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Welcome to the CEC

Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC)



TIES 2015: 9th Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium

The ninth edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) was held in August 2015, with Nicolas Collins as Keynote Speaker. Participants from across Canada and around the world presented their work on topics such as algorithmic creation, pedagogy, cross-media, musicking and more, complemented by installations and performances. (April 2016)

New site for eContact!

The brand new website for eContact! is live and now on its own domain: http://econtact.ca

Call for Contributions


Open and ongoing call for contributions to the CEC’s electroacoustic Jukebox.

Recent Activities


eContact! 18.1 — JTTP 2015: 16th Jeu de temps / Times Play

Recent works by young and/or emerging composers and sound artists from or living in Canada are featured in the 16th edition of Jeu de temps / Times Play, coordinated annually by the CEC since 2000. JTTP 2015 events included a special concert in the Kontakte festival for electronic music and sound art in Berlin. (March 2016)


eContact! 17.4 — Analogue and Modular Synthesis: Resurgence and evolution

Guest Editor: Richard Scott

An idea emerging from Manchester’s inaugural Sines & Squares Festival in 2014, initiated by our Guest Editor, forms the core of the topics explored in this issue, with focuses including the dramatic resurgence of interest in modular synthesis, its role in live performance and fixed media composition, design, patching and methodology. (February 2016)


eContact! 17.3 — TIES 2014: 8th Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium

The eighth edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium welcomed Pauline Oliveros as Keynote Speaker. Two dozen composers, performers, researchers and institutions presented recent work and reflections on instrument and technology development, technologies and accessibility, notation, compositional praxis, sound art and more. (September 2015)


eContact! 17.2 — The Quiet Legacy of Hugh Le Caine, Canadian Pioneer in Electronic Music

As the first electronic music studios in Canada were being conceived, their directors didn’t consult a catalogue and order commercially produced instruments and gear — they headed to Ottawa to meet Hugh Le Caine, whose pioneering electronic instrument designs played an important role in the formation of early generations of electronic music composers in Canada. (January 2016)



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