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Symposium Overview

TIES 2014 — Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium

SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

Toronto, 13–17 August 2014

Ricardo Coelho de Souza performing David Ikard’s <em>Água Eletrônica </em>(2013)

Ricardo Coelho de Souza performing David Ikard’s Água Eletrônica(2013), for water percussion and live electronics, during the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium at Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre on 15 August 2013. [Click image to enlarge]

TIES 2014 is a co-presentation of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community(CEC) and New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in collaboration with theCanadian Music Centre (CMC). TIES is held in parallel with the 16th edition of Sound Travels, NAISA’s annual Festival of Sound Art. The Keynote Speaker for TIES 2014 is Pauline Oliveros.

Activities take place at the Canadian Music Centre (Thursday and Friday morning sessions) and at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (all concerts and afternoon sessions, all activities on Saturday and Sunday). Inside the Artscape Wychwood Barns, there are two venues: Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre (Studio 176) and the NAISA Space (Studio 252).

Registration includes entry to all concerts [ register now ]
Webcast — Listen in to all events on a live stream.

Questions about the schedule or any other aspect of the symposium can be directed by email to Emilie LeBel, Chair of the symposium committee. For any registration or Sound Travels questions, contact Nadene Thériault-Copeland.

TIES 2014 event / info summary (PDF)

Schedule Summary

Day 1 — Wednesday 13 August

18:00–20:00 • Opening Reception and Installation
20:00–22:00 • Symposium Concert #1
22:00–00:00 • Symposium Dinner [ Pre-registration required! ]

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18:00–20:00 • Opening Reception and Installation

Venue: NAISA Space

Fernando Godoy Monsalve — Atacama: 22º 54\” 24\” S, 68º 12\” 25\” W

Programme notes and biographies for the Friday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Monsalve’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet.

20:00–22:00 • Symposium Concert #1

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Host: jef chippewa

Elainie Lillios — The Rush of the Brook Stills the Mind (2013), for percussion and live electroacoustics
Thomas Dempster — contact clusters (2007)
Stephen Lilly — Divided Attention (2012), for trombone, fixed and unfixed media
jef chippewa — footscapes: one, march (2013)
Shawn Pinchbeck — Container (2014)
Joseph Hyde — Vanishing Point (2010), videomusic

Scott Deal, percussion
Michael Boyd, trombone

See the TIES 2014 programme notes for work details and artist bios.

Day 2 — Thursday 14 August

09:30–14:30 +
19:00–20:00 • Installations

09:30–11:00 • Session #1: Software and EA Tools
11:15–12:45 • Session #2: Issues of EA Performance and Distribution
14:30–16:00 • Symposium Concert #2
20:00–22:00 • Symposium Concert #3

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09:30–14:30 • Installation

Venue: Canadian Music Centre

Teresa Connors and Andrew Denton — Lines and Tears (2014)

See the TIES 2014 programme notes for work details and artist bios.

09:30–11:00 • Session #1: Software and EA Tools

Venue: Canadian Music Centre
Chair: Kevin Austin

A Multi-Touch Gesture Recording and Manipulation System for Musical Interfaces
by Lawrence Fyfe

Flocking.js: JavaScript Audio for Artists
by Colin Clark

Tools for Sound Spatialisation
by Robert Normandeau

11:00–11:15 • Coffee Break
11:15–12:45 • Session #2: Issues of EA Performance and Distribution

Venue: Canadian Music Centre
Chair: Matthew Fava

Further Access Beyond Concert Performance: Practical consequences of on-demand online electroacoustic music streaming
by Jean-François Denis

Twiddling and Twerking: Thoughts on electroacoustic music performance
by Steven Naylor

The Pipe
by Jean-François Laporte

12:45–14:30 • Lunch
14:30–16:00 • Symposium Concert #2

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Host: Emilie LeBel

Christopher Anderson — Transom 2 (2012)
Thomas Rex Beverly — Telepresent Storm: Rita (2013)
Shawn Pinchbeck — Tallinn City Symphony (2012)
Oren Boneh — Klaustrophobie (2013), for accordion and fixed media
Mitchell Herrmann — Qualia (2014)
David Litke — Tabula Rasa (2014)
Richard Garrett — Only Now (2013)

Rasmus Schjærff Kjøller, accordion

See the TIES 2014 programme notes for work details and artist bios.

19:00–20:00 • Installation

Venue: NAISA Space

Fernando Godoy Monsalve — Atacama: 22º 54\” 24\” S, 68º 12\” 25\” W

Programme notes and biographies for the Friday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Monsalve’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet.

20:00–22:00 • Symposium Concert #3

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Host: Eldad Tsabary

Jeremy Baguyos — Lifeline IV (2013), for contrabass and electroacoustics
Fernando Alexis Franco Murillo — Qualia (2013)
Robert McClure — Untangle my Tongue (2011), with Anne Shaw (text)
Jeffrey Roberts — Twelve Landscape Views: III (2014), for guqin, saxophone and electronics
Christopher Biggs — Externalities (2011), for cello and digital audio and video
John Thompson — Stream Stone Surface (2013)

Jeremy Baguyos, contrabass
Zachary Boyt, cello
Jeffrey Roberts, guqin
Chelsea Shanoff, saxophone

See the TIES 2014 programme notes for work details and artist bios.

Day 3 — Friday 15 August

09:30–14:30 +
19:00–20:00 • Installations

09:30–11:00 • Session #3: Perspectives on Cultural Meaning, Storytelling and Education
11:15–12:45 • Session #4: Studies in Sound
14:30–16:00 • Keynote Lecture: Pauline Oliveros
20:00–22:00 • Sound Travels Concert #1

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09:30–14:30 • Installation

Venue: Canadian Music Centre

Teresa Connors and Andrew Denton — Lines and Tears (2014)

See the TIES 2014 programme notes for work details and artist bios.

09:30–11:00 • Session #3: Perspectives on Cultural Meaning, Storytelling and Education

Venue: Canadian Music Centre
Chair: James O’Callaghan

Composing Electroacoustic Music in the Intercultural Context: Cultural meanings and uses of timbre
by Jeffrey Roberts

Una Casa de Sonidos: Sonic storytelling with Central American refugee minors
by Blake McConnell

The Laptop Orchestra as a Framework for Transformational Education
by Eldad Tsabary

11:00–11:15 • Coffee Break

11:15–12:45 • Session #4: Studies in Sound

Venue: Canadian Music Centre
Chair: Elainie Lillios

An Audio Programming Language Informed by the Theory of Cognitive Dimensions
by Tanya Goncalves

Qualitative Quantity: A Phenomenological investigation into the compositional potential of audification
by Joshua Horsley

Studies in Sound and Vibration
by VibraFusionLab (David Bobier)

12:45–14:30 • Lunch

14:30–16:00 • Keynote Lecture

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Chair: Darren Copeland

What Matters? Make the Music!
by Pauline Oliveros

19:00–20:00 • Installation

Venue: NAISA Space

Fernando Godoy Monsalve — Atacama: 22º 54\” 24\” S, 68º 12\” 25\” W

Programme notes and biographies for the Friday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Monsalve’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet.

20:00–22:00 • Sound Travels Concert #1

Venue: Wychwood Theatre

Works by Emilie LeBel, WL Altman and Karlheinz Essel performed by JunctQin keyboard collective, as well as a newly commissioned work by Jean-François Laporte for his new sound sculpture The Pipe.

Programme notes and biographies for the Friday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Monsalve’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet.

Day 4 — Saturday 16 August

10:00–15:00 +
19:00–20:00 • Installations

09:30–11:00 • Session #5: Approaches to Spectralism and Visuals
11:15–12:45 • Session #6: Lecture-Recitals
14:30–15:30 • Symposium Concert #4
15:30–16:30 • Session #7: Historic Perspectives and Sound Landscapes
16:30–17:30 • CEC AGM
20:00–22:00 • Sound Travels Concert #2

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08:00–13:00 • Farmer’s Market in the Barns!

Every Saturday there is a lovely farmer’s market in the Wychwood Barns complex. A great place for some food to help you through another big day of papers and concert!

09:30–11:00 • Session #5: Approaches to Spectralism and Visuals

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Chair: Shawn Pinchbeck

Spectralism and Microsound
by David Litke

Three Electroacoustic Artworks Exposing Digital Networks
by Aaron Hutchinson

Visual Suspension and Audiovisual Acousmatics: Noise and silence in visual music
by Joseph Hyde

10:00–15:00 • Installation

Venue: NAISA Space

Fernando Godoy Monsalve — Atacama: 22º 54\” 24\” S, 68º 12\” 25\” W

Programme notes and biographies for the Friday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Monsalve’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet.

11:00–11:15 • Coffee Break
11:15–12:45 • Session #6: Lecture-Recitals

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Chair: Adam Tindale

[Lecture-Recital] “In Flight” and Audio Spray Gun: Generative composition of large sound-groups
by Richard Garrett

[Lecture-Recital] Resounding but not Sounding: Diffusing into interior spaces of instruments
by James O’Callaghan

12:45–14:30 • Lunch
14:30–15:30 • Symposium Concert #4

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Host: Steven Naylor

Robert Normandeau — Anadliad (2010)
Sebastien Lavoie — Basketball Glitch (2013)
Kyle Vanderburg — Blueprints of Eternity (2012)
Daniel Courville — Harmonices Mundi (2014)
Michael Pounds — Hajiki [Pluck] (2010)
Alexandra Spence and Katrina Stamatopoulos — Wind Up Bird (2013), videomusic

See the TIES 2014 programme notes for work details and artist bios.

15:30–16:30 • Session #7: Historic Perspectives and Sound Landscapes

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Chair: Emilie LeBel

Sound Landscape Memory
by Don Hill

Recreating Robb: The Sound of the world’s first electronic organ
by Michael Murphy and Max Cotter

16:30–17:30 • CEC AGM / AGA

Venue: Wychwood Theatre

Annual General Meeting of the CEC . Members are invited to attend. Non-members interested in the activities of the CEC are welcome to attend as observers / participants.

19:00–20:00 • Installation

Venue: NAISA Space

Fernando Godoy Monsalve — Atacama: 22º 54\” 24\” S, 68º 12\” 25\” W

Programme notes and biographies for the Friday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Monsalve’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet.

20:00–22:00 • Sound Travels Concert #2

Venue: Wychwood Theatre

Solo performance by Pauline Oliveros.

Programme notes and biographies for the Friday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Monsalve’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet.


Day 5 — Sunday 17 August

10:00–12:45 • Session #8: Perspectives on Notation and Live Instruments in EA
14:30–16:00 • Special Session: A Noisome Pestilence — An Afternoon of Hugh Le Caine

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10:00–12:45 • Session #8: Perspectives on Notation and Live Instruments in EA

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Chair: Jeffrey Roberts

[Lecture-Recital] Counterpoint, Expansion and Interaction: Approaches to flute and electronics
by Elise Roy

[Lecture-Recital] The Generative Percussionist: 21st-Century ideas and methods for real-time performance and expression
by Todd Campbell

When Worlds Collide: Tackling graphic notation in live electronic music
by Christian Martin Fischer

[Lecture-Recital] New Music Notation — Score Design, Function and Role: Notation of electroacoustic sound and the problematics of representation
by jef chippewa

12:45–14:30 • Lunch
14:30–16:00 • Special Session: A Noisome Pestilence —An Afternoon of Hugh Le Caine

Venue: Wychwood Theatre
Moderator: Gayle Young
Panel: Kevin Austin, Norma Beecroft, David Jaeger, Jim Montgomery, Pauline Oliveros and Paul Pedersen.

Locations / Directions
Artscape Wychwood Barns

601 Christie Street, Toronto [ Google maps ]
http://www.wychwoodbarnscommunity.ca

Public transportation (TTC) — Take the 126 Christie bus either north from Christie Station or south from St. Clair West Station and get off at Benson Avenue. Or, from the St. Clair West Staton take the 512 St. Clair streetcar westbound and exit at either St. Clair or Wychwood (about 2 min.), then walk south to Benson. Once you pass Benson, you can enter the Barns from either the Christie or Wychwood side.

By foot — From the St. Clair West Subway Station walk west to Wychwood Avenue or Christie Street and then south to Benson Avenue. Once you pass Benson, you can enter the Barns from either the Christie or Wychwood side.

By car — From the 401 take the Allen Expressway south to Eglinton. Go west (right) on Eglinton (400 m) and then South (left) on Oakwood and left onto Vaughan Street (300 m). Follow Vaughan to St. Clair West, (1.5 km), and turn west (right) onto St. Clair. Turn south (left) from there onto either Wychwood or Christie (200 m). There is street parking on the Christie and Wychwood sides of the building.

Canadian Music Centre (CMC)

20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto [ Google maps ]
http://musiccentre.ca

Public transportation (TTC) — The CMC is located just off Yonge Street, a short walk from several subway stations: Wellesley (closest), Museum, Yonge/Bloor or Bay.

By foot — From Wellesley Station, walk west along Wellesley towards Yonge and cross at the lights to the west side of Yonge. Walk north along Yonge until you reach St. Joseph Street then turn left heading west. The CMC is located on the north side of St. Joseph Street.

By car — From the 401 take the Yonge Street exit and drive south (5 km). Just past Bloor Street, turn right onto Irwin Avenue. Make a left onto Bay Street, and another immediate left onto St. Joseph Street (a one-way street, running east). Please note that parking is expensive and very limited in downtown Toronto.

Travelling from the CMC to the Artscape Wychwood Barns

Public transportation (TTC), v.01 — Take the Yonge subway line north from Wellesley Station to Bloor/Yonge Station, transfer to the Bloor line and take the subway west to St. George Station. Transfer at St. George to a northbound subway train and get off at St. Clair West Station. Take the 512 St. Clair streetcar westbound and exit at either St. Clair or Wychwood (about 2 min.), then walk south to Benson. Once you pass Benson, you can enter the Barns from either the Christie or Wychwood side.

Public transportation (TTC), v.02 — From the CMC, walk west along St. Joseph Street towards Queen’s Park. Walk to the north end of Queen’s Park and board the subway at Museum Station (the entrance is located on the west side of Queen’s Park in front of the Royal Ontario Museum). Take the northbound subway to St. Clair West Station. Take the 512 St. Clair streetcar westbound and exit at either St. Clair or Wychwood (about 2 min.), then walk south to Benson. Once you pass Benson, you can enter the Barns from either the Christie or Wychwood side.

By car — Head north on Yonge, turn left heading west on Charles Street, turn right heading north on Bay Street. Bay terminates at Davenport Road. Turn left onto Davenport. When Davenport intersects with Bathurst, turn right, heading north (1.5 km). Third street on the left, turn left. Wychwood Barns is at the t-junction of Wychwood Avenue.

Organisation

Review Committee / Comité de sélection

Emilie LeBel, Chair of Symposium Committee (CEC / University of Toronto)
Kevin Austin (Concordia University)
Christina Baade (McMaster University)
Ricardo Dal Farra (Concordia University)
Arne Eigenfeldt (Simon Fraser University)
Ken Fields (University of Calgary)
James Harley (University of Guelph)
Bentley Jarvis (OCAD University)
Cort Lippe (University at Buffalo)
Hilary Martin (York University)
Steven Naylor (Acadia University)
Robert Normandeau (Université de Montréal)
David Ogborn (McMaster University)
Shawn Pinchbeck (CEC / University of Birmingham)
Laurie Radford (CEC / University of Calgary)
Scott Smallwood (University of Alberta)
Andrew Staniland (Memorial University)
D. Andrew Stewart (University of Lethbridge)
Adam Tindale (OCAD University)
Barry Truax (Simon Fraser University)
Eldad Tsabary (CEC / Concordia University)
John Wynne (University of the Arts London)

Organising Committee / Comité d’organisation

Emilie LeBel, Chair of Symposium Committee (CEC / University of Toronto)
Kevin Austin (Concordia University)
Darren Copeland (New Adventures in Sound Art)
Matthew Fava (Canadian Music Centre)
Nadene Thériault-Copeland (New Adventures in Sound Art)

Links / Liens

TIES — Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium
NAISA — New Adventures in Sound Art
CEC — Communauté électroacoustique canadienne / Canadian Electroacoustic Community
CMC — Canadian Music Centre
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Artscape Wychwood Barns
Sound Travels

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