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Leah and Alma’s scores
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Leah Abramson and her daughter Alma (age 2), sent me these two images after they attended a recent VNM/LABORATORIO Painting Music • One-Page Score workshop. I had fun working and sonifying these great graphic scores in these last few days. Thank you Leah and Alma!   Leah Abramson, Matrescence   Alma Abramson Huizing, Untitled  ...

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fbksines (SC MAX)
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fbksines (SC MAX)

Feb 27, 2021

A SuperCollider patch feeding a Max Msp Jitter patch via feedback and ring modulation with touchpad, high frequency sinewaves swirling around my...

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ping 303
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ping 303

Feb 16, 2021

Jamming on a great techno track by my dear friend Jamie Swann. Hope to jam live soon my friend! Thank you Meng Qi for the great “ping garden” SC patch! Listen to high volume, with good speakers and a sub, or good headphones!...

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crackling
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crackling

Feb 3, 2021

Looking for electric guitar players and electric bass players willing to have some fun with this one-page score I wrote years ago for Ron Samworth in a short 3 minutes interlude of a larger piece for the great Hard Rubber Orchestra. If I get a few versions it would be fun to create a remix of all the various takes. I hope someone out...

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spring board
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spring board

Jan 30, 2021

Here’s a new spring instrument built with a small sitka spruce board equipped with a variety of springs and a piezo underneath. Very fun to play. Now I have two spring instruments!! And I am looking forward to playing a nice spring duet with my friend Kedrick who is building his own spring instrument right now!   This is dedicated to my dearest friend...

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bells
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bells

Jan 7, 2021

exploring movement and sound with resonators …sonic alchemy transformimg wood into metal : )  ...

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Gulf Beach
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Gulf Beach

Jan 3, 2021

Roberts Creek • January 3, 2021 video recording Finnegan Magnanensi   ….I was just waiting for this beautiful day to go down Gulf Beach again and play with some stones....

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the philosophers’ stone is still a stone (for K & L)
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Here’s where I’m at the beginning of this year, engaging with the materiality of sonic systems, extending mind and body while practicing movements with the purpose of making music, …or simply producing sonic matter. Focusing on this kind of instruments as source of and inspiration for an embodied sonic activity has kept me away and free from any need of (self-) expression; and being...

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parallel 03
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parallel 03

Dec 3, 2020

Parallel 03: Endlings (Raven Chacon and John Dieterich) + collaborators https://www.parallel03.com/     Parallel 03 brings together a new collaboration between New Mexico-based musicians Raven Chacon and John Dieterich (known together as Endlings) and six Vancouver musicians and sound artists utilizing a variety of cross-platform and anonymous methods for composition and improvisation. Composed, recorded, and arranged over four months of isolation in 2020, the eight...

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Crow Stone Tone Poem
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Crow Stone Tone Poem

Nov 25, 2020

Crow Stone Tone Poem (2016-2020) by Julie Andreyev and a crow Interpreted and performed by Giorgio Magnanensi     A collaboration with a free-living crow who lives in the territory that includes my home. This project is based on interspecies play using stones, initiated by the adult crow who gifted me a pebble as acknowledgement for water I left for his family. The ten stone...

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13 attitudes
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13 attitudes

Nov 24, 2020

13 attitudes THINK LIKE A FOREST ACT LIKE A MEADOW     This publication was put together as part of The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination’s 9th Experiment: C.R.A.S.H: A post capitalist A to Z. London June 2009. Design: Škart and Simona Staniscia Share, redistribute, recycle and...

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48:48
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48:48

Nov 22, 2020

…a time capsule found in an old hard drive a few days ago.   Kenton Loewen, drums Giorgio Magnanensi, electronics & video Recorded live in Vancouver • February 5, 2014  ...

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ναυσίη
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ναυσίη

Nov 13, 2020

for Chris Rolfe   ναυσίη (nausiē), noise, bruit, rumore, geräusch… il rumore è l’alter ego, Ianus Bifrons la pietra filosofale: a golden stone is still a stone. ansia rumore sogno   *******   No speakers used in this set, only 2 sitka spruce resonators and a plate reverb with touch boards (plywood & douglas fir bark), blippoo box, Max/MSP and Bare Conductive sensors. Live recording –...

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Douglas Fir Touch-Bark
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Douglas Fir Touch-Bark

Oct 27, 2020

Here a few clips of my new Douglas Fir Touch-Board, equipped with a piezo to drive Max MSP Jitter and a Bare Conductive Touch Board with added meatl sensors (last clip). I’m having a lot of fun playing wih this bark!      ...

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AUDIOSFERA
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AUDIOSFERA

Oct 19, 2020

AUDIOSFERA AUDIOSPHERE Social Experimental Audio, Pre- and Post-InternetCollective Exhibition Sound piece selected : Very Glitchy PatchMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía • Madrid, Spain14 October, 2020 – 11 January, 2021 /Sabatini Building, Floor 3 Curated by  Francisco LópezAUDIOSPHERE Sound Experimentation 1980-2020   AUTHORS: Francisco López, Thomas Bey William Bailey, Margie Borschke, Victor Nubla, Luis Alvarado, Guy Marc Hinant, Salomé Voegelin, Caleb Kelly, Paul...

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LOGS
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LOGS

Sep 23, 2020

…this is for David   Roberts Creek beach September 21, 2020 • a serendipitous collaboration Video: Finnegan Magnanensi Sound: David Murphy Editing, Mix and Animation: Giorgio Magnanensi    ...

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sitka clouds 1, 2 & 3 (…and plywood)
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3 short improvisations using touch on a sitka spruce cloud with piezo to trigger various kinds of audioprocessing in a max msp patch.     …and here below using a plywood board   …”dream machine” driven by plywood  ...

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musique concrète
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musique concrète

Sep 11, 2020

playing a sitka spruce cloud equipped with a piezo and triggering various audio processes in a max msp patch.            ...

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WHERE DOES iT GOES
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WHERE DOES iT GOES

Sep 8, 2020

Elastic Stars released neu album ‘MUZiK’ on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Recorded, Produced, & Mixed by-the-hand-of-the-band on Analog Tape at Elastic Stars Productions in Vancouver, CANADA, without the use or help of the almighty Computer, ‘MUZiK’ was sleekly designed to satellite the band’s favourite international playlists found exclusively on the World Wide Web. So sit back and enjoy the entirety of neu album ‘MUZiK’...

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At The Edge of Wildnerness
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September 4 – October 4, 2020 Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre Soundwalk with Hildegard Westerkamp: Friday, September 4 at 2pm Skills for Solitude with Giorgio Magnanensi: Sunday, September 27 at 11am At the Edge of Wilderness is a Sound-Slide Installation about Ghosttowns in British Columbia. The installation explores a strange moment of excitement and magic, discovery and adventure, the moment when...

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Homage to Franco
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Homage to Franco

Aug 17, 2020

Franco Donatoni (Verona, June 9, 1927 • Milano, August 17, 2000)   ARGOT • two pieces for solo violin (1979) Silvia Mandolini, Violin Recorded in Bologna • August 16, 2020 • Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano   Video: Alma Napolitano & Marco Mangani My dear friend and fantastic violinist Silvia Mandolini sent me this recording today, to remember and honour Franco Donatoni in the...

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il tempo dei baleni (4F)
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Ten years ago I wrote this short piece as a little homage to a great man, musician and friend, Franco Donatoni. Today, almost 10 years later, I’m thinking about Franco again in the 20th anniversary of his passing. The piece was written for the mdi ensemble which performed at the Venice Biennale in September 2010 in a program dedicated to Franco who passed away twenty...

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of the now: Archipelago
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Excerpts from the livestream double artist talk, presented by of-the-now: Archipelago, June 20, 2020. Conversation recorded June 19, 2020, by Jeff Morton.   Erin Gee & Giorgio Magnanensi with Jeff Morton        ...

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60
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60

Aug 5, 2020

  Today is my 60th birthday, August 5, 2020     To celebrate I’m sharing this short paragraph which is the ending of Dino Buzzati’s first of his Sixty Stories: I sette Messageri (The Seven Messangers) and a couple of inspiring excerpts by David Dunn. […] Un’ansia inconsueta da qualche tempo si accende in me alla sera, e non è più rimpianto delle gioie...

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The Magical Forest
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The Magical Forest

Jul 30, 2020

for/with Marina Hasselberg, cello Thank you Marina! Thank you to John Korsrud and to The Hard Rubber Orchestra/An Earful of Vancouver for commissioning this video, and to Marina for her beautiful playing and the embracing of these resonances. This is panel III from: TDU MH – il fuoco e l’artificio (2018) for cello, 16 Red Cedar and Pacific Maple resonators and live electronics https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/tdu-mh-2/...

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graindust XX
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graindust XX

Jul 12, 2020

Today’s project, July 12, 2020… a very very strange summer… and a bit of sparkly bits around a foggy mind…  ...

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ondas de sombra
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ondas de sombra

Jul 9, 2020

for Marina Hasselberg Maps and Shadows Is it possible to transform different representations of music to space, and vice versa? Is there a point where they collapse into each other? Sound like space is a place in which we are embedded, in which the sensory experience of reality and artistic form can finally converge. Space as a dimension of time implies movement, maps and presence. Sonorous spaces...

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Plate Reverb
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Plate Reverb

Jun 27, 2020

I finally got to use this Plate Reverb with some nice Blippoo’s sounds, live recorded in the room. Happy about the results and looking forward to playing live with it sometime, some day…    ...

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descrittore
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descrittore

Jun 19, 2020

A max msp patch tracking pitch/noise I used in various ways to create midi files that then are being fed into other instruments and so on… a feedback loop of recursive processes to forget traces and to find new paths.   ambient 1 https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/descrittore-14.mp4   Glenn Gould’s voice https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/descrittore-13.mp4   James Joyce’s voice https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/descrittore-12.mp4   voice in mellotron https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/descrittore-11.mp4   voice/trace: Solo – Trace...

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risonanze
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risonanze

Jun 10, 2020

• ELECTRONICS: Blippoo Box – Wavetek Pulse/Function Generator – Stylophone Gen X-1 – Oscilloscope • WOOD, METAL & STONE RESONATORS – Stereo Red Cedar Board – Stereo Sabian Cymbal – Stereo Steel Drum – Slate/Piezo      ...

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miniatures on 5 drawings by Janice Wong
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Five of Janice Wong‘s drawings inspired these resonant electronic miniatures. I worked on these images using various readings to generate counterpoints of sinewaves and resonant textures that follow and embody the transparent and spacious structures of Janice’s work. The sound was captured live in the room with 4 microphones. No speakers have been used as my setup includes only metal and wood resonators. – May...

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Vexing project
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Vexing project

May 20, 2020

  VEXATIONS for Erik Satie’s Birthday on 17th May 2020   This version of Vexations  was made reading a “translation” of my piano rendition as a midi file then read again into a MaxMSP pitch tracker patch that uses an emulation of the 1972 Eminent 310 string synthesizer Part of  the VEXING PROJECT   LIVE STREAM    ...

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SRCC
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SRCC

May 1, 2020

for Chandra May 1, 2020 slate, radio board, cymbal resonator & cedar bark resonator (no speakers have been used in this set) (TDU XAM)   Use headphones...

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8 frammenti senza memoria
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  For Marc Kate, April 28, 2020   https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/framm-1.mp4   https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/framm-2.mp4   https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/framm-3.mp4   https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/framm-4.mp4   https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/framm-5.mp4   https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/framm-6.mp4   https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/framm-7.mp4   https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/framm-8.mp4                  ...

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for Ian Ross
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for Ian Ross

Apr 17, 2020

    This is for Ian Ross (aka C130) who is not only a great and wonderful guy and friend, but also a fantastic audiovisualist    ...

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six miniatures for Kenton Loewen
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six miniatures for Kenton Loewen A tiny gift for a great and dearest friend in the day of his Birthday. With lots of love my friend. I hug you as strong as I always do. I miss you. (April 7, 2020)        ...

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failure and resistance
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failure and resistance

Mar 20, 2020

failure and resistance […] The only thing I deeply, avidly, wanted was a lucid, unillusioned eye. I finally found it in the art of the novel. This is why for me being a novelist was more than just working in one “literary genre” rather than another; it was an outlook, a wisdom, a position; a position that would rule out identification with any politics, any...

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Silvia Mandolini with MAGIK
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  This would have been such a wonderful evening. Alas, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, it never happened…   MARCH 28, 2020 at the ANNEX     Experience the beautiful sounds of this international collaboration between virtuosic Italian violinist Silvia Mandolini, and magik (Kenton Loewen, drums; Marina Hasselberg, cello; Giorgio Magnanensi, diffusion and live electronics). The evening will feature two world premieres: one...

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ITISYSM
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ITISYSM

Dec 24, 2019

I Think I Saw You See Me Cole Schmidt guitar, Gavin Youngash guitar, James Meger bass, Kenton Loewen drums, Giorgio Magnanensi electronics and wood resonator         ITISYSM live at RED GATE Dec 14, 2019 (Thank you Lee!!)   Vancouver’s post-rock noise machine I Think I Saw You See Me blends reckless, rhythmic cycles and sculpted, melodic noise. Cole Schmidt guitar, Gavin Youngash guitar,...

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ITISYSM Bonus Track
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ITISYSM Bonus Track

Dec 17, 2019

Made with snippets of various improv in-between takes from our recording sessions at Afterlife Studio, …plus some rugged noisy videos and glitches. Cole Schmidt guitar, Gavin Youngash guitar, James Meger bass, Kenton Loewen drums, Giorgio Magnanensi electronics and wood resonator    ...

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After Life Studios short improv
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A short improv in between sets of ITISYSM’s recording on July 24, 2019 (Roland RS-202 Strings, Blippoo Box, Max Msp, Sitka Spruce stereo resonator)   G AFTERLIFE Short Improv(2) [Download]  ...

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happy holidays!
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happy holidays!

Dec 7, 2019

Happy Holidays! (…this is for Bradshaw) Here below a series of frames processed with a pixel sorting and a 3D jitter patch. For the 3d images use RED&CYAN glasses, Frames captured from a simulation of galaxy formation‘s video found on the ILLUSTRIS website. galax 1 galax 2 galax 3 galax 4 galax 5 galax 6 galax 7 galax 8 galax 9 galax 10 galax 3d1 galax 3d2...

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sorting TNG
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sorting TNG

Nov 30, 2019

pixel sorting a clip from the TNG site. The IllustrisTNG project is a suite of state-of-the-art cosmological galaxy formation simulations. Each simulation in IllustrisTNG evolves a large swath of a mock Universe from soon after the Big-Bang until the present day while taking into account a wide range of physical processes that drive galaxy formation. The simulations can be used to study a broad...

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4 microludes for Bruno
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4 microludes for Bruno

Nov 28, 2019

These little snippets of harpsichord sounds were inspired by discussion with Bruno Cavalca while around a beautiful Craig Tomlinson’s Harpsichord in our class at VCC.  ...

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Dungeon Master
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Dungeon Master

Nov 3, 2019

Dungeon Master, recorded live at 8EAST, November 1, 2019 Dungeon Master by Shades of Scorpius JP Carter, Trumpet + FX • Lee Hutzulak, Synthesizers & Sampler Kenton Loewen, Drums & Percussion • Giorgio Magnanensi, Laptop & Piano        ...

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mixtophonics
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mixtophonics

Oct 21, 2019

MIXTOPHONICS come celebrate sonic imagination and lovely people!   mixtophonics has returned, after 17 years in June 2018. VNM started mixtophonics in 2001 at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive, to offer a space to present sound and music explorations by a variety of young and upcoming artists living in Vancouver. It run for 3 years and it was a great monthly gathering fostering the beautiful energy...

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quiet city set
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quiet city set

Oct 8, 2019

Thank you Constantine!! And QUIET CITY And thank youy Jaewoo Lee for the great room recording Quiet City g [Download] four red cedar resonators, blippoo, dod delay and oscilloscope    ...

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il suono indaco
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il suono indaco

Aug 23, 2019

il suono indaco (2011) dedicated to Walter Zanetti, Steve Wright and Chris Rolfe with a big thank you and love to Veda Hille and all of you wonderful and inspiring people. Still hoping to fully remount this with the 2 guitars.   il suono indaco [Download]   panel III  ...

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59
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59

Aug 5, 2019

Here is a random image search for the number of my birthday; today, my 59th birthday, August 5, 2019   http://www.fiftyninesrl.com/index_en.php https://www.magnatoneusa.com/products/master-collection/super-fifty-nine-head https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellation   Beethoover Op. 59, no.1   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_59   59 (Fifty-Nine!) Binary Neutron Star Merger Simulations Binary Neutron Star Merger Simulations      https://books.google.ca/booksid=CTWDFJmp3B0C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false  ...

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MAGIK Aug 2019
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MAGIK Aug 2019

Jul 27, 2019

Heading to Powell River on Aug 11 to work with MAGIK and 8 cedar panels at The Art Centre ~ Powell River Public Art Gallery           The Art Centre, Powell River The Art Centre, Powell River The Art Centre, Powell River...

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sitka
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sitka

Jul 21, 2019

  I finally started working on the beautiful sitka spruce reclaimed from the mill last winter. I look forward to playing with a new set of these beautiful resonators sometime this fall and enjoying the bright resonances of this wood with my MAGIK friends and more. Here some random images:   8 large sitka spruce resonators 8 small sitka spruce resonators  ...

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MAGIK
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MAGIK

Jul 5, 2019

MAGIK is a new Vancouver-based project that brings together Giorgio Magnanensi’s resonant woods with two of Vancouver’s most respected musicians, Marina Hasselberg cello, Kenton Loewen drums and Ucluelet based video artists Nicolas Teichrob. MAGIK plays within a multi-layered, live electro acoustic surround sound-space among flat audio panels of hand cut West Coast Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce and Pacific Maple. The panels serve both as...

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