan, Camille Hesketh) via microsound soundscapes of buzzing motors and fans (Anne-F Jacques), a hybrid pinball machine (Lucas Abela), midi piano (Jocelyn Robert), spatial whirling arrays of customized Leslie speaker cabinets (George Rahi) and the magic and visceral sounds made while weaving fabric on a loom (Kelly Ruth), Mechanical Music covers vast territories of sounds. Photoelectric, film, and mechanical mediums for the synthetic production of music will be explored. Whereas, in the past, the point of disagreement has been between dissonance and consonance, it will be, in the immediate future, between noise and so-called musical sounds. – John Cage – Lecture “The Future of Music: Credo” (1937) As always, we wish to invite everyone to listen and enjoy these amazing artists and their sounds, and to share our curiosity to expand traditional conceptions of music to a broader notion of sound itself. Finally, in sharing the work of this year’s featured artists, we wish to capture the magic mechanism of imagination and invention within the playful and joyful noise of wonderful sound-thinking minds.   659 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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VEE • MM

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VEE • MM

vancouver electronic ensemble • mechanical music Saturday, October 8, 2016 • 8PM Vancouver Community College Atrium 1155 East Broadway, entrance at E 7th Avenue and Glen Drive • FREE   Members of VEE showcase personal projects inspired by this year’s VNM festival theme, Mechanical Music • October 13 – 15, 2016       625 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Volière Électrique

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Volière Électrique

  Volière Électrique New Work by Terri Hron and Hildegard Westerkamp Friday, September 30, 2016; 8PM Vancouver Community College Atrium (1155 E Broadway, entrance at E 7th Ave and Glen Drive) FREE Recorder virtuoso Terri Hron returns to Vancouver to premiere a new work created in collaboration with Vancouver-based composer Hildegard Westerkamp, along with works by Hron and Robert Normandeau, and Hron and Monty Adkins.   Volière Électrique brings flying creatures together in a performance centred around recorded, processed and augmented recorder: La Huppe (Terri Hron/Robert Normandeau) tells the story of The Conference of the Birds. In their new work, Beads of Time Sounding* the recordings that Hron and Hildegard Westerkamp use feature a dawn chorus in the Osnabrück countryside. For the final piece, the five parts of Lepidoptera (Monty Adkins/Terri Hron) are each named for a different family of flying insects. Listen to excerpts of Lepidoptera and La Huppe here. Program Terri Hron/Robert Normandeau                      La Huppe       10’ Terri Hron/Hildegard Westerkamp                Beads of Time Sounding*      30’ Monty Adkins/Terri Hron                                Lepidoptera    40’ Zygoptera, Lepidoptera, Saturniid, Anisoptera, Ephemeroptera Terri Hron, recorders and electronics *World Premiere          Tantalizing assortment of recorders for Volière Électrique w/Terri Hron and Hildegard Wesrerkamp – tonight, Sept. 30, 8PM at VCC (E 7th and Glen Drive) – part of #culturedays2016 A post shared by Vancouver New Music (@vannewmusic) on Sep 30, 2016 at 7:06pm PDT 409 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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PAO & Veda Hille

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PAO & Veda Hille

Plastic Acid Orchestra with Veda Hille and Friends Presented by Plastic Acid Orchestra and Vancouver New Music The Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir Saturday, September 10, 2016  • 8:00 pm Join Veda Hille in this rare concert as she performs with a full symphony orchestra a visionary programme of reimagined Buffy Sainte Marie songs and original pieces inspired by Emily Carr. Conduction by the extraordinary Giorgio Magnanensi and featuring a premiere new work by Martin Reisle and Elliot Vaughan.   With the work and inspiration of three iconoclastic Canadian artists (Emily Carr, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Veda Hille), the wonderful and passionate Plastic Acid Orchestra performing visionary orchestrations by Giorgio Magnanensi and Ford Pier and a new work by Martin Reisle with Elliot Vaughan, this concert is unfolding in an ever changing and kaleidoscopic sonic and poetic world. A prelude to the upcoming celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, this is also a resounding reminder that the power of imagination is a real force and that creativity, poetry and music can be real agents of change. The orchestrations of Buffy Remix and of Veda Hille’s Here is a Picture present various sonic and formal qualities emerging from both a visceral and poetic response to all these beautiful songs. Like in the colors and gestures of Emily Carr’s paintings, my work aspires to be speechless, not eloquent, without the urgency of communicating anything. If it expresses anything at all, that is pure character – essence more than intentionality. It manifests potential energy more than activity, relying on its own bare existence. The orchestrations are dedicated to Veda Hille who shares with Buffy Saint-Marie and Emily Carr wonderful creative energy, love for poetry, sound and imagination. Tonight’s concert is also an homage to this spirit, homage to great artists never given enough credit, whose art and activism will be always inspiring. Thank you to Bryan Deans for vision, passion and love and to all the fantastic musicians of the Plastic Acid Orchestra and to everyone who supported us and worked hard to make all this happen again. (Giorgio Magnanensi)   Facebook event page 963 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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Destroy Vancouver XVIII

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Destroy Vancouver XVIII

  DESTROY VANCOUVER XVIII Co-presented with Vancouver New Music THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8 | DOORS 〓 8.30PM-2AM CONCERT 〓 9PM ADMISSION: $15 advance $20 door BUY TICKETS (Advance tickets will be available till Wednesday Sep 7, 11:59pm) fb event page Featuring: ■ Adriana Lopez ■ Christina Kubisch ■ Friends+War ■ Katharina Ernst ■ hazy ■ minimal violence Selectors’ Record Dj Visuals by Emily Thacker     DV is an experimental music and sound art series curated by John Brennan and Elisa Ferrari. Coalescing around improvised forms of music and sound art, DV combines a broad range of experimental music genres and sound art aesthetics and brings together international improvisers with local and national sound artists and avant-garde musicians.   ARTIST TALK | Christina Kubisch  Wednesday September 7 2016 at 7pm Free Admission   ELECTRICAL WALKS | Christina Kubisch Friday September 8 2016 (times tba)  fb event page — ADRIANA LOPEZ Bogotá born, Barcelona-based Adriana Lopez is one of techno’s most prominent female artists. She has been involved in the techno music scene since the late 1990s. She was a resident DJ at Bogotá’s CBC Club (2000) and played in several cities across Columbia before moving to Spain in 2002. She launched her label, Grey Report in 2013 and has also released music on respected imprints, notably on Modularz, Semantica and Pole Group. Using a combination of vinyl and CDJ’s, Adriana’s sets explore a wide range of powerful, hypnotic and driving techno.    “Over the past few years Adriana Lopez has become one of the defining acts of the Spanish techno scene. Having developed her skills as a DJ back in Colombia where she was raised, Lopez took influence from the early Detroit & UK techno scenes, moving to Spain in 2002 where her work began to make a significant impression. Over 10 years on from her relocation, Lopez is one of Barcelona’s most acclaimed artists, not least for her skills as a DJ but also as a producer and curator of her label, Grey Report. Founded as a platform for her own smoke-laced warehouse jams, Grey Report has grown to feature collaborations with some of Lopez’s closest affiliates, including NX1 and Developer.” ~ Stray Landings, 2015. soundcloud.com/adrianalopez   CHRISTINA KUBISCH Christina Kubisch was born in Bremen, Germany and studied painting, music and electronics in Hamburg, Graz, Zürich and Milano, where she graduated. Her works take a variety of forms, ranging from performances, concerts and video (in the seventies), to sound installations, sound sculptures and experimentation with ultraviolet light. Her sound compositions are primarily electroacoustic, though she has written for ensembles as well. Since 2003 she performs again and to collaborate with various musicians and dancers.  She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, such as the Award of the German Industrial Association (BDI) 1998, composition grant of the city of Berlin 2000, Carl Djerassi Honorary Fellowship, USA 2000, artist-in-residence IASPIS, Stockholm 2002, Honorary prize of the German Sound Art Prize 2008, City sound artist Bonn, 2013.    Since 1974 she has had solo exhibitions in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and South America. She has participated in numerous international festivals and group exhibitions including: Pro Musica Nova, Bremen 1976 and 1980, Für Augen und Ohren, Berlin 1980, Biennale of Venice 1980 and 1982, documenta 8, Kassel 1987, Ars Electronica, Linz 1987 and 2010, Steirischer Herbst, Graz 1987, Biennale of Sydney 1990, Biennale...

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56

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56

Here is a random image search for the number of my birthday; today, my 56th birthday, August 5, 2016   (click on the images for links)                             and HERE is the font of the number 56 in the thumbnail of this page   373 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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il burattinaio

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il burattinaio

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soundgarden/2

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soundgarden/2

  Roberts Creek, July 22-23   SOUNDGARDEN 2 info       sonification of #9761: [Download]     here some images from last year’s soundgarden   and some comments “Quite simply, the soundgarden was magical. Giorgio and Nic animated a familiar moon-kissed forest stream nook into a hallucinatory theatre of perception. Carefully choreographed, immersive, interactive, contemplative, and generous, the work playfully encouraged us to unexpected places. What more can one ask of a work of art?” – Matthew Talbot-Kelly “The Spun Spectra show was a memorable experience.  It was very unique to enter a familiar forest at night, and see it totally transformed with the different visual and sonic effects.  It made you experience the forest in a totally different way.” – Nathan Loewen “I loved the smell of the cedar and other wood, the music echoing the feel and sound of the forest and stream, and the imagery based on spider-web prisms.   Thank you for allowing us access to your land for our visual and auditory delight!”  – Janice Williams “Spun spectra was an incredible example of the beauty of light we rarely see. A visual feast for the brain. It opened my eyes to the refracted light available to us all the time thanks to these amazing orb weaving spiders. I see web rainbows everywhere now.” – Mark Goerzen “Spun spectra blew my mind. Images, sound scapes, projections that took my brain to a completely unexpected zone. Surprises and challenges around every corner. This show absolutely NEEDS to be seen. I fully expect to never see anything like it ever again. ” – Athan Merrick “The show shifted how I felt at the moment, as if to suddenly find yourself immersed in a book you can taste: the dark and natural environment, enhanced by Giorgio’s psychedelic soundscape, and of course the glowing mystery and magic of Nic’s colourful spiderweb images. There was clearly a sense of disbelief and discovery among viewers: both the wonder, and in a strange way the weakness, of the spiderweb images is the surprise that they’re not altered, that they’re actual images of spiderwebs, merely taken from a perspective, and in a light, often overlooked. ” – Jason Mannings “My wife and I attended an event by Giorgio Magnanensi with Nicolas Teichrob called Sound Garden this past weekend and would like to extend our appreciation for this taking place. As Sunshine Coast residents and professional artists it was most inspiring to be taken away from the Bricks and Mortar approach to art expression and be transported into a wonderfully selected and orchestrated location where the experience of the musical and visual art was seamlessly intertwined with the amazing canvas that nature provided. The benefits to the Sunshine Coast for this type of weekend event are varied and many, but for us specifically, it is assurance that interesting contemporary expression of the arts is being demonstrated at a very high level. This event breathes life into all aspects of creative expressions on the Sunshine Coast, promotes exploration, demonstrates positive creative leadership and fosters better understanding of why we live and culturally develop here on the West Coast. Sound Garden also has the cool factor that will be talked about off the coast and around the world…in fact, we were just sharing the experience along with pictures with family and friends in Europe, and this makes us look like we live in a culturally...

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VNM 2016-17

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VNM 2016-17

VANCOUVER NEW MUSIC 2016-17 CONCERT SERIES AND FESTIVAL CONCERT SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FESTIVAL PASSES NOW AVAILABLE   FESTIVAL VNM 2016 Festival • Mechanical Music 13 – 15 October 2016; 8PM each night Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM each night The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)   The 2016 Festival will present a varied selection of musicians and sound artists who have been focusing their efforts on developing both mechanical and algorithmic systems to generate sound works, compositions and installations. Featured performers include Canadian artists Adam Basanta, Peter Hannan and Camille Hesketh, Anne-Françoise Jacques, George Rahi, Jocelyn Robert, Kelly Ruth, and international artists Lucas Abela (Australia), Tristan Perich(NYC), Sabrina Schroeder (Canada/UK) and Koka Nikoladze (Norway).   CONCERT SERIES  Andrea Young: EXO/ENDO (Canada/US) 19 November 2016; 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) Andrea Young’s current work focuses on the dynamic relationship between voice and technology, where the act of utterance is the modulation between responding, self-monitoring and listening. With her ensemble EXO/ENDO, she will performs work by Ulrich Krieger, Erin Gee and John Mutter. andrea-young.ca Nordic Voices (Norway) 18 February 2017; 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) Nordic Voices is a six-member a cappella group from Norway, who are steadily gaining international recognition and acclaim. This ethereal sounding ensemble returns to Vancouver with a new program of contemporary vocal works by leading Norwegian composers. nordicvoices.no Talea Ensemble (NY) 11 March 2017; 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) Making its Vancouver debut, Talea Ensemble will present mainstay composers from its repertoire: Pierluigi Billone, Clemens Gadenstätter, and Olga Neuwirth, alongside a world premiere by young Canadian composer, Stefan Meyer. The centerpiece of the program is Billone’s Ebe und Anders, scored for solo trumpet and trombone with ensemble. taleaensemble.org Mantra Percussion (NY) 8 April 2017; 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) After wowing Vancouver audiences with their performance of Michael Gordan’s Timber in 2013, VNM is thrilled to welcome Mantra Percussion back to Vancouver. Mantra will premiere new works by Canadian Paul Dolden (commissioned by VNM) and Tristan Perich, that were written especially for the ensemble. mantrapercussion.org   COMMUNITY EVENTS Soundwalks 25 September + 2 October 2016; 2–3:30PM 2 + 9 April, 2017; 2–3:30PM Various outdoor locations TBA FREE VNM will again offer four Soundwalks in collaboration with the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective. On September 25, 2016 join Roxanne Nesbitt for Automation: Trains and Blades, a soundwalk inspired by this year’s festival theme, Mechanical Music. On October 2, 2016 join us for a special Culture Days soundwalk. Terri Hron and Hildegard Westerkamp (Montreal/Vancouver) New Work – world premiere 30 September 2016 Vancouver Community College Atrium (1155 East Broadway) FREE Recorder virtuoso Terri Hron returns to Vancouver to premiere a new work created in collaboration with Vancouver-based composer Hildegard Westerkamp.   Vancouver Electronic Ensemble (VEE) Various dates and venues TBA FREE VEE will offer up free performances throughout the year, including a concert event at VCC in conjunction with VNM’s 2016 Festival, Mechanical Music. One-Page Score Project with the Plastic Acid Orchestra (PAO) and VEE Date and Venue TBA FREE Last year’s workshop was so much fun, we’re doing it again! Giorgio Magnanensi and PAO will work with a small group of participants from a range of musical, and non-musical backgrounds who will create their own one-page graphic scores. These will be workshopped and performed live by the...

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the iron works • June 29, 5pm

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the iron works • June 29, 5pm

The Iron Works, June 29, 2016 • 5pm Vancouver International Jazz Festival 564 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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nomadic streams videos

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nomadic streams videos

  a few videos of nomadic streams • VNM 2015 Festival             652 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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a musical engagement

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a musical engagement

  A nice article by Ian McLatchie in the new issue of Coast Life included with this week’s edition of the Coast Reporter. You can read it below or open the PDF   514 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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propeller trinity

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propeller trinity

Another great work by Koka Nikoladze Check his other work on his website. Koka will be performing in Vancouver in October, at the 2016 VNM Festival 610 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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intonarumori

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intonarumori

a performance with a set of replica of Luigi Russolo‘s Intonarumori in occasion of MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture February 20 – June 12, 2016 at the Vancouver Art Gallery   And HERE you can find more link about Russolo and all.   Performers/Intonarumoristi ; ) Kedrick James, Jules Lavern, Giorgio Magnanensi, Mariah Mennie, George Rahi Thank you to Martin Gottfrit who curated the Intonarumori Series at the VAG and invited us to play.   [Download]   [Download]       and here a great book by Luciano Chessa if you want to read more about Luigi Russolo and Futurism     764 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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9 of Cats

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9 of Cats

    Michael Red – 9 of Cats EP (lowi 010)            download:  WAV – MP3 – VIDEOS          the tenth release from low indigo. suiting that (ahem) michael red would bring the label he initiated into the double digits. four distinctly different pieces, threaded together by common metaphors and mindsets and a slower quiet mood. muted rhythms, immersive bass, subtle and not-so-subtle dub references, hints of melody, large echoing spaces and delicately shifting atmospheres.the current state of earth and humanity is a common theme, viewed through a contemplative, often dreamlike, lense. ..observing accelerating urban worlds through a portal (all works were created on the sunshine coast, bc), while feeling the earth directly through the immediate natural environment. ‘9 of cats’ is a deep dive, with four abstract videos from giorgio magnanensi (a pillar in vancouver’s new music and experimental scene) to enhance the experience even further.’why’ was created with simplicity and immediacy in mind. “why” is a question asked to the world (“why are things the way they are?”) and also it’s answer (“this is why..”, “why: ..”). the dualistic question and response is with a certain sorrow, but also grounded and accepting. the overly gentle mood represents natural balance, the unending pulse of time represented by the bass, with an eerie tone in the far background warning of the potential chaos that could break at any moment. ‘gwey from’ is an expression on the current state of earth. it views the more destructive side, earthquakes, large scale catastrophe, violence and suffering, …..and the massive aching beauty of it all. a world dying, swirling and collapsing into itself, while a world is re-born. the sound of evolution in progress and an even larger hope. gwey is “go away” in patois. so the literal translation “go away from” is an example of the basic ignorance that brought this current world to it’s destructive end, but also an example of transcendence beyond literal language and feeling the correct meaning (new ways in a new world). ‘slow motion’ and ‘sirens’ are less grandiose in their intentions. though ‘sirens’ also works with a double meaning, drawing parallels between police sirens and sirens in a mythological sense. ..how police sirens could serve as beacons to energies drawn to more volatile situations, for example. further statements on the release can be found in discorder’s feb 2016 feature tracklisting: 1 – why 2 – gwey from 3 – slow motion 4 – sirenstotal playing time: 20:54 all songs written by michael red mastered by beau thomas artwork by souns video by giorgio magnanensi available at bandcamp, itunes, juno, beatport, and other stores : april 8 2016 bandcamp  blog  facebook  soundcloud  page         956 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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ACOUSMATIC

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ACOUSMATIC

  STANDING WAVE ENSEMBLE Sunday, April 17, 2016 • The Annex 7:30PM SW facebok looking forward to all the works presented on Saturday including Alfredo Santa Ana’s arrangement of O Superman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2x5pARGdE     855 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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ONE-PAGE SCORE Project next week!

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ONE-PAGE SCORE Project next week!

Come Saturday April 2, to the Roberts Creek Hall A stellar ensemble of musicians performing 15 new one-page graphic scores Doors open at 7:30PM, show starts at 8:00PM Roberts Creek Community Hall   Download and Fold your brochure         Here are some images of yesterday’s workshop   drafting graphic scores Dean Schutz with workshop participants Maurice Spira with workshop participants Giorgio Magnanensi with workshop participants Dean's table     And here are all the one-page scores we presented at the Roberts Creek Hall in front of large joyful and engaged crowd 663 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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painting music

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painting music

PAINTING MUSIC • ONE-PAGE SCORE  a new installment of one-page score on the Sunshine Coast   Workshop Leaders   François Houle, Clarinet • Eyvind Kang, Viola • Giorgio Magnanensi, Conduction Lisa Cay Miller, Keys • Dean Schutz, Visual Artist • Maurice Spira, Visual Artist   A stellar ensemble of 12 local, Vancouver and International musicians ONE-PAGE SCORE ENSEMBLE   Doug Gorkoff, Cello   François Houle, Clarinet & Electronics   Eyvind Kang, Viola   John Kastelic, Viola   Janine Island, Violin   Giorgio Magnanensi, Conduction   Mark McGregor, Flute   Chad McQuarrie, Electric Guitar   Lisa Cay Miller, Keyboards   Graham Ord, Saxophone   Katie Rife, Percussion   Stefan Smulovitz, Viola & Electronics       896 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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SONM

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SONM

    http://sonmarchive.es/images/stories/letter-re-confirmation-artists.pdf       683 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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SpaceMelt

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SpaceMelt

SpaceMelt   Friday, February 12 • 8pm – Renegade Main Street 125 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver               780 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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DOUG

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DOUG

tonight DOUG by Janice Kerbel at the CAG • 7pm 783 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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giorgio doing “his thing!”

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giorgio doing “his thing!”

  I like this instagram clip by Anita. Yes, …still doing the “same thing!” (with François Houle, the PAO and the Lions Gate Youth Orchestra). …though never the same ; ) Saturady Jan. 30 • Centennial Theatre, great sonic dreams and reveries   six sounds objects is not a piece of music, is about the energy and sheer beauty of a large group of people playing with sounds together.     Georgio Magnanensi doing his thing! #newmusic @plasticacid show Saturday @ Centennial Theatre in North Van #yvr A video posted by Anita Eccleston (@anitatrumpet) on Jan 28, 2016 at 7:30pm PST       861 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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sweet flute project

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sweet flute project

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Symphony Without Bounds

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Symphony Without Bounds

    PAO Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm With Guests Francois Houle, Jack Garton, Giorgio Magnanensi, Jason Nett  and the Lions Gate Youth Orchestra. Join Plastic Acid Orchestra for a spectacular full symphony concert that breaks through genres from folk, rock, experimental and metal. Featuring special guests Francois Houle, Jack Garton, Giorgio Magnanensi and Jason Nett. The show features original compositions from Plastic Acid, Giorgio Magnanensi and Jason Nett as well as arrangements from the Star Wars theme, Metallica and more! Plastic Acid Orchestra will be joined onstage with members of Lions Gate Youth Orchestra, which will be an exciting concert experience for these young North Shore musicians to play bold new repertoire with some of the most talented orchestral players in the region. Get ready for a symphonic roller-coaster that travels from the ethereal to heart-pumping crescendos! This is definitely not your Grandma’s orchestra.           1,048 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Agnes Denes

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Agnes Denes

  MANIFESTO Working with a paradox defining the elusive visualizing the invisible communicating the incommunicable not accepting the limitations society has accepted seeing in new ways living for a fraction of a second and penetrating light years using intellect and instinct to achieve intuition achieving total self-consciousness and self-awareness being creatively obsessive questioning, reasoning, analyzing, dissecting and re-examining understanding the finitude of human existence and still striving to create beauty and provocative reasoning finding new concepts, recognizing new patterns desiring to know the importance or insignificance of existence seeing reality and still being able to dream persisting in the eternal search   © 1970 Agnes Denes     Notes on a Visual Philosophy   894 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

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one-page score

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one-page score

Here are the scores we red today withj the great PAO and a fantastic group of people: 10 ONE-PAGE SCORES listen to them on the YouTube link at the bottom A beautiful dialogue among many imaginations One-Page Scores coming to life with @plasticacid and #giorgiomagnanensi #vancouvernewmusic – check them out this Sat. Jan. 23 at 8pm at Vancouver Community College – Glen and 7th Ave. A video posted by Vancouver New Music (@vannewmusic) on Jan 22, 2016 at 3:04pm PST One-page Score Project with the Plastic Acid Orchestra – FREE Workshop! Workshop dates: 9, 22 + 23 January 2016 Performance date: 23 January 2016; 8PM (Vancouver Community College Atrium, 1155 East Broadway – entrance at Glen and 7th) Registration Deadline: 4 January 2016 – email info(at)newmusic(dot)org or call 604.633.0861 to register. Want to create your own graphic score, and have it played by a live orchestra? Sign up for Vancouver New Music’s free three-day workshop with the Plastic Acid Orchestra! No musical background or training is necessary – just a desire to create and explore sound. Over the three days, you’ll study and experiment with graphic notation, sound, composition, gesture and figure that will culminate in a performance of a selection of One-Page Scores composed during the workshop. Led by composer and Vancouver New Music artistic director Giorgio Magnanensi, the workshop will focus on the use of graphic notation where signs and symbols can be used to represent sounds, textures and various kinds of sonic events. Schedule: Saturday, January 9, 2016: 11AM – 4PM (The Post at 750; 110-750 Hamilton Street) Friday, January 22, 2016: 1:30PM – 5PM (The Post at 750; 110-750 Hamilton Street) Saturday, January , 23, 2016: workshop 4PM – 6PM; concert 8PM (Vancouver Community College, 1155 East Broadway – entrance at Glen and 7th) In the first meeting on January 9 we will explore a variety of graphic notation examples and we will introduce participants to ideas of orchestration and sound composition. Using graphic notation, neither composers nor performers need any prior knowledge of how to write or read traditional musical notation. Participants will be encouraged to engage in abstract drawings that will form the basis for either one collective or multiple graphic One-Page scores that will selected, rehearsed, interpreted and performed by the Plastic Acid Orchestra. With these workshops, we want to encourage everyone to reclaim the playful and engaging exercise of imagination through sonic and visual perception. Learn, explore, have fun, and enjoy a rare opportunity to experience having the sound of a large ensemble at your creative fingertips! The workshop series is free, however space is limited. Please send your name and contact information (email address and/or phone number) to info(at)newmusic(dot)org or call 604.633.0861 to register. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. plasticacid.com   Vancouver New Music presents Plastic Acid Orchestra with guest conductor Giorgio Magnenensi “One-Page Score Project” Recorded 23 January 2016 at Vancouver Community College 0:10     Arkadiusz Was, Circuits Circus 4:17     Gizelle Rocha, Sugar Tongue 6:53     Alexandra Spence, Deerubbin; Wide, Deep Water 12:05   Monique Ataei, untitled 15:27   John Barbour, Trinity St. Park facing NNW – Lions Gate Bridge to the Storage Yard 19:30   Jessica Whitney Lai, Symphony of the dark 23:19   Ingrid Koening, Relatively (the chance encounters that build reasoning) 27:05   Kivanç Tatar, Code of Silence nb.2 29:48  ...

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16

  …a new year is coming … 1,153 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays!

      .· :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: ·.         Auguri! • Happy Holidays! Giorgio .· :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: ·.         1,115 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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(not just a hipster hair) Salon

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(not just a hipster hair) Salon

Dec 18, 2015 Foot of Main Gallery           1,294 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Incessant Spring

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Incessant Spring

a project with Kedrick James selected for the virtual gallery exhibit at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay 2015-2016 Featured Artist Researchers The Featured Artist Researchers are selected by the jurors from open submissions. These researchers represent innovative arts integrated research from around the world.  Kedrick James & Giorgio Magnanensi ​ Series Title: Incessant Spring Medium: Transformed video data and stills University of British Columbia, Vancouver New Music, Laboratio Arts Society, and Vancouver Community CollegeLink to more information: http://www.kedrickjames.net http://giorgiomagnanensi.com/ Biographies Kedrick James uses procedural techniques to create poetry in text, sound, image, video, and environmental installation formats. With a focus on ecological sustainability and poetics of information environments, his work treats raw data to processes of cultural recycling, regeneration and iterative remix. He works at the University of British Columbia.Giorgio Magnanensi is a composer and conductor. His diverse artistic practice includes electroacoustic improvisation, circuit–bending and video art. He is artistic director of Vancouver New Music, Laboratorio Arts Society and lecturer at the School of Music of The Vancouver Community College. Abstract Incessant Spring is a collaborative project inspired by natural spring water. Using video footage of a spring head, this digital imagery is transformed through a variety of processes in order to visualize the life force of natural water. Conveying the notion of data transformation as an aesthetic practice, our work follows data through multiple iterative remixes, the breakdown and reconstruction of mediated expression. As an ecological art form within the context of digital environments, this project examines how water as image data can be aesthetically transformed in the same way that water as a molecular substance can be biologically transformed. About the Musical Soundscape The music accompanying this video was collaboratively composed by Giorgio Magnanensi and Kedrick James. One evening, while visiting Giorgio at his home on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, we were discussing poetry, the music of the human voice as it appears in print and if it would be possible to get the mood and tone of a poem across in a way that transcends the semantic load of the lyrics. I (Kedrick) had brought with me a well-loved and worn copy of the Axion Esti by Odysseas Elytis (1972), a poem that I first was introduced to by my father who was of Greek heritage. I had previously recorded my seriously ill father reading this poem in Greek, but had lost the recording when my computer was stolen shortly thereafter. So we decided to record me reading it in English using his intonations. We began with “Sixth Reading: Prophetic” and Giorgio began to work his electro-alchemical magic, using various processors, including the granular synthesis software created by another close friend, Chris Rolfe. Although some of the versions we produced that night bore closer relation to the actual text, this one, I feel, accomplished what we set out to do. It stirs up memories for me: memory is a key theme of the poem, and also the key motivation of why we were reading and reworking that poem in particular. It is also the memory-scape that came to light while I was creating the original images that Giorgio processed and are incorporated in the video. The video, created by Pauline Sameshima, allows these sounds and images to articulate, like the hinges of a door that swings open both ways, to the...

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big joy

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big joy

Playing a set at Big Joy • Remington Gallery • Saturday, December 5th with 4 cedar flat audio panels Big Joy is a music festival that in it’s third year will be showcasing current experimental acts from Vancouver and abroad. Hoping to present a broad spectrum of what Vancouver’s eclectic music scene has to offer, Big Joy encompasses everything from drone and harsh noise, through to ambient and electronic music. Festival passes ($40.00 CAD) available at select local record stores Selectors’ Records, AUDIOPILE RECORDS, Horses Records, Red Cat Records, Neptoon Records as well as Big Joy Barber & Salon (2132 E. Hastings St.)     bigjoy clip   – Wednesday December 2nd – Selectors’ Records – $10.00 – Doors 7:30pm – Show 8:30pm * Featuring DJ sets by DJ Tapes 11:45pm: Bardo: Basho (SEA) soundcloud.com/bardobasho/from-nothing 11:00pm: Joda Clément (w/visuals by C130) noticerecordings.bandcamp.com/track/part-1 INTERMISSION 10:00pm: Strangling Fruit stranglingfruit.bandcamp.com/track/raft-without-paddle-2 9:15pm: Phantom Head Trip phantomheadtrip.bandcamp.com/album/nether 8:30pm: The Butter City Poster Boys soundcloud.com/butter-city-poster-boys/untitled – Thursday December 3rd – Selectors’ Records – $10.00 – Doors 730pm – Show 8:30pm * Featuring DJ sets by Nxc Hxghxs 11:45pm: Souns soundcloud.com/souns-3 11:00pm: The Clear Channel theclearchannel.bandcamp.com/ INTERMISSION 10:00pm: Fortresses soundcloud.com/fortresses/winter 9:15pm: Nathan Shubert’s Pirate Ship soundcloud.com/nathanshubert/nathan-shuberts-pirate-ship-captain 8:30pm: Common Vernacular soundcloud.com/common-vernacular/nausea – Friday December 4th – Remington Gallery – $15.00 – Doors 7pm – Show 8pm *Featuring DJ sets by LVT soundcloud.com/lolavutru 12:00am: Panabrite (SEA) panabrite.bandcamp.com/album/pavilion-2 11:15pm: Flatgrey (Vancouver Island) youtu.be/FBOe5mYZur8 INTERMISSION 10:15pm: Mass Marriage massmarriage.tumblr.com 9:30pm: Derivatives soundcloud.com/the-rapidman 8:45pm: KR75 vimeo.com/134908397 8pm: Forever & Sunsmell soundcloud.com/forever-sunsmell/summer-sometime – Saturday December 5th – Remington Gallery – $15.00 – Doors 7pm – Show 8pm *Featuring DJ sets by Nancy Dru soundcloud.com/nancy_dru 12am: Daniel Menche (PDX) danielmenche.bandcamp.com/album/catalepsy 11:15pm: Davachi/Smith soundcloud.com/sarahdavachi/davachismith-collaboration-with-richard-smith-live-91814-nff14 10:30pm: Giorgio Magnanensi giorgiomagnanensi.com/circles-and-squares/ INTERMISSION 9:30pm John Brennan & J.P Carter 8:45pm OKPK soundcloud.com/okpk/twinned-live 8pm: Midden midden.bandcamp.com/album/glory bigjoyfestival.tumblr.com twitter.com/bigjoyfest * All Big Joy events are Safer Spaces. To find out more about what this means: https://saferspacesnyc.wordpress.com/ Venue accesibility information available via individual show FB events.         757 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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SPUN SPECTRA

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SPUN SPECTRA

  I’m very happy to work again with Nic on this new exciting project. We plan to get the light/audio boxes ready early next year and install the project in various gallery spaces. Check some of the early experiments here       1,018 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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BENT

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BENT

BENT: A Showcase of Circuit Bending at VIVO Saturday, November 7th . Doors at 7pm. Featuring over 15 artists/hackers and musicians, this evening is a showcase of Vancouver artists and makers exploring the art of circuit bending.  There will be a circuit playground, a “Show and Tell” of different projects, and performances throughout the evening.    …a nice reunion, ten year later… Shawn Cashin, Kedrick James, Giorgio Magnanensi, Andrew Scott, Jayson Thiessen       1,398 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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The Story of Cedar

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The Story of Cedar

  ART and the six senses of Cedar Curated Art Exhibition OCTOBER 16-25 SEASIDE CENTRE, 5790 TEREDO ST. SECHELT This experiential art exhibition will feature ‘multi-dimensional’ visual and sensory perceptions of how a select group of coast-based artists interpret the subject of CEDAR. Influenced by different cultural backgrounds and the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, and spirit, visual artists, sculptors, fibre-artists, writers, musicians, and multi-media artists will come together to collaborate in a journey of self and collective discovery for this special Sunshine Coast community curated art exhibition.  OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION:  Thursday, October 15, 7-9PM Festival Schedule   CYCLES AND RINGS         ‘Cycles and Rings’ is a truly ambitious piece of work by Giorgio Magnanensi. The artist has painstakingly mapped the rings of a cedar, and translated it into both visual beauty and stunning audioscape – you’re literally listening to the cedar, and this is through cedar flat audio panels hand planed and sanded down to 5 millimeters. There is no way to adequately describe it. You simply must be in its presence and you will experience cedar in an entirely new and unexpected way. (Laurie McConnell)             924 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Steve Roden

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Steve Roden

striations & distance piece     Steve Roden – striations (2011) and distance piece (striations) (2011) Exhibition opening reception September 25, 2015; 5–7PM Live performance by Scant Intone Exhibition continues Monday to Friday September 28 – October 23, 2015; 9AM–5PM Canadian Music Centre – BC-Creative Hub (837 Davie Street) Free admission   striations (6 min.) is a two-channel video made by Steve Roden with artist Mary Simpson. It was originally part of a larger exhibition that included painting, drawing, and sculpture related to an unfinished stone sculpture made by Roden’s grandmother. The film attempts to use fragments of “stilled” information whose meanings are unknown or unresolved, to become active again through engagement and use. The imagery includes Roden’s grandmother’s half carved stones, as well as images related to Henry Moore and artifacts of his grandmother’s objects left behind, such as the crayons used in the rubbings, and the photographs of birds she used as inspiration/study for sculpture never realized. striations is accompanied by distance piece, a soundwork that intertwines with the silent film.     striations is part of Nomadic Streams – A festival of Ambient Music.     About Steve Roden Steve Roden is a visual and sound artist from Los Angeles, living in Pasadena. his work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, text and performance. Roden’s working process uses various forms of specific notation (words, musical scores, maps, etc.) and translates them through self invented systems into scores, which then influence the process of painting, drawing, sculpture, and composition. These scores, rigid in terms of their parameters and rules, are also full of holes for intuitive decisions, failures and left turns. The inspirational source material becomes a kind of formal skeleton that the abstract finished works are built upon. In the visual works, translations of information such as text and maps, become rules and systems for generating visual actions such as color choices, number of elements, amounts of time and form building. In the sound works, singular source materials such as objects, architectural spaces, and field recordings, are abstracted through humble electronic processes to create new audio spaces, or possible landscapes. The sound works present themselves with an aesthetic roden has described as lower case – sound concerned with subtlety and the quiet activity of listening. inbetweennoise.com       973 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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ambience

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ambience

an Ambient Sound Event  with: Elisa Ferrari • voice, books, zither and singing bowls Andrew Bate & John Brennan • resonant percussions Giorgio Magnanensi • sinewaves and cedar flat audiopanels The Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek – October 10, 2015 • 8PM   Some info about and images of the Cedar Flat Audiopanels: CEDAR PANELS info 972 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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nomadic streams

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nomadic streams

Vancouver New Music Festival 2015 Nomadic Streams – a festival of Ambient Music October 22 – 24, 2015; Doors at 8PM, show at 9PM each night VIVO Media Arts (2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver) Single tickets $25 regular, $15 students; festival pass $60 (taxes included) Available at brownpapertickets.com and 1.800.838.3006  Presented in association with VIVO Media Arts. download brochure HERE   844 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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anne-f

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anne-f

    September 6, 2015 • The Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek 8pm anne-f jacques anne-f is a sound artist and bike mechanic, working with amplified objects, electricity, scratching, rubbing and sound collages. She lives in Montréal and she is interested in amplification, erratic sound reproduction devices and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. She often performs, alone and in various collectives (including Minibloc and Fünf), creates sound installations and makes soundtracks for Julie Doucet’s animated films. http://anne-fff.tumblr.com           716 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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noise in the key of D

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noise in the key of D

  Thank you Lee for the great video! Noise in the Key of D   On a beautiful summer evening members of VEE (Vancouver Electronic Ensemble) gathered in the spaciousness of the VCC Atrium to make noise in the key of D, at the suggestion of Matt O’Donnell. Players arranged themselves throughout the space, utilizing multiple balconies over 3 levels and a large main floor. Both audience and players were encouraged to move freely through the space during the performance to experience it from different perspectives. I spent a week with the original footage transforming a run and gun document into a 30 minute art piece intended to give the viewer a first-person active-participant sense of the two hour performance with the occasional surreal passage. Featuring the talents of: Daryn Cassie – Roland SH-201 | Merlyn Chipman – video feedback, drone | Justin Devries – cello + FX | Soressa Gardener – vocals + laptop | Lee Hutzulak – acoustic guitar + FX | Dan Karrasch – electric guitar + FX | Dave Leith – Buchla Easel clone + FX | Giorgio Magnanensi – Max MSP | Angelo Moroni – headphone goggles | Matt O’Donnell – sitar | The Mystery Man – electric guitar, bell samples | Dan Potter – electric bass | Andrew Scott – electronics | prOphecy Sun – voice + FX, glockenspiel With apologies to anyone I’ve missed. Lee Hutzulak       855 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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55

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55

    Here is a random image search for the number of my birthday; today, my 55th birthday, August 5, 2015 (click on the images for links)             “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” Epictetus   A gift from my dear friend Sammy   The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort. Teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing, creating without regard to result, claiming nothing, the Sage has nothing to lose. Laozi • Tao Te Ching 老子 • 道德經 813 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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deep dreaming

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deep dreaming

    original image   deepdreamed 1   deepdreamed 2         680 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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deepdreamed butterfly

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deepdreamed butterfly

  deepdreamed butterfly ; ) (Neural Network)   Oscilloscope original image:     688 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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emerald

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emerald

    I’m playing with Kenton Loewen at the Emerald on July 29. It’s always great making music with him.     When I play with Kenton I am always enjoying the energy and the ephemeral beauty of our musical encounters, plus Kenton’s ability to dialogue and commit with me to wander into unpredictable sonic paths. Beyond that I simply aspire to be speechless, without the urgency of communicating anything. If I “express” anything at all, that is pure character, essence more than intentionality.   620 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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soundscape

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soundscape

  Volume 14, number 1 • Winter/Spring 2014- 2015 Review of Jennifer Schine’s film documentary Listening to a Sense of Place & radio documentary The End of the Line for Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology   Download PDF   Link to film, “Listening to A Sense of Place.” http://summit.sfu.ca/item/13703   Link to CBC piece, “The end of the line.” http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Living+Out+Loud/ID/2625495018/   Link to audio piece, “Conversations with Billy Proctor.” http://front.bc.ca/events/conversations-with-billy-proctor/   MOVEMENT, MEMORY & THE SENSES IN SOUNDSCAPE STUDIES The Vancouver Soundwalk Collective     864 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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ISEA 2015

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ISEA 2015

  DISRUPTION • ISEA 2015       OSCILLATIONS 819 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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soundgarden

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soundgarden

soundgarden, an audio visual installation by Giorgio Magnanensi and Nicolas Teichrob along the lower reaches of Malcolm Creek, in Roberts Creek. An interactive performance environment using multiple video projections, live interactive video and live electronics.   soundgarden, an audio visual interactive installation I’m doing in late June/early July with Giorgio Magnanensi (a sound wizard). !#teaser #sunshinecoastbc #robertscreek #nature #bcac A video posted by NicolasTeichrobPhoto (@nicolasteichrob) on Jun 3, 2015 at 7:57pm PDT                     947 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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listening?

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listening?

    Relational Listening : The Politics Of Perception LAWRENCE ENGLISH     Sound, Listening, and Public Engagement BRENDA HUTCHINSON        686 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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A 480

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A 480

    Kara-Lis Coverdale A 480 by Kara-Lis Coverdale         776 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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beautiful soul syndrome

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beautiful soul syndrome

Timothy Morton • Beautiful Souls Syndrome     Timothy Morton’s Ecology Without Nature’s blog   […] Ecomimesis is a pressure point, crystallizing a vast and complex ideological network of beliefs, practices, and processes in and around the idea of the natural world. It is extraordinarily common, both in nature writing and in ecological criticism. Consider Lawrence Buell’s The Environmental Imagination: ” The grove of second-growth pine trees that sway at this moment of writing, with their blue-yellow-green fiveneedle clusters above spiky circles of atrophied lower limbs.” Or James McKusick: “As I write these words, I peer out of the window of my study across open fields and gnarled trees crusted with ice. Beyond those trees I see cars and trucks dashing along a busy interstate highway past dirty piles of melting snow that still remain from last week’s snowstorm. This is the city of Baltimore, where I live.” For ecological criticism to be properly critical, it must get a purchase on ecomimesis. Ecomimesis is a mixture of excursus and exemplum. Excursus is a ” tale, or interpolated anecdote, which follows the exposition and illustrates or amplifies some point in it.” Exemplum also known as paradigma or paradiegesis is ” an example cited, either true or feigned; [an] illustrative story.” What then, of the specific features of ecomimesis ? Paradiegesis specifically implies narrative. But first some remarks about the descriptive properties of ecomimesis are in order.   Ecomimesis involves a poetics of ambience. Ambience denotes a sense of a circumambient, or surrounding, world. It suggests something material and physical, though somewhat intangible, as if space itself had a material aspect-an idea that should not, after Einstein, appear strange . Ambience derives from the Latin ambo, “on both sides .” Ambient poetics could apply as easily to music, sculpture, or performance art as it could to writing. Ambience, that which surrounds on both sides, can refer to the margins of a page, the silence before and after music, the frame and walls around a picture, the decorative spaces of a building (parergon), including niches for sculpture-a word that was later taken up in ecological language.  Ambience includes more than a particular version of it, the nature rendered by ecomimes is. In the realm of music, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is ambient, as is Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony; but so are the works of Brian Eno (and explicitly so). Eno’s own case for ambience employs ideas that are commonly associated with artifice rather than with nature, such as the notion that music could be like perfume or a “tint.” But as we have seen, ecomimesis is not necessarily on the side of nature.   I choose the word ambience in part to make strange the idea of environment, which is all too often associated with a particular view of nature . Am bience has a very long history in Western philosophy and literature. Leo Spitzer has tr aced the jagge d evolution of the senses of “ambience ” from the time of the pre-Socratic philosophers to Heidegger and beyond. Throughout this history the environment has been associated with a surrounding atmosphere, more or less palpable, yet ethereal and subtle. It is the job of ecomimesis to convey this sense of atmosphere. […]   from Timothy Morton’s Ecology without Nature • Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics, Harvard University Press...

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subcodes 04

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subcodes 04

    Friend viola player John Kastelic will be on the Coast this weekend. We are going to have an earthy and sounding evening.   The Gumboot Café • Roberts Creek Saturday, April 25 • 8pm       beardy John and his Brother Tony (No Mothers)       1,068 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Róisín Murphy

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Róisín Murphy

  I loved Moloko and Róisín a lot, …stumbled on these tonight:       I dreamt that I was dreaming I was wired to a clock Tickled by the minute hand Tick tock tick tick tock I dream I’m on a train And it is making music I don’t remember getting on Clickity click clickity click I dreamt that I was very tall I was bigger than King Kong I heard the bells The bells are ringing A ding-dong a ding-dong I dream that I am sitting in the devil’s company He gave a solemn promise Fe-fi-fo fun for me I dreamt that I was chasing the monster out of me I caught him in the corner Ha ha hee hee hee hee I dream I’m in a tunnel between here and now Scooby doobie where would you be? Bow-wow wow wow I dream I’m at a crossroads No place left to go I look in each direction Eenie meenie miny mo I dream that I am spying It’s you I’m looking at There’s a knocking at the window Rat-tat tat tat rat-tat tat I dream I am an ostrich Head deep in the sand There’s a rhythm that’s playing Fantastic elastic band I dreamt that the bogeyman went down on Mr. Spock Sugar was a flowing Sock it to ’em sock I dreamt I saw a moo cow jump across the moon Just a flight of fantasy Zoom zoom zoom I dreamt I met a spaceman He took me to his ship You know he cut my hair off Snip snip snip I dreamt that I was sleeping Asleep for heaven’s sake The dream that I was dreaming It caused me to awake Fe-fi-fo fun for me Fun for me Fe-fi-fo fun for me Fun for me I dreamt I was way up I was standing on the top With the feeling I was falling Bop beep bop I dreamt that I was jumping in a circus through a hoop Someone shut the lights off Shoo-be-doop I dreamt that I was fast I was never shutting up I was going in a hurry I was giddy-up giddy-up I dream I’m in the park I’m standing in the nudey I’m getting what I wanted Tootie fruity tootie fruity Fe-fi-fo fun for me Fun for me Fe-fi-fo fun for me Fun for me Fe-fi-fo fun for me Fun for me Fe-fi-fo fun for me Fun for me Fe-fi-fo fun for me Fun for me Fe-fi-fo fun for me Fun for me       625 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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open mind

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open mind

      This is an edited collection of 39 original papers and as many commentaries and replies. The target papers and replies were written by senior members of the MIND Group, while all commentaries were written by junior group members. All papers and commentaries have undergone a rigorous process of anonymous peer review, during which the junior members of the MIND Group acted as reviewers. The final versions of all the target articles, commentaries and replies have undergone additional editorial review. Besides offering a cross-section of ongoing, cutting-edge research in philosophy and cognitive science, this collection is also intended to be a free electronic resource for teaching. It therefore also contains a selection of online supporting materials, pointers to video and audio files and to additional free material supplied by the 92 authors represented in this volume. We will add more multimedia material, a searchable literature database, and tools to work with the online version in the future. All contributions to this collection are strictly open access. They can be downloaded, printed, and reproduced by anyone.  Thomas Metzinger       618 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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the future of the idea of the left

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the future of the idea of the left

    IDENTITIES Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture Vol. 11 / 2015 The Future of the Idea of the Left         832 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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Voices and Strings

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Voices and Strings

    Commissioning new works to creative minds such as Peggy Lee, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Linda Bouchard means to focus on very uncompromising ways of sound thinking and composing. With Voices and Strings we wish to create a poetic series of sound panels and songs identified by the original work, reflection, poetry and composition of these exceptional Canadian artists. Together with the transparent works of Linda Catlin Smith and Jay Schwartz this performance offers, through an intentional “reduction” of means (string orchestra), an opportunity to share an exciting exploration of sonic, musical and poetic ideas. The different styles and techniques of these five composers are here at the service of rich and engaging soundscapes which, while freeing themselves to escape any possible classification, present sounds and voices in ways somewhat similar to the process of creating an essence, a special, embodied and musical one. We look forward to sharing the beautiful works of all the composers. Mary Margaret O’Hara and Peggy Lee’s new project is going to be an exciting one: new songs and improvisations stemming from Peggy and Mary Margaret’s long standing collaboration. Both Linda Bouchard and Linda Catlin Smith compositions will offer original and sonically rich textures, lyrical and formal architectures which enhance the transparency of the string ensemble’s palette. Finally, Jay Schwartz’s slowly evolving composition follows a formal plan where harmonic resonance is produced while blurring textures and sound bands in large and evocative metamorphoses that reveal sound energy in the process of its forming.   Voices and Strings Works by Peggy Lee and Mary Margaret O’Hara, Linda Bouchard, Linda Catlin Smith, and Jay Schwartz Saturday, April 18, 2015; 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor) [map] Single tickets $35 regular, $15 students (includes taxes and venue surcharges) Advance tickets available at voices-and-strings.brownpapertickets.com and 1.800.838.3006 Vancouver New Music invited Linda Bouchard, Peggy Lee and Mary Margaret O’Hara to create new works that consider the idea and form of a rich and variable musical form: the song. From the original canzona, Lied, chanson, up to the most creative assemblage or paradoxical expression, this flexible, fluid and omnipresent form has been an inspiration the world over for centuries. Works by Linda Catlin Smith and Jay Schwartz complement the program. Featuring Peggy Lee (cello) and Mary Margaret O’Hara (voice) with a string ensemble of some of Vancouver’s finest string players performing their new piece 2 cans and a string thing. Programme: Linda Catlin Smith – Les fleurs anciennes (2000, 10′) Conductor:  Giorgio Magnanensi Violin 1: Cam Wilson, Domagoj Ivanovic, Yun Jung, Molly MacKinnon Violin 2: Elyse Jacobson, Janna Sailor, Erin Dorfer Viola: Reg Quiring, Manti Poon, Peter Ing Cello: Marina Hasselberg, Stefan Hintersteininger Double Bass: Laurence Mollerup Jay Schwartz – Music for Orchestra III (2010, 20′) ** Conductor:  Giorgio Magnanensi Violin 1: Cam Wilson, Domagoj Ivanovic, Yun Jung, Molly MacKinnon Violin 2: Elyse Jacobson, Janna Sailor, Erin Dorfer Viola: Reg Quiring, Manti Poon, Peter Ing Cello: Marina Hasselberg, Stefan Hintersteininger Double Bass: Laurence Mollerup, Anne Duranceau Linda Bouchard –Réfraction (2015, 20′) *† Conductor:  Giorgio Magnanensi Violin 1: Cam Wilson, Domagoj Ivanovic, Yun Jung, Molly MacKinnon, Meghan Van Cleave, Boris Ulanowicz Violin 2: Elyse Jacobson, Janna Sailor, Erin Dorfer, Zuzana Uskovitsova, Meredith Bates Viola: Reg Quiring, Manti Poon, Peter Ing, John Kastelic Cello: Marina Hasselberg, Stefan Hintersteininger, Finn Manniche, Doug Gorkoff Double Bass: Laurence Mollerup, Anne Duranceau Peggy Lee & Mary Margaret O’Hara – 2 cans and a string thing (2015, 25′)* Conductor:  Giorgio Magnanensi Voice: Mary Margaret O’Hara Cello Solo: Peggy Lee Violin...

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spectra and labyrinths

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spectra and labyrinths

This Saturday JACK will perform three works by very different composers, who nonetheless share some commonalities and affinities. What I find most exciting in Saturday’s program is the labyrinthine quality of these works, and the exploration of sound territories in which microtonality, non-linearity and a concentrated sculptural sonic investigation offer as many rich and different forms as they do different ways of perception. I will let everyone enjoy and discover the original voice of each of the composers, but I would like to point out the peculiar “sculptural” quality that is embodied in these works through an intense investigation of the microtonal characteristics of sound spectra. Here, hearing is actually well suited to the task of sculpture, and in both Georg Friedrich Haas’ and Horațiu Rădulescu’s quartets, sound achieves the potential to be in the round, simultaneously avoiding the limitation of the discontinued and sequenced frontalisations of seeing. Taylor Brook adds another dimension to all of this with El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan. With his labyrinthine and multidimensional approach inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ short novel that lends its name to the piece, Taylor’s music seeks to capture the listeners’ (and performers’) imagination with the perplexities of interpretation. He meanders in possible directions that while confounding the subject, also allow for an open dialogue between many ears searching among many possible centers. In these great works we discover that in spite of the differences of their compositional endeavors and their original valorization of timbre, all three share an interest in ‘difference’ and ‘hybridity’ as compositional prerogatives. On one level, the sound of these works participates in “forming”, but in doing so also blurs the dichotomies of orthodox parametric thinking, leading us toward another way of understanding: a way that, paraphrasing Gérard Grisey, “possesses a priori a correlated ensemble of energies”. So let’s walk in these wonderful labyrinths while listening to this music. JACK Quartet is here to guide us with intense and exuberant musicianship through liminal spaces in which we will wander on the verge of discovering (or revealing…) ourselves.  http://newmusic.org/events/jackquartet/ Artist Chat: 00:00-32:30 • Georg Friedrich Haas: 51:30-1:12:24 • Taylor’s remarks: 1:13:30-1:21:24 Taylor Brook: 1:22:30-1:47:08 • Giorgio’s remarks: 1:51:43-2:04:08 • Horațiu Rădulescu: 2:10:10-2:39:42   JACK Quartet (NYC) Saturday, March 14, 2015; 8PM Doors at 7PM, FREE pre-show chat at 7:15PM Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor) [map] Single tickets $35 regular, $15 students (includes taxes and venue surcharges) Advance tickets available at jackquartet-vancouver.brownpapertickets.com and 1.800.838.3006 An internationally lauded ensemble of “explosive virtuosity” (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet wowed Vancouver audiences at the 2011 Vancouver New Music Festival with their performances of Iannis Xenakis’ string quartets.  They return to Vancouver in March 2015 with a phenomenal program of featuring a new work by emerging Canadian composer Taylor Brook (El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan *), alongside pieces by Georg Friedrich Haas (String Quartet no. 8 *), and Horațiu Rădulescu (String Quartet no. 5 “before the universe was born” *). * Canadian premiere   Radicalizing: listening is attention, not apprehension; to listen is evidence of what happens as sound, not knowledge of what happens with sound. So: sound is the presence of an absolute, his annunciation is its own revelation, listening then it certainly is not the act by which you come to a discursive apprehension, but the moment at which perception mediates and joins the...

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Northern Convergence

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Northern Convergence

  January 31, 2015 • 8pm @ The Gumboot Cafe in Roberts Creek  with Sissel Vera Pettersen   605 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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happy new year

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happy new year

   HAPPY NEW YEAR!       749 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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inflated balloons

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inflated balloons

Here is a nice piece of garbage from an “eminent” contemporary “artist”: German Artist Georg Baselitz: ‘My Paintings are Battles’ Years ago when asked what role he believes art plays in society, Baselitz replied, “The same role as a good shoe, nothing more.” And he has stated elsewhere: “The idea of changing or improving the world is alien to me and seems ludicrous. Society functions, and always has, without the artist. No artist has ever changed anything for better or worse.” (sic, …and sick). So what would you expect from someone like him? Too bad his words are probably expressing the opinion of many other contemporary wannabe “artists”. In such a garbage dump they feel good in the service of $$$, as their pompous egos only serve the cancerous capitalism devouring our planet. Let’s hope these inflated balloons will soon disappear, exploding in the stratospheric cosmos of their crap; society will finally function in fact without this kind of people and their ideas.     547 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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The Field Of Stones

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The Field Of Stones

  Dallas Simpson • The Field Of Stones         Aspects of Environmental Performance       558 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Aventa

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Aventa

  Sunday, November 30, 2014  8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM) Phillip T Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building) Aventa Ensemble Bill Linwood, conductor   Tristan Murail, La Chambre des cartes Giorgio Magnanensi, améya II Giorgio Magnanensi, es soll alles schweben Hans Abrahamsen, Schnee (Canadian premiere)         571 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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onyx, introduzione and tableaux

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onyx, introduzione and tableaux

This Saturday the Onyx Trio performs onyx, introduzione and tableaux, a new piece for flute viola, harp and electronics I wrote for this fabulous Vancouver’s trio   Open Space and The Blue Moss Ensemble present The Onyx Trio      Mark McGregor (flute), Joy Yeh (harp), Marcus Takizawa (viola) Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Admission: $16/$11 advance; $20/$15 door Advanced Tickets: OnyxOS.bpt.me or by calling 1-800-838-3006                 734 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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destroy vancouver XI

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destroy vancouver XI

I’m very happy I’ll be playing with Hayato Kubo at DESTROY VANCOUVER XI   also featuring ✖ STEFAN SMULOVITZ & SAMMY CHIEN ✖ ROOT & BRANCH ✖ BUBBY ✖ NERVOUS OPERATOR ✖ BRIAN BEAUDRY + DJ SILK   DESTROY VANCOUVER XI  2625 KASLO Street FRIDAY NOV 21 | DOORS 〓 8.30PM CONCERT 〓 9.30PM-1AM ADMISSION: $10                   677 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Halloween Plastic Acid Orchestra

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Halloween Plastic Acid Orchestra

Come out to see the full-sized Plastic Acid Orchestra perform music by Plastic Acid, Giorgio Magnanensi, The Living, The Whiskeydicks, The End Tree and Anita Eccleston. Costumes welcome! ALL AGES Oct. 31   |   Doors 7:00pm   |   Concert 8:00pm $5 Beer / Wine / Cider Tickets $25 (pre-register now, pay in cash at door) Performance Works, Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright Street Download and share the full poster here 715 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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GRADIENT 2

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GRADIENT 2

  Tomorrow VEE performs Homage to David Dunn at the VCC Atrium   Here is an excerpt of a sonification of Gradient 2: GRADIENTS 1 GRADIENTS 2 GRADIENTS 3 for computer generated sounds David Dunn 1999   Gradients 1,2,and 3 are a set of pieces for computer generated sounds all based upon a common structural transformation of three different graphic images. The lefthand images were translated into sound using an image to sound conversion program. These translations were for a variety of different time durations in both forward and retrograde versions. The time durations were determined by golden mean proportions and sequenced as follows: (F=forward, R=retrograde, values are in seconds) Left channel: F1,R2,F3,R5,F8,R13,F21,R34,F55,R55,F34,R21,F13,R8,F5,R3,F2,R1 Right channel: R55,F34,R21,F13,R8,F5,R3,F2,R1,F1,R2,F3,R5,F8,R13,F21,R34,F55 The right-hand images are spectral displays of the three resultant compositions, time displayed from left to right.  (David Dunn)       703 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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woodshed

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woodshed

  In the last couple of weeks Heather and I built a nice woodshed , fun and sweat.                 1,074 total views, 4 views today Share on...

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Homage to David Dunn

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Homage to David Dunn

Homage to David Dunn   part of Alternative Energies • Vancouver New Music Festival 2014                 901 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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psych fest

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psych fest

art signified   I’m very happy I’ll be playing again with the great Kenton Loewen On October 4 • PSYCHFEST at Red Gate • after 10pm Though, make sure to  check it all as psych fest will go on day and night with a fantastic lineup of great sound-psyched people   Here is Sab Kay‘s great poster           1,119 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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vnm festival 2014 • sonic topographies

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vnm festival 2014 • sonic topographies

SONIC TOPOGRAPHIES Oct 16-19 plus an exciting series of other events VNM Festival 2014 brochure  Only on condition of a radical widening of definitions will it be possible for art and activities related to art [to] provide evidence that art is now the only evolutionary-revolutionary power. Only art is capable of dismantling the repressive effects of a senile social system that continues to totter along the deathline: to dismantle in order to build ‘A SOCIAL ORGANISM AS A WORK OF ART’… EVERY HUMAN BEING IS AN ARTIST who – from his state of freedom – the position of freedom that he experiences at first-hand – learns to determine the other positions of the TOTAL ART WORK OF THE FUTURE SOCIAL ORDER.   (Joseph Beuys 1973, first published in English in Caroline Tisdall: Art into Society, Society into Art, ICA, London, 1974, p.48.)   The truth is perhaps that Beethoven’s music has in it something inaudible (something for which hearing is not the exact locality), and this brings us to the second Beethoven. It is not possible that a musician be deaf by pure contingency or poignant destiny (they are the same thing). Beethoven’s deafness designates the lack where all signification is lodged: it appeals to a music not abstract or interior but endowed, one might say, with sensuous intelligibility, with an intelligibility somehow perceivable to the senses. This category is specifically revolutionary, inconceivable in terms of the old aesthetics; the oeuvre which accepts it cannot be received according to pure sensuality, which is always cultural, nor cultural according to an intelligible order which would be that of (rhetorical or thematic) development; without it, neither the modern text nor contemporary music can be accepted. (Roland Barthes, from “Musica Practica”) 651 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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54

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54

    Here is my usual random image search for the number of my birthday; today, my 54th birthday, August 5, 2014 …inspiration by numbers Plotinus, Lion Heart, Studio 54 and some pretty Cellular Automata grids     PLOTINUS: I.7 [54] ON THE PRIMAL GOOD AND SECONDARY FORMS OF GOOD [OTHERWISE, “ON HAPPINESS”] […] Remember that the good of life, where it has any good at all, is not due to anything in the partnership but to the repelling of evil by virtue; death, then, must be the greater good. In a word, life in the body is of itself an evil but the Soul enters its Good through Virtue, not living the life of the Couplement but holding itself apart, even here.   666 total views, 2 views today Share on...

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tapegerm

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tapegerm

  Tapegerm is a group of recording artists who share sounds and create new sonic experiences with them. We are a close-knit community and we welcome evolving ideas which explore new ways to collaborate. Tapegerm was formed in May 2000 and after fourteen years of online collaboration, resulting in over 100 albums of music we decided to start fresh July 4, 2014. It was time for another revolution. – See more at: http://tapegerm.com/about   HERE is a new remix I made using project 3 source files         763 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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a history of sound art

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a history of sound art

A HISTORY OF SOUND ART      […] “this playful and metaphorical collage of sound arts genealogy is not only broader, but more literally plausible than what Heidegger calls the received or “vulgar” view of orderly, progressive, linear time. Language itself, the splintering of sounds into signs, into embodied and disembodied representations, signals and signifiers, call into question my subjective image of the past: a schizophrenic plane of signification, a neurotic creativity, the disunity of the singularity of becoming sonic” […]   Listen following the timeline in the pdf below a history of sound art.pdf 546 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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Geoffrey Smedley

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Geoffrey Smedley

Geoffrey Smedley is a fantastic artist living on Gambier Island, very near where I live. A wonderful man of wondrous skills and fantastic vision. Finally he is online with a great website.       “I am not alone in thinking that one can only know, understand, and take possesion of that which one has oneself made.” (Geoffrey Smedley)   Geoffrey’s work is not only beautiful but also magically sonorous [Download]       1,062 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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shame

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shame

Our Prime Minister on Wednesday blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel’s deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip: “Obviously, no one likes to see the suffering and loss of life that has occurred” he stated, “That said, we hold the terrorist organization Hamas responsible for this. They have initiated and continue this conflict, and continue to seek the destruction of the state of Israel.” It’s very sad to see that no media outlet in Canada can address with any meaningful and objective spirit the tragedy under everyone’s eyes. Read this to understand what I mean. Again, Cesare Lombroso come to mind:     and here another proof he was right: “The state of Israel provides full equal rights, individual rights, to all its citizens, but it is the nation state of one people only – the Jewish people – and of no other people. And therefore, in order to bolster the status of the state of Israel as a nation state of the Jewish people, I intend to submit a basic law that will anchor this status.” (Binyamin Netanyahu) …recycling history ? Nazi Germany, you may remember, was also nation state of one people only,  the German people,  and no other people.Very sadly, history has taught him, our Prime Minister and many other absolutely nothing. SHAME       Hypocritical minds won’t take a stance in the large dark shadow of anti-semitism(*). But here is not a question of political correctness, as no one should forget what Nazi Fascism was. Though, dear Binyamin, it seems that a basic sense of human decency (to say the least),  has  been totally and irreparably lost. Shame. (*) it is in fact possible to criticize israel without being anti semitic   PS And here another great example in support of Lombroso’s theory:     935 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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favourite classical pieces

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favourite classical pieces

  I picked up these interesting cards at the West Vancouver Memorial Library the other day. I found the choices of the various people and music professionals very telling about the slim appreciation (…knowledge?) of  contemporary – or whatever newer – repertoires. All the listed composers are European with a couple American, no Canadian composers at all. The only recent work mentioned in the various lists is Alfred Schnittke’s String Trio,* written in 1985. Thank you Marc ; )     *)  Connoisseur of Chaos: Schnittke             679 total views, 1 views today Share on...

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