Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium (TES) /
Symposium Électroacoustique de Toronto (SET)
In August 2007, the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and New Adventures in Sound Art held the first Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium. Under the initiative of (CEC President) David Ogborn, TES has grown to be a central gathering point for the discussion and presentation of EA in Toronto, Canada.
In 2012, Emilie LeBel assumed the position of Chair of Symposium Committee for this annual gathering, which has shown to be of ever increasing interest to the larger EA community, both nationally and internationally.
We invite you to browse through the various editions of TES from the links below. Many of the papers presented at TES over the years have subsequently been published in the CEC’s online journal of electroacoustics, eContact!
14–17 August 2013. Toronto ON: Artscape Wychwood Barns. Chair: Emilie LeBel. Keynote Lecturer: Francis Dhomont.
[ CALL / APPEL ] Submissions are welcome to the 7th edition of TES, which is presented under the theme of “Sonic Geography”. Deadline for submissions is 1 April 2013.
15–18 August 2012. Toronto ON: Artscape Wychwood Barns. Chair: Emilie LeBel. Keynote Lecturer: Trevor Wishart.
This edition of TES featured a particular focus on live performance and interactive or collaborative creative practices, including sessions on (among others) “Live Practice and Global Perspectives”, “Process, Practice and Collaboration”, “Approaches to Real-Time, Interactive and Intermedia Work” and included an open session of collaborative ensemble performance led by the Cybernetic Orchestra.
Many of the articles from TES 2012 will be published in eContact! 14.4 — TES 2011 + 2012 (February 2013).
10–13 August 2011. Toronto ON: various venues. Chair: David Ogborn. Keynote Lecturer: Jonty Harrison.
The 5th edition of TES featured presentations on “Creation”, “Analysis”, “Algorithms”, “Space”, “Listening to the World” and “Curation”. A special session was held featuring the Participatory Electronic Ensemble Performance (PEEP) and listening sessions for works by Symposium guests and 60x60 Canada 2011 participants were held.
Many of the articles from TES 2011 will be published in eContact! 14.4 — TES 2011 + 2012 (February 2013).
4–7 August 2010. Toronto ON: various venues. Chair: David Ogborn. Keynote Lecturer: Christian Calon.
In 2010 TES featured sessions on such topics as “Instruments and Interaction”, “Cognition, Interpretation and Analysis”, “EA Education”, “Tangible Music” and “Process and Algorithm”. Several listening sessions were also part of the event to present and discuss the works featured in Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) 2010 and in 60x60 Canada 2010.
Many TES 2010 articles were published in eContact! 13.3 — TES 2010 etc. (June 2011).
6–8 August 2009. Toronto ON: various venues. Chair: David Ogborn. Keynote Lecturer: Annette Vande Gorne.
Presentations at TES 2009 were given in sessions on the topics of “History and Communities”, “Sound and Space”, “Sound and Image”, “EA Education and Pedagogy”, “ (Acoustic) Ecology: Water, Air, Sound”, “Interpretation, Criticism and Analysis” and “Live Electronics and Interaction”.
TES 2009 is featured in eContact! 11.4 — Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium 2009 (TES) / Symposium Électroacoustique 2009 de Toronto (December 2009).
7–9 August 2008. Toronto ON: various venues. Chair: David Ogborn. Keynote Lecturers: Robert Normandeau and Ellen Waterman.
Symposium sessions include “The State of The Art”, “The Electroacoustic Voice” and “Systems and Techniques”. Many of the presentations from TES 2008 were published in eContact! 11.2 — Figures canadiennes (2) / Canadian Figures (2) (July 2009).
9–10 August 2007. Toronto ON: various venues. Chair: David Ogborn. Keynote Lecturers: Barry Truax and Trevor Wishart.
Symposium sessions include “The Discipline of Electroacoustics”, “Interfaces and Environments”, “Soundscapes”, “Instruments and Installations” and “Live Electronics”. Many of the presentations from TES 2007 can be read in eContact! 10.3 — Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium 2007 (TES) / Symposium Électroacoustique 2007 de Toronto (May 2008).