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TIES — Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium

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 David Ogborn (then CEC President), TES quickly grew 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. In order to better reflect the broad and rich community of participants, as of 2014 the symposium was renamed Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES).

We invite you to browse through the various editions of the symposium using the links below. Many of the papers presented over the years have subsequently been published in the CEC’s online journal of electroacoustics, eContact!

TIES 2017

9–12 August 2017. Toronto’s Distillery District.
Chantal Dumas is Keynote Lecturer.
A co-presentation of the CEC, NAISA and the CMC.

CALL / APPEL ] Submissions are welcome to the TIES 2017, the 10th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium. Deadline for submissions is 3 March 2017.

TIES 2016

10–13 August 2016. Toronto ON: Geary Lane and the Canadian Music Centre.
John Oswald is Keynote Lecturer. Acting Chair: Eldad Tsabary.
A co-presentation of the CEC, NAISA and the CMC.

TIES 2015

19–22 August 2015. Toronto ON: Artscape Wychwood Barns and the Canadian Music Centre.
Nicolas Collins was Keynote Lecturer. Acting Chair: Eldad Tsabary.
A co-presentation of the CEC, NAISA and the CMC.

Check out eContact! 18.2 — TIES 2015: 8th Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (March 2016) for a selection of articles from TIES 2015.

TIES 2014

13–17 August 2014. Toronto ON: Artscape Wychwood Barns and the Canadian Music Centre.
Pauline Oliveros was Keynote Lecturer. Chair: Emilie LeBel.
A co-presentation of the CEC, NAISA and the CMC.

Check out eContact! 17.3 — TIES 2014: 7th Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (September 2015) for a selection of articles from TIES 2014.

TES 2013

14–17 August 2013. Toronto ON: Artscape Wychwood Barns.
Francis Dhomont was Keynote Lecturer. Chair: Emilie LeBel.
A co-presentation of the CEC and NAISA.

The 7th edition of TES featured five concerts, a spatialization workshop and nine paper sessions, with themes such as form and function in EA, data manipulation, and EA practices that are outside the concert hall, networked or open source.

Check out eContact! 16.3 — TES 2013: 7th Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium (December 2014) for a selection of articles from TES 2013.

TES 2012

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.

Check out eContact! 15.2 — TES 2012 (May 2013) for a selection of papers presented at TES 2012 by members of the international EA milieu, as well as several interviews and columns.

TES 2011

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.

Alongside articles from TES 2011, you can find several interviews and columns published in eContact! 14.4 — TES 2011 (March 2013).

TES 2010

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).

TES 2009

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).

TES 2008

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).

TES 2007

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).

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