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With renowned sound artist Chantal Dumas as Keynote Speaker, presentations at the 11th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) reflected an increasing engagement with non-fixed sound-based practices such as installations and generative works in which the relation between viewer and work alters the presentation of the work itself. (September 2018)
Recent works by young and/or emerging composers and sound artists from or living in Canada are featured in the 19th edition of Jeu de temps / Times Play, coordinated annually by the CEC since 2000. (September 2018)
Call for Contributions
In discussing “media-specific music” we consider situations (practices, pieces) where the media of music in their qualities and limitations are addressed as a subject of æsthetic practice rather than a storage format. Here, music resists translation into another media since its very essence is bound to its means of creation, performance or distribution. Deadline for submissions: extended to 15 January 2019.
For many electroacoustic composers and sound artists, coding and programming are by no means new concepts. However, their manifestation as an aspect of live performance has proven an engaging development over the past decade. The Laptop Orchestra configuration is commonly encountered in live coding contexts. Deadline for submissions: extended to 31 January 2019.
Open and ongoing call for contributions to the CEC’s electroacoustic Jukebox.
Recent works by young and/or emerging composers and sound artists from or living in Canada are featured in the 18th edition of Jeu de temps / Times Play, coordinated annually by the CEC since 2000. JTTP 2017 events include a special concert in the 3rd Sea of Sound Festival, held in Edmonton in April 2018. (February 2018)
Any discussion of notation for electroacoustic and digital media necessarily addresses several related and equally important issues. An understanding of the nature, needs and intentions of visual representation help ensure the effective, appropriate communication and transmission of the notated work or performance practice. (January 2018)
Guest editor: Nicolas Bernier
Sound artists have always maintained a strong relation with the visual. This issue of eContact! is more specifically interested in the creative use of sound and light. Historical and analytical reflections are complemented by contributions that bring “to light” different artistic perspectives and practices. (October 2017)
Recent works by young and/or emerging composers and sound artists from or living in Canada are featured in the 17th edition of Jeu de temps / Times Play, coordinated annually by the CEC since 2000. JTTP 2016 events include a special concert at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y Artes Sonoras (CMMAS) in Morelia, Mexico. (October 2016)
Prolific media artist, composer and saxophonist John Oswald was the Keynote Speaker for the tenth edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), where presentations questioning the nature of the performance space and the roles of those involved in articulating works within these spheres featured prominently. (August 2017)
- eContact! 20.3 — Media-Specific Music
[CALL for Contributions]
- eContact! 21.1 — Take Back the Stage: Live coding and laptop orchestras
[CALL for Contributions]
- 17 Dec | JTTP 2018 Broadcast: Expansive Prairie Skies with Michael Elves http://facebook.com/events/1877582249003143
- 14 Jan | JTTP 2018 Broadcast: UNDÆ! Radio with Antonio Sánchez, Hertz Volta, Antony Maubert http://facebook.com/events/879085522297403
- 14 Feb | JTTP 2018 Broadcast: Foldover with Tom Lopez http://facebook.com/events/1854080801366606
- 25 Feb | JTTP 2018 Broadcast: GroundSwell Radio with David Scott http://facebook.com/events/217901432413708
- 27 Apr | Sound Junction Festival. The five JTTP 2018 prizewinners travel to the UK to present their winning works in an event produced by the University of Sheffield Sound Studios (USSS). http://facebook.com/cec.sonus/events