photos by Elisa Ferrari
I’ve received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts that involves listening to the sounds of insects that have been recorded in the Neuroethology Lab at Carleton University in Ottawa. This Lab is used to study and record the acoustics of insects, and focuses on the acoustics of caterpillars, bark beetles, and butterfly hearing.
Sounds collected from the Surrey Art Gallery in 2012 were used in a performance at the Surrey Art Gallery Sound Symposium, Destroy Vancouver, and The Klinker at noise=noise, London, UK. The performance involves using a radio transmitter to transmit the sounds to several radios around the audience, and using the sound system at the venue primarily for low frequencies. I’m interested in touring this and looking for dates in the near future.
Canadian artist Kristen Roos connects sofas to droning machines and uses subway trains as deep-frequency drums. For him, working with sound is a visual experience. Read the entire article in: Sennheiser Sound Magazine
Once long past, listening gave clues for survival. Now we listen unconsciously, blocking noise and tuning in to what we want to hear. Yet the unwanted sounds we filter out tell us a lot about our environment and our lives. Broadcaster Teresa Goff listens for the messages in our walls of sound.
click on the image above for a link to listen to the documentary.
New sounds that I’ve created for the 605 collective will be premiered with their Inheritor Album at the Canada Dance Festival, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. This official premiere features six performers, and integrated projected film/animation elements created by award-winning visual artist Miwa Matreyek. click on the image above for more info.
I’m performing a new piece called Thrum at Trans-X in Toronto May 25th.
The piece uses radios and recordings made in the machine room of the Surrey Art Centre. I’m also on a panel: Locating the transmission
& Transmitting the location, and giving a contact mics building workshop. For details click on the link above.
February 24, 2012 – 8:00pm – February 25, 2012 – 12:00am
Ambient social. Last Friday of the month. Free.
facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/
connect_icut | http://connect-icut.com/
Sparse improvisations on a virtual Fender Rhodes, sampled live and arranged using custom-built generative music software. Dreamy and disorientating, if all goes to plan.
loscil | www.loscil.ca
This incarnation of Scott Morgan’s loscil project features remixes of past works and premiers of new creations with live, improvised accompaniment by long time collaborator, Jason Zumpano on Rhodes piano. With a penchant for slow moving, low level, nearly static compositions, loscil carves out a soundtrack for hidden worlds and creates a listening space dually suited to deep listening or purely subconscious absorption.
Kristen Roos | www.kristenroos.com
Kristen’s live performance will involve using his voice and small percussive instruments manipulated with looping, delay, pitch and filtering pedals, to create a kind of psychedelic wallpaper, as background music for conversation at the bar.
Fieldhead | www.fieldheadmusic.com
Fieldhead produces ambient/electronic music that delights in tape hiss, geography, bleak landscapes and decaying analogue loops.
Emma Hendrix is a sound designer and installation artist who uses improvisation as a means to building textural sound compositions.