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Deep Wireless 11 RADIO ART online album (2015)

The Deep Wireless 11 online album produced by NAISA as part of the 14th edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival was curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received in the fall of 2014.
Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda

Deep Wireless 11 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Basketball glitch by Sebastien Lavoie [listen] View details


Basketball is one of the most played sports on the planet today. Its practice consists in throwing, dribbling and passing the ball, which produces lots of recognizable sounds. These sonorities are very rich and fertile in order to generate a “cinema for the ear”. The sound recordings, done on the Basketball court, have been manipulated and denaturalized through excessive digital transformations, thus creating some glitches on the original sounds.

In 2014, Sebastien has started his PhD research and he is currently working on the hybridization of electroacoustic and electronic dance music with his research director Monty Adkins at the University of Huddersfield, in the UK. Sebastien is a 2014 winner in the CEC’s annual JTTP project. To listen: @sebastienlavoie1

2/ Psygeio by James Andean [listen] View details


“This piece is composed from a recording of a refrigerator in the Old Jesuit Monastery in Ano Syros, Greece, during a residency at the Syros Sound Meetings in summer 2013.

James Andean is a musician and sound artist, active as both composer and performer in a range of fields, including electroacoustic composition and performance, improvisation, sound installation, and sound recording. He is a lecturer at the Centre for Music & Technology of the Sibelius Academy/University of the Arts Helsinki.

3/ What The Ear Hears by Dennis Siren & Penn Kemp [listen] View details


The piece surrounds the listener in an aural medium where beauty ripples, reverberates, resounds upon itself and out, beyond performance into presence.

Dennis won “Most Original Film” in 2010 and 2nd place for best editing and best use of the required elements in 2011 at the London Fringe 62-Hour Film Contest. He has worked with poet Penn Kemp and visual artists as documenter and collaborator. YouTube Channel “The Art of STREAMING” hosts a great number of Dennis’ art and music.

Activist poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp is the inaugural Poet Laureate for London Ontario, a Life Member of the League of Canadian Poets, and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal. She has published twenty-six books of poetry and drama, had six plays and ten CDs produced as well as award-winning video-poems.

4/ 4’33” (Cave) by Julien Champagne [listen] View details


This track is taken from an in-process album of experimental music inspired by the work 4’33’’ by John Cage. Each song on this album is entirely composed using a “silent room tone” that was previously recorded in a space that we collectively consider as calm or silent: anechoic chamber, mortuary, library, church, cave, etc.

Julien Champagne is a Canadian visual artist, composer and art historian. His practice tends to explore the malleability of sound, landscape and everyday life objects, while often referring to the canonical works of the 20th century. His work has been shown in Canada, the United States, France and Australia.

5/ Abstracted Journeys by Andrew Hill [listen] View details


A playful journey through the sounds of a modern city. The work seeks to playfully explore the sonic textures present within audio recordings, transporting the listener on a surrealistic journey in sound. The sounds were recorded in external locations around Liverpool and Leicester, before being transformed, edited and montaged. Abstracted Journeys was commissioned as part of the \’EARS2\’ / \’Compose with Sounds\’ project and was premiered in Paris at the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM), Akousma festival, January 2013.

Andrew Hill (1986) is a composer of electroacoustic music, specialising in studio composed works both acousmatic (purely sound based) and audio-visual. His works have been performed extensively across the UK, as well as in Europe and the US. His works are composed with materials captured from the human and natural world, seeking to explore the beauty in everyday objects.

6/ Come This Way by Valerio Debonis [listen] View details


A voice suggests the listener to follow him through a special sound path. Thus, COME THIS WAY!

Valerio De Bonis has received a Mention at the Gaudeamus Prize (Amsterdam 2008), at DIGIFESTIVAL (Firenze 2008), at the 36°Concours de Bourges (France 2009) and 1° prize at the DIGIFESTIVAL.net 2009. His works have been selected in festivals like NYCEMF (NY 2009), ECU (Paris 2009), ICMC (Australia 2013) and Synchresis (Spain 2013).

7/ Casting by Olivia Lori [listen] View details


Three Stories: Notes to the Casting Agent, Riverside Railing, and Hound Man are written and read by Olivia Lori; music & audio produced in collaboration with Erik Ingalls.

Olivia Lori is an artist, writer and illustrator from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She explores idiosyncrasies & the small gesture and is working on her first graphic novel.

8/ Magnetosphare by David Jason Snow [listen] View details


Very low frequency (VLF) radio emissions from the earth\’s atmosphere cast a hypnotic spell when converted into audio. Das Lied von der Magnetosphäre incorporates naturally occurring ”sferics,” “tweeks,” and “whistlers,” as well as artificial radio transmissions, to emotionally connect the listener to the invisible physics of the planet.

The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the American Brass Quintet, the Harvard Wind Ensemble, the Yale University Band, and other artists and ensembles in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa.

9/ Canadian Radio Trilogy by James Bailey [listen] View details


CRT is a combination of three different recordings. Opening and closing sections were recorded from a car radio (AM) while driving around a multi-story car park in 2011 . The pure tones that occur are completely mysterious. These sections are unaltered. The central segment, recorded in the late ’70s (FM) are, so I have been told, a test signal used for transmitter set-up prior to a station going “on the air”. This was recorded on an open-reel recorder at three different speeds altered by panning and EQ on a small mixer. The concept, and punning title, were inspired by the Gordon Lightfoot song Canadian Railroad Trilogy. It’s a rather challenging listening experience but can favourably reward with close attention.

James Bailey is a sound artist whose practice is based almost entirely on improvisation. Originally working strictly in electronics, acoustic sources increasingly infiltrated his oeuvre to the point where they now enjoy an essentially equal status. A member of several ensembles in the Toronto area, he has performed internationally both as a solo artist and with others.

10/ Ghost Train by Eric Boivin [listen] View details


One minute field recording experimental piece based on a sound of a train arriving in a station.

Eric Boivin is a field recording and sound artist originally from Montreal. His main interests are in phonographic arts, sound manipulation, transmission and sound art. He generally uses field recording tracks to create atmospheric sound collages and transmission art pieces.

11/ Aviary by Hannah M. Brown [listen] View details


A Corrupted Aviary is a piece intended to portray the claustrophobic human existence as it relates to the wild and chaotic natural world. I created recordings on a busy street and at a fast food restaurant, capturing the strangeness of human speech and everyday sounds. These sounds are contrasted by bird and frog song processed in a variety of revealing ways.

Hannah M. Brown is a music student born in Canmore, Alberta. She has a particular interest in animal and other natural sounds, as well as the sounds of human spaces.

Deep Wireless 11 is not available for download. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for airplay. Contact naisa@naisa.ca for more information.

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Deep Wireless 10 RADIO ART online album (2014)

The Deep Wireless 10 online album produced by NAISA as part of the 13th edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival was curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received in the fall of 2013.
Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda

Deep Wireless 10 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Dry Haze (excerpt) by Werener Cee [listen] View details


In the disastrous “year without a summer” 1816, caused by a volcanic eruption, Lord Byron wrote his poem “Darkness”. Modern geo-engineering scientists intend to use the very effect of atmospheric haze to cool the planet. Dry Haze is the soundtrack to their shadowed world. Featuring “The Unthanks”, voices, Werner Cee, electroacoustic ch’in. Dry Haze was commissioned by the Klangkunst program of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Dry Haze is part of the sound art triptych “The Anthropocene”.www.theanthropocene.de
Werner Cee, 1953, studied fine arts; He has produced sound art for more than 25 years, mainly as a freelance composer for German radio, but also as a live musician. He has been teaching sound art at Swiss and German Universities; further aspects of his work are audiovisual installations and photography.

2/ Outgribe by James Andean [listen] View details


“Outgribe” is a sound miniature that incorporates recordings of the mechanical and electrical apparatus of various radio and telecommunications exchanges, abstracted and ‘aestheticized’, and layered with ‘distance communication’ resources from both the natural and musical worlds. It is sculpted from materials from a longer work from 2008 titled “Outgribing.”
James Andean is a musician and sound artist, active as both a performer and a composer in a range of fields, including electroacoustic composition and performance, improvisation, sound installation, and sound recording. He has performed throughout Europe and North America, and his works have been performed around the world.www.jamesandean.com

3/ Turning by Aynsley Moorhouse [listen] View details


In 2010, five years after my father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, I created a sound exploration of his mind. In it, I celebrated his embodied experience of the world without reference to the past or future. By 2012, I had become disturbed by disruptions in his relationship with the world around him. This piece represents a synthesis between my past framework and a newly-provoked understanding of his life. While it deals with difficult subjects, it is ultimately a piece about love and resilience in the face of memory loss.
Aynsley Moorhouse (MFA, MSW) is an artist and writer living in Toronto. She recently graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, in a collaborative program in Aging and the Life Course. Her artistic practice is focused on aging, old age, and the processes of memory. aynsleymoorhouse.com

4/ Nankai by Alexandra Spence [listen] View details


Nankai is an electroacoustic composition inspired by the beautiful, monastic region of Koyasan, Japan. Based upon a field recording of the nankai line train snaking its way up the mountain, Nankai is an attempt to recreate the space and spirituality of Koyasan. It is a subjective representation of a journey I took, and my subsequent experiences and memories. It is also an appropriation, placing borrowed and foreign sounds in a new context. Subsequently, Nankai is an attempt to redo the experience unique to a particular person in a particular place and time.
ALEXANDRA SPENCE is an electroacoustic sound artist and improvising clarinetist from Sydney, Australia. She works within the fields of improvised and experimental music, electroacoustic composition and audiovisual installation. Alex currently lives & works in Toronto, Canada.

5/ A bit closer to home by Brona Martin [listen] View details


This piece featuring the aural recollections of Tiernan Martin explores the sounds of the past that are long gone but remain vivid in our memories. Aural memories connect us to a specific time and place in our lives. Changing soundscapes can tell us a lot about the history of a place and how it is has changed over time. The sounds may have changed due to industrial engineering and economic developments. As composers we can create virtual soundscapes that can document the sounds of the past and and recreate it.
Brona Martin is an Electroacoustic composer and sound artist from Banagher, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Brona is currently finishing her PhD in Electroacoustic Composition under the supervision of Professor David Berezan at NOVARS Research Center, University of Manchester. Her research interests include narrative in Electroacoustic music, soundscape composition and acoustic ecology.

6/ Emotion Machine by Donika Rudi [listen] View details


The only sound source of the work is the human voice that speaks, cries, shouts, sings. Emotional crisis. Explosion, anger, surprise. Tension. Different images that come and go, approach, leave, deform and transform quickly and concisely. Each image shows, expresses an emotion but in the end, all are connected, sometimes also parallel, followed by a mass, number of layers, memories, from the past to the present, then from the present to the future. Schizophrenia. Hysteria. Madness. Fear. It’s machine, which produces emotion, a mechanism in destruction.
Donika Rudi is an Albanian composer of instrumental and acousmatic music. She finished her postgraduate studies in Royal Conservatory of Mons with Annette V. Gorne. Her compositions have been broadcast on Radio Spain, France Musique, Dutch National Radio, and Portugese National Radio.She has served as Artistic Director of the International Festival “ReMusica” Prishtina, since 2010. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Donika.Rudi; Youtube Page: www.youtube.com/noisecenter

7/ Novel in Glass (excerpt) by Antje Vowinckel [listen] View details


German sound and radio artist Antje Vowinckel visited Orhan Pamuks museum in Istanbul and transferred the idea of chance encounters of people and objects behind glass into a sound art piece. She uses glass frequencies which alter some of the sounds to create the idea of Turkish sound vitrines. Orhan Pamuk destroyed (undo) the plot of his novel Museum of Innocence by arranging the objects of the novel (redo) in a museum, where they lie in vitrines and tell something else. Antje Vowinckel picks up the idea of objects in vitrines and transfers (redo) it in the acoustic dimension. Novel in Glass was commissioned by HESSISCHER RUNDFUNK and SÜDWESTRUNDFUNK.
Antje Vowinckel is a sound artist, radio artist. Compositions for radio stations such as WDR , DRadio, SWR. Her piece Call me yesterday has been broadcasted and presented in sixteen countries. Awards: Prix Europa, Karl-Sczuka-Förderpreis, Ferrari recouté“(ZKM), Ars Acoustica RNE Madrid, Honorary mention Prix Ars Electronica Linz, Residencies: Los Angeles, Rom, Paris.

8/ Shades of Life: Negative Space by Ioannis Andriotis [listen] View details


Negative space is the third piece of the Shades of Life series. It is an imaginary site where the unconscious clashes with reality. It is the place where our true desires, thoughts, and feelings fight for domination against daily strains on an effort to become part of our real world.
Ioannis Andriotis (b. 1983, Greece) is currently pursuing his DMA in music composition at the University of Oklahoma. Andriotis focuses mainly on the concepts of human relationship and interaction, as well as the symbolic representation of music in our life. His works have been presented around Europe, USA, and the Middle East.

9/ Short Horizon by Anna Friz & Kristen Roos [listen] View details


Short Horizon considers the otherwise invisible interpenetration of objects and frequencies moving in urban space. Featuring acoustic field recordings from the Toronto area and electro-magnetic instruments, this was recorded from a performance at the 2013 Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art.
Anna Friz is a Canadian sound and radio artist who specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast. She has performed and exhibited widely across North America, South America, and Europe, and her radio art/works have been heard on the airwaves of more than 20 countries.www.nicelittlestatic.com
Kristen Roos – Whether working with micro radio projects, massive arrays of low frequencies, or sampled and sequenced rhythmic construction, Kristen Roos demonstrates that there is more to sound than just audibility. His work introduces a sense of reorientation and reconstruction of objects from their usual state into objects with multiple possible meanings. Roos draws on history, urban and rural sound ecology, and the capabilities of his means of transmission to suggest new or hidden realities in relation to the subjects he investigates.www.kristenroos.com

10/ Reification by Ian Jarvis [listen] View details


Reification is a fixed media piece that is the initial result of explorations into performance techniques that simultaneously combine algorithmic processes, live coding, and DIY digital instruments – the live coding of interaction.
Ian Jarvis is a Sound Artist, Composer, and Researcher living in Toronto. His creative practice includes Live Coding performance, DIY digital instruments/interfaces, and fixed media composition, motivated by research into the implications of [digital] technology on creative practices with a particular focus on Live Coding.

11/ Chance by Sarah Boothroyd [listen] View details


Turn right and you meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you get hit by a car. Much of life is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, or the wrong place at the wrong time. This impressionistic audio work explores randomness, chance, and luck through the microcosm of the racetrack.
The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries. She has won awards from New York Festivals, Third Coast International Audio Festival, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit. Her website iswww.sarahboothroyd.com.

12/ Now by Veronica Simmonds [listen] View details


Now News undoes and redoes the CBC hourly news as an audio collage. Four segments of CBC radio newscasts are reconstructed using only the words uttered that relate to time. I was inspired by the theme UNDO/REDO to undo the CBC hourly news and redo it as a comment on the media\’s relationship to time. I undid the linear content of the news and cut it into an audio collage, retaining only those words relating to time.
Veronica Simmonds is a radio producer, writer, and media artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has aired on CKDU, CBC and various NPR stations. She is currently coordinating a story-telling project with Halifax Public Libraries called StackStories. And is a Media Art Scholar at the Centre for Art Tapes.

13/ The Golem of Hereford by Emmanuel Spinelli & Tom Mudd [listen] View details


Myth and history are malleable stories – they evolve with time and depend upon how often the story has been told and who is telling it. With each narration, part of it is lost while new elements emerge. Using thousands of interview fragments reorganised in real-time alongside multichannel field recordings, the Golem interrogates our perception of the past.
Emmanuel Spinelli is a composer and music lecturer. He has been involved in electro-acoustic composition and live electronics since 1998. His work explores acoustic ecology, psychogeography, narrative and history, through the manipulation of disembodied voices and the sonic environment.
Tom Mudd is a London based musician who writes software to allow him to harness electronic sounds for live performance. His research around this focuses on mapping techniques for physical controllers and generative tools to aid live improvisation.

14/ Disconnect by Jeffrey Sinibaldi [listen] View details


The chopped-up voice(s) of a debt collector contrasted against a sound-loop pastiche of audio from the demolition of the Lakeside Steel plant (Page-Hersey Tubes/Stelco) in Welland, Ont. This audio work denotes a costly &long-drawn-out personal error in judgment juxtaposed against the physical undoing of a City’s long-lost industrial past.
Jeffrey Sinibaldi is a Niagara-based sound artist/musician whose interests include creative and experimental music, radio, literature, etc.

15/ F451 by Eric Boivin [listen] View details


F451 is a composition based on the classic novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The piece feature tracks from field recording, contact microphone, different audio sources and sample from the 1966 film adaptation by Francois Truffaut. This is a very personal interpretation of the book and his themes, done in an eclectic mix of experimental sounds and sonic sound scape.
Eric Boivin is a field recording and sound artist originally from Montreal. His main interests are in phonographic arts, sound manipulation, transmission and sound art. He generally uses field recording tracks to create atmospheric sound collages and transmission art pieces.

Deep Wireless 10 is not available for download. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for airplay. Contact naisa@naisa.ca for more information.

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Deep Wireless 9 RADIO ART online album (2013)

The Deep Wireless 9 online album produced by NAISA as part of the 12th edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival was curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received on the theme Sonic Geography in the fall of 2012.
Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda

Deep Wireless 9 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Bora by Vanessa Sorce-Lévesque [listen]View details


“Bora” is inspired by a catabatic wind of the Adriatic sea, the bora. Elaborated with many sounds from different travels around Europe, and South America in the year of 2011. «Travel is like a wind: you run off, and come home as if a squall had taken over your life».
Vanessa Sorce-Lévesque entered the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Yves Daoust and completed her bachelor’s with Martin Bédard. She currently is finishing her master’s, where she is currently working on developing her own language, very much inspired by travel and Northern spaces.

2/ Diskonacht by Greg Dixon [listen] View details


Diskonacht (2011) is a companion piece to another one of my works, Disconnect (2009). The compositional process in both of these works involves mining recordings from my past. These samples are then edited, processed, and recontextualized into a new stylized work. Disconnect employed a very broad time period of samples from over 10 years, while Diskonacht utilizes recordings made within approximately 2 years (2009-2011). A few samples from Diskonacht were created by several of my colleagues at the Orford Sound Art Workshop in 2009.
This work fits with the theme of Sonic Geography in many ways. The work explores combining sound sources from various times, places, and contexts and blending them together to create a new and surreal sonic environment. Sounds and space are also manipulated by utilizing varying approaches to mic placement. For example, some sounds are closely miked and we get to hear them in a \”microscopic\” sense, while others are miked at a distance to convey an ambient soundscape.
Greg Dixon holds a Ph.D in music composition from the University of North Texas where he specialized in computer music. From 2006-2010 he worked at UNT as a composition teaching fellow, recording engineer, and technical assistant for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI). He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Engineering Technology from Ball State University in 2003, followed by a master’s degree in composition in 2005. His music has been performed internationally at conferences including ICMC, SEAMUS, PdCon, EMM, and performed as part of ÉuCuE’s and Vox Novus’ concert series.

3/ XRF by Karin Senff [listen]View details


Composed from the sounds generated by an X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, “XRF” creates a conceptual model of the sub-atomic interactions that take place during sample analysis, where the action of an electron splitting from its atom can be read as a vital fracture of the most fundamental bonds of life.
Karin Senff graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Sound and Music Design and is a core member of Sydney media-arts collective Triangulate. With a keen interest in soundscape ecology, bioacoustics and spatial audio practices, her work focuses on multi-channel electro-acoustic composition and interactive design. triangulate-collective.com/

4/ Her Deepness by Sarah-Leith Izzard [listen]View details


Inspired by oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s record breaking deep-sea dive in 1979, ‘Her Deepness / And Then She Stepped Into The Abyss’ combines manipulated field-recordings sourced from deep sea research units, and acousmatic sound sources, to explore the tradition of sonic storytelling – creating a ‘cinema of the mind’ without the traditional verbal cues.
The intention of this piece is to evoke an intense and immersive sense of place – both real and imagined, physical and psychological. From the surface the listener descends alone into darkness, bioluminescent creatures appear and a psychological transformation occurs as ‘she’ goes deeper.
Lyrics from The Tempest by W. Shakespeare.
Sarah-Leith Izzard was born in New Zealand and is now based in Sydney, Australia. A graduate of both the Elam School of Fine Art in Auckland New Zealand, and the University of Technology Sydney, her work focuses on using sound, spatialization and interactivity to challenge and extend perceptions of reality. For more information go to triangulate-collective.com

5/ Bruno, September by Dominique Ferraton [listen]View details


“Bruno, September” was completed during a month-long residency at the Bruno Arts Bank in Saskatchewan. Wandering the streets, fields and gravel roads in and around Bruno, I collected sounds every day and spoke to residents about noises they like and dislike. Using a combination of field recordings and voice, this piece recreates and interprets the soundscape of a small agricultural town while investigating how sounds affect us and how they can change our perception of a place.
Dominique Ferraton is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Her work explores our environment and our relationships with it: how we transform the places we inhabit, how we are affected by them, and the correspondences or contradictions between “natural” and manufactured landscapes. www.dominiqueferraton.ca

6/ Braden Reputation by Carmen Braden [listen]View details


“Reputation” is centred on a belief that when a particular set of temple bells are rung, the reputation of the ringer spreads as far as the sound. The sounds are transformed through frequency isolation as the listener goes deeper into layers of metal, voice, and weather.
This work explores the soundscape of my travels to Thailand. The rich, colourful sounds evoke a sense of place, from the thunderstorms and chanting monks to the ever-present gongs and tourists. Human sounds, natural sounds, and out-worldly sounds attempt to bring to the listener a feeling of the heat, history, and sonic image of Thailand.
Carmen Braden is a composer and performer from Yellowknife, NWT. She writes contemporary music for traditional instruments as well as electroacoustic works. Carmen has a passion for environmental sound, acoustic ecology, jazz and choral music.

7/ Rabble Rousers by Sarah Boothroyd [listen]View details


Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, “Rabble Rousers” explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of improvised music in public space. Supported by the Ontario Arts Council, “Rabble Rousers” features field recordings of protests from around the globe – including many culled from the Occupy Movement – as well as Creative Commons contributions from Random Coil, Pleq, Papercutz, Carlos Lemosh, Marcus Fischer, Upsteria, Erstlaub, Aurastore, Aos Crowley (Matt Dean), Pocka (Brad Mitchell), Matthias Kispert, and the Prelinger Archives.
The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries. She has won awards from Third Coast International Audio Festival, New York Festivals, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit. Her website is www.sarahboothroyd.com.

8/ Tramóia by Heitor de Souza Dantas Neto [listen]View details


“Tramóia” – This is a cliche thing: sound is universal. What do you see when you hear? What do you hear when you see? What did you hear that is still here? Asking all these questions will help you to see the true (instead the cliche) thing: we are made of sound.
This piece was created using sound icons. Each of this icons represents a specific space and sound and connecting all together we have the human being.
Heitor de Souza Dantas Neto started his career as a musician and teacher of guitar and music theory in 2001.In 2004, he joined the Federal University of Bahia studying composition. In 2007 he launched independently his disk “sour Studies Vol I” which placed second in Prix London Burning (RJ). In the same year he completed the course Fundamentals of Audio and Acoustics in IAV (SP) and since then he has been producing, recording and mixing albums, soundtracks for dance, theatre and cinema advertising and making live PA events.

9/ Daughter of the Wind by Lin Culbertson [listen]View details


“Daughter of the Wind” is composed of various field recordings created during the height of Hurricane Sandy in New York City October 2012. The recordings of hurricane winds have been filtered and layered to form a violent polyrhythmic sound rendition of the forces of nature. The destruction wrought by the storm is described by various television broadcasters as the events unfold in real time. Daughter of the Wind portrays a collision of man and nature in the form of soundscape, and highlights the dangers of extreme weather in our rapidly warming environment.
This piece was recorded in New York City during Hurricane Sandy. It is tied to a specific time and place and uses field recordings of the actual event.
Lin Culbertson is a musician and sound composer based in New York City. She is a founding member of the improvisational unit White Out and has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, William Winant, and C Spencer Yeh among others.

10/ Transmitter/Receiver by D. Burke Mahoney [listen]View details


“Transmitter/Receiver” – As static, frequencies, signals and transmissions are layered on top of one another they create a landscape that is almost as desolate as it is populous.
D.Burke Mahoney is a Montreal born, Toronto based sound artist. All of his work is recorded live.

11/ Annapurna Pastoral – One Hundred Springs by Iain Armstrong [listen]View details


“Annapurna Pastoral – One Hundred Springs”
Opening – Ascent – One Hundred Springs – Turning the Wheel of Dharma – Closing
‘Annapurna Pastoral’ is a meditation on the Himalayan soundscapes of Annapurna. The work, a loose narrative of a pilgrimage to Muktinath (also known as Chumig Gyatsa the site of ‘One Hundred Springs’), tries to capture the peaceful, pastoral nature of these remote locations while referencing the deep-rooted spiritualism that the Himalaya inspire. Subverted references to the musical pastorale can be heard in the sound of the bansuri, sarangi and the use of drones.
The field recordings were made in the Annapurna region, Nepal 2007.
Iain Armstrong is a composer, sound artist and performer based in Birmingham, UK. He creates works for fixed media that receive presentations at concerts and festivals both in the UK and internationally. He is a co-director of SOUNDkitchen, a composer collective dedicated to promoting artists working in the field of sound.iainarmstrong.net soundkitchenuk.org

12/ ES6 by Devin Ashton-Beaucage [listen]View details


“ES6″ was conceived in 2009, in Montreal. The prime objective of the piece was to explore spatialization. Recordings of small and discrete sounding objects were made to contrast with much wider and recognizable soundscapes taken from Quebec’s Charlevoix region. By trying to smoothen the transitions between these two very different sources, the piece became a sort of study of morphological comparisons. The piece attempts to associate very small sounds, recorded up close, with much wider sounding sources.
Devin Ashton-Beaucage is a Montreal based composer. He has earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montreal where he has studied instrumental and electroacoustic composition. He has worked as a composer, sound designer and editor on various film and video projects.

13/ Chants Migratoires by Jullian Hoff [listen] View details


“Chants migratoires” is inspired by surrealism. Its journey contrasts aerial views with terrestrial activity, mechanical monsters with tiny singers (witnesses to the tumult). Across the vast spaces it suggests, these elements transform, mimic, quarrel and harmonize with each other.
Jullian Hoff was born in Metz, France, in 1980. He developed his first writing electroacoustic techniques using digital tools since 1997. Later, he studied jazz and classical guitar and finally electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal, the city where he has lived since 2009. He was awarded at the JTTP competition of the C.E.C and at the Musicacoustica competition (Beijing).

14/ Liçoes dos Antepassados (Lessons from the Ancestors) by Steve Peters [listen]View details


“Liçoes dos Antepassados (Lessons from the Ancestors)” is a meditation on memory, time, place, and language in a network of small villages in the Magaio region of the Gralheira Mountains of Portugal: those who came before, those who named things (and the things they named), who lived and worked on the land, and who returned to rest beneath it.
The work was created in July 2011 during a three-week Binaural artist residency in Nodar, Portugal. It was presented in the village chapel as a four-channel audio installation. Thanks to all Binaural staff and performers.
You hear: chapel bells from the villages of Nodar, Sequeiros, Além do Rio, Ameixiosa, Covas do Monte, Macieira, Rompecilha, and São Martinho das Moitas; whispered names found in village cemeteries; spoken common names of local flora and fauna, and their sung Latin names; field recordings corresponding to the liturgical hours.
Speaking voices: Luis Costa, Ines Henriques, José Henriques, Carina Martins. Singing voice: Manuela Barile. Bells, field recordings, production: Steve Peters
Steve Peters creates music and sound for many occasions and contexts using field recordings, found objects, electronics, instruments, and voices. He is a member of the Seattle Phonographers Union and runs the Wayward Music Series at the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle.

Deep Wireless 9 is not available for download. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for airplay. Contact naisa@naisa.ca for more information.

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Deep Wireless 8 CD (2011)

Deep Wireless 8 Compilation 2-CD set was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in 2011 as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The contents of the CD were curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received on the theme About Time from the September 2010 call for submissions. Deep Wireless 8 is for radio use only and not for re-sale Audio Mastering: Darren Copeland; Design: Nadene Theriault-Copeland; CD Illustraions: Prashant Miranda

CD 1

DW8CD1/ All in Time by Sarah Boothroyd 24:58 View details


Guided by science and science fiction, All In Time traverses the timeless mystery of time itself. Thanks to physics maven Peter Watson; clock collector Georges Royer; Morgantj and Dokashiteru for Creative Commons samples; and Himan and Melina Brown for permitting the use of CBS Radio Mystery Theatre clips. Commissioned through the Luc Ferrari Broadcast Arts Competition.

The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over a dozen countries. She has won awards from New York Festivals, Third Coast International Audio Festival, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit.

2/ relatively loud tones from terra subfónica by Daniel Blinkhorn 3:45 View details


This work focuses on auditory icons of relative shapes and lengths, designed to communicate a vast array of meanings, from summons to prayer to evacuation alarms. It was created using recordings on a soundwalk in a ship as it was forced to evacuate passengers and crew. Additional sounds were captured on a sea port soundwalk in Trinidad.

Daniel Blinkhorn is an Australian composer and digital media artist currently residing in Sydney. His music and audiovisual works have been performed and cited at numerous international festivals, events and loci. For more information please visit his website at: www.bookofsand.com.au

3/ Phone in Phone in from Radio Spots by Paul Collins 1:00 [listen] View details


Phone in Phone in from Radio Spots uses material recorded from the radio in France and Canada for use in the live, improvised soundtrack of my 2008 silent road movie, Four Sisters (made with John Armstrong, commissioned by ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche). I have now recomposed these recordings into a suite of 20 one-minute, stand-alone radio spots.

Paul Collins is a visual artist and musician based in Paris and Toronto. He recently showed at MoCCA, Toronto, as part of Contact 2010. He is represented in Toronto by General Hardware Contemporary. www.johnandpaul.ca. He teaches intermedia practice at l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Médias in Caen, France. www.myspace.com/minutemusic.

4/ Dallas by Mike Vernusky 11:06 [listen] View details


Pulling directly from the interrogation transcripts of the Kennedy Assassination Investigation, Dallas revolves around Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent immortalized on the Zapruder film of the 1963 Presidential Motorcade. Sitting in a greasy spoon diner, Clint Hill attempts to gain an understanding of what has transpired by reliving his interrogation with the FBI. Additional text by Greg Romero.

Mike Vernusky is a composer living in Austin. He writes music for concertized, theatrical, and filmic environments, primarily through the use of electronic media. Vernusky is published on MIT Press and Quiet Design. Greg Romero is a Philadelphia based playwright and theater artist.

5/ Elements of Time by Ian Jarvis 2:32[listen]  View details


Water and Sand, early markers of time. Squished and stretched, leave a mark on the mind. The history of form holds the space to be filled. Just a moment in time as the mind fills the void.

Ian Jarvis is a Sound Artist and Music Producer living in Toronto.

6/ Noise by Chris Trimmer 3:00 [listen]  View details


Noise is a personal account of Hendrick’s adjustment to a hearing impairment, causing him to navigate a world of unwanted sound, arranged with interviews of two friends recounting a noisy concert experience. The piece fosters a psychological perspective of what it’s like to live behind a wall of noise.

Chris Trimmer is an independent radio documentary producer, sound artist & experimental musician based in Kingston, ON. He holds an M.A. from Queen’s University in Music Psychology, and produces the show Cognitive Dissonance, a documentary-style, sound art-infused radio program focusing on the psychological and cultural aspects of music.

7/ On the other hand of time by Dennis Siren and Penn Kemp 3:33 [listen] View details


Our collaboration of like minds in difference harmonized in the resonant space heard between the big picture, Time, and the mythos behind every unnoticed minute. The poem from the sound opera “Dream Sequins” expands a moment into the archetypal realm, transporting the listener into a larger spaciousness beyond ordinary experience.

London’s Poet Laureate and acclaimed performer/activist, Penn Kemp has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, produced six plays and ten CDs with Canada’s first poetry CD-ROM and several award-winning videopoems. As UWO Writer-in-Residence (2009-10) she created Luminous Entrance with Dennis Siren. See www.mytown.ca/pennletters. Dennis Siren works in partnership with his wife Wendy Saby in Saby Siren Productions London Ontario. He has experimented in binaural sound recording since the 70’s and a free form, streaming approach to sound and musical composition. He recently won Most Original in the Fringe 62 hour film contest, thanks.

8/ Platform by Kent Butkovich 1:00 [listen] View details


This piece represents the passage of time in a metaphorical and psychological form. Recordings were taken on the Toronto subway system. I always feel like traveling and moving objects and the sound of passing trains and motion of any passing sound is deeply connected to the idea of time in an abstract sense.

Kent Butkovich is a multi instrumentalist, engineer, DJ, and producer, who has worked in Toronto for the past two decades creating electroacoustic, ambient, and electronic music. He has contributed music for short films, plays and various CDs. Recently he works as one half of electronic group Ziplock as well producing his own solo work.

9/ Reunion by Tom Tenney 5:03 [listen] View details


Reunion is an audio document of Tom Tenney’s 25th high school reunion, and a reflection on aging, home, and friendship.

A performer, writer and producer, Tom Tenney is a graduate of Ringling Brothers’ Clown College, an M.A. student in the New School’s Media Studies program, and the director of the RE/Mixed Media Festival, held each year in Brooklyn, NY. Additional work can be heard on his website: http://inc.ongruo.us

10/ That Ol’ Time Religion Again from Radio Spots by Paul Collins 1:01 [listen] View details


That Ol’ Time Religion Again from Radio Spots uses material recorded from the radio in France and Canada for use in the live, improvised soundtrack of my 2008 silent road movie, Four Sisters (made with John Armstrong, commissioned by ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche). I have now recomposed these recordings into a suite of 20 one-minute, stand-alone radio spots.

Paul Collins is a visual artist and musician based in Paris and Toronto. He recently showed at MoCCA, Toronto, as part of Contact 2010. He is represented in Toronto by General Hardware Contemporary. www.johnandpaul.ca. He teaches intermedia practice at l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Médias in Caen, France. www.myspace.com/minutemusic.

11/ L’instant en vain by Dominic Thibault 8:12 View details


Time is dust. A handful of sand that runs out of my grip. That grain that falls is already part of our memory. The present moment instantly becoming past. Why are we obsessed by time?

After studying jazz guitar in college, Dominic Thibault (Howick, Québec, 1984) completed a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in composition (University of Montreal) under the supervision of Jean Piché and Robert Normandeau. He has recently moved to Huddersfield (UK) in order to undertake a Ph.D. with Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, researching the creative possibilities of technologies in the context of the multimedia opera.

12/ You and I by Katie McMurran 1:00 [listen] View details


This is a piece about reconciliation in relationships. It focuses on two voices, at once accusing, and then ultimately asking – who is really to blame?

Katie McMurran is a sound artist and composer currently based in Los Angeles. Her sound art pieces have been exhibited with Sound Café, New Town Arts, and Radio Village Nomade. Her compositions have been performed as a part of 60×60 and the Microscore Project.

13/ Abridgements by Brian Schorn 2:47 [listen] View details


Using two distinctly different texts referring to the lack of time (a novel and a medical study), an abridgement occurs by taking a single word from the uppermost corner of each page. The distinct vocabularies mesh while 600 pages of text is evoked in three minutes.

Brian Schorn received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College where he studied with Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, Maggie Payne and Chris Brown. His graphic scores have been published in the anthologies Notations21 and Deep Listening Anthology II. Schorn’s music has been performed throughout Europe and the US.

14/ Disconnect by Greg Dixon 4:33 [listen] View details


Disconnect is based upon disparate recordings from more than a decade of my life (1997- 2009). These sounds all came from older pieces that I have made, improvisations with friends, and various recording sessions. I tried to create a cohesive piece out of these seemingly disconnected sonic materials from my past.

Greg Dixon is currently working towards a doctorate in composition at University of North Texas where he specializes in computer music. From 2006-2010 he worked at UNT as a composition teaching fellow, recording engineer, and technical assistant for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI).

CD 2

1/ About Time by Yves Daoust 8:30 [listen] View details


I put together this self-portrait with an old tape recorder, which seemed only natural for this project, considering how crucial this machinery had proven to be in my musical evolution. Made from overlaps of different layers of times and situations, it goes from working on the piece, to the abstract resulting from transformations of my voice.

Yves Daoust’s music bears witness to his past endeavors in music for the cinema. He uses mostly sounds from day-to-day life, using the microphone as a camera, catching and freezing moments of life, trying to reveal the emotional and metaphoric values of these sound images. A visual music, eagerly evolving on the boundaries of musical genres.

2/ toy bagatelle – i from terra subfónica by Daniel Blinkhorn 3:38 View details


This is the first of two miniatures using the name bagatelle in both its incarnations; Firstly, to portray a light, playful music work, and secondly the piece uses sounds recorded of children playing the actual game of bagatelle.

Daniel Blinkhorn is an Australian composer and digital media artist currently residing in Sydney. His music and audiovisual works have been performed and cited at numerous international festivals, events and loci. For more information please visit his website at: www.bookofsand.com.au

3/ The piano tuning by Chantal Dumas 14:20 [listen] View details


A piano being tuned, an apartment and each of its rooms heard by way of their acoustics. A story is being written, and things happen there that one would not encounter elsewhere. The Piano Tuning speaks of attentive listening all the while making one hear the space of the premises.

Chantal Dumas is a Montreal based sound artist who explores the medium of sound through radio art production or documentary-fiction, electroacoustic music and sound installation. Listening to her work can be likened to a walk through different spaces: mental or physical, architectural and urban, natural or cultural.

4/ Your Voice is a Suspension of Time by Anja Kanngeiser 1:00 [listen] View details


This is an except from a letter written to a former radio activist, articulating the desires and radical imaginings such radio inspires through time – the continual resonance it has for dreams of dialogue and revolution. It speaks of a longing for moments passed, of political echoes and faded incitations. Your Voice is a Suspension of Time is a collaboration with sound artists and designers Daniel Jenatsch and Arthur Swindells.

Anja Kanngieser is a human geographer and radio maker, who works at the cross sections of radical politics, the voice, radio, and creative resistance.

5/ and this is my voice (cancerspace #4) by Jonathan Sterne 10:49 [listen] View details


This is a work of time-lapse phonography. I expected to register the audible disintegration of my voice over seven weeks of radiotherapy to my neck. Instead, my voice ebbs and flows. The recordings capture different modes and feelings (exhaustion, rushing, contemplation) which are then rendered as a sonic mosaic.

Jonathan Sterne is a scholar, musician and sound artist who lives in Montréal. His audio work explores the thresholds that separate everyday and extraordinary experience, and the plasticity of time and space inside recordings.

6/ Subharmonics by Lin Culbertson 4:27 [listen] View details


Subharmonics is an audio journey composed of various noises recorded in the NYC subway. The jarring sounds emanating from trains in motion are transformed through the use of filters into resonating pools of swirling frequencies. This sonic metamorphosis reveals the latent beauty just beneath the surface of an everyday experience.

Lin Culbertson’s experience as an improviser greatly informs her sound work. Her compositions are comprised of synthesized sounds and field recordings that are combined using semi-random systems. She is co-founder of the improvisational unit White Out and has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists.

7/ Qurazymoto by Kent Butkovich 1:06 [listen] View details


The idea for this piece was to create something musical and in time using disparate and random elements recorded from the radio that have nothing to do with each other. The result is something up to date and post modern sounding (of this time) – Electroacoustic Hip Hop.

Kent Butkovich is a multi instrumentalist, engineer, DJ, and producer, who has worked in Toronto for the past two decades creating electroacoustic, ambient, and electronic music. He has contributed music for short films, plays and various CDs. Recently he works as one half of electronic group Ziplock as well producing his own solo work.

8/ Happy/accident by Chris Trimmer 4:10 [listen] View details


Happy/accident features samples of oral history interviews layered to create a story through voice and harmonic accompaniment. By utilizing an audio exploration technique (i.e. the ‘happy accident’) to promote exciting & surprising results, this piece uncovers the serendipity inherent in an improvised mixing process.

Chris Trimmer is an independent radio documentary producer, sound artist & experimental musician based in Kingston, ON. He holds an M.A. from Queen’s University in Music Psychology, and produces the show Cognitive Dissonance, a documentary-style, sound art-infused radio program focusing on the psychological and cultural aspects of music.

9/ That Ol’ Time Jazz Again from Radio Spots by Paul Collins 1:01 [listen] View details


That Ol’ Time Jazz Again from Radio Spots uses material recorded from the radio in France and Canada for use in the live, improvised soundtrack of my 2008 silent road movie, Four Sisters (made with John Armstrong, commissioned by ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche). I have now recomposed these recordings into a suite of 20 one-minute, stand-alone radio spots

Paul Collins is a visual artist and musician based in Paris and Toronto. He recently showed at MoCCA, Toronto, as part of Contact 2010. He is represented in Toronto by General Hardware Contemporary. www.johnandpaul.ca. He teaches intermedia practice at l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Médias in Caen, France. www.myspace.com/minutemusic.

10/ May I ask you to…? by Ivan Elezovic 7:24 [listen] View details


The main approach of the piece leaves the listener in an unexpected and confused state produced by interactions among the characters of the piece. The appearance of ignorance and sometimes irony causes communication to be very difficult, and in some instances impossible. The mixture of hesitated questions, observations, and attempts at clarification produces even further confusion with occasional comical events.

Dr. Ivan Elezovic allows a number of materials and ideas to influence the approach and method for each new work. His compositional style demonstrates both a dedication to craftsmanship and a ceaseless pursuit of innovative conceptual goals. Presently, Dr. Elezovic is teaching at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

11/ Time off by Mat Gabo 1:08 [listen] View details


Why take risks when you can take a vacation? This short piece has been made specially for the NAISA project. It was made by connecting the output from three radios to a multitrack tape recorder with prepared tape.

Born in 1972 in France, Mat Gabo (aka Mathieu Gaborit) is a self taught musician, known also as Ayato. He creates and performs live soundtracks, music, radio creations, DJ sets, and studio productions. He has been working with the HAK lo fi Record collective since 2001 and is a sound designer for the photographer Malik Nejmi (using field recordings). http://hakrecords.blogspot.com/

12/ At the tone by Eric Boivin 00:58 [listen] View details


At the tone is a simple short deconstructed piece based around a speaking clock and plays with the notion of time through repletion and deconstruction. Only in the end can we hear the final message of the clock, the basic task of which is telling time.

Eric Boivin is a field recording and sound artist from Montréal, Canada. He graduated from Concordia University with Baccalaureates in Fine arts and Film Animation. His main interests are field recording, Phonography, sound manipulation, transmission and sound arts. He’s a regular contributor on the Montreal Sound Map project and framework.productions.

13/ Cronicas del Tiempo by Diego Losa 14:52 [listen] View details


Cronicas del Tiempo is a transcription of acoustic souvenirs, from a traveler’s past, present and future history. The music delivers a citizen’s mental representation in double exposure of the collective memory of Argentina. It is a reflection on an unconscious level of sensations from original sounds of the city of Buenos Aires recorded at different times (1980 -1996), then transformed.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1962, Diego Losa studied music in Argentina obtaining a masters degree in orchestral practice as a music performer. He later specialized in sound engineering techniques and is a member of the GRM (Groupe de recherches musical) Paris. Diego also taught electronic music composition techniques at the University of Córdoba and Rosario-Santa Fe. Diego composes pieces for dance, contemporary circus, and films.

© 2011, New Adventures in Sound Art

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Deep Wireless 7 CD (2010)

Deep Wireless 7 was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in 2010 as part of the annual Deep Wireless festival in May, a month-long celebration of radio art. Deep Wireless 7 is for radio use only and not for re-sale. NAISA is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art.

CD 1DW7CD

1/ can you say haa? by Reena Katz 13:29 [listen]View details


Sound artist Reena Katz uses the metaphor of cartography to layer linguistic, familial and cultural narratives of Palestine and Zionist history. In this impressionistic piece, Katz critically engages the question of multiple truths in a single geography. can you say haa? won the Best New Artist award in the 2003 Third Coast Festival/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation competition and was commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for the 2003 Deep Wireless / Outfront residency.

Reena Katz uses recorded sound, handmade electronics, wood and live performance to create diverse listening spaces. Her work explores gender, ethnicity, migration and anachronism with a constant reference to collectivity and oral archive. Katz’s compositions, installations and performances have been exhibited at galleries, festivals and on radio internationally, including Toronto, Montreal, New York and Berlin.

2/ Natural Opera by Alex Cannon 03:39 [listen]View details


Natural Opera is a soundscape piece related to home by using the natural sounds of Earth. It transcends the idea that people can own a part of the world and in turn call that small part home. It looks at the bigger picture of the entire planet as the home which is shared by everything which exists on Earth.

Alex Cannon was born in 1991 in Toronto, Canada. He is currently finishing high school and working to become an audio engineer and general sound technician for theater shows and festivals around the city.

3/ Tombak by Madjid Tahriri 04:51 [listen]View details


Tombak is an Iranian percussion instrument, capable of performing very complex rhythms. My piece tries to discover new playing techniques for the Tombak, which usually aren’t playable on it (such as pitch changes, sustained notes, etc.) The basic idea of the composition is a conversation between three different Tombak each having its own character (low, middle, high register).

Since 2006 Madjid Tahriri has studied instrumental and electronic composition at the Folkwang University Essen. His music is performed internationally. In 2009 Madjid Tahriri obtained the Folkwang Prize in the composition category.

4/ Through a door by Sarah Boothroyd 07:47 [listen]View details


Commissioned in 2007 by CBC Radio and New Adventures In Sound Art, this is a soundscape piece about the Nicholas Street Jail in Ottawa, a structure described by a jail inspector in 1946 as a monstrous relic of an imperfect civilization where cells are medieval, incredibly cramped, with conditions far below the limits of human decency.

Sarah Boothroyd’s work has been featured on CBC Radio, BBC Radio, Resonance FM, WFMU, and Chicago Public Radio. Her sound art has been presented in Spain, China, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, and Nairobi. Boothroyd has won awards from the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the European Broadcasting Union.

5/ Chronostasis (excerpt) by Andreas Bick 05:07View details


In Chronostasis, the sound of time becomes audible via the many-voiced ticking of a wide array of antique clocks. The simplest rhythmic information, the pendular motion of a clock mechanism, gives rise to a complex tangle of overlapping patterns and pulses. For a moment, in the ritual of constant repetition, time seems to stand still.

Andreas Bick is a producer and composer of radio art, his works have received many international awards including a World Silver Medal at the New York Festivals Award 2009 and the Phonurgia Nova prize 2008, among others. He also writes film scores for German TV and cinema productions and composes music for radio plays and dance theater choreographies.

6/ cave_music preview by Erik Ross 11:00View details


cave_music preview is from a project that was conceived by the Contemporary Keyboard Society (Katelyn Clark and Xenia Pestova) and composed by Erik Ross. The text in this version was written by Sierra Love and Erik Ross and was read by Katelyn Clark, Joanne Mitchell, Xenia Pestova and Erik Ross. It was initially designed for the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, Ontario.

Dr. Erik Ross composes for all media. His works have been performed in Canada, the US, Mexico, England, Japan, Thailand and Australia. www.erikross.com. The Contemporary Keyboard Society was formed in Montreal in 2006 by Katelyn Clark (harpsichord) and Xenia Pestova (piano) to encourage and promote the performance of new repertoire for keyboards. www.contemporarykeyboardsociety.blogspot.com.

7/ My Path Today by Matteo Pogo and Valeria Merlini 02:23 [listen]View details


This piece is a sound miniature celebrating life’s energy and its secret springs in the holy areas of Home. The basic sound material was originally thought of as music for choreographer Giulia Mureddu’s Follow Me, a dance performance presented in June 2009 in Amsterdam.

Penates is JD Zazie and Mat Pogo. JD Zazie is a sound artist, field recorder and turntablist. Mat Pogo is an experimental vocalist, improviser and comic artist. He is founding member of the Burp Enterprise collective and runs the related label Burp Publications. http://www.burpenterprise.com/burp/system-files/units/penates/

8/ Homespun (topophilia) Alexander Baker 11:14 [listen]View details


Topophilia: …the fondness for a place….because it’s a home and incarnates the past… (Yi-Fu Tuan). Old piano, radio filtered through housework; local ritual and play; river and wide meadows…childhood memories spun out, framed by the resonant frequencies of my present home. Sounds recorded on location, but thanks to acclivity (playground, prayer), Greg Baumont (saw), nicStage (top) of freesound for lost echoes.

Alexander Baker is a former script writer, musician, and teacher who now works with sound. http://solublefisherman.wordpress.com http://idlequietist.wordpress.com

9/ Where Is Home? by Viv Corringham 00:57 [listen]View details


Much of my work is concerned with people’s relationship to familiar places and home. For this piece, I asked friends and family the question: Where is Home? Their answers float over my singing of the word Home and my own reflections on the question.

Viv Corringham is a British sound artist, vocalist and composer currently based in Minneapolis, USA. She has given concerts and exhibited sound installations throughout Europe, North America, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, Mongolia, Canada and Australia.

10/ The Rocket by Richard Sebastian Lavoie 04:22 [listen]View details


Hockey has always been a fascinating and inspiring sport for me. Having grown up in Montreal, the legacy of the Canadiens is undoubtedly very strong in me, especially since I spent several years on the ice practicing and dreaming about hockey. For me, many of these sounds associated with hockey have a vivid and pleasant memory attached to them.

Sébastien Lavoie discovered the works of Jean-Claude Risset and Francis Dhomont at the notable concert series Rien à Voir. That was the foundation that led him to study electroacoustic composition at L’Université de Montréal with Robert Normandeau. Sound explorer, Sébastien travels through the diverse avenues of noise and music in order to capture and compose novel sounds.

11/ A deux voix moments (Moments for Two Voices) by Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz 11:12 [listen]View details


Our piece features the sounds we have recorded in our respective adopted homes (Paris and New York) and was composed in a process of exchanging these sounds via the internet. Each sound ‘depicts’ a moment; the composed ‘moments’ convey nostalgia and the quest for a ‘real’ home.

Wiska Radkiewicz, PhD in music composition, Princeton University. She works in various fields: electroacoustic composition, radio art, video, pedagogical studies and creative writing. She lives and works in Roosevelt, New Jersey, USA. Andrea Cohen, PhD, Sorbonne University. Since 1985 she has been a radio author and producer at Radio France. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she lives and works in Paris, France.


CD 2

1/ In My Language I Am Smart by Dragan Todorovic 08:27View details


Learning a new language is like having a new coat of paint: a series of foreign words is superimposed onto mother’s tongue. One has to go through a mutation that is both painful and funny. In My Language I am Smart, which presents this process, was commissioned by the CBC for the 2005 Deep Wireless / Outfront residency.

Dragan Todorovic is a writer living in England. He has published 8 books, written and directed several radio plays and 2 TV documentaries. His non-fiction work The Book of Revenge was awarded by Writers’ Trust and his latest book, Diary of Interrupted Days was short listed for two awards.

2/ I wish by Steven Naylor 09:45View details


I wish is a portrait of unattainable longings, ambiguous desires, and persistent fears. The piece is constructed from a few vocal and instrumental fragments taken from a recording of a simple song of lament — titled Home, and performed by Nova Scotian singer Rita Rankin — which I composed and recorded several years earlier.

Halifax-based artist Steven Naylor composes for concert performance, professional theater, television, film and radio. Naylor’s personal work is presently centred on both radiophonic and acousmatic composition. He completed a PhD in musical composition, supervised by Jonty Harrison, at the University of Birmingham, UK.

3/ Miutes Tessituras by Andrea-Jane Cornell and Emilie Mouchous 12:25 [listen]View details


Fed by electrical frequencies whose current enables us to fill our homes with familiar yet unlikely sounds from our instruments, this composition is the result of edited excerpts from several improvisation sessions. Hogs lamenting, homemade oscillators, various ambiences and watery textures are woven together to create an organic and synthetic composition.

Andrea-Jane Cornell and Emilie Mouchous/Gmackrr met to perform in CKUT’s on-air studio before they began infusing the spaces of each other’s houses with their composite sounds.

4/ No Place Like Home by Martin Williams 01:01 [listen]View details


Plundered collage around the theme of home.

Martin Williams is a maker of features, soundscapes and documentaries for radio. He has made and produced regular programmes for london art radio station Resonance FM including a long-running weekly programme called Unknown Country. He has also created and produced several features for BBC radio.

5/ Sustenance (excerpt) by Nichola Scrutton 11:30 [listen]View details


Sustenance explores human interaction with the objects and processes that make up our daily existence. The sound materials progress through sections, each defined by a specific sonic/material character drawn from the utensils and processes of cooking. At a higher level of structure, the work traces a general transformation from dry to wet, reflecting decay.

Nichola Scrutton is a composer/performer and teaching fellow at Glasgow University, where she completed her PhD in electroacoustic composition in 2009. Performances have included Festival Futura (Crest), DAW(Zurich), ICMC (New Orleans), DMRN (London). Recent projects include a sound installation for theatre (The Garden of Adrian), music for Sarah Tripp’s short film Move Mood, and a radiophonic work Hold Your Breath.

6/ What if? from the collection Out of House And Home by Nicole Grutter 01:18 [listen]View details


Stuff. We work hard to obtain it, keep it, and rid ourselves of it. We feel great emotion towards it. I examined my ever-growing pile of stuff and realized my possessions had created a negative hold on my time and my home, hence, my life. These recordings reflect the emotional overhaul the metamorphic process of purging my belongings evoked.

Nicole Gruter’s work incorporates elements of performance,voice, video, installation, and sound. Her work often relies upon interactive exchanges with the public. With subjects ranging from political satire, family immigration, obligation, hoarding, operatic arias, Dutch butter cake, and time management, Gruter combines humor with political and personal issues.

7/ Homespun by David Hindmarch 14:00 [listen]View details


The music shows the transformation of everyday domestic objects from the physical to the atomic level. Everyday domestic objects that I recorded evolve from referential to abstract form. The resonant and tonal attributes, which are added to the sounds, represent the move into the atomic world.

David Hindmarch is 44 years old and totally blind. He taught himself electroacoustic music from 2000-2006 when he joined BEAST composers at Birmingham University and began a four-year PhD with Professor Jonty Harrison.

8/ Kaliash (excerpt) by Debashis Sinha 05:09View details


Kailash is a work that imagines the unknown sound world of the abode of the Hindu god Shiva, on the summit of this earthly mountain on which no human has set foot. Kailash was commissioned as the winning piece of the XVI Concurso de Creación Radiofónica 2009.

Debashis Sinha is becoming increasingly known as an artist with a fierce commitment to re-interpreting what it means to express and be influenced by one’s life in/between cultures. His creative output ranges from solo audiovisual performance projects on the concert stage to the interior spaces between 2 headphones.

9/ Canciones de las Madres by Cherie Moses 13:24 [listen]View details


This audio work is based on the dialogs of three women representing three generations of one family who immigrated to Canada from Chile. The audio has been done in both languages as each woman constructed her own script with cues only. The emphasis was on what they wanted to say to their children for memory.

Cherie Moses is a visual artist who has exhibited internationally in a wide range of media. Canciones de las Madres was inspired by her long-standing friendship with one of the participants whose stories of courage and adaptability as a refugee to Canada were a catalyst for the dialogs.

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Deep Wireless 6 CD (2009)

Deep Wireless 6 Compilation 2-CD set was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in 2009 as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The contents of the CD were curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received on the theme Ecology: Water, Air, Sound from September 2008. Audio Mastering: Darren Copeland; Design: Nadene Theriault-Copeland; CD Illustraions: Prashant Miranda.

CD 1

1/ The Ugliest Sound in the World by Richard Marsella 8:19 [listen] View details

In 1964, Dr. Ronald Gutt set out on a 10-year quest to find and capture the ugliest sound in the world. He documented his hunt with a small tape machine that the BBC recently discovered in Dr. Gutt’s secret archives. The “ugliest sound” was played once by Dr. Gutt at a conference in 1977, and the entire audience was hospitalized shortly after.

Richard Marsella is a composer from Georgetown, Ontario. Mr. Marsella has composed background music for 3 seasons of MTV’s The Tom Green Show. He is the leader of the 10-piece cabaret ensemble The Lollipop People. Rich resides in the small 10meg suburban website www.friendlyrich.com. Friendly Rich recently produced a children’s radio pilot for CBC Radio entitled Dr. Calamari’s Cabinet.

2/ Forest to Desert by Sarah Boothroyd 2:34 [listen] View details

Forest and Desert is an audio doodle about this phrase: “Humankind is preceded by forest, and followed by desert.” This piece was selected as a winner in the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s 2008 ShortDoc competition.

Sarah Boothroyd’s work has been featured on CBC Radio in Canada, on BBC Radio 4, Resonance FM in London, WFMU in New York, and Chicago Public Radio. Her sound art has been presented at conferences, festivals, and exhibitions in Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, and Nairobi. Her work has won awards from the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the European Broadcasting Union.

3/ Still Voices by Pete Stollery 6:17 [listen] View details

I have become fascinated by the power that I have as a composer working with technology and fixed media to preserve sounds which will soon no longer exist. Workers at the Glendronach Distillery in North-East Scotland were told in 2004 that the plant was to move from coal-fired to a more ecological manufacturing process. This piece uses many of those “disappeared” sounds and weaves them in with others recorded in the distillery.

Pete Stollery composes electroacoustic music where there exists an interplay between the original “meaning” of sounds and sounds existing purely as sound objects. In his music, this is achieved by the juxtaposition of real (familiar) and unreal (unfamiliar) sounds to create surreal landscapes. His music is published by empreintes DIGITALes.

4/ DR. NAUT, an audible comic book by Jobina Tinnemans 28:19 [listen] View details

After a research abroad, Dr. Naut has returned to Earth as a different person. But is she now grounded after her infinite explorationþ Watch her discover a new world – in this half hour science fiction radioplay.

Music by Blatnova (aka Jobina Tinnemans) establishes a magical biotope where ’50s optimism, functionalism, UFOs, Sixties design, Sci Fi and ecology can peacefully live next to each other. This is a complete recipe. The ingredients Blatnova is using to cook make a weird alchemy – while you’re listening you will discover there’s a little door in the speakers of your soundsystem. You pass and enter a new universe.

5/ Waterpipe 1 by Ambrose Pottie 1:00 [listen] View details

Waterpipe 1 is a one minute urban soundscape featuring a series of resonant heating and circulation pipes situated near an active sewer drain. The recording was made using a pair of hand-held omni-directional microphones in a Jecklin disc array. With the exception of a fade in/out, no editing or processing was done to this recording.

Ambrose Pottie, born in 1959, is a Toronto based musician, phonographer and graphic designer. Primarily self taught, he has recorded and/or performed with Parmela Attariwala, Bob Becker, Anne Bourne, Eugene Chadbourne, Crash Vegas, Andrew Cyrille, Fred Frith, Bill Grove, Guy Klucevsek, Evan Lurie, and The Polka Dogs.

6/ Champs de fouilles (Excavations) by Martin Bedard 10:35 View details

Commissioned by the ensemble Erreur de type 27 for the Québec City 400th anniversary (1608-2008) celebrations. Excavations is a homage to the history and unique character of Québec City (Canada). In the piece, I explore the cohabitation of electroacoustic media and sound culture, which I identify as being the unique sound heritage of a community or area.

Martin Bedard earned his master’s degree in electroacoustic composition under the direction of composer Yves Daoust and Andre Fecteau at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal, graduating with honours. His keen interest in film language and sound culture should provide him ample new creative avenues to explore for future projects. He is currently a lecturer and a PhD student in electroacoustic composition with composer Robert Normandeau at Université de Montréal. He also teaches at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal in the electroacoustic composition class.

7/ Peak Experience by Diana McIntosh 1:00  [listen] View details

Peak Experience flows from my many mountain climbing adventures – hiking up and down valleys and glaciers and struggling up to summits. The mystery, the excitement, the beauty, the exhaustion are all part of the struggle to reach high places. This little 60-second slice of high altitudes was created using a Synclavier digital synthesizer, some sampled concrete sounds done on a keyboard sampler, and recording my own breathing while hiking in the mountains.

Diana McIntosh has a dual career of composer and performer. She has been commissioned to write for orchestra, chamber ensemble, vocal, choir, instrumental soloists, dance, mime, electronics and theatrically-oriented music. As a performer, she has travelled throughout Canada, widely in the USA, in Britain, Ireland, France, Portugal and Kenya.

8/ Radio Ghosts by by Mike Vernusky & Greg Romero 11:02 [listen] View details

A father tries to speak to his lost son through radio waves. A woman carrying a wool blanket appears and shatters the world. A physician tests his imagination with a patient who continually falls into fires. A widow speaks to her lost lover through the waves of the Pacific ocean.

Greg Romero is a playwright and a theatre artist, originally from Lousisina, and currently living in Philadelphia, Pa. Mike Vernusky is a freelance sound artist from Austin, Texas.

9/ 10 Below by Sarah Peebles 0:59 [listen] View details

10 below (Celsius) is the perfect Winter temperature.

Sarah Peebles is a Toronto-based composer, improviser and installation artist. She has been spending a lot of time with bees lately, and her ongoing collaboration “Resonating Bodies”, can be viewed at http://resonatingbodies.wordpress.com Her music is available on various recordings and on the net (sarahpeebles.net). Special thanks to Lindsay Apieries, Matthew Leonard, Radio New Zealand, Veronica Meduna, and Dean Hapeta and family.

10/ Écologie Matérielle by Adam Basanta 0:59 [listen] View details

Between the natural enviroment and the consumer product derived from it (paper/plastic/wrappers/foil) lies a sonic and metaphoric continuum. Within this scope, I expore variations on the themes of extraction and re-depostion between opposing sound-images, investigating an evolving musical interplay between the ecological organiation of characteristics of each sound world.

Adam Basanta is a Music major at SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, studying electroacoustic composition with Barry Truax. In his compositions, Adam tries to preserve a connection to the real world while engaging with acousmatic techniques. He is particularly interested in semiotic approaches to electroacoustic composition, compositional use of sound phenomenology, as well as found sound environments. His compositions have been performed at concerts and festivals throughout North America, and have been recipients of national awards. www.myspace.com/adambasanta.

CD 2

1/ Lack of Proper Words by Sarah Boothroyd 0:59  [listen] View details

Lack of Proper Words is a study of the sounds people make to fill silence. The work incorporates reiterations, hesitations, and various verbal crutches.

Sarah Boothroyd’s work has been featured on CBC Radio in Canada, on BBC Radio 4, Resonance FM in London, WFMU in New York, and Chicago Public Radio. Her sound art has been presented at conferences, festivals, and exhibitions in Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, and Nairobi. Her work has won awards from the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the European Broadcasting Union.

2/ Taking the Bridge by Christian Nicolay 7:50  [listen] View details

Taking the Bridge is an attempt to resurrect abandoned and obsolete objects by amplifying and constructing their sounds, re-inventing their function into instruments for contemporary dialogue. Using a multitude of various pick-ups, guitar pedals, and amplifiers the collection of sounds from an unauthorized climbing of Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver are constructed together on broken tape recorders to further explore the gritty, linear qualities of analogue tape and accentuate this exploration of erosion and abandonment. The bridge is not only an instrument, but also a way to cross over into places you would not know how to get to through logical investigations.

Christian Nicolay has been the recipient of several visual and media arts awards, artistic director, and curator of various projects, including collaborations with artists from various fields in video, performance, sound and installation. He has given several lectures about his work, and has exhibited and performed in numerous spaces worldwide including Public, Commercial, and Artist Run Art Galleries.

3/ EnvironMentally Sound by Pierre Desmarais 0:58 [listen] View details

This composition is a reflection on our gasoline/car obsessed society, and how this obsession is threatening our natural environment.

Pierre Desmarais received a Masters in Composition at l’Université de Montréal in 1999. His thesis, a composition for string orchestra and percussion entitled Le cri, d’après Edvard Munch, was performed by I Musici de Montréal. His music, which is inspired by images and visual art, navigates through a great variety of genres.

4/ Mechanical Magpies by Risto Holopainen 17:09 [listen] View details

Pink noise from the brook pollutes the air and water and fills the woods. What makes us prefer that to traffic noiseþ Traffic is an organic fluid flowing in the city’s blood vessels. Imagine a collective of agents: Friends and enemies. Surveillance and so on. Incredible intelligence. Artificial stupidity. We have artificial creatures living in nesting-boxes. Can they suck the fluid out of the city’s blood vesselsþ

Risto Holopainen was born in 1970 in Sweden. He studied composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music with Lasse Thoresen and others, followed by studies in musicology. Currently he pursues a PhD project on adaptive synthesis at the University of Oslo. His compositions include both electroacoustic and instrumental music for concert, dance and radioplays, but he has also made computer animation and video. His Garbage Collection has appeared on Mere records.

5/ Telegram from Space by Richard Désilets 0:59  [listen] View details

The idea was to shake, flap, tear and to screw up different pieces of paper. Then I recorded the different textures of paper and added one more synthetic sound. I imagine the work as a message from outer space.

Richard Désilets is a freelance composer. He finished his Masters degree in composition from the University of Montreal in 1987. His experience in music realization ranges from composing operas to multimedia music production with some research in experimental and contemporary music. He is a pianist but now his principal instrument is the computer and its music-processing tools.

6/ Small Boy by sylvi macCormac 1:02 [listen] View details

Cree Nation, Small Boy, speaks about Nepi / Water and tells us that Aski means Earth; Yoten means Wind. Paddle in Lake was recorded by David Murphy – www.SFU.ca. Small Boy, South Indian Stringed Instrument & Male Vocalist, was recorded with permission at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and composed for 60×60. ‘Small Boy’ will be part of the VFMF Soundscapes 1999-2009 – www.thefestival.bc.ca

sylvi macCormac received honourable mention at IMEB, France (1999) and co-produced Uts’am / Witness CD (2004) including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bruce Cockburn, Barry Truax and Squamish Sp’ak’wus Slúlum / Eagle Song Dancers. sylvi started WHEELS Soundscape: with Voices of People with Dis Abilities (1997).

7/ Gotlandic Miscellanea by Scott Wilson 8:04  [listen] View details

Gotlandic Miscellanea was created at a residency at the Visby International Centre for Composers on Gotland in Sweden. The material is a random collection of sonic flotsam, some recorded around the island, some using found objects. It is dedicated to my friend and colleague Jonty Harrison.

Scott Wilson was born in Vancouver, Canada and studied in Canada, the U.S., and Germany. He currently lives in the U.K., where he works with BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) and teaches at the University of Birmingham.

8/ If it hurts, you breathe faster by Fereshteh Toosi 2:59 [listen] View details

Buffalo, NY resident Kathy Mecca has been resisting a proposed expansion of the Ontario border Peace Bridge that threatens to destroy residential homes, architecturally important buildings, and mature trees in the neighborhood that has higher then average rates of asthma. This piece uses the following sound files from Freesound (http://www.freesound.org): dog panting from dobroide and dog walking from FreqMan.

Fereshteh Toosi is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, sound, performance, and public intervention. Fereshteh lives in Chicago where she is working on a sound walk about environmental justice in central New York. You my find samples of her work at http://fereshteh.net

9/ Wasserhalf by Sean O’Neill 4:18  [listen] View details

Wasserhalf focuses on micro-granular movements and the expansive potential of emergent gestures. The sound sources consist of environmental field recordings treated using digital manipulation and real-time processing.

Sean O’Neill works with textural elements of field recordings, envnironmental/urban impressions and found sound. He is interested in the acoustics of structural spaces and natural ambience, incorporating electronics and interactive mix-media. His recordings have been used for performance, installation, and radio, including 404 Festival, Spark, and the Ice Hotel Sweden.

10/ Folded and Broken by Victoria Fenner 7:06  [listen] View details

Folded and Broken consists of recordings from Hogs Back Falls, Ottawa Ontario. Hogs Back is both wild and civilized .. a city park in a landscape which looks natural but is highly engineered. “A wild place in the midst of an orderly cityscape” — nature by consent .. wilderness tamed.

Victoria Fenner is a radio producer and environmental sound artist living in Hamilton Ontario. She has over twenty years experience in radio production as a producer, journalist, documentarian and technician and has worked for CBC Radio and community stations in Canada and the United States. She has also produced syndicated radio programs with Earth Chronicle Productions, a company that focuses on the environment and sustainable development. In addition to her work in programming, Victoria also organizes and teaches training workshops in radio skills and sound art.

11/ Worldcup by François Girouard 0:59  [listen] View details

Worldcup is made with edited recordings of the party in the streets of Little Italy, Montreal, resulting from the victory of Italy in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

François Girouard is a composer, guitarist, drummer and videographer born in Joliette, Canada. He studied electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal and has created several works for dance and theatre. He has played guitar in many bands (The Frootfly, Serial Numbers, Mortabelle) and can also be found behind the drums performing with Dynamo Coléoptera. His video-music works have been presented in international festivals including the Pärnu International Film & Video Festival in Estonia, SOUNDPlay in Toronto, Outer Limits in New York, ISEA 2000 in Paris and Elektra in Montreal.

12/ …and along came the railroad by Cameron Catalano 4:22  [listen] View details

As a 5 year Vancouver resident, one of the first things I recognize upon visiting my hometown of Williams Lake is crickets chirping. Their calming ambiance is unfortunately muffled or absent in the city. This composition is a commentary on unanticipated ecological impacts that occur due to technological advances.

Cameron Catalano has recently completed 3 commissioned compositions for NAV CANADA. He is a member of the Vancouver musical collective Eunoia. He also participates in Degenrelization – a series of sonic experiments conducted at Gladgnome Studios. In 2008, he completed his undergraduate degree in Communications at Simon Fraser University.

13/ Toronto Island Contrasts by Elainie Lillios 0:59  [listen] View details

This soundscape postcard portrays the multifaceted nature of Toronto Island. I had the opportunity to visit during one of their air show weekends and was amazed by the sonic contrasts between technology and nature.

Elainie Lillios’ music is influenced by her fascination with listening, sound, space, time, immersion and anecdote. Influential mentors include Jonty Harrison, Pauline Oliveros and Larry Austin. Sonic experiences available on Empreintes DIGITALes, StudioPANaroma, La Muse en Circuit, New Adventures in Sound Art and SEAMUS labels, plus online at www.elillios.com

14/ snowSongs by vivienne spiteri 19:58 [listen] View details

the inuit have many words for snow. do the different snows also have different voices, make different soundsþ curious, i went to nunavut to find out. the piece, in seven continuous parts (in the beginning, two clumps of earth, snowSongs, sister sun brother moon, shaman, qallunaat, swanSong) traces the sounds of snow as experienced through the ancient inuit life cycle and their complex mythology, to today’s environmental deterioration.

vivienne spiteri is an independent instrumental artist (harpsichord) whose work centres on music of our time. in 2003, she composed her first electroacoustic work (anahata, for ‘tape’ and harpsichord interior) that explores silence as positive space, thresholds of in/audibility, and aural illusion.

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Deep Wireless 5 (2008)

CD 1

1/ Seconds by Dorothy Hindman 00:59 [listen] View details

Seconds is a musique concrète work based on source material recorded during a single dinner with the family. 96 separate sonic events, each one second long, were combined and processed using ProTools to create a 5.0 surround file. This is the stereo version of that file. Seconds was composed and realized at the Visby International Centre for Composers’ Studio Alpha in June, 2005. Seconds was first published on the 60 x 60 (2005 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm.

Critics have called Dorothy Hindman’s music intense, gripping and frenetic, sonorous and affirmative and music of a terrific romantic gesture. Each piece explores her ongoing interest in issues of musical perception, beauty, timbre, contextual meaning and profundity. Hindman teaches music theory and composition at Birmingham-Southern college.

2/ Creatures of the Ice by Eldad Tsabary 04:39 [listen] View details

Unlike Katherine Norman’s Real-World Music, in which abstract and imaginative sounds enhance the experience of certain aspects of reality, this piece incorporates an absolutely fantastic story into the truthful field recording and could be described as a sonic tall-tale. The recording is made underneath the ice in the colony of the ice ants at Tasiujaq. Honestly!

The works of Montreal-based composer Eldad Tsabary have been presented at Carnegie Hall, ISCM and CCRMA, among others, recorded by the Bulgarian Philharmonic and published by Editions BIM. Eldad has won prizes at several competitions including Bourges 2007, Madrid Abierto 2007, ZKM’s Shortcuts:Beauty 2006, and Harbourfront Centre’s New Canadian Sound Work 2006. He is a professor at Concordia University’s music department.

3/ Rough Cuts from a Harsh Land: Tarset 2007 by James Wyness 11:35 [listen] View details

Tarset is a remote valley in Northumberland, England. It is austere in its beauty and strong in community. This piece portrays the character of Tarset, its land, people and history. It uses environmental sound, the spoken word and the poetry of Basil Bunting read by the author himself.

James Wyness is a composer and sound artist living in Southern Scotland. He works as a composer in the acousmatic tradition and as a sound artist in the fields of documentary and archive.

4/ Jubilate with the help of garbage by solublefish 01:21 [listen] View details

Kurt Schwitters – poems, prose, plays, paintings, performance, collages, sculpture. Flight from tyranny, poverty, ill health; yet by all accounts, constant creativity, dada jubilation. A merz portrait using material to hand and mouse: my voice, computer voices, text fragments, samples from abandoned projects, iLife f/x, building work next door…

solublefish (Alexander Baker) – Freelance writer for television and radio (mostly comedy). Free jazz/improv percussionist (mostly comedy). A few years teaching children (7-11) – drama, art, music, maths, PE…(mostly comedy). Two years ago began to play with ProTools Free (mostly not comedy, but working on it).

5/ Parcelles 1 (movements # 5,6, & 7) by Christian Bouchard 05:30 View details

I have always been fascinated by the magical moments found in any sound environment, when from what appears to be chaos, sounds organize themselves and create a music I am often the only one to hear. I wanted to share these incredible moments. I recorded them. Then, I asked them to pose for me, just as if I were painting — landscapes, abstract forms, or by numbers. These pieces (ie. Parcelles 1 & 2) illustrate the results. But they also illustrate: the sound environment of a particular time, the chaos of the world, the rural calm, the urban swarms, the energy of the living. They imitate the mechanics of things, the hazards of life, the workings of luck. Fragments of moments. (c) 2002-03 Christian Bouchard (SOCAN) / 2004 YMX MéDIA (SOCAN).
www.electrocd.com/en/cat/imed_0474

Parcelles 1 (Fragments 1) was realized in 2002-03 at the composer’s personal studio in Montreal and premiered on February 14, 2004 as part of the Rien à voir (15) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO, in Montreal. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts. [English translation: François Couture, i-04]

Christian Bouchard completed his master’s degree under Yves Daoust and received the Prize in Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal. He received several awards in composition: the SOCAN Young Composers Competition (Canada, 1998); the Canadian Electroaocustic Community’s competition Jeu de temps / Times Play (CEC, Canada, 2000); the biennial acousmatic composition competition Métamorphoses 2002 (Brussels, Belgium). Bouchard recently won the Priz Opus for concert of the year with the electronic quartet Theresa transistor.


5.5/ St-Malo/Intra muros; Va vient du midi
5.6/ Paril/le Concorde; En attendant le Boeing
5.7/ Tout près de mes microphones; À tous les passants, merçi!

6/ All Over Again by Sandeep Bhagwati 00:59 [listen]View details

All Over Again is an aerially foreshortened view of a poem with the same title by Louis MacNeice, read by another poet, Ulrike Draesner, and it excerpts just one strand on MacNeice’s longer poem, an imagined love-story. The music in the background is my own, lifted from other pieces, cut and dried. All Over Again was first published on the 60 x 60 (2004 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm.

Sandeep Bhagwati was born in Bombay, India and moved to Europe at the age of six. His artistic work spans music, theatre and art and has been performed by many leading ensembles and orchestras worldwide. He is also a prolific writer. He was artistic director of several festivals: RASALILA, KlangRiffe and A*Devantgarde, as well as Composer-in-Residence at CalArts, IRCAM and Beethoven Orchestra Bonn. He currently is Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art at Concordia University Montreal.

7/ AWOL by Roberto Santiguido 10:47 View details

When I was fifteen years old, I ran away from home. I set my sights on the Atlantic coast, and, outside of Drummondville, I started hitchhiking. In Moncton, New Brunswick, I had a fifteen-minute conversation with a woman in her rec room. After ten years, I’ll try to find her.

Since receiving his BFA in film production from Montreal’s Concordia University, Roberto Santaguida has divided his time between microfiction, documentary filmmaking and his tabbies.

8/ W.B.Q. by Julia Norton 00:57 [listen] View details

When I wrote this piece my son was a toddler. From him I continue to find inspiration, joy, harmony and purpose in my work; but at the time, there was also a sense of frustration because I felt like I never had enough time to simply sit and write. I chose to reflect the different desires of my son and I, by having us singing in different time signatures. My frustration is reflected in the highest pitched vocal line. My feeling is, however, that the overall tone of the piece is one that is melodic and harmonious. W.B.Q. was first published on the 60 x 60 (2004 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm.

Originally from England, Julia Norton lives in the San Francisco Bay area where she composes vocal music for theatre and solo voices. She draws her inspiration from the emotional heart of a subject and uses extended vocal technique to seek out the edges of discomfort, irreverence and harmony. She found she had to somewhat limit her voice as a singer of folk, rock or even jazz, but in using her voice as a compositional instrument she has found the vocal freedom she always craved.

9/ Jazvuk by Andre Bartetzki 09:37 [listen] View details

The sound sources used in this piece are a recording of the Czech tongue twister Strc prst skrz krk and recordings of the streets of Prague. I’ve decomposed these words consisting of almost only noisy consonants into single phonemes, which were treated by granular methods to develop various little sound scenes with different characters. The real-life street sounds, which are mainly characterized by the multilingual buzzing of the tourist’s voices, get shifted over and over into surreal soundscapes made out of the phonemes.

Andre Bartetzki studied sound engineering at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where he founded and led the studio for electroacoustic music until 2002. From 1999 to 2004 he taught at the Musikhochschule and at the Bauhaus university in Weimar. He currently works as a programmer and sound engineer for contemporary music, sound and media art. Since 1997 he has been developing his own compositions, sound installations and video art and has collaborated with musicians, dancers and video artists. Bartetzki has received scholarships at the ZKM Karlsruhe and the Künstlerhaus Ahrenshoop. www.bartetzki.de.

10/ Dididahdit by Solange Kershaw 00:59 [listen] View details

Dididahdit was created for 60×60, repeating the word s-I-x-t-y in morse code and having a little fun building itself around the emerging pattern. Dididahdit was first published on the 60 x 60 (2004 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm.

Solange Kershaw is a composer based in Australia and works mainly in radio, theatre and sound art installations.

11/ ExobiologY by Raphaël Neron 09:29 [listen] View details

The place: Earth. The time: 3.7 billion years ago. ExobiologY is a multidisciplinary field utilizing physics, biology and geology as well as philosophy to speculate about the arising of life on Earth.

Raphaël Neron has completed a Bachelor’s degree in electroacoustic composition at the Univeristé de Montréal. His main interest is investigating the formal possibilities of electroacoustic music. His work Toons has been awarded second prize at the JTTP 2006 contest and his work La nouvelle idole, received the Prix Marcelle Deschêsnes 2005.

12/ Power Play (excerpts from Deep Wireless 2006) by Anna Friz, Richard Lee, Christine Duncan and Richard Windeyer 17:12 [listen] View details

Each year, New Adventures in Sound Art assembles an eclectic group of performers with skills in a number of arts disciplines for a blind date with live radio performance. Together they craft a show that interweaves improvisation and prepared material, performing it in front of the Deep Wireless festival audience. In 2006, the group consisted of Richard Lee, Christine Duncan and Richard Windeyer as the expert mediums who channeled the ‘Spirits of Radio’s Past,’ and Anna Friz as the ‘Fabulous Host.’ The concept for this edition came from a series of performance instructions written for the group by Gregory Whitehead called the Power Plays. Radio Theatre 2006 was directed by Mark Cassidy, who guided the improvisation process through the rehearsals to give the performance its extra edge.

Anna Friz is a sound and radio artist who divides her time between Montreal and Toronto. Since 1998, she has predominantly created self-reflexive radio for broadcast, installation or performance, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work. She creates dynamic, atmospheric works equally able to reflect upon public media culture or to reveal interior landscapes.

Richard Lee is always grateful to be immersed in the wonderful world of sound. Richard is a sound designer and also works in theatre as a Fight Director and primarily as a Performer.

Christine Duncan has been singing professionally since the age of 15. She began performing on stage when she was 5 years old, with her family The Duncans and toured North America extensively until the age of 19.

Richard Windeyer creates music, sound and visuals for experimental theatre, radio, film, and integrated media projects. He is a member of the Dora Award-winning experimental performance collective Bluemouth Inc. Presents (www.bluemouthinc.com), and collaborates with a laptop music trio called Finger. His work has been heard across Canada, Europe, the UK, and over the Internet.

13/ The One Minute Piece That Took Me Ages To Do And Which Is Really Impressive** by Moritz Eggert 01:00 [listen] View details

Note: contains some strong language. The One Minute Piece That Took Me Ages To Do and Which Is Really Impressive was first published on the 60 x 60 (2004 edition)
www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm.

German composer Moritz Eggert has covered all genres in his work – his oeuvre includes 8 operas and works for dance and music theatre, often with unusual performance elements. His column in the major German music magazine NMZ (titled Bad Boy Of Music) – has resulted in murder threats by some insulted old avant-gardists, whose clichés he loves to make fun of.

14/ End of Dinner by Paul Collins & Jean-Jacques Palix 03:51 [listen] View details

This piece, extracted from Collins and Palix’s 2004 CD, Wipe Out!, started out as a recording of a conversation with French poet/philosopher, Marc Moret. We were eating in a restaurant. Music plays softly on the radio. Wine is poured. Out of the taped interview, Paul took a 2 bar sequence and riffed on those bars, using different instruments-settings on the synthesizer, to create a canon-like effect as more and more voices come into play. Palix riffs on the fork and knife cutting through dinner. We mixed down the knife scraping on the plate so that it is not quite nerve-wracking; it merely has an edge it.

Before moving to Paris in 1982, Paul Collins lived in Toronto where he worked at the Coach House Press, exhibited at A Space, YYZ, and Mercer Union, and played ‘no wave music’ at The Cabana Room. Upcoming projects include a solo piano concert at Museum London, a giant video projection in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2008, and a CD with Paris-based Ultradig.

Jean-Jacques Palix is a composer for the stage, a compiler and field recorder. Founding member of Radio Nova, in 1981, he works now with contemporary dance, art, film, video, fashion and other events. He has published several records and has produced vocal concerts, noise events and sound installations in Art Schools and Art Galleries. More info: http://jjpalix.free.fr/bio-Palix.htm

** Note: The One Minute Piece That Took Me Ages To Do And Which Is Really Impressive contains some strong language.

CD 2

1/ Parcelles 2 (2003) Movement # 11 & 12 by Christian Bouchard View details

Parcelles 2 (Fragments 2) was realized in 2003 in the composer’s personal studio, in Montreal, and premiered on October 18, 2003 as part of the Rien à voir (14) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO, in Montreal. Parcelles 2 was commissioned by Réseaux with the help of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Thanks to Rachmiel, Timothy Lamb, and Polimorf for their Reaktor instruments. (c) 2003 Christian Bouchard (SOCAN) / 2004 YMX MéDIA (SOCAN) www.electrocd.com/en/cat/imed_0474/

See CD1 #5 for additional programme notes and for a bio of Christian Bouchard.

1.1/ Bouldevard St-Laurent; Brazil wins
1.2/ Orly; Quleque chose de la solitude 06:36

2/ Hsintein, Santa Barbara by Hong-Kai Wang & Ben Gerstein 02:40 [listen] View details

Using old family cassettes recorded in the 1970s and 80s in Santa Barbara, California, this piece has been assembled by combining it with more recent ambient sounds from a marketplace in Taiwan. The English speech and activity with the casual chattering in Chinese merge naturally to become as musical and rhythmic as the percussive life sounds of the market.

Hong-Kai Wang is a sound artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Ben Gerstein is a trombonist / artist living and working in New York City.

3/ Du libe tu? By Elsa Justel 02:11 View details

The Gods have become machines. And machines think. They do, therefore they are; they build, therefore they act; they act, therefore they live. They have the movement, breath and style of journey, the only thing that matters is courage, imagination, and intelligence; where Man shall stop, tired, uneasy with all his conquests; where he shall remember that a single word — the key to comprehension — means both to listen and to understand. That musician will make anything his own, be it God, table or toilet. With the same musical ear, he will spy on the nightingale’s modulations, the breath of machines; and from tropical birds, he will be able to create his own score. —Pierre Schaeffer, excerpt from the conference «Retour aux sources», Festival de la Recherche organized by RTF, Paris (France), May 26, 1960.

To you, o great provocative man, o boy looking for trouble, I answer back with the same breath of machines — those capricious Gods — untroubled by my foolish witticisms, because you gave me the crazy courage that carried the imagination, this boldness allowing me to create illusions, without restraint nor compromise.

The title Du libe tu? is an anagram on the title of Pierre Schaeffer’s work Bidule en ut, of which parts of the theme are quoted herein. – [English translation: François Couture, viii-07]. Du libe tu? was first published on the empreintes DIGITALes label on the CD Mâts in 2007
(http://www.electrocd.com/en/cat/imed_0785/). (c) 1996 Elsa Justel (SACEM) / 2007 YMX MéDIA (SOCAN)

Du libe tu? was realized in 1996 at the composer’s studio in Paris (France) and was premiered in 1996 during the Tombeau de Pierre Schaeffer concert at the Synthèse Festival in Bourges (France). The work was commissioned by the Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB) for the anniversary of the death of Pierre Schaeffer. The recorded voice of Pierre Schaeffer was taken from the archives of the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (Ina).

Elsa Justel (Argentine-France) studied composition and electroacoustics in Buenos Aires, then she received her Doctorate in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of Arts at the University of Paris. She has received composition awards in the Netherlands, France, Austria, Italy and Argentina.

4/ Lift (2006) by Sarah Peebles 03:18 [listen] View details

Lift is dedicated to the remaining indigenous plants and pollinators (both avian and insect) of Aotearoa – New Zealand, and was inspired by my experiences on Kapiti Island, in Paparoa park and the Wellington area. Lift is a reduction of a larger fourty-minute work entitled Clear Dawn, created for RPM/Radio New Zealand and which will be released on Pogus in the upcoming year. You can’t have flight if you don’t have lift. (Special thanks to Frank Lindsay, Matthew Leonard, Veronica Meduna, Dean Hapeta and John and Sue Barrett.) (c) 2006 Sarah Peebles ASCAP for the World except Canada / SOCAN for Canada.

Sarah Peebles is a Toronto-based composer, improviser and installation artist, originally from Excelsior, Minnesota. Much of her work explores alternative performance settings and found sound manipulated via computer and physical objects, often combined with shoh (Japanese mouth-organ). Information about recordings, The Pollinator Series and other work can be found at www.sarahpeebles.net.

5/ There Must Be Silence by Karen Hay & Helen Newall 11:57 [listen] View details

There Must Be Silence is a sonic portrait of tinnitus, something which can drive sufferers to distraction. Using a fusion of the spoken word and electroaocustic music, the piece portrays some of these noises (and some are mesmerisingly beautiful), and the visions, images and landscapes that the synaesthetic brain constructs.

Works created by The Olmo Collective have been performed at conferences and showcases in the UK, Barcelona and Prague. The Collective consists of Karen Hay, a composer/sound artist, and Helen Newall, a writer, both of whom work at the experimental end of their fields.

6/ White Noise / Neige de fond by Dominque Ferraton 03:52 [listen] View details

Concrete sounds and voice are layered to create a soundscape with the properties of snow and ice. Underneath the visual background noise of white, small elements stand out and subtle changes become visible. But with shifts in temperature, the muffled quiet of snow gives way to the clarity and sharpness of water and life above ground.

Dominique Ferraton is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal, Quebec. Her recent photography and sound work explores our relationship with and perception of our environment, focusing in particular on the natural world. She creates work for radio because of the intimacy it provides with the listener and the subjective and varied listening experiences it allows.

7/ Summer BBQ** by Wendy Atkinson 01:19 [listen] View details

Summer BBQ is a story about my mother and her humourous and outrageous way of defending my sister against an over-bearing mother-in-law. Using just voice and ebow on an electric bass I wanted to evoke the tension in a family dinner. Note: contains some strong language.

Wendy Atkinson’s explorations of the low-end world of bass have charted on radio across North America and been reviewed in Canada, US, China and Germany. She has performed at the New forms Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, Ambient Ping, Western Front, Access Gallery’s John Cage Celebration and was selected for the Sonic Landscapes sound art exhibit (Michigan) and twice for Art in the Air audio art festival.

8/ Maple Memory by Laurie Taylor 07:42 [listen] View details

Quebec City – captured as a magical place to engage in French culture. It’s heard by a first time middle-aged tourist, who adores the French language, but her tune is not so sweet…

Laurie Tyler is new to recording sound effects, but had fun doing this. She is a French teacher and thought it would be amusing to get a friend who is learning…and capture her excitement at trying to be understood.

9/ Song of the Brewery (excerpt # 5,6, & 7) by Jean-Phillipe Renoult & DinahBird 11:52 [listen] View details

Song for the Brewery is a radio art piece inspired by the Beamish and Crawford brewery, Cork, Ireland. Using the built environment of the brewery as both the set and the inspiration for the installation, the piece sought to offer the public a subjective sonic portrait of the plant.

Jean-Phillipe Renoult and DinahBird are radio producers and sound artists based in Paris. Together, and independently, they make radio programmes, audio publications, installations and sound tracks. Recent collaborations include Public Works, an audiovisual work (with Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly) that looks at the urban regeneration of Northern Paris.
www.radio1001.org & www.jeanphilipperenoult.com

10/ Glassminute by Lydia Ayers 00:56 [listen] View details

Glassminute explores the potential of shrinking, stretching and transposing a bowed glass sound. Glassminute was first published on 60 x 60 (2005 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm.

Composer Lydia Ayers has explored the possibilities that electronics, computers, traditional Pan-Asia Pacific acoustic and synthesized instruments such as the gamelan, Chinese, Native American and Australian instruments, the human voice, and in a word, anything capable of producing music has to offer to the creative artist.

11/ Les deux églises de Montmorillon, 9 pm by Christopher DeLaurenti 05:01 View details

The small French community of Montmorillon has two churches, one in the center of town, the other across a river. With no edits, processing or overdubs, Les deux églises de Montmorillon, 9 pm captures both sets of bells at the (relatively) sleepy hour of 9 pm. One set is distant, per haps nostalgic, while the other is close-up, mechanical, and aggressively present.

Christopher DeLaurenti (1967-2071 USA) is a composer, improviser and phonographer. His solo work encompasses field recordings, electroacoustic and acousmatic music, text-sound scores, free-improvised low-tech electronics, and compositions for acoustic instruments. Christopher’s music resides at www.delaurenti.net along with many music-related essays and articles.

12/ Windowsill by Françoise Doherty 01:37 [listen] View details

Windowsill is a haunting yet beautifully intimate story of a woman encountering a person breaking apart her windowsill. It is part film score, part song.

Françoise Doherty is a media artist whose work integrates critical fact with fiction. As a sound designer, musician and filmmaker her works have been played/shown in North America, Europe and Asia. She has taught at both Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Windsor. She received her MFA from Cal Arts in Los Angeles.

13/ Rajasthan Post by Thom Blum 05:48 [listen] View details

Rajasthan Post is a short abstract travelogue. It is a rendering of my wanderings in Rajasthan, India spanning a week before and after the year 2000 Millennium. It moves at walking – sometimes running – pace through the territory and culture it explores.

Thom Blum has been composing electroacoustic music since 1972. His works have been presented in concerts, festivals and radio broadcasts internationally. Residing in San Francisco since 1978, he was an Associate Editor for the M.I.T. Press Journals’ Computer Music Journal and a co-founder of the International Computer Music Association. He forms one-fifth of the San Francisco Tape Music Collective.

14/ Nightmare by Mary Keily 02:42 [listen] View details

It made me physically sick to work with this piece over and over again. Such cruelty. I have met women from many countries who have similar stories, this one being from Melbourne. I wanted to create a mood for the words/actions to enhance the sadism, resignation and fear described – eg. the tearing sound of tape pinning her to the bed and the birdcage – denoting eventual freedom.

Mary Keily studied sound design in Melbourne, Australia and moved to Canada over a year ago. She has designed sound for short films and animation and has also worked as a sound recordist on many short films and a feature film in Toronto. She is now making her own documentaries, with sound and image equally sharing the spotlight. One, of a quirky elderly woman in Oakville who raised enough money to buy a house, but saved an old oak tree instead; and another of hundreds of soldier’s letters from WW2 found in a drawer in a Toronto antique shop.

15/ The Sands of Memory by Martin Desloovere 10:44 View details

The Sands of Memory is a ‘binaurally field-recorded’ radio play, inspired by certain aspects of the story of the one-act play entitled MISTY ROOMS which I wrote and directed in the early 1990s. This soundwork presents a miniature story, interweaving the evocation of a particular place with emotions and thoughts about its symbolical and metaphorical ‘potential,’ about memories and how people try (not) to deal with them, about the spaces beyond the places…

Martin Desloovere (Gent, Belgium, 1963) studied English literature & Linguistics at the University of Gent. In 1994, after working as the head of educational projects and assistant to the dramaturge at the National Theatre in Gent, he set up his own touring theatre company & arts education organization De Verwondering, working as a director, writer, dramaturge, designer, technician, etc. Over the years his interest in sound art, installation art, video & photography has been leading to an increasing presence of those media in his theatre productions, recently resulting in separate activities and projects within those fields as such, presented under the banner/moniker Rite of Wondering.

** Note: Summer BBQ contains some strong language.

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Deep Wireless 4 (2007)

CD 1

1/ Figures de la nuit / Faces of the night by Francis Dhomont (26:52) [listen] View details

Including the voices of Loïc Baumans, Artur Bergeron, Suzanne Binet-Audet, Ned Bouhalassa, Pierre Daboval, Jean-François Denis, Francis Dhomont, Myriam Fabijan, Jacques Lejeune, Cécile Le Prado, Myriam Lombard, Pierre Louet, David Olds, Justice Olsson, Marie Pelletier, Laurie Radford, Françoise Schmitt et Claire-Isabelle Vauconsant.

To Inés Wickmann Jaramillo

Sleepless night, ink-dark night, soft night, or deep night: transfigured night… So many faces of the night. The night is my friend.

“Figures de la nuit / Faces of the Night” was composed for the late- night show “Transfigured Night” by David Olds on CKLN-FM. The title was inspired by Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night) by Arnold Schoenberg. It was commissioned with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts and was premiered on June 3, 1991 in Toronto on “Transfigured Night” on CKLN-FM. “Figures de la nuit/Faces of the night” was first released on the CD SON 1.I, Sonopsys, Cahiers musique concrète / acousmatique #1, Ed. Licences, Paris. (translation: Frank Koustrup).

Francis Dhomont was born in Paris, 1926. From 1980 to 1996 he taught Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Montréal. For 26 years, he shard his activity between France and Québec. In 2000 the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec awarded him a presigious career grant. He has received many important awards for his work: Prix Ars Electronica 1992, Magisterium prize at Bourges 1988, 1st prize at Bourges 1981.Convinced of the originality of acousmatic art, his production has been, since 1960, exclusively made of tape works. He is now living in Avignon, France and pursues an international career.

2/ Transform by Linda Rae Dornan (0:49) [listen] View details

“Transform” is about the process of aging, peeling away vanity and fears, and accepting one’s accumulated experience. Words, sounds and rhythms are collaged and processed digitally.

Linda Rae Dornan is an interdisciplinary artist creating performance, video and audio art about interior spaces and processes of being. She lives in Sackville, New Brunswick and has had her work shown in North and South America, and Europe. She has an audio art show every week on CHMA 106.9 FM, the campus/community voice of the Tantramar marshes.

3/ Transtyle by Joel-Aimé Beauchamp (5:21) [listen] View details

Is it rock music? Is it electroacoustic music? Is it elevator jazz music? No, it’s my new post-moderne transtyle piece!

Joel-Aimé Beauchamp is currently finishing his masters at Le Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and doesnt want to work in publicity anymore.

4/ Transitive Property of Equality (excerpt) by Martine H. Crispo (3:45) [listen] View details

Transitive property of Equality: for any quantities a, b, and c, if a = b and b = c, then a = c.

Sound artist Martine H. Crispo has been working in live radio art since the mid 1980s. She has participated in numerous performance festivals in Canada and in Europe, both performing solo as well as creating sound for dance and theatre. She hosts a biweekly emission on CKUT radio in Montreal to present live performances. Her recent radiophonic works integrate the digital sounds of circuit-bent vintage educational toys. And for listeners who don’t appreciate her radio art, she has a fabulous voice for reading public announcements.

5/ Glass Cutter by Christian Banasik (11:15) [listen] View details

This piece was composed with everyday table-ware, such as glasses, cups, some saucers and some kitchen sounds. The rhythms of these original short actions have an influence on the development of the form and the electronic manipulations. The idea was to create a short miniature consisting of real-life daily events which are strongly manipulated on the musical level. The calculated algorithmic patterns control the development and position of the short sampled “house movements” during the piece and the change of single sound parameters.

Christian Banasik was born in 1963 in Siemianowice (Poland) and has lived in Germany since 1974. He studied composition with Gunther Becker and Dimitri Terzakis at the Robert Schumann Acedemy of Music in Dusseldorf and with Hans Zender at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. His instrumental and electronic pieces have been featured in concerts and radio programs throughout Europe. (BBC London, SFB Berlin, HR Frankfurt, WDR Cologne, NDR Hamburg, VPRO Radio Holland, VRT Radio Belgium, Polskie Radio and Swedish National Radio as well as in the Americas, Asia, and Australia). Banasik was the artistic director of the ensemble “go ahead” and organizer of multimedia events with new music, literature and fine arts as well as concerts of electromusic music. He has received national and international music awards and scholarships. Beside live electronics and computer music, Benasik has produced works for tape, radio plays and film soundtracks.

6/ TranSextreme by Ailís Ní Riaín (5:08) [listen] View details

A woman trapped by her troubled past – where space is continuously oppressing. Comprised of voice, harp, prepared piano, and electronics. Text and sound by Ailís Ní Ríain.

Born in Cork, Ireland, Ailís Ní Ríain (www.ailis.info) combines her interests as a composer, sound-artist and writer to produce works which challenge, provoke, and engage. She is a joint first prize winner of the ISCM World Music Days for Streetsong in 2006. She represented Ireland in Culture 2003 in Italy and Greece.

7/ mattermater prelude by Penn Kemp & Chris Meloche (1:04) [listen] View details

Electroacoustic music composer Chris Meloche recorded poet Penn Kemp reading phrases from her book Trance Form (Pendas 2006). He manipulated her voice electronically, creating the 40 minute sound opera Darkness Visible. “mattermater: prelude” leads off the piece with the repetition of this single word juxtaposing itself. A study of trans-ience and trans-formation, contemplating death and renewal.

Chris Meloche: Electroacoustic composer and diffusionist who has been working in this field for over 25 years. Currently half of the Outward Sound Ensemble with Herb Bayley.

Penn Kemp: Author of 25 books and ten CD’s, Penn edits Pendas books/cds. Poet, performer of Sound Operas on line and live: pennkemp.ca, myspace.com/pennkemp, www.mytown.ca/pendas/.

8/ Pay No Attention to that man behind the curtain by Sarah Boothroyd (5:54) [listen] View details

This collage mixes printing press rhythms and spoken word with interview scraps that would usually be edited out of a journalistic radio segment, including material that draws attention to the technical and interpersonal machinations of reporting. It’s a behind-the-scenes view of journalism, which is a process of editing and selecting, rather than transmitting a complete record to the public.

Sarah Boothroyd’s audio work airs frequently on CBC Radio, and has also been presented on BBC Radio 4, at the International Features Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and at the True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri. She’s an artist-in-residence for New Adventures In Sound Art and Outfront for 2007.

9/ Orange Juice by Paul Burnell (1:03) [listen] View details

Orange Juice: The transglobal nature of drink production.

Paul Burnell (b Ystrad-Rhondda, 1960) is a British composer, a member of COMA, percussion quartet Brake Drum Assembly, and a member of the Burnell-Hunt duo. Many of his compositions are featured on the album Leaving the Party on Pluto.

10/ Transit by Anne-François Jacques (1:15) [listen] View details

A phone call from somewhere, from somebody between locations, you were not
there to take the call. A feeling that something slightly changed
in the transit – you listen to the message again.

Anne-Françoise Jacques: Audio artist living in Montréal, member of the electroacoustic duo
Minibloc, also have some solo projects. Bike mechanics and occasional ice cream eater. (www.le-son666.com).

11/ Postcards from the Summer by Robert MacKay (12:51) [listen] View details

Transportation is the theme for this piece. Work began at Slovak Radio during the summer of 1998 as a result of receiving a Prix Résidence at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (1997). The piece is inspired by various soundscapes of the different places I visited in Europe during that summer, from a farm in North Wales to the cities of London, Bratislava, Prague and Munich.

Robert Mackay is a composer and sound artist based in the UK. He is currently lecturer in creative music technology for the University of Hull – Scarborough campus. Awards include Bourges, Ear99, Confluencias and La Muse en Circuit along with regular international performances and radio
broadcasts.

CD 2

1/ Mr. Right by Inge Hoonte (2:47) [listen] View details

From a collection of personal ads developed Mr. Right, an interpretation of the exhausting search for the ideal partner.

Dutch multi-disciplinary artist Inge Hoonte received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared internationally at Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland; TENT., Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Overlook Park, Cleveland; MessHall, Athenaeum Theatre and MCA, Chicago; White Box Benefit, New York; Neighborhood Public Radio, San Francisco; SCN, and Deep Wireless, Toronto, Canada.

2/ Art Gallery Transposed by Peter Sant, Katheryn Ind, and Katherine Tingley (2:06) [listen] View details

Art Gallery Transposed was created with contributions by Katheryn Ind and Katherine Tingley. Taking a selection of well known art works, the artists attempted to recreate the imaginary incidental sounds of the works in question solely through the use of the human voice and limbs. Art Gallery Transposed was produced in 2006 at the South London Radio Arts Summer Workshop .

Peter Sant: a long history of using sound as my primary medium, I am currently in my second year of Sonic Arts BA. Other sound ventures include experimental music and sound for experimental video.

3/ Transatlantischezeitzonen by Robert Hoare and Steve Sauvé (9:54) [listen] View details

A series of ambient recordings from Berlin and Toronto, synchronized to Greenwich Mean time. The arbitrary nature of the samples was then tempered with manipulations and juxtapositions. Whenever possible, we strove for human-made sounds, and an urban palette.

Saxophonist, composer and lyricist, Robert Hoare has worked in a variety of dance, theater, installation, film and recording projects. His music has been performed at various festivals in Canada and Europe. As a songwriter his lyrics have been recorded by such diverse artists as Till Broenner, Mark Murphy, Rammstein and Zeraphine. (www.robhoare.de)

Steven Sauvé has been creating music electronically since first getting his hands on a 2-track reel-to-reel. Now heavily involved with computers and virtual synthesis, he is also a member of the live electronic and experimental improv scene in Toronto.

4/ Translunar Standstill (excerpt) by Inferno Speed Gown aka Susan Chafe (2:40) [listen] View details

This is an excerpt from a piece about the extreme slowness of things that survive for a very long time. It includes transmissions from satellites.

Inferno Speed Gown plays from a Winnipeg living room.

5/ transFORM or Zuang for 4 (excerpt) by Thomas Gerwin (3:00) [listen] View details

This piece was made entirely of the voice of actor Florian Müller-Mohrungen. 1001 variations of a short text from Zuangzi, the Taoist Book of Wisdom were recorded. The composer then processed this material in the studio in many analog and digital ways. The 4-channel version of the piece was commissioned and broadcast in 2002 by SFB/ ORB radio station in Berlin, Germany. Channels 1-2 came from the radio and channels 3-4 from the internet. Each listener who owned a radio AND a computer with an internet connection could listen to the piece with quadrophonic sound.

Thomas Gerwin is a classically educated composer. He came into the field of electroacoustic music very early and he subsequently worked intensively on soundscape composition and radio art. In his studio in Berlin he composes for radio and concert performances (instruments, acousmatic, multi-channel, and live electronics) and creates sound and multimedia installations. His works are performed and shown worldwide and have received international prizes and stipends. (www.thomasgerwin.de)

6/ L by Elsa Justel (13:53) View details

“L” is a Trans-versal relation of ideas referring to epicurean theories about the concept of “element”. Starting by fragments of “De rerum Natura” of Lucretio, you will find the nature of things through an insomnia-giving blend of parallel quotations: Michael Serres, Umberto Eco, Francis Wolf and myself. The piece was commissioned by La Muse en Circuit, France and WDR Köln, Germany.

Elsa Justel studied composition and electroacoustics in Buenos Aires and received a Doctorate degree in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of Arts at the University of Paris. She received International composition awards such as: Prix Ton Bruynèl 2005, Prix Phonurgia Nova 2001, Prix Ars Electronica 1992, and Bourges 1989.

7/ Transparent by Nicolas Dion (1:01) [listen] View details

This piece was created using only a glass bowl and a glass marble as sound sources. Both are transparent. First they meet and get to know each other, then they go out dancing. They made a baby: it’s this piece. They are parents now.

Nicolas Dion is a member of the electro-acoustic duo Minibloc and the experimental trio Intercom, staples of the independent micro-label Le Son 666. His solo work is under the “Darcin” pseudonym, oscillating between abstract sound work and up-tempo electronic music. His first release, entitled “Parc”, is available on the Panospria netlabel. Nicolas has played at the Mutek festival, MEG festival, Pop Montreal, Suoni per II Popolo, Textures, Vague Terrain…

8/ Experimental Train Traffic Controls are in Effect (MacMillian Yard Remix) by Michael Dobinson (9:01) [listen] View details

Rail transport; still important after hundreds of years… train yards; noisy and squalid yet compelling… rail work; tedious yet vital… trains; wheels on rails like a drum in the night…

Incorporating the sounds of a rail freight yard, this remix is an aural image of a freight train’s route.

Michael Dobinson frequently explores the collision of nature and technology in his music. His works have been heard in cities across Canada and into parts of the USA. Most recently, his piano work “Lost Rails” was published and premiered by the Canadian Conservatory of Music. He appeared at the Newfoundland Sound Symposium in 2004. His recent percussion trio, “Only Fools”, was broadcast on CBC Radio.

9/ Sonnet of the Pronoun Event by Stephanie Rowden and Anne Carson (1:22) [listen] View details

Sonnet of the Pronoun Event is an excerpt from a larger project; Possessive Used As Drink (Me): A lecture in the form of fifteen sonnets written and performed here by Anne Carson. The trans here is it. Transit. Passage from one event to another.

Stephanie Rowden is an installation artist with a special interest in sound. She is a professor at the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

Anne Carson is a poet, essayist, and translator, as well as a professor of classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan.

10/ Your list of Transcendant Experiences by Katie McMurran (1:00) [listen] View details

In this piece, my hope was to express transcendence as something extraordinary, and as something that is beyond human physical experience. It is structured around a voice reading a list of activities that can be extraordinary, which are then in turn sonically described. The ultimate emphasis of the piece though, is on silence – or the absence of any thing, any physical experience.

Katie McMurran is a musician, composer and recording technician currently living outside of Los Angeles. She studied Music at the University of
California, Berkeley and Music Technology at the California Institute of the Arts.

11/ Well, listen… by Charlotte Scott (29:00) [listen] View details

The soundscape of Toronto Island, in mixed conversation with Island residents, inspires a contemplation of subjective notions of noise and silence.

Charlotte Scott plays music and makes radio magic in Montreal.

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Deep Wireless 3 (2006)

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1/ Pedestrian Hitch-hiker with a chair (excerpt) by Christian Nicolay 2:25 [listen]View details

On July 15, 2000 at 9:10am, I headed out from Kelowna BC hitch-hiking with a wooden chair across Canada to Laval Quebec. This is an excerpt of a sound diary of the performance. It was recorded with a handheld tape recorder which I carried at all times. The sounds were collected then edited on computer…the sounds of hitch-hiking with a wooden chair across Canada…trying to move while sitting.

Christian Nicolay works with performance art, drawing, installation, sound recording, and video – often simultaneously exploring the relationships between order and chaos, and the unity of opposites. His performance pieces have ranged from street corners to saloons to desolate highways, often involving viewer participation in the process of creating and finishing a work. He has exhibited in numerous spaces across North America including public, commercial and artist run art galleries.

2/ The Queen of Bees by Victoria Fenner 6:02 [listen]View details


A dark fantasy. An exploration of power dynamics in organizations using the beehive as a metaphor. It explores themes of power sharing – who has power, who thinks she has power? Though it looks like the queen has all the power, the reality is that she serves at the pleasure of the hive.

Victoria Fenner is a radio producer and environmental sound artist. She has worked in all aspects of radio for over twenty years as a producer, journalist, documentarian and technician for CBC Radio and community stations in Canada and the United States. She has also produced and contributed to several syndicated radio programs which have been broadcast around the world. In addition to her work in programming, Victoria also organizes and teaches training workshops in radio skills and sound art, with a particular focus on participatory community media and art making.

3/ Wait Late by Penn Kemp & Anne Anglin 2:21 [listen]View details
Happily waiting, unhappily waiting, falling asleep waiting. Waiting through the alphabet, wading through obsession till sound shifts to sense in the final phrase.

Sound poet Penn Kemp performs in festivals around the world. Penn has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and eight CDs produced as well as Canada’s first poetry CD-ROM. In performance collaborations, Penn pushes text and aural boundaries. Anne Anglin is a Dora Award winning actor as well as director and painter, well known in Toronto and nationally for appearances on stage and television. She has performed in and directed many of Penn’s plays and Sound Operas, most recently Trance Dance Form Live at Artword Theatre in Toronto.

4/ Almost There by Ivan Elezovic 6:27 [listen]View details


The clusters of words and syllables that we are exposed to every day introduce many possibilities for an entirely new way of communication, creating a basis for a new language. This piece is an example of the above comments based on my personal experience.

Ivan Elezovic has matured as a composer, a theorist and a teacher and has consistently demonstrated a seemingly endless thirst for information, experience and opportunity. His compositional approach has demonstrated both good craftsmanship and an interest in pursuing innovative conceptual goals. He is not set on a single style. Instead he has allowed his materials and subject matter to influence the style and method of each new work. Currently Mr. Elezovic is a Lecturer in the University of Illinois School of Music and Foreign Language Department.

5/ Apricot Wensleydale by Jill Summers 14:27 [listen]View details


Apricot Wensleydale is excerpted from Cohabitation, a collection of radio play inspired vignettes surrounding inhabitants of a fictional Chicago greystone. Text and music were written and performed by Jill Summers; co-produced and select tracks by David Whitcomb. Recorded at Stray Dog Recording Co. in Chicago. Copies of Cohabitation available at www.straydogrecordingco.com. Note: contains some strong language.

Jill Summers loves stories and the way words sound aloud. She has a bachelor’s degree in music performance and a masters of fine arts in interdisciplinary book and paper arts, and she merges the two by creating narrative audio works of strange fiction and original music. She runs a small recording studio, Stray Dog Recording Co., in Chicago with her husband and sound
engineer, David Whitcomb.

6/ Soundroam (Halifax) excerpt by Eleanor King & Stephen Kelly 6:14 [listen] View details


In Nova Scotia the Ministries of Tourism and Culture are linked together. Funding often goes to cultural projects which enhance tourism profits by reflecting stereotypes of Nova Scotia: bagpipes and fiddles, lobsters and fishing. But what about contemporary art? What affect do these constructed East Coast customs have on contemporary arts and culture?

Eleanor King and Stephen Kelly are interdisciplinary artists working in Halifax, NS. Their art works and installations utilize audio, video, found objects, radio and D.I.Y. electronics. They have exhibited in Canada and abroad, most recently traveling to Norway as artists in residence for a group audio exhibition, The Idea of North.

7/ The Day Before by Guiseppe Rapisarda 6:03 [listen]View details


The idea of this composition was born while I was watching TV. The television was broadcasting Tony Blair’s discourse to the UK Parliament, asking the agreement to the participation to the war against Iraq. Then my mind started to imagine something that had not happened yet.

Giuseppe Rapisarda was born in Catania in 1972. He graduated in Piano, Electroacoustic Music and Music Composition in Catania (Italy). He took part in masterclasses with Barry Truax, Giacomo Manzoni, Alexander Chaikovsky and Trevor Wishart. His compositions have received honors and/or have been performed in several festivals in Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Greece, Argentina, Belgium, Korea, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. His reviews have been published in Computer Music Journal and SAN Diffusion. He teaches Electroacoustic Music at Conservatory of Music “V. Bellini” in Palermo (Italy).

8/ Other Music by Eric Leonardson 9:01 [listen] View details


Other Music was created with Anna Friz, Evalyn Parry, and Chris Brookes, who performed on handheld cassette recorders, used as “musical instruments” to alter their recorded speech sound. Leonardson improvised with the ensemble on Springboard, an electroacoustic instrument he made in 1994 from familiar and readily available materials. (www.subliminal.org/eleon). This piece was recorded live at the Deep Wireless festival on May 27, 2005.

Eric Leonardson is an audio artist with a background in visual arts. He teaches in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where in 1983 he received his MFA degree in Time Arts. He composes and performs with Plasticene, Chicago’s foremost experimental theater company.

9/ Starship Majora: The Shape Shifter by Michael Townsend & Dan Bernard 23:46 [listen]View details


Exploring a mysterious planet, the crew of the Majora encounters a seductive entity able to take on the form of each of their deepest fantasies in this improvised radio comedy directed by Dan Bernard and produced by Michael Townsend for It Is To Laugh, WMPG, Portland, Maine.
Note: contains some strong language.

It Is To Laugh is a half-hour radio comedy series-—heard weekly on WMPG in Portland, Maine, USA (90.9 FM, 104.1 FM and wmpg.org)—featuring improvised plays such as The Starship Majora as well as scripted, politically-charged comedies written and directed by Dan Bernard. The series also offers an unpredictable mix of other radio comedy and soundart pieces selected and edited by producer Michael Townsend, whose trippy, anarchic collage Dad’s New Slacks aired on WMPG for 11 years.


CD 2

1/ it was without a beginning by mark mclaren 2:48 [listen]View details


it happens all the time. sometimes I do. Please don’t tell him you were here. I’ve put my fingers underneath. He said everything before. If you stay, you must be quiet. I can’t tell you.

mark mclaren was born in 1972. He works with text and sound.

2/ Water Power by Dallas Simpson 6:42 [listen]View details


A phonographic binaural sound collage for headphones using recordings of the sea, a boiling kettle and steam traction engines. The work contains sonic allusions to the natural power of the sea, steam engine power, and the drip of water under gravity indicating hydroelectric power.

Dallas Simpson is a location performance binaural sound artist who has been making environmental recordings since the 1970’s. He has released work through several record companies in the UK and USA, and his work is regularly broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM in central London.

3/ The Book of Worm by the Church of Harvey Christ 5:24 [listen]View details


The Church of Harvey Christ unearths a tale from the little-known Book of Worm. Is the Great Delerium a sport for libertine worms, or a harbinger of the last days to come? Recorded live from Deep Wireless 2005, featuring Rev. Norm, Rev. Anna Montana, Rev. Randy Peters, Rev. Joalien, with Sister Nancy on piano.

The Harvey Christ Radio Hour is a live weekly radio show produced by a motley band of Reverends and heard on CKUT 90.3-FM in Montreal since October 2000. The core group of Rev. Randy Peters, Rev. Anna Montana, Rev. Norm and Rev. Joalien are also the authors of “The Dead Beat Scrolls: The Incomprehensible Teachings of Harvey Christ”– a fully-illustrated compendium of Harvey Christian lore published (with CD) in 2005 by Cumulus Press, Montreal.
www.geocities.com/harvey_christ

4/ Night Orchestra by Penn Kemp and Bill Gilliam 3:17 [listen]View details


Who controls our nights, our private space? The noisy intrusion ofother people’s air conditioners! Turned on, the power of the electric grid impinges upon silence, willy-nilly, drowns the natural world in monotonous, insistent hum. Mechanical appliances commodify our minds, day and night, to conform to a single, banal note.

Sound poet Penn Kemp performs in festivals around the world. Penn has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and eight CDs produced as well as Canada’s first poetry CD-ROM. In performance collaborations, Penn pushes text and aural boundaries. Bill Gilliam moved to Toronto after completing studies in jazz composition and film scoring at Berklee College of Music. Three of his new music and electroacoustic compositions were premiered in a Music Gallery Deceptive Moves concert in fall 2005 in Toronto as part of a Composer Now Face to Face series.

5/ Some Sort of Dark Force by Sarah Boothroyd 4:55 [listen]View details


Is signing up for “J School” the equivalent of joining a dark force? This short soundscape grapples with that question and weighs the power of media through a mix of field recordings and spoken word.

Sarah Boothroyd has long loved sculpting oddities out of words and sound. This singer-turned-broadcaster learned the radio ropes at CJSF in Burnaby, brought those skills to CKCU in Ottawa, and is now a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s Content Factory, a Masters of Journalism student at Carleton, and conference coordinator for the 2006 National Campus and Community Radio Conference.

6/ Electromagnetic Journey by Keith De Mendonca 3:00 [listen]View details


A recording of the electromagnetic field surrounding the motor of a London Underground train – as it travels between Pimlico and Victoria. The signal was picked up with a coil transducer.

Keith De Mendonca is a sound artist who lives and works in London, England. He is a regular contributor of sound experiments and artist interviews to radio Kinesonus – a Japanese internet radio station. He has also curated shows on Resonance-FM in London.

7/ Killing Fields by Genevieve Robertson and Jayson Ellerbeck 5:12 [listen]View details


Killing Fields is a recount of my experience in Phnom Phen, the capitol city of Cambodia. There, I spent a day visiting the Killing Fields and prison camp S21, where the Kymir Rouge, a communist guerilla group led by Pol Pot, carried out the interrogation, torture and brutal execution of approximately two million people from 1975 to 1979. This experience effected my profoundly. It changed the way I perceive human nature – the power of mass mentality became very clear to me. In a more subtle way, I was affected by the position I was in as a tourist. As the death camp has become one of the ways Cambodia generates income, I found it strange to pay a very poor country for a chance to witness the remains of the relatively recent genocide. The experience of paying to walk on exposed human bones will stay with me always.

Genevieve Robertson resides in East Vancouver and has just graduated from the Capilano College Studio Art program. Much of the work she does is informed by her interest in human behavior, both individual and collective. Although much of her inspiration comes from living and working in her community, She is also very influenced by her experiences traveling abroad. Jayson Ellerbeck lives in Mission B.C. and spends much of his time making electro-acoustic music. He has published a book of poetry called the curse of the industrial speedway and the telephone booth. He is currently working on his first album called Lullabies of a lost world, which is being released this spring. He also enjoys petting his little cats, traveling and marveling at is extensive stamp collection.

8/ Help Children if Necessary by James Wyness 13:37 [listen]View details


Help Children if Necessary is a dramatization of a deconstructed remedial language lesson based on phonetic skills. It refers to concepts such as power, control and domination by allocating parts of the script to different characters and by the use of real intonation and careful processing.

James Wyness is a composer and sound artist living in Southern Scotland. His electroacoustic music and field recordings have been played throughout the UK and Europe and in Canada and North and South America. He is currently studying towards a PhD in electroacoustic composition with Peter Stollery at Aberdeen Universty.

9/ Grip Radio: A Specific Scandal by Stephen Lategan 31:41 [listen]View details


Behind every ambition is a thirst for power in some form. This underlying theme is reflected by the major event upon which the play is based. Set in 1872 Ottawa, during the height of the controversy surrounding the CPR contract, varying degrees of ambition motivate every character.

Stephen Lategan is a graduate of Ryerson Radio and Television Arts, he’s produced several radio plays, including a Worldmedal winner at the New York festivals. He published a satirical magazine in addition to contributing to Frank, has recently written an on-line documentary series for the CBC, and is in post-production for a short film.

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Deep Wireless 2 (2005)

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1/ Deep Deep Wireless (an intro) by Gregory Whitehead 0:20 View details

This is an excerpt from a live performance at the Deep Wireless festival in 2004.

2/ As We Know by Gregory Whitehead 2:25 [listen] View details

These past several years have seen the emergence of a truly great nonsense poet. His name of course is Donald Rumsfeld and he has contributed several truly exceptional works in a special genre of nonsense verse — he calls them “press conferences.” I have selected one, based on a speech in February 2002, in which he gives a little soliloquy on the deep epistemology of an American dystopia called: Gee Dubya Bushland.

This version of As We Know was recorded live in Toronto at the Deep Wireless festival in 2004.

For close to two decades, Gregory Whitehead has been exploring — and occasionally collapsing — the boundaries between fact and fiction, creating a new kind of radio play, often staged via imaginary research entities such as the International Institute For Screamscape Studies and The Laboratory for Innovation and Acoustic Research (LIAR). While these works often venture into American schizopolitics and noir philosophy, they are always infused with the spirit of play. Many of these works are archived on the ubuweb at www.ubu.com. Awards include a Sony Gold for his play The Loneliest Road; a Prix Futura BBC Award for his performed manifesto Shake, Rattle, Roll; and a Prix Italia for the Australian screamscape documented in Pressures of the Unspeakable. Gregory is also the co-editor of Wireless Imagination: sound radio and the avant-garde, and the author of numerous essays and stories that investigate and inhabit the odd psychic and aesthetic space of radiophony.

3/ Losing It (excerpt) by Katharine Norman 4:15 View details

Losing It …….a remixed Insomnia.

Katharine Norman is a British-born composer, sound artist and writer who lives on Pender Island, in British Columbia. She has some work out on CD (London on NMC and Transparent things on Metier) and she is currently experimenting with more interactive net-based work. Her recent book of experimental essays, Sounding Art: Eight Literary Excursions through Electronic Music was published by Ashgate in 2004, and is not really about electronic music at all. For much more information visit her web page at www.novamara.com. For works and music scores
(where relevant) contact the Canadian Music Centre or the British Music Information Centre.

4/ Night Ascends From the Ear like a Butterfly by Hideko Kawamoto 8:12 [listen] View details

Night Ascends from the Ear like a Butterfly, composed in 1999 and dedicated to my grandmother, Tami, was inspired from Haruo Shibuya’s poem, Coliseum in the Desert. The words Shibuya uses in this poem such as night, a time of music, rain, black fountain, piano string, useless choir and butterfly gave me compositional ideas. These images were developed in my imagination separately from Shibuya’s poem, and they were transformed into music. To me it is very interesting that once one finishes a piece, it leaves the creator, and it flows inside somebody on its own, maybe or maybe not the same as the creator’s mind. The piece has its own life. I hope my piece has left me…

Hideko Kawamoto was born in Japan and started piano study at the age of nine. She studied composition with Phil Winsor and piano with Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas followed by post-doctoral studies at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musicque (IRCAM) in Paris. Her international awards include Concorso Internazionale “Luigi Russolo” (1st Price, Italy), Pierre Schaeffer International Computer Music Competition (2nd Prize, Italy), Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic &Sonic Art (Mention Award, France), Ear 01 International Electroacoustic Music Composing Electronic Music Art (composition awards, USA). She explores her sound imagination in instrumental, electronic and mixed media. http://homepage.mac.com/hk0008

5/ Pants on Fire / Liar Liar by Marjorie Chan 13:17 [listen] View details

Pants On Fire: A deconstructionist attempt to detecting lies.
Liar Liar: A radio theatre fairy tale for the modern age.

This piece was recorded live at the Deep Wireless festival on May 29, 2004. Performers include Marjorie Chan, Evalyn Parry, Susanna Hood and Nilan Perera.

Marjorie Chan is a writer and performer based in Toronto and working in stage, screen and radio. Her debut as a playwright was the acclaimed drama China Doll. Plays for CBC Radio include In a Heartbeat, Rabbit Box and Spring Arrival. Marjorie is the recipient of a Dora award (Outstanding Performance) as well as the prestigious K.M. Hunter Artists Award in Theatre.

6/ Walking in Bad Circles by Joan Schuman 3:26 [listen] View details

Walking in Bad Circles follows the geographies of a long-lost Mexican man, caught throwing stones at a city police car, his schizophrenic ramblings revealing bits and pieces of a nomadic history. The short excerpt is part of Travels in Stasis, an exploration of the nomad in mind, geography and art.

Joan Schuman has been making radio documentaries since 1986 and audio art since
1992, exploring such themes as the nomad, ambiguity, violence, language, silence and sound, and taboo dreams. She produces sound-texts and documentaries for international radio programs and has worked in community broadcasting on both US coasts. Her radio and sound works have appeared on the air, online, in galleries and performance spaces in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. She works as an independent producer, writer, sound artist and teacher in the Southwest US desert.

7/ J’apprivoisie La Rue Saint-André by Andrea-jane Cornell 7:20 View details

This composition accompanied an acoustic ecology research project on the sonic environment present on Saint André Street, and my desire to cultivate a sense of belonging to the public space, a through-way between brick and stone buildings. I wished to apprivoise the street, thus creating a give and take relationship with a dynamic space, making it my own, while giving it a piece of me.

Andrea-jane Cornell has two ears which she often engages in the act of Focused listening to the unfathomable boundaries of her immediate environments. She is presently pursuing her Masters in Media Studies at Concordia University where she has embarked on a quest in search of the Sharawadji effect in the natural soundscape.

8/ Tuning In (Section 1) by Linda Okeeffe 9:02 [listen] View details

First I recorded the sound of radio waves from space, quasars etc. pulsars and planetary sounds, then I interlaced this with a composition I had written. Under the sounds of spatial particles a sound eerily like voices out of sync could be heard. It was about the millions of sounds floating around us that if we could record it would contain multiple layers of known themes, that would be understood globally.

Linda OKeeffe just finished her Masters in Fine Art, virtual realities. For the past several years she has worked towards a goal of making sound sculpture and has had two shows this year in Ireland.

9/ The Harvey Christ Radio Hour presents: The Big Baptizing! 13:36 [listen] View details

Live baptism in the genuine bath water of Harvey. Miracles performed in studio. Lick your radio and taste the zeal! Recorded live at CKUT radio, Montreal, on June 29, 2004.

The Harvey Christ Radio Hour is a live weekly radio show produced by a motley band of Reverends and heard on CKUT 90.3-FM in Montreal since October 2000. The core group of Rev. Randy Peters, Rev. Anna Montana, Rev. Norm and Rev. Joalien are also the authors of The Dead Beat Scrolls: The Incomprehensible Teachings of Harvey Christ– a fully-illustrated compendium of Harvey Christian lore to be published in spring 2005 by Cumulus Press, Montreal. www.geocities.com/harvey_christ

10/ Soul of the City by Eldad Tsabary 7:58 [listen] View details

The musical glue of this piece is not the development of the sounds themselves (voices, traffic, machines, etc.), but rather the way in which they are processed. Although the effects themselves change – sweep delay, mega-trancer, chopper, and ring modulator – the effect automation-patterns remain recognizably similar – representing the life-force of the city to which the sounds belong; this makes for a rather abstract listening experience.

Israeli-Canadian Eldad Tsabary composes instrumental, electroacoustic and experimental ambient music, performed worldwide at venues such as Carnegie Hall and CCRMA, published by Editions BIM and released by ERMMedia, Capstone Records, JAZZIS and Infinite Sector. His music was performed and recorded by Philharmonia Bulgarica, among others. Eldad received his education at CUNY’s GSUC, Mannes, Rimon School (Israel) and Musitechnic (Montreal). He studied composition under David Loeb, David Del Trdici, David Olan, and Tim Brady.

11/ FREEDOM HIGHWAY by Emmanuel Madan 6:46 View details

In September 2002, I went on a road trip through the United States. In ten days I covered 3000 miles, burning tank loads of cheap American gasoline, surveying the mono-form landscape the U.S. interstate system has inscribed onto the American landmass. I sat alone in my car, sharing the road with truck drivers, commuters, vacationers and highway police troopers. Without a particular destination in mind, my goal was to listen to and record programming in the radio format known as talk radio. Thus began the FREEDOM HIGHWAY project, an exploration of mass media and American public discourse in the post-9/11 context.

Emmanuel Madan is a musician, composer and sound artist based in Montreal. Apart from FREEDOM HIGHWAY, his main focus for the last six years has been an artistic collaboration with Thomas McIntosh known as [The User]. With this collaboration, he has produced two major projects: Symphony for dot matrix printers, an audiovisual composition for obsolete office equipment, and Silophone, the inhabitation of an abandoned industrial building using internet technology and sound.

CD 2

1/ Soundbite Society by Milena Droumeva 10:05 [listen] View details

This piece explores my fascination (obsession) with the sounds of cell phones when I first moved to Canada in 1999. In it I discuss the various connotations and reactions that this world produced in me, and the humorous situations that may arise from it.

Milena Droumeva is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Interactive Arts & Technologies at Simon Fraser University and she is interested in the cultural and ecological implications of soundscape and audio display design for interactive systems.

2/ redo / speaking song by Debashis Sinha 4:49 [listen] View details

redo and speaking song were created separately but made for each other, an exploration of the many dualities that manifest themselves in my life: musician/technician, South Asian Canadian, ancient/modern, dust and concrete.

Debashis Sinha is a percussionist who specializes in the instruments of the Arab world, Greece, Turkey and Persia. One of the emerging new wave of Canadian trans-cultural musicians, he is a member of Juno nominated world music groups Maza Mezé and autorickshaw, and has appeared with many of the foremost traditional/post traditional world music ensembles across Canada. His continued interest in improvised music and sound design finds expression through his solo recorded work, with his own group Ima Ensemble, and with a variety of dance and theatre artists in Toronto and across Canada. www.debsinha.com

3/ Arctic Sun Arctic Wind by Audrey Churgin 4:46 [listen] View details

Arctic Sun Arctic Wind is a reflection of nature and events encountered by a woman-artist traveling alone on the summer’s solstice in Canada’s Arctic territory, Nunavut. It is an experience of
sound and diary, an audio painting of her attempt to briefly cross into the Inuit art world. It is a trackless paradox; its only bridges are barriers, beautiful and stark.

Audrey Churgin is represented by Gallerie St.Laurent-Hill in Ottawa. Her work is an extensive collection of pastel paintings, graphite drawings, and collaborative audio and visual works produced with young children. Art that is precious and sophisticated, is juxtaposed with the playful naivety of a child’s artwork and writing.

4/ Esquizofrénia (Schizophrenia) by Alexis Perepelycia 9:59 [listen]View details

I had the idea of writing a piece of music inspired by the behavior of the human mind, trying to find a connection between music and Psychology. I began creating this piece after reading an analysis on a soldier diagnosed Schizophrenic when returned from war. My first reaction was fear. This was reflected by noises in my head, situations sonically unpleasant and other atmospheres that I’ve tried to reflect as precisely as I could. I’ve used just generated sounds using Max/MSP to represent the environment and to contrast, I did micro sampling of trash sounds, glitches, clicks and clips to try to represent the errors or mistakes that happen in an schizophrenic’s mind.

Born in 1979, San Nicolás, Bs.As., Argentina, Alexis Perepelycia received his Bachelor Degree in Music, (U.N.R.) in 2004. He has studied with Carmelo Saitta (Aesthetics), Dante Grela (Composition), Gabriel Data (Harmony), Francisco Colasanto (Max/Msp), and Pedro Rebelo (Electroacoustic Composition). His music has been premiered at major festivals in Argentina, France, USA and Northern Ireland. In 2002, he founded “hiss?” a live-electronics duo and is also a founder of the arts collective “knob,” which combined different artistic expressions like dance, acting, video and music with new technologies. He is currently doing a Masters in Sonic Arts at S.A.R.C. in Belfast, Northern Ireland. www.alexisperepelycia.com

5/ Loud is Paramount by Lisa Gasior 6:01 View details

Let’s take a walk through one of Montreal’s largest movie theatres. I will lead you through the box office, lobby (stopping for popcorn, of course!) and to your seat. From there, you will be transported into the projection booth and other places you never see, hear or feel. Enjoy the low frequencies, vibrations and other voices of the Paramount, Montreal.

Lisa Gasior has been hearing since birth but started listening about four years ago. She is cur rently pursuing a Masters in Media Studies at Concordia University and she devotes spare time to sound design for film and finding beautiful soundscapes wherever she goes.

6/ In Silent Time by Richard Windeyer 12:21 [listen] View details

In Silent Time is a sonic portrait of two contrasting personalities – an extroverted Uncle who played drums in a 1920’s silent movie house, and a shy nephew who used drumming as a means of escape. In this family portrait, drumming and silence become an unspoken inheritance. Composed in loving memory of Margaret and John (‘Pete’) Windeyer.

Richard Windeyer creates music, sound and visuals for experimental theatre, radio, film, and integrated media projects. He is a member of interdisciplinary performance collective Bluemouth Inc. Presents, and collaborates with a laptop music trio called Finger. His work has been heard across Canada, Europe, the UK, and on the Internet.

7/ Pop Titles ‘You’ by Pamela Z 3:42 [listen] View details

Pop Titles ‘You’ is a 1986 found text work created entirely from listings on one page of the Phonolog Report (a large yellow catalog found in most record stores before the advent of the now prevalent computer-based catalogs.) This version was recorded live in Toronto at the Deep Wireless festival in 2004. A studio version (which includes a layer of whispered artist names) is available on my solo CD A Delay is Better on the Starkland label.

Pamela Z is a San Francisco-based composer/performer who’s work combines a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, and sampled sounds. Her audio works and performances have been presented in Europe, Africa, Asia, and throughout the US in concerts, festivals, and exhibitions including Bang on a Can, Other Minds, the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She is a recipient of numerous awards including a 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship. For information visit www.pamelaz.com

8/ Rocket by Aura Bogado 6:20 View details

Where is freedom? And can a girl get there on a rocket?

Aura Bogado is a journalist for Pacifica Radio. In her spare time, she records noises for pieces
like this, and contemplates the Los Angeles River.

9/ 9.17.2003 by Mike McFerron 4:47 [listen] View details

For this composition, I invited the Lewis University community to contribute to my orchestra of sounds. I placed a microphone in a busy hallway at Lewis University and recorded sound for twenty-four continuous hours. This work was composed using only the sounds recorded from that installation. For me, this reflects the attitudes, emotions, and interactions of this day – a summary that documents September 17, 2003 at Lewis University.

Mike McFerron is Composer-in-Residence at Lewis University and founder of the Electronic Music Midwest Festival. His compositions have been featured around the world on various concerts and radio broadcasts. www.bigcomposer.com

10/ Blacktop by Jay Needham 12:41 [listen] View details

Blacktop is a narrative work for radio and its winding narrative structure is intended to mimic a journey on the road, taking us to places both new and old. We all seek inclusion, to be a part of something greater. This story describes a trip of dreams, one in which the character is searching to find meaning in his words and travels.

Jay Needham is a media artist, writer and composer who’s work has been exhibited globally. He embraces a multi-disciplinary approach to arts practice. Jay is a faculty member in the Program in Audio, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Cabondale.

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Deep Wireless 1 (2004)

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1-3/ Little man in the ear (excerpts) by Chantal Dumas/Christian Calon [listen] View details

(excerpts: Austin, MB; The princess of the stars, and Stampede) chantal_dumas

Summer July 9 ­ September 9, 1999
20,000 km on Canadian roads and trails.

calon_smFrom Montreal across the Prairies to the North-Western Arctic, down to the Pacific and back through the Badlands. The Mercury minivan took to the road, loaded with recording equipment, tools, DAT cassettes, tent, Coleman burner, sleeping bags and cooking apparatus, spare tires, beer and camera, boots, books and maps.

In The little man in the ear, materials are presented with little transformation. Only to better the listening clarity did we apply some processing. On the other hand, we took at times the liberty of radically transforming the original sound materials. Thanks to Mike Krutko, Lillian Ireland, Rob Dramer and to all the anonymous voices who inspired us to create this sound travel.

1./ Austin, MB ­ 2:00
Plane and children games at the 45th Annual Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede; wind in trees and leaves at the Medicine Wheel, Spirit Sands, Manitoba; wind in a corn field near Austin, Manitoba.
2./ The princess of the stars 2:19
Ambience, voices, and fiddle competition in Austin, Manitoba.
3./ Stampede 2:29
Carriage race and voice at the Stampede in Austin, Manitoba.

Production Mario Gauthier for L’espace du son, Radio Canada. Realization Studio Blue Moose, Montreal. Received Grand Prix du documentaire Phonurgia Nova 2001.
Note: Austin, MB; The princess of the stars, and Stampede are part of a larger work called The little man in the ear which has been published on the double CD radio roadmovies (326music CD 006-007).

Christian Calon is a sound artist who lives in Montreal. His projects include sound installation, radio and concert works. Performed worldwide, he is renown for his original approach to sound shapes and narration. He has been honored in major international competitions. His works can be found on the emprientes DIGITALes label (www.electrocd.com).

Audio and radio artist Chantal Dumas uses sound to explore new possibilities for narration. Since 1993 she has produced over 23 works for radio as a freelancer; her “stories” have been broadly broadcasted on public radios and at festivals. She has received awards including EAR International Competition (Hungary) and Phonurgia Nova International (Fr.). Her works can be found on OHM editions (http:www.meduse.org/avatar) and on 326music (Fr) (www.326music.com).

1/ Austin, MB 2:00

2/ The princess of the stars 2:19

3/ Stampede 2:29

4/ Railway Lines by sylvi MacCormac 7:52 [listen] View details

Sylvi_MacCormacA Canadian story about coming home along poetic-aural-historic Railway Lines. This composition includes the recorded sounds of the Royal Hudson, an 1888 Steam Engine from the World Soundscape archives at SFU and an Antique Miniature Train.

Voices: sylvi macCormac & Gordon Cobb. Guitar: sylvi macCormac
(c/p) 1998 sylvi & see through publishing

sylvi macCormac works with voices, instruments and environmental recordings from her own library as well as the archives of the World Soundscape Project at Simon Fraser University, where she studied composition with Barry Truax. In 1999 sylvi received the Marcia Award for Electroacoustic Art at SFU and honourable mention at the 26e Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique in Bourges France for Waves of Kokoro.

5-7/ Six Silk Purses (excerpts: As I Stand, A Day, She Dreams of Wild Horses) View details

Six composers were commissioned to each compose a new work using as source material recordings of the poems of Fortner Anderson. The composers were given carte blanche to do as they pleased. Fortner Anderson wrote all texts and performed the voice in all recordings.

Fortner Anderson’s poems are found on several CD compilations (see www.wiredonwords.com), and have been published in Poetry Nation (Vehicule Press, 1998) and the Short Fuse anthology (Rattapallax, 2002). His own CD sometimes I think appeared in 2000 (WOW). Recent performance venues have included the Banff Centre (Alberta), Cabaret (Montreal), the Rivoli (Toronto), St-Mark’s Church (New York), and Genoa, Italy where he opened the 8th edition of the Genoa International Poetry Festival. His new CD recording project, Six Silk Purses will appear in the spring of 2004.

5/ As I Stand 7:45
Voice and Text: Fortner Anderson
Music composition: Alexander MacSween

Known for his music for dance, Alexander MacSween’s work as a percussionist has ranged from alternative rock to musique-actuelle. He has worked extensively creating music for theater. His performance work has been with a number of Montreal groups including Detention, and Bionic amongst others.

6/ A Day 10:32
Voice and text: Fortner Anderson
Music composition and Oud: Sam Shalabi
Ney: Ali Ashtiani

Sam Shalabi is a central node in Montréal’s free improv scene. He is a member of countless groups, but he is best known as a founding member of Shalabi Effect. This group has recorded two albums on Alien8 Recordings, which have earned praise from critics and music enthusiasts alike. Apart from Shalabi Effect, he is also part of a number of bands, among which are Detention, Molasses, Balai mécanique, Po, “Gypt Gore, and a trio with David Kristian and Alexandre St-Onge. He is also known for his three solo albums, Luteness (Squint Fucker Press, deleted), On Haschisch (Alien8), and Osama (Alien8), his investigation of arabophobia in a “post-9-11 world.” His style ranges from freeform psychedelic rock to the most oddball abstract performance. Although mostly known as a guitarist, the highly versatile Shalabi also performs on oud and a variety of other instruments.

7/ She Dreams of Wild Horses 7:00
Voice and Text: Fortner Anderson
Music Composition: Michel F. Côté

A composer, improviser, producer and director, Michel F. Côté approaches his art from a number of angles simultaneously, creating music for dance, theater and film. He collaborates regularly with playwright Robert Lepage (Ex Machina), and has composed and performed the music for the play Les sept branches de la rivière Ota (1995­97), the music for the film Nô (with Bernard Falaise, 1998), and for the play La Géométrie des Miracles (with Diane Labrosse, 1998­99). He also worked on the sound design and score (which he also performed) for Zulu Time, Lepage’s new cabaret-theater, which had its international premiere in Zurich in August 1999. Côté founded the musical group Bruire and has since 1989 directed the group in all of its different forms. To date four recordings have testified to this craziness: Le Barman a tort de sourire, (1989); Muss Muss Hic!, (1992), which was commissioned jointly by Radio-Canada, Montreal and WDR, Cologne; Les fleurs de Léo, (1992); and L’âme de l’objet, (1995). In recent years he has been involved in a phenomenal number of varied projects, in theatre, dance, radio and film.

5/ As I Stand by Fortner Anderson/Alexander MacSween 7:50 [listen]

6/ A Day by Fortner Anderson/Sam Shalabi 10:39 [listen]

7/ She Dreams of wild Horses by Fortner Anderson/Michel Côté 7:00 [listen]

8/ Waiting…for love by Nicholas Longstaff 2:53 [listen] View details

nick_smallWaiting…for Love is an excerpt from a 6-channel audio installation. Each voice is my own, altered in pitch to create the illusion of different personalities.

Nicholas Longstaff is a Toronto-based composer and audio artist who has created works for stage, screen, installation and stereo. His music and sound designs have been played across Canada and the U.S. on CBC, CIUT, CKLN, and CanStage.

9/ Time Tells You by Kristiana Clemens 10:35 [listen] View details

KristianaCThis piece contrasts sonic experiences of rural and urban anglo-Canadian culture. The hypnotic, timeless qualities of quiet exchanges with family and the experience of nature in rural, western Canada are set against the urgency and immediacy of urban voices and sounds from the Toronto area. As we move between these realms, our experience of time changes, telling us not only where we are, but who we are.

Kristiana Clemens is a community radio worker, DJ, writer, artist and media activist. Born in Winnipeg, she currently lives in Toronto.

10/ Generational Echoes (excerpt) by Audrey Churgin 4:51 [listen] View details

audrey_churginGenerational Echoes is a collaborative audio play that has been musically composed to intersect with the text written for the play. The central character’s thoughts of memory, from a variety of life stages, interacts with other voices, juxtaposed, emphasizing content, or destroying cohesiveness, as the composition demands.

The parts were played by Nellie Brannan (the Mother), Shaina Dubé (Child, Baby), The play, Generational Echoes, was written, produced and directed by Audrey Churgin. (Technical production also done by Audrey Churgin) The song, Double Yous, was musically composed, and lyrics written by Shaina Dubé. Performed by Audrey Churgin; Throat Singers: Celina Kalluk, Ainsley Walton.

Audrey Churgin is represented by Gallerie St. Laurent-Hill in Ottawa. Her work is an extensive collection of pastel paintings, graphite drawings, and collaborative audio and visual works produced with young children. Art that is precious and sophisticated is juxtaposed against the playful naivety of a child’s artwork and writing.

11/ Hello by Nik Beeson 6:45 [listen] View details

Bélo’s fourth birthday was a rock ‘n’ roll party. Bélo, Leena, Jacob, Dhyani, and Sergei were let loose for about 40 minutes. Hello is a remix of these five children (and, on occasion, their parents) experimenting with various music making devices, and wondering at hearing their own voices looped and processed. All processing is by the children during the recording.

Nik Beeson has a variety of interesting pasts. He hitchhiked 70,000 miles, planted 1,000,000 trees, was caretaker for an observatory, was a civilly disobedient student of Theology, lived with monks and Christian anarchists, wrote a trail of essays on addiction and consciousness, spent a decade in palliative, street and mental health-care work, then dance, sonic and physical theatre. And at present is a web conductor, writer, music composer and producer, performer, an amour and a Poppa.


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1/ Municipal Pier (summer 2001) by Andra McCartney 2:25 [listen] View details

andraCondensed using chance operations from excerpts over one summer. The piece begins with excerpts from two remarkable days of extreme weather change in the spring. On April 13, the region came close to flooding, with water thudding against the pier overpass. The next morning, ice pellets were thrust against the shoreline by the wind and filled holes between the big rocks, waves making baroque melodies as they crashed through.

This is a piece from the soundwalk installation Journées Sonores, canal de Lachine, which was at Musée de Lachine, from September to December 2003, supported by the Fonds Québecois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies.

Andra McCartney is a Soundwalk artist, whose work includes extensive field recordings, often done in collaboration with other artists and researchers. Current soundscape research, gallery and web installations focus on the area surrounding the Lachine Canal in Montreal. Andra is principal researcher for the “In and Out of the Studio” project, which focuses on the working practices of women sound producers and artists in Canada. She teaches sound in media for Communication Studies at Concordia. For more information, please visit andrasound.org.

2/ Sifted Mass by Carey Dodge 4:05 [listen] View details

Sifted Mass is essentially an exploration into my fascination with the sound of large crowds of people: how so many people can make a sound almost like running water or wind rustling leaves but then individual voices pop out and snippets of a conversation bring the listener back to recognition, like looking at clouds and seeing animals. I was also playing with the idea of being alone in a crowd and how sometimes one can feel more alone in a crowd than by oneself.

Carey Dodge has recently finished his BFA at Concordia University and is involved in various sound design and composition projects through Concordia. He has a strong interest in community and acoustic ecology. His sound art reflects his love for these things and his love of movement in the moment.

3/ The Culture of my Voice by Marian van der Zon 9:18 [listen] View details

Marian_van_der_ZonThis sound piece reflects on my personal relationship to both my singing and spoken voice. It traces the culture of my voice from childhood through to present day. Thanks to Eloisa Aquino, Dierdre Brown, Stevie Dam, Susan Day, Felix Odartey-Wellington, Janis Pereira, Asta Vanderzon, and Alex Witvoet for your voices. Also thanks to the karaoke crew: Helen, John, Kevin, Linda, Mike and the ‘Raging Girlies.’

A closeted shower singer for the past 30 years, Marian van der Zon is a multi-disciplinary artist who delves into sound art, sound documentary, writing, and spoken word performance. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Mass Media Studies at Concordia University and has a background in Women’s Studies. She has recently completed a residency with Deep Wireless 2004, and continues to explore the possibilities of sound and radio.

4/ Radio what do I do? by Chandra Bulucon 5:05 [listen] View details

ChandraI have taken a 45-minute phone conversation discussing my questions and concerns around my hosting and producing capabilities for my (at the time) radio show, Quick Stop Art Spot. I then edited the conversation into a 5-minute piece that excludes all the content and leaves only the hesitations. You are left with an evolved conversation with no conversation.
Sole proprietor of audio production company Puppy Machine Productions, Chandra Bulucon is also an interdisciplinary artist and musician and integrates these practices with her strong background in community work. Chandra finished a five-year term as producer and host of radio show Quick Stop Art Spot in 2003. She has been showing her work for almost ten years in places such as the AGO, Art Metropole, and the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts in Montreal, and has given talks at Transmissions sans Frontièrs and Mercer Union. She is a member of LIFT and is on the board of directors of FADO. Chandra is currently creating a new body of work for which she received her first grant from the Toronto Arts Council. Chandra would like to thank New Adventures in Sound Art for their continued support and interest in her work.

5/ Pas Avec Espoir, Pas Sans Espoir by Richard Windeyer 20:42 [listen] View details

Richard_WindeyerPas Avec Espoir, Pas Sans Espoir was created in the wake of 9/11, as part of an audio-visual poem by Toronto performance group Bluemouth Inc. Presents. Commissioned for the Theatre Centre’s production of Body Geometry – The Seventh Angel (2002), this work is a sonic meditation on the underlying atmosphere and emotional aftermath of these events. The text fragment was written by Bluemouth Inc. collaborators Stephen O’Connell and Sabrina Reeves (voice), in the style of W. H. Auden.

Richard Windeyer creates music, sound and visuals for integrated media and performance projects. He currently collaborates with experimental theatre group Bluemouth Inc. Presents, a laptop trio called ‘FINGER’, and the Open Ears Music Festival. In 2000, he co-directed The Toronto Sound Mosaic with Darren Copeland.

6/ As It Happens by dreamSTATE/Lynn Harrington 2:41 [listen] View details

Thoughts and emotions are triggered through time and space by radio broadcasts about “The Montreal Massacre” in this merging of poetry and soundscape.

Poet Lynn Harrigan’s most recent projects have included collaborations with musicians and visual artists from haiku/art exhibits to a forthcoming multimedia installation.

Ambient soundscape artists dreamSTATE (Scott McGregor Moore and Jamie Todd) are best known for Between Realities (a recording of their ambient installation), for their many live soundscape performances and for curating The Ambient Ping, Toronto’s long-running weekly live ambient and experimental music event.

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7/ Cambridge Bay Soundscape by Victoria Fenner 7:47 [listen] View details

Victoria_FennerIn September 2003 Victoria Fenner visited the town of Cambridge Bay. The town is on the southern shores of Victoria Island, far above the Arctic Circle. This recording captures the essence of the soundscape in this small remote town. In it you hear the people, the music, the sounds, and the environment of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Harmonica, Fiddle, and singing included in the soundscape were recorded on site and feature Anthony and Ashley Otokiak, two local teenagers. Drum Dances, song, and associated commentary were by teacher Julia Ogina.

victoria_fennerVictoria Fenner is a Canadian audio artist who has spent the past two decades exploring the medium of sound. Her interest in Audio Art began in 1982, at Vancouver Cooperative Radio where she produced the “newsounds gallery,” an exploration of the artistic possibilities of radio. Since that time, she has produced many pieces of her own, as well as curating the nationally distributed Canadian audio art radio series Radiant Dissonance, now in its second edition. She also has worked for CBC Radio in many capacities, most recently as researcher for Ultrasonique, a special series on the audio art of Quebec for the Radio One program “Outfront.” She was also the creator of the annual Full Moon Audio Art Camp, which has been held each year in Canada since 1999. www.magneticspirits.com.

8/ WITNESS: ROUND JOURNEY (excerpt) by sylvi macCormac 7:10 [listen] View details

Journey from Vancouver to Squamish and beyond into the heart of wilderness where spirits of the forest and voices of conscience speak with Squamish Spirit, Journey and Honour Songs. This is my attempt at an expression of the essence of Witness through sound.

Wilderness Soundscapes and Voices were recorded around the Elaho River, the Carnegie & Roundhouse Community Centres Vancouver BC Canada 1997-99.

Voices : Telálsemkin Siyám, Nancy Bleck Slhalnãy Sp?ãkwus, John Clarke Xwexwsélkn, Amir Ali Alibhai, Paul Hundal, Joan, Drew Leetham, William Nahanee, Aaron Nelson-Moody, Shel Neufeld, a young english boy, Marie Preissl, Bob Turner, Cease Wyss and a young Squamish girl et al.

Huy chewx a / Thank you … for the honour and for listening …

Witness Project: www.utsam-witness.ca / wepbc.ca / nancybleck.com with thanks to Barry Truax www.sfu.ca/~truax and www.richmondsounddesign.com. Songs & voices used with permission (c)(p) 2000 sylvi & see through publishing.

sylvi macCormac works with voices, instruments and environmental recordings from her own library as well as the archives of the World Soundscape Project at Simon Fraser University, where she studied composition with Barry Truax. In 1999 sylvi received the Marcia Award for Electroacoustic Art at SFU and honourable mention at the 26e Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique in Bourges France for ‘Waves of Kokoro’.

9/ Surface Documents (excerpt from Pacific Side) by Chantal Dumas/Christian Calon 7:20 View details

Minimalist, hyperrealistic, Surface Documents glides over the surface of the earth, very close as would a zoomed in camera, or on the contrary in wide panoramas, that is where narrative dissolves in the sound material.

Production : DeutschlandRadio Berlin, Künstlerisches Feature, Dr. Robert Matejka

(Surface Documents: Pacific side excerpt)
Evening train, Goldstream Provincial Park, BC; Pacific Ocean, Capilano Beach, Vancouver Island, BC; Fog Horn on the Pacific, Bella Pacifica Beach, BC.

Note: Pacific Side is part of a larger work called Surface documents which has been published on the double CD radio roadmovies (326music CD 006-007).

Christian Calon is a sound artist who lives in Montreal. His projects include sound installation, radio and concert works. Performed worldwide, he is renown for his original approach to sound shapes and narration. He has been honored in major international competitions. His works can be found on the emprientes DIGITALes label (www.electrocd.com).

Audio and radio artist Chantal Dumas uses sound to explore new possibilities for narration. Since 1993 she has produced over 23 works for radio as a freelancer; her “stories” have been broadly broadcasted on public radios and at festivals. She has received awards including EAR International Competition (Hungary) and Phonurgia Nova International (Fr.). Her works can be found on OHM editions (http:www.meduse.org/avatar) and on 326music (Fr) (www.326music.com).


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