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Symposium Overview

TIES 2015 — Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES)

SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

Toronto Aug 19 - 22, 2015
Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie St #176
Artscape Wychwood Barns
To register go to:  https://naisa.ca/ties-registration/

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce the 9th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), and delighted to welcome composer, performer and hardware hacking pioneer Nicolas Collins as Keynote Speaker this year.

TIES is a unique point of convergence for a growing international community of diverse electroacoustic (EA) practitioners. We look forward to seeing you at TIES 2015, where you can explore and share new developments in equipment and software development, and perspectives on performance and research practices, while expanding your artistic and professional network.

Schedule Summary

For more information, including all abstracts, programme notes and biographies, please refer to the TIES programme booklet.

Day 1 — Wednesday 19 August
VENUE: Wychwood Theatre and the NAISA Space
  • 18:30–19:30 • Opening Reception and Bosch & Simons Installation
  • 19:30–21:30 • Symposium Concert #1
  • 21:30-23:30 • Symposium Dinner [ pre-registration required! ]
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    18:30–19:30 • Opening Reception and Installation

    Venue: NAISA Space
    Host: Steve Naylor

    Alexis Langevin-Tétrault — Shapeshifter
    Myriam Boucher — Cities
    Robin Cox — START, for violin and tape
    Felipe Ramirez Rodriguez — “Reto” (Challenge), for violin and stereo audio
    Marie-Hélène Breault and Martin Bédard — Replica

    –intermission–

    Alexandra Spence — Nankai
    Fernando Alexis Franco Murillo — Untitled #1
    Martin Marier — Origami, live sponge (cushion-like digital musical instrument) performance
    Jerod Sommerfeldt — Dharma in Excelsis

    Robin Cox, violin
    Lynn Kuo, violin
    Marc Lalancette and Martin Marier, laptops

    21:30–23:30 • Symposium Dinner
    [ Pre-registration required! ]


    Day 2 — Thursday 20 August
    VENUES: 09:15-12:30 at the CMC / 14:30-21:30 in the Wychwood Theatre and the NAISA Space
  • 18:30–19:30 • Installations [NAISA Space (Studio #252)]
  • 09:15–9:45 • Coffee
  • 09:45–11:15 • Paper Session #1: Listening
  • 11:15–11:30 • Break
  • 11:30–12:30 • Paper Session #2: Algorithmic Creation
  • 12:30–14:30 • Lunch
  • 14:30–16:00 • Keynote Lecture by Nicolas Collins + Q&A
  • 16:00–16:30 • Break
  • 16:30–17:30 • Lecture-Recital
  • 17:30–19:30 • Dinner Break
  • 19:30–21:30 • Sound Travels Concert #1 Unstable Rationality
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    09:45–11:15 • Paper Session #1: Listening

    Venue: Canadian Music Centre Chair: Alexa Woloshyn

    Gliding Slowly: The interrelationship between body, voice, listening and the environment
    by Wendalyn Bartley

    A Dialogue Between the Seen and the Heard: The live use of sound as a sculptural material and sculpture as a sound instrument in Cuboid
    by Ben Nigel Potts

    Hearing Electronic Voices
    by Ryan Olivier

    11:30–12:30 • Paper Session #2: Algorithmic Creation

    Venue: Canadian Music Centre Chair: Richard Windeyer

    Audiovisual Coherence and Physical Presence: I am there, therefore I am.
    by Dr. Louise Harris

    Musical Behaviours in the Transformation Engine
    by Bruno Degazio

    14:30–16:00 • Keynote Lecture

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Host: Kevin Austin

    Semiconducting — Making Music After The Transistor
    by Nicolas Collins

    16:30–17:30 • Lecture-Recital

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Host: Michael Palumbo

    Cross-Media Transcription as Composition
    by James O’Callaghan

    19:30–21:30 • Sound Travels Concert #1: “Unstable Rationality”

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Host: Bekah Simms

    “Unstable Rationality” refers to Nicolas Collins’ practice of going beyond the cutting edge in his exploration of sound and interactive systems. His performance reflects a renewed interest in the quirky performance possibilities of unstable electronic circuits, especially damaged or misused ones, often in interaction with more rational computer software. Also included will be a performance by Matt Rogalsky that arose from recordings made in Kingston Penitentiary (first opened in 1833) before it closed.

    Programme notes and biographies for the Thursday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Bosch & Simon’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet. http://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels

    Day 3 — Friday 21 August
    VENUES: 09:15-12:30 at the CMC / 14:30-21:30 in the Wychwood Theatre and the NAISA Space
  • 18:30–19:30 • Installations
  • 09:15–9:45 • Coffee
  • 09:45–10:45 • Paper Session #3: Education/Pedagogy
  • 10:45-11:00 • Break
  • 11:00–11:30 • Paper Session #4: Mirlitones
  • 11:30–12:30 • Panel Session with Dr. Louise Harris and Nick Fells
  • 12:30-14:30 • Lunch
  • 14:30–16:00 • Symposium Concert #2
  • 16:00-16:30 • Break
  • 16:30–17:30 • Lecture-Recital
  • 17:30-19:30 • Dinner Break
  • 19:30–21:30 • Symposium Concert #3
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    09:45–10:45 • Paper Session #3: Education/Pedagogy

    Venue: Canadian Music Centre
    Chair: Linda Antas

    Moving Beyond the Weird, Creepy and Indescribable: Pedagogical principles and practices for listening to electroacoustic music in the general education classroom
    by Alexa Woloshyn

    Exploring the Musical Thinking of Middle School Students Composing Electroacoustic Music: Reflections from a qualitative case study
    by Jeffrey Martin

    11:00–11:30 • Paper Session #4: Mirlitones

    Venue: Canadian Music Centre
    Chair: Brian Garbet

    Mirlitones
    by Peter Bosch

    11:30–12:30 • Panel Session

    Venue: Canadian Music Centre
    Chair: Brian Garbet

    “Fluidity” in Current Sonic Practice: Pedagogical and practical perspectives
    by Louise Harris and Nick Fells
    14:30–16:00 • Symposium Concert #2

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Host: Louise Harris

    Adam Tindale — OSCILLATE
    Benjamin Whiting — Melodía sin melodía
    Steven Naylor — I Wish
    Adam Vidiksis — Things That Live in the Whirligig, for multi-percussionist with live processing and laptop orchestra
    Michael Lukaszuk — Ritus

    –intermission–

    Brian Connolly — Critical Bands Michael Drews — End Times
    Jason Bolte — Putt’n Around
    Adam Vidiksis, percussion

    16:30–17:30 • Lecture-Recital

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Host: Michael Lukaszuk

    “Mockingbird”: Confessions of an abstract aural documentary
    by Brian Garbet

    19:30–21:30 • Symposium Concert #3

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Host: Alexandra Spence

    Linda Antas — All That Glitters and Goes Bump in the Night
    Elsa Justel — Cercles et surfaces
    Hiromi Ishii — Ryojinfu
    Louise Harris — pletten
    Nick Fells — o ire, laptop performance

    –intermission–

    Shane Byrne — Tatemae/Honne
    Linda Antas — Iridescence
    Myriam Boucher — QUADr, for electroacoustic quartet

    Electroacoustic quartet: Pierre-Luc Lecours, Myriam Boucher, Lucas Paris and Alexis Langevin-Tétrault

    Day 4 — Saturday 22 August
    VENUE: Wychwood Theatre
  • 10:00-15:00 + 19:00–20:00 • Installations
  • 09:15–9:45 • Coffee
  • 09:45–10:45 • Paper Session #5: Musicking
  • 10:45-11:00 • Break
  • 11:00–12:30 • Lecture Recitals
  • 12:30-14:30 • Lunch
  • 14:30–16:00 • Symposium Concert #4
  • 16:00-16:30 • Break
  • 16:30–17:30 • CEC AGM [NB: in the NAISA space]
  • 17:30-19:30 • Dinner Break
  • 19:30–21:30 • Sound Travels Concert #2 "Revealing Origins"
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    09:45–10:45 • Paper Session #5: Musicking

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Chair: Adam Tindale

    Touch, Device, Performance
    by Nick Fells

    Costumes for Cyborgs: New body experience in sound and movement
    by Izzie Colpitts-Campbell

    11:00–12:30 • Lecture-Recitals

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre Chair: Bruno Degazio

    Punchcard Rewind: Real-time audience participation meets electroacoustic music performance in a recent performance of Udo Kasemets’ “Tt (Tribute)”
    by Richard Windeyer and Adam Tindale

    Turning the Tables: The audience, the engineer and the acousmatic violin
    by Chris Mercer

    14:30–16:00 • Symposium Concert #4

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Host: James O’Callaghan

    Thomas Rex Beverley — Dancing Tree, for electronics and video
    Jon Fielder — Wind Chimes Clatter through the Mist and Fog
    Louise Harris — ic2, for live audiovisuals
    Lucas Paris — Candor Monique Jean — T.A.G.

    16:30–17:30 • CEC Annual General Meeting

    Venue: NAISA Space

    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. http://cec.sonus.ca/agm

    19:30–21:30 • Sound Travels Concert #2: “Revealing Origins”

    Venue: Wychwood Theatre
    Host: Elliott Fienberg

    A performance of new works by Stephanie Moore and Wendalyn Bartley. Bartley’s work was commissioned by New Adventures in Sound Art through funding from the Ontario Arts Council and originated from explorations made during last year’s Sound Travels Intensive. Stephanie Moore will be presenting a trilogy of new works called Lunar Cycle, which use fixed media and solo double bass performed by Adam Scime.

    Programme notes and biographies for the Thursday and Saturday evening Sound Travels concerts and for Bosch & Simon’s installation can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet. http://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels

    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 Christie 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 Christie 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

    Eldad Tsabary, Acting Chair (CEC / Concordia University)

    Kevin Austin (Concordia University)
    Christina Baade (McMaster University)
    Natasha Barrett (Oslo)
    David Berezan (MANTIS)
    Nicolas Bernier (Université de Montréal)
    Manuella Blackburn (Liverpool Hope University)
    Myriam Bleau (Montréal)
    Rose Bolton (Toronto)
    Yves Daoust (Conservatoire de Montréal)
    Louis Dufort (Conservatoire de Montréal)
    Chantal Dumas (Montréal)
    Arne Eigenfeldt (Simon Fraser University)
    Ken Fields (University of Calgary)
    Gilles Gobeil (CÉGEP de Drummondville)
    Peter Hatch (Wilfried Laurier University)
    Bentley Jarvis (OCAD University)
    Emilie LeBel (Toronto)
    Cort Lippe (University at Buffalo)
    Gordon Monohan (Electric Eclectics)
    Steven Naylor (Acadia University)
    David Ogborn (McMaster University)
    Shawn Pinchbeck (CEC / University of Birmingham)
    Laurie Radford (CEC / University of Calgary)
    Godfried-Willem Raes (Logos Foundation)
    Scott Smallwood (University of Alberta)
    Andrew Staniland (Memorial University)
    D. Andrew Stewart (University of Lethbridge, AB)
    Jessica Thompson (University of Waterloo)
    Helen Thorington (New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc.)
    Adam Tindale (OCAD University)
    Jane Tingley (University of Waterloo)
    Barry Truax (Simon Fraser University)
    Doug Van Nort (York University)
    Jamie Woollard (Montréal)
    John Wynne (University of the Arts London)

    Organising Committee / Comité d’organisation

    Kevin Austin (Concordia University)
    jef chippewa (Canadian Electroacoustic Community)
    Darren Copeland (New Adventures in Sound Art)
    Matthew Fava (Canadian Music Centre)
    Nadene Thériault-Copeland (New Adventures in Sound Art)
    Eldad Tsabary (CEC / Concordia University)