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Communauté électroacoustique canadienne
Canadian Electroacoustic Community
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Montréal, QC — H3G 1M8 Canada
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CEC 25th Anniversary Tour

The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) was founded 25 years ago in response to the needs and concerns of the growing community of electroacoustic (EA) composers and artists across Canada. Several years of diligent work and coordination by Kevin Austin and Jean-François Denis led to the CEC’s founding in 1986, and the CEC is today respected across the country and internationally for the openness and inclusive nature of its many projects and for its support and promotion of the whole gamut of electroacoustic and related practices.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the CEC is going on a nation-wide tour this Fall, with over 25 concerts as well as various presentations and demonstrations at ten venues in nine cities in collaboration with key institutions and individuals in the EA community — from Victoria to St. John’s!

Kevin Austin is the project’s special guest for the tour and will be presenting a conference (live or via video feed) on recent electroacoustic (EA) practices at each venue. Local artists have been invited to give brief presentations as part of his conference.

Members of the CEC’s Board of Directors and Administration, and winners from this year’s edition of Jeu de Temps / Times Play (JTTP), will be present at each event to meet with the community.

Detailled schedules and programme information will be published soon to the CEC’s website and Facebook pages, but we invite you to already mark down the November-December dates listed below.

We hope to see you at the upcoming events!

jef chippewa
CEC 25th Anniversary Tour Project Manager

Montréal 11 Nov | Montréal (en français) 12 Nov | Victoria 15 Nov | Vancouver 17 Nov
Edmonton — “Sea of Sound Festival” 18–20 Nov | Calgary 22 Nov | Winnipeg 24 Nov
Toronto — “Sound Play Festival” 25–27 Nov | Hamilton 30 Nov | St. John’s 1–2 Dec

Event Schedules / Horaires des événements

Schedules subject to change. Check back for updates closer to the individual dates.

Friday, 11 November PROJECT LAUNCH in Montréal

Where? Concordia University (Molson bldg, 1455 Guy [Google maps], 8th floor) and The Plant (185 Van Horne [Google maps])

The launch of the CEC's 25th Anniversary Tour is hosted by Concordia University’s Music Department, with the participation of the Concordia Electroacoustic Studies Student Association (CESSA). Come out and celebrate with us on this full day of activities.

In the afternoon, the Music Department will have an Open House, Kevin Austin will present his conference on “Recent Trends in Electroacoustics”, prepared especially for the Anniversary Tour, and four concerts will be held from the afternoon late into the night (a live telematic concert hosted by CLOrk, JTTP 2011 winning works, 60x60 Canadian edition and a laid-back “lounge” concert). The official lauch of the project will be followed by an informal Meet & Greet, where members of the CEC Board and Administration as well as JTTP 2011 guests will be present.

All events take place on the 8th floor of Concordia University’s Molson Building except where indicated. Entrance to all events is free.

12:00–17:30 Open House: Concordia Music Dept. 8th fl. Molson Bldg. [MB]
12:30–15:00 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EAS [MB 8.135]
16:00–17:00 Concert 1: CLOrk with 4-city Telematic link (Montréal, Edmonton, Calgary, Hamilton) [MB 8.245]
17:30–19:00 Official Project Launch + CEC Meet & Greet [MB 8.255]
19:00–20:00 Concert 2: 60x60 Canadian [MB 8.245]
20:30–21:30 Concert 3: JTTP 2011 [MB 8.245]
22:00–00:00 Concert 4: Live EA and DJ sets [The Plant]

Saturday, 12 November in Montréal (en français)

Where? Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (4750, avenue Henri-Julien [Google maps], 1er étage)

The second event of the CEC’s 25th Anniversary Tour takes place in Montréal with the collaboration of the Conservatoire de musique, where several JTTP participants and winners in recent years have studied with Louis Dufort and Martin Bédard (Martin also teaches at Université de Montréal, another important source of JTTP participants over the years). Kevin Austin will present his conference on “Recent Trends in Electroacoustics”, prepared especially for the Anniversary Tour, and all JTTP 2011 winners will be present for a concert of their works. The public is also invited to attend open rehearsals in the afternoon and to come out and meet people from the CEC and JTTP before the evening concert of JTTP 2011 winning works.

10:00–11:30 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA [Local 2231]
12:00–18:00 Open Rehearsals — The public is invited to attend! [Salle Multimédia]
   12:00 Maxime Corbeil-Perron — Fragments (2011)
   13:00 Guillaume Barrette — Parasite (2011)
   14:00 Marc-André Perron — Effervescence/Somnolence (2010)
   15:00 David Arango Valencia — Canción de Otraparte (Chanson d'ailleurs) (2011)
   16:00 Guillaume Campion — Neige cendre (2011)
   17:00 Jullian Hoff — Scratch (2011)
18:00–19:00 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet
19:00–20:15 Concert: JTTP 2011 [Salle Multimédia]

Tuesday, 15 November in Victoria

Where? University of Victoria School of Music, MacLaurin building (3800 Finnerty Road a.k.a. Ring Road [Google maps]) and The Grad House Restaurant in the UVic Grad Centre.

11:30–12:30 Presentation: Gabrielle Odowichuk (UVic) — Real-Time 3D Sound Spatialization using Gestural Controllers [Rm. B016]
14:30–15:40 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA [Rm. B016]
16:00–16:30 Presentation: Darren Miller (UVic) — Some Spectral Approaches to Audio Morphing [Rm. B016]
16:30–17:30 Demonstration: Randy Jones (Madrona) — Soundplane Controller, Aalto Synthesizer [Rm. B016]
17:30–19:00 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet [Rm. B016]
19:00–20:00 Concert 1: MISTIC [Rm. B037]
20:00–21:15 Concert 2: JTTP 2011 [PT Young Recital Hall]
21:30–00:00 Concert 3: After-Hours Concert (electronica / ambient) [Grad House]

Thursday, 17 November in Vancouver

Where? Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) Goldcorp Centre for the Arts / Woodwards complex, 2nd and 3rd floors (149 West Hastings St. [Google maps]) and W2 Media Cafe (111 West Hastings St. [Google maps]).

All seminars and presentations will be held in SFU-Woodwards room 3420 (3rd floor). Concert venues are indicated in the schedule below.

11:00–12:15 Seminar Part 1: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA
12:30–13:30 Seminar Part 2: with invited guests Giorgio Magnanensi, Hildegard Westerkamp, Martin Gotfrit and Leonard Paul
16:00–18:00 Seminar: Tim Bartoo (Harmonic Functions) — Spatialization of Sound with the TiMax Audio Controller
18:00–19:00 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet
19:00–20:15 Concert 1: JTTP 2011 winning works [Studio T, Rm. 2210]
20:30–22:00 Concert 2: “All in Time” curated by Barry Truax [Studio T, Rm. 2210]
22:00–00:00 Concert 3: “Lounge” Concert — Quiet City #8 [W2]

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November in Edmonton

Where? Catalyst Theatre (8529 Gateway Boulevard [Google maps]) and New City Roadhouse (149 West Hastings St. [Google maps])

Edmonton’s Sea of Sound Festival (18–20 November 2011) is the result of a collaboration between the Music Department of the University of Alberta, Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) and Tonus Vivus, held in conjunction with and complementing the CEC’s 25th Anniversary events. This weekend-long festival offers a range of electroacoustic and related activities in the downtown core of the city. Kevin Austin will present his conference on “Recent Trends in Electroacoustics”, prepared especially for the Anniversary Tour, four concerts will feature featuring new works from Alberta-based artists, JTTP 2011 winning works and a late-night “lounge” concert, and an exhibition of sound installation works are n the programme. The public is also invited to attend open rehearsals in the afternoon and to come out and meet people from the CEC and JTTP before the Sunday evening concert of JTTP 2011 winning works.

FRIDAY, 18 November
20:00–21:30 Concert 1: New Electroacoustic Performances from Alberta

SATURDAY, 19 November
11:00–16:00 Exhibition: Sound Installations
20:00–21:30 Concert 2: New Electroacoustic Performances from Alberta
22:00–00:00 Concert 3: Late Night “Lounge” Concert with Trio Latitude, BEAMS Allstars and Wijit

SUNDAY, 20 November
12:30–15:00 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA
19:00–20:00 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet
20:00–21:15 Concert 4: JTTP 2011 winning works
21:30–23:00 Closing Reception

Tuesday, 22 November in Calgary

Where? University of Calgary’s Department of Music, Craigie Hall (2940 University Way NW [Google maps])

In the afternoon there will be a presentation by Kevin Austin with invited speakers Ken Fields and Laurie Radford. The 2 evening concerts will feature the winning works from JTTP 2011 (project supporting the work of young and emerging composers / sound artists) and a telematic concert linking UofC's New Music Ensemble Laptop Orchestra and Hamilton's Cybernetic Orchestra in a live performance.

The CEC's Laurie Radford and jef chippewa and JTTP guest Guillaume Barrette will be present at an informal Meet & Greet before the concerts that everyone is invited to attend. See you there!

15:30–18:00 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA
18:00–19:00 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet
19:00–20:15 Concert 1: JTTP 2011
20:30–22:00 Concert 2: CanDLE 4-city Telematic concert

Thursday, 24 November in Winnipeg

Where? University of Manitoba’s Music Department (65 Dafoe Rd. [Google maps]), Studio Flat (Music 2), 290 Education bldg and CAST bldg.

Kevin Austin will present his conference on “Recent Trends in Electroacoustics”, prepared especially for the Anniversary Tour, with invited guests Örjan Sandred and Gordon Fitzell talking in the second part of the seminar. Recent works by young and emerging composers are featured in the JTTP 2011 concert and live and fixed media works will be presented by the interdisciplinary group XIE (eXperimental Improvisation Ensemble) and Studio FLAT in the second concert. CEC members and the general public alike are also invited to come out and meet people from the CEC and JTTP in an informal setting between the concerts.

10:00–12:30 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA [Studio Flat]
18:00–19:15 Concert 1: JTTP 2011 [Education bldg.]
19:30–20:30 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet [CAST bldg.]
20:30–22:00 Concert 2: XIE and Studio Flat [CAST bldg.]

Friday 25 to Sunday 27 November in Toronto

Where? NAISA and Christie Studios in the Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St. [Google maps]), OCAD (100 McCaul St. [Google maps]) and TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Ave. [Google maps])

A collaboration between the CEC, the SOUND Play Festival organized by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) and the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)

FRIDAY, 25 November
12:30–15:00 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA [OCAD Shooting Studio]
20:00–22:00 SOUND Play Concert: Fast-Forward [Christie]
22:00–00:00 Concert 1 “fortepiano”: Late Night “Lounge” Concert [TRANZAC]

SATURDAY, 26 November
16:00–19:00 Toronto Artist Salon: Kevin Austin gives a master class with local sound artists [NAISA]
19:00–20:00 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet [NAISA]
20:00–21:15 “Time and Space” Concert: JTTP 2011 [Christie]

SUNDAY, 27 November
11:00–????? Colloquium: “Oral Histories of EA in Southern Ontario,” hosted by Kevin Austin [NAISA]

Wednesday, 30 November in Hamilton

Where? McMaster University, Communication Studies and Multimedia (1280 Main St. W. [Google maps]) (details for venues to follow)

The department of Communications Studies and Multimedia of McMaster University hosts the penultimate event on the CEC’s three-week, cross-Canada 25th Anniversary Tour. Kevin Austin will present his conference on “Recent Trends in Electroacoustics”, prepared especially for the Anniversary Tour, with invited guests Victoria Fenner, Christina Sealey and David Ogborn talking in the second part of the seminar.

Recent works by young and emerging composers are featured in the JTTP 2011 concert and the Cybernetic Orchestra (dir. David Ogborn) will give one dinnertime concert and then move downtown for a Cybernetic Orchestra and friends concert. CEC members and the general public alike are also invited to come out and meet people from the CEC and JTTP in an informal setting between the seminar and the 5:30 pm concert.

11:00–13:30 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA
18:00–19:00 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet
19:00–20:15 Concert 1: JTTP 2011
20:30–21:30 Concert 2: Cybernetic Orchestra
22:00–00:00 Concert 3: Late Night “Lounge” Concert

Thursday 1 to Friday 2 December in St. John’s

Where? Memorial University of Newfoundland, School of Music

Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Music hosts the final event on the CEC’s three-week cross-Canada 25th Anniversary Tour. Recent works by young and emerging composers are featured in the JTTP 2011 concert on Thursday night and on Friday morning, Kevin Austin will present his conference on “Recent Trends in Electroacoustics”, prepared especially for the Anniversary Tour. CEC members and the general public alike are also invited to come out and meet people from the CEC and JTTP in an informal setting before the Thursday evening concert.

THURSDAY, 1 December
19:00–20:00 Welcome and CEC Meet & Greet
20:00–21:30 Concert: JTTP 2011 [Petro-Canada Hall, MU-1050]

FRIDAY, 2 December
09:00–11:00 Seminar: Kevin Austin — Recent Practices and Trends in EA [Rm. 2021]

 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada
through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund).

Canada Fondation SOCAN

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