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Things Resounding Things

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Things Resounding Things

On October 31 I had the pleasure to visit John Brennan and his new and beautiful installation Things Resounding Things just before the November 1 opening atThe Basically Good Media Labat Emily Carr University of Arts + Design. Here are a couple of reflections instigated by John’s resounding space. Things Resounding Things is an emergent sound space for both an intimate and a collective experience within resonance. I feel deeply attracted by these kinds of spaces as I find them welcoming, activating, and bare to the point of listening and hearing. Here in fact they both seem to finally harmonize in new emergent ways of sound thinking. The emergence in this kind of space, is rooted in an experimentalist approach in which discoveries are possible given the ability to create spaces and conditions in which things might happen, reveal themselves and be taken care of, beyond any sentimentality of expression. Emergence here is also the result of fertile environments where ideas emerge, sprout, form and transform when we can take care of ourselves as fully sentient being, constantly resonating with and within the world in its entirety, losing our grip on “wanting” as if we had the right to access and possess everything at any time. Though I’m not talking here about a pantheistic tension, but about a reconnected awareness of both our limitations and potentials when fully embodied human beings: personae. John Brennan’s work offer us the wonderful gift of wandering in this kind of space while resounding within it: a sound theatre devoid of any performative gesture reclaiming the mythological spirit of sonus, where music becomes “ the corporealization of the intelligence that is in sound ” [1] [1]  Edgard Varése, 1966        ...

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mixtophonics

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mixtophonics

    mixtophonics has returned, after 17 years. 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 of people enjoying playing together, reflect, provoke and meet through and within sound. John Korsrud came to me early this summer as he was booking Lana Lou’s for a couple of Wednesdays to gather some local musicians and improvisers, and instigated the idea to start a new series, with the same spirit and energy, in and for a city which has yes changed a lot, but also still hosts a growing community of sound thinkers and beautiful people we like to have around, we like to meet and play with and we wish to strongly support in a cultural landscape which at times still fails to recognize the radical and revolutionary power of unorthodox creative energies. Join us, mixtophonics is here to stay....

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soundgarden 03

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soundgarden 03

SOUNDGARDEN 03 Tofino Botanical Gardens • August 12, 2018      ...

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58

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58

Here is a random image search for the number of my birthday; today, my 58th birthday, August 5, 2018   Brahms op 58   58 Gin Cerium   Chopin Sonata op 58   John Cage, Fifty-Eight   Messier 58     SHURE SM58      ...

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MAGIK

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MAGIK

Marina Hasselberg, cello • Giorgio Magnanensi • cedar resonators, Kenton Loewen, drums & metals Nicolas Teichrob spun spectra video       https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/WCR-@-China-Cloud.mp4...

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EMUSE 2018

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EMUSE 2018

Native Education College in partnership with Vancouver New Music, Vancouver Public Library and Warriors Against Violence presents     EMUSE 2018: Aboriginal Electronic Music Festival May 16 – 19, 2018 Various times + locations (details below) Free events EMUSE IS BACK! May 16 – 19, 2018, come join us for 4 days of music, workshops, and discussions about electronic music from an Indigenous perspective. Featuring Eliot Britton, Kerey Harper, Janine Island, Sandy Scofield, Russell Wallace and more! SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 7 – 8:30PM EMUSE kick off at Vancouver Public Library Alice McKay Room Central Branch (350 West Georgia St.) [map] ………………………………… THURSDAY, MAY 17 12 – 1PM Panel Discussion: The Sound of Violence With Curtis Clearsky, JB the First Lady, and Theresa Warbus Native Education College, (237 East 5th Ave) [map] 1PM -3PM Workshop: Audio Storytelling with DJ Kwe Workshop: Adventures in Radio Gunargie O Sullivan Native Education College, (237 East 5th Ave) [map] 4 – 6PM Workshop: Sound and Video Scope with Eliot Britton Native Education College, (237 East 5th Ave) [map] 7PM Panel discussion: Indigenous Women in Electronic Music with Sandy Scofield, Norine Braun and Gunargie O Sullivan Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch in the Inspiration Lab (350 West Georgia St., 3rd level) [map] ………………………………… FRIDAY, MAY 18 1 – 3PM Workshop: Creating Loops in Ableton with Tiffany Moses Workshop: Totally Modular Synths with Dan Kibke Native Education College, (237 East 5th Ave) [map] 4 – 6PM Workshop: Turning the Tables with DJ O Show Native Education College, (237 East 5th Ave) [map] ………………………………… SATURDAY, MAY 19 10AM – 12PM Workshop: Ardunio to Abelton with Brady Marks Native Education College, (237 East 5th Ave) [map] 1 – 3PM Workshop: Kenaxis with Stefan Smulovitz Native Education College, (237 East 5th Ave) [map] 7 – 9PM Concert at VCC Free Electro Acoustic Concert with commissions from Eliot Britton, Sandy Scofield, Janine Island, Kerey Harper, and Russell Wallace. Vancouver Community College Atrium (1155 East Broadway, entrance at E 7th Ave. and Glen Dr.) [map]   Check out a sampler w/artists from last year and this year for your listening enjoyment  https://m.mixcloud.com/VancouverNewMusic/emuse-2018/‬  ...

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Schola Heidelberg • Ensemble Aesthesis

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Schola Heidelberg • Ensemble Aesthesis

Hailing from the beautiful city of Heidelberg SCHOLA HEIDELBERG // ENSEMBLE AESTHESIS Friday, May 11, 2018 • 7:30 PM, BY DONATION Red Gate Revue Stage • Granville Islandhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1843394822619735/http://tsilumos.org/salt2018/https://klangforum-heidelberg.de/en/schola-heidelberghttps://www.kairos-music.com/artists/ensemble-aisthesis  ...

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Star Systems • live @ China Cloud

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Star Systems • live @ China Cloud

  Thank you Lee for the video!     Star System playing the music of Sun Ra Recorded live at the China Cloud in Vancouver, Canada on March 14th, 2018. Featuring Colin Cowan (double bass, electronics, megaphone) | Daniel Gaucher (drums, electronics, arrangements) | Skye Brooks (percussion) | Tom Wherrett (electric guitar, electronics) Giorgio Magnanensi (piano, laptop) | Ted Crosby (saxophone, clarinet) | John Paton (saxophone) | Joshua Zubot (violin, electronics) | Lee Hutzulak (synthesizer) || Recorded, mixed, shot & edited by Lee Hutzulak....

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VCC Community Report

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VCC Community Report

VCC COMMUNITY REPORT 2018    ...

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WCR Metro Vancouver video

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WCR  Metro Vancouver video

A short video about WCR Installation and performances last March at UBC CIRS by Metro Vancouver    ...

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some tiny noise

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some tiny noise

  @ SEEING SOUND 2018      ...

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URI RMX

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URI RMX

URI CAINE & ENSEMBLE a Vancouver New Music production arranged & conducted by Giorgio Magnanensi featuring Uri Caine : compositions, piano || Cameron Wilson : violin || Molly MacKinnon : violin || John Kastelic : viola || Marina Hasselberg : cello || prOphecy sun : voice, theremin & electronics || Lee Hutzulak : synthesizers, electronics & auxiliary percussion || Julian La Brooy : sampler || Constantine Katsiris : laptop || Stefan Smulovitz : laptop & electronics || Giorgio Magnanensi : laptop Performed & recorded November 25, 2017 at the Roundhouse, Vancouver, Canada All cameras & microphones by Lee Hutzulak, except: wide view & stage left close-ups by Mingtao Kong, courtesy VNM & live quartet mics courtesy The Roundhouse & John Kastelic. Mix, edit & design by Lee Hutzulak at the Birdhouse in Vancouver, Canada between Dec 2017 – Jan 2018.    ...

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figments

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figments

TGK Tony Wilson • Electric Guitar Kenton Loewen • Drums Giorgio Magnanensi • Keys & Live Electronics     TKG set 1 [Download] TKG set 2 [Download] Excerpt from the live performance...

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WCR Installation

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WCR Installation

MARCH 4-10, 2018 WEST COAST RADIANS     DOWNLOAD and FOLD your brochure             Saturday night @ CIRS  ...

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LOoW exhibition

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LOoW exhibition

  Coming soon! sound crystals / -H A new installation/project part of Leaning Out of Windows  January 25- February 8,  2018 at the ECUAD new building.         Thank you to RANDY LEE CUTLER + INGRID KOENIG for inviting me to be part of this exciting research project, and to Art Olin for his elucidations and fascinating work at TRIUMF        ...

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à nous la liberté

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à nous la liberté

à nous la liberté (Live all’Auditorium di Radio Popolare) a great project by Guido Mazzon, Tony Rusconi & Walter Zanetti          ...

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TDU / MH

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TDU / MH

some preliminary drafts/studies for a new piece for cello, cedar and maple resonators, sound objects and oscillographic videos for Marina Hasselberg. …more to come   studio #1   studio #2   studio #3   studio #4   studio #5...

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ISCM – VNM String Orchestra, VEE

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ISCM – VNM String Orchestra, VEE

ISCM 2017 • Vancouver Thank you to all the wonderful musicians and to all the composers.   ISCM 2017 • Program   Linda Catlin Smith, Orient Point   Serena Teatini, Mi Fa   Jay Schwartz, Music for Orchestra III   Kotoka Suzuki, In Praise of Shadows    ...

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The Reorganized Organ

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The Reorganized Organ

The Reorganized Organ mentorship project Order tickets: https://reorganized-organ.eventbrite.ca Entrance is free, but you must order a free ticket for dinner Join us for the final showcase of our current youth mentorship project, The Reorganized Organ, a collaborative instrument-building project and experiment in using electronic waste to make an orchestra of experimental musical instruments. Also: opening remarks by Garnet Hertz and Brady Marks, and performances/installations by Lee Hutzulak, Sara Gold, and Gamelan Bike Bike.  ...

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URI RMX

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URI RMX

  URI RMX Wonderful music with a great artist and amazing Vancouver musicians! TONIGHT NOV 25 at the ROUNDHOUSE    ...

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elektrosluch

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elektrosluch

  I assembled a new great little elektrosluch by makercube, …and having fun : )    ...

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ISCM RMX

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ISCM RMX

  Vancouver Electronic Ensemble ISCM RMX   VEE – ISCM Remix (Performed by Vancouver Electronic Ensemble) [Download]      ...

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Shades of Scorpius v.2

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Shades of Scorpius v.2

  Colin Cowan • Bass/FX Boxes Lee Hutzulak • Synthesizer/Sampler Kenton Loewen • Drums/Percussion Giorgio Magnanensi • Laptop/Piano   Recorded live at THE LIDO • November 4, 2017 SOS | NGC​​:​​171104​​.​​2.​​2 by Shades of Scorpius    ...

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spun spectra at GPAG

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spun spectra at GPAG

  SPUN SPECTRA Nicolas’ Teichrob’s wonderful photos at the Gibson Public Art Gallery Spun Spectra is up and glowing at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. if rolling through the coast in October, go check out some trippy light and colours and sounds (via @giominz) of spider webs! It will expand your mind in terms of what is there that we can tune into when observant, aware and expanding our spatial and temporal scales of engagement. —///—-Opening reception is this Saturday. 2-4pm. ???????????? #spunspectra #sunshinecoast #arts #bcarts #gibsons #gpag #cedarhits #missionnaish #giorgiomagnanensi #soundsalso #photography #exhibit #audiovisualmindfeast #nattylightforlife! #backlit #fujitrans #gallery #gibsonspublicartgallery #untilOct29 A post shared by Nicolas Teichrob (@nicolasteichrob) on Oct 5, 2017 at 1:17pm PDT   more spun spectra HERE  ...

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West Coast Radians

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West Coast Radians

WEST COAST RADIANS @westcoastradians     Wood Flat Audio Resonators Design a great logo by Max Magnanensi   WOOFAP/S WOOd Flat Audio Panel System     In the last couple of years I have been experimenting with and building various sets of yellow cedar and maple flat audio-panels to create both instruments and audio diffusors that might engage in a more embodied form of listening and sound thinking. The LINKS below give an idea of the various explorations and implementation of these sound sculptures, and in general about the nature and spirit of these sound objects/instruments/resonators and my personal impetus behind them. The cedar and maple flat audio-panels are built using large yellow cedar and maple boards reclaimed from discarded piles of wood in mill operations and drifting ocean logs on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. After being sliced and smoothly shaped, they are planed and sanded to thin them down to thickness ranging between 2/16”and 1/4” and finally mounted on a stabilizer wood stand. An amplifier drives the sound into an audio transducer applied to the rear of each panel, exciting the wood boards and transforming their surface into a distributed-mode loudspeaker (DML). In this way the audio is approaching an omnidirectional presence in the way the sound from the cedar and maple panels is dispersed evenly in all directions. The diffused radiation patterns of all frequencies created on the panels expands the audio source. Sound then propagates through the wood in the most liberated and natural way while becoming omnidirectional in the far field. The diffused sound is stunningly beautiful and softly filtered by the smooth quality of yellow cedar or the brighter resonating quality of maple, which adds to the uncanny character of their physical and sculptural presence. L I N K S In January 2018 I will present this project at ECUAD (details to come) In the Spring 2018 I will present an installation performance space at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC with 16 panels driven by a 16-channel system. Both an installation and a performance instrument, WOOFAP / S will be also made available to a variety of local sonic explorers.           resonators at the SC ART Crawl yellow cedar resonators at the SC ART Crawl maple detail cedar panels resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl maple resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl yellow cedar detail resonators at the SC ART Crawl    ...

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Rogue Arts Festival

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Rogue Arts Festival

Friday, August 25th 7PM Spacedock 8PM Dylan Rhymer 8:30PM Devil in the Wood Shack 9:30PM Buckman Coe   Saturday, August 26th 11AM Doug Koyama/The Imprints/Spacedock *Collective Set* Noon Matthew Lovegrove 1PM Kitty & The Rooster/Steve Weave and Giorgio Magnanensi *Collective Set* 3PM The Imprints 4PM Devil in the Wood Shack/Dirty Mountain *Collective Set* 5:30PM Kitty & The Rooster 6:30PM Scenic Route to Alaska 7:35PM Dylan Rhymer 7:45PM Steve Weave and Giorgio Magnanensi 8:40PM Butler in the Hey! 9:30PM Queer as Funk   Sunday, August 27th Noon Spouse 1PM Doug Koyama 2PM The Burying Ground/Butler in the Hey! *Collective Set* 3PM Dirty Mountain 4PM The Burying Ground    ...

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asabikeshiinh

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asabikeshiinh

dreamcatchers     […] fascism doesn’t take root on the margins of society, but always emerges from within the existing status quo. […] Alain Badiou, Metapolitics   … and it seems getting worse on a speedy pace: a fast and aggressive emergence of fascistic behaviours, role-modeled by a naked leader and his entourage. But also long engrained in our broken societies, too many around the world to be suddenly surprised of such larger malaise. What to say? It also seems that communities should be reacting with convinced and massive response, as the threat is not a tiny one and not limited by geopolitical borders. It’s not unthinkable that US might quickly roll toward open and established authoritarianism. The exercise of democracy then becomes now an imperative to sustain in every single moment, as bending to fascism will only lead to catastrophe.  ...

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Bird Sounds

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Bird Sounds

  A very nice website           The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Macaulay Library A.I. Experiments  ...

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XYscope

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XYscope

  Great Processing library & sketches by Ted Davis XYscope        ...

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R.I.P. Gilles Tremblay

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R.I.P. Gilles Tremblay

  Gilles Tremblay Gilles Tremblay, composer, pianist, ondist (born 6 September 1932 in Arvida [Saguenay], QC; died 27 July 2017 in Montréal, QC).   OBITUARY    ...

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57

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57

Here is a random image search for the number of my birthday; today, my 57th birthday, August 5, 2017 (click on images for links)                                       Biffy Clyro • 57   …and a 57″ pixel storm for the day : ) use 3D (Red & Cyan) glasses  ...

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Spiral

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Spiral

  SPIRAL MAGAZINE Spiral is a free publication from the Rubin Museum of Art. The first issue, available HERE and in print, accompanies the exhibition The World Is Sound, amplifying its themes and going a bit further afield.        ...

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sonic thinking

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sonic thinking

a must read:     Sonic Thinking: A Media Philosophical Approach Edited by Bernd Herzogenrath   Sonic Thinking (short excerpt from the Introduction) I would like to start with a set of resonances. First of all, a resonance on the word “resonance”—on the one hand it means something like “echo,” or “reverberation,” on the other hand, the word “reason” is somehow hidden in “resonance.” The French verb r.sonner makes this resonance even stronger—one might even be tempted to invent the word re[a]sonance here. Thus, a kind of knowledge is involved here. A kind of thinking— maybe not what we would call rational thinking, but a kind of thinking nonetheless. As the Polish philosopher and mathematician J.zef Ho.n.-Wronski has it, as quoted by Edgar Var.se: “Music is the corporealization of the intelligence that is in sound” (Var.se 1966: 17). Music as the becoming-body of the knowledge of sound—sound thinking. Again, also this knowledge that sound is, has a highly interesting resonance in its “wordhood” in French: conna.tre—knowledge as a process of “being-born- with”—this could mean that this knowledge, this thinking, this re[a]sonance, that sound is not a knowledge about the world, coming to you only in retrospective reflection, but a thinking of and in the world, a part of the world we live in, intervening in the world directly. Friedrich Nietzsche, in his unpublished early notebooks, dating from the period of his Unfashionable Observations (1872–3), relates the true philosopher to the scientist and the artist as listener: “The concept of the philosopher . . . : he tries to let all the sounds of the world reverberate in him and to place this comprehensive sound outside himself into concepts” (19[71], 115); whereas the artist lets the tones of the world resonate within him and projects them by means of percepts and affects. So, here, sound-art practice becomes research and philosophy, and vice versa. Rainer Maria Rilke, in his 1919 essay “Primal Sound” (Urger.usch in the German original) described an experience he had as a young boy, when introduced to a phonograph for the first time, seeing how the needle produced sounds out of grooves in a wax cylinder, grooves that the recording of actual sounds had put there in the first place. Years later, while attending anatomical lectures in Paris, Rilke connected the lines of coronal suture of the human skull to his childhood observations—“I knew at once what it reminded me of: one of those unforgotten grooves, which had been scratched in a little wax cylinder by the point of a bristle!” (2001: 22). From this incident, Rilke derives the following “experimental set-up”: “The coronal suture of the skull (this would first have to be investigated) has—let us assume— a certain similarity to the closely wavy line which the needle of a phonograph engraves on the receiving, rotating cylinder of the apparatus. What if one changed the needle and directed it on its return journey along a tracing which was not derived from the graphic translation of a sound, but existed of itself naturally—well: to put it plainly, along the coronal suture, for example. What would happen?” (23). Rilke’s obvious answer, is, of course, noise, music—sound! Probing further, Rilke asks himself, “What variety of lines then, occurring anywhere, could one not put under the needle and try out? Is there any contour that one could not, in a sense, complete in this way and then experience it, as it makes itself felt, thus transformed, in another field of sense?” (23). In a letter, Rilke specifies this idea. Writing to Dieter Bassermann, Rilke speculates on “set[ting] to sound the countless signatures of Creation which in the skeleton,...

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50 Canadian Things

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50 Canadian Things

  il Guadagnini at 50 Canadian Things          ...

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lunaire, apparizioni

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lunaire, apparizioni

    fließend (b) performed at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna Ensemble Zipangu conducted by Fabio Sperandio       fließend (b) • Zipangu [Download]     Ensemble Zipangu Direttore: Fabio Sperandio Violini: Alessandro Di Marco, Giacomo Scarponi, Emanuele Benfenati, Anton Berovski, Elvi Berovski, Alessandro Bonetti, David Caramia, Silvia Mandolini, Elena Maury, Cosimo Paoli Viole: Corrado Carnevali, Loris Dal Bo, Emanuela Bascetta, Nicola Calzolari Violoncelli: Mattia Cipolli, Vittorio Piombo, Roberto Cima, Chiara Tenan Contrabbasso: Gianandrea Pignoni   The idea of this concert was born of desire to welcome our friend Giorgio Magnanensi, passing through the city, performing his music. To present the composer is an authoritative Giordano Montecchi, always accomplice, whom we thank. It was 1989. That year, the many (already) precarious ones who for years had taught in the Conservatory, got their tenure. So we found ourselves in Parma, Giorgio Magnanensi and myself, he was teaching Harmony and Counterpoint and I History of Music. First colleagues – just a “hello ….. hello ….” – and then, after all, friends together with the discovery of having both a double, or perhaps multiple, musical identity. There was the Magnanensi professor at the Conservatory and there was the Magnanensi who spent the summers in Siena as assistant and then friend of Franco Donatoni. And then there was the “after hours” Giorgio, for whom music meant enthusiasm, adventure, play, falling in love, furores. All translated into an irrepressible creativity pouring into the discovery, experimentation and refinement of a totally free, intuitive and anti-academic music making. Creativity without restraints, yes, but especially infectious and engaging – and this was (as is always the case) the key to everything. Because if autistic experimentalism is a form of pollution of today’s music, creative liberation, conceived as a common, joyful and shared experience, is a dimension that music always needs, like us oxygen. The basic system or device was a poor electronics, driven by inexhaustible ingeniousness, perhaps an electric guitar resting on the knees and reinvented with heterodox interventions and techniques. But, above all, an extreme, empathetic, thoughtful sensitivity for the combination of sounds among themselves and for their flourishing in an unsuspected and enchanting music: that virtue that once was called “gusto“. Among contemplation, light textures and excitements, it was a desire, a pure musical pleasure, often reached together with a small group of improvisers, mutually and intimately listening, also captured in those not only playful, but also spiritually regenerating sound games. And unforgettable. No conservatory or academy could, can or will ever teach this way of making – or rather “being” – music. And that is precisely the germ of that aesthetic subversion that most (if noticed) remove, so as not to undermine the subtly hypocritical ménage of academic avant-garde as Morton Feldman called it. But Giorgio Magnanensi did not remove it. He listened to it, indeed, and he believed it. And at some point he left, slamming the door. After years in which his hyper-reactivity to the tangles of inefficiencies, mediocrity and pettiness that the routine of the typical Italian establishment was inexorably growing: Conservatories, Publishers, Commissions, Competitions, Festival, Theaters … enough! Away! It was 1999. And Giorgio Magnanensi went to Canada to stay there. Telling what he found there would seem like an exercise in xenophilia. Let’s just say that...

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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:   quid sustain [Download]    ...

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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  ...

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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 .     They asked us not to photograph the performances so here we are photographing the applause at the end of the set. Douglas Schmidt and Giorgio Magnanensi earned their accolades with a sterling delivery of what could be perfectly characterized as “not what people are expecting to emerge from a squeezebox”. Vancouver New Music delivers the goods! #NoirFestX A post shared by Accordion Noir Fest (@accordionnoirfest) on Sep 8, 2017 at 9:23pm PDT     Meanwhile here some of Doug’s new pieces we will work on together:         Here is a draft track for Doug:   RM&B rmx 01 [Download]    ...

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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        ...

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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.      ...

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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.              ...

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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 presented January 25- February 8,  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...

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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...

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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....

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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.    ...

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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  ...

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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 little wheel [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: little wheel PAO rev [Download]     from Buffy Sainte Marie’s 1966 album Little Wheel Spin and Spin: My country ‘Tis Of Thy People You’re Dying          ...

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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 https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/TDU-HRO-Jan-2017.mp4   and 2 sloooooow shots : ) https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2-shots.mp4  ...

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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  ...

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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        ...

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Deforestation

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Deforestation

The progresses of insane exploitation. And this is just a small crumble of it…...

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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  ...

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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...

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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  ...

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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        ...

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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...

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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      ...

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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....

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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    ...

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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          View this post on Instagram 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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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: 9761 loop [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...

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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...

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nomadic streams videos

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nomadic streams videos

  a few videos of nomadic streams • VNM 2015 Festival          ...

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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...

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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...

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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.   Intonarumori Take 1 [Download]   Intonarumori Take 2 [Download] Intonarumori playground (for an upcoming performance at the VAG) A post shared by Ben Wylie (@yallreadyknowutitdo) on Mar 7, 2016 at 5:24pm PST     and here a great book by Luciano Chessa if you want to read more about Luigi Russolo and Futurism  ...

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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      ...

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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  ...

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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...

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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    ...

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SONM

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SONM

    http://sonmarchive.es/images/stories/letter-re-confirmation-artists.pdf    ...

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SpaceMelt

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SpaceMelt

SpaceMelt   Friday, February 12 • 8pm – Renegade Main Street 125 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver            ...

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DOUG

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DOUG

tonight DOUG by Janice Kerbel at the CAG...

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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    ...

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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.        ...

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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...

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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

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16

  …a new year is coming...

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Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays!

      .· :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: ·.         Auguri! • Happy Holidays! Giorgio .· :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: ·.      ...

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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        ...

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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 https://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.)   #bigjoyfestival #giorgiomagnanensi wood speakers A post shared by @awamorikaiju on Dec 5, 2015 at 10:43pm PST     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.      ...

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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    ...

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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    ...

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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)          ...

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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    ...

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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...

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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...

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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        ...

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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    ...

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