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Symposium Overview

TIES 2017 — Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES)

SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

Toronto Aug 9 - 12, 2017
Michael J. Baker Studio and Ernest Balmer Studio in the Distillery District, Case Goods Building, Toronto
Canadian Music Centre, Toronto
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 11th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), and are delighted to welcome Quebec sound artist Chantal Dumas as Keynote Speaker this year. Dumas is a highly respected sound artist who explores the medium of sound through the production of audio fiction and docufiction, sound installation, composition and sound design.

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 2017, 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 9 August
VENUE: Canadian Music Centre
  • 9:00–17:00 • Installation: Dan Tapper – Turbulent Forms & Nova

  • VENUE: Michael J. Baker Studio, Case Goods Building, Distillery District
  • 18:00-19:30 • Installation: Teresa Connors — Cathedral
  • 18:00-19:30 • Installation: Arne Eigenfeldt & Simon Lysander Overstall - Moments
  • 18:30-19:30 • Registration and Reception

  • VENUE: Ernest Balmer Studio, Case Goods Building, Distillery District
  • 19:30-23:30 • TIES Symposium Concert #1
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    19:30–22:00 • TIES Symposium Concert #1

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    Nicola Giannini — Inner Out, for ice and live electronics
    Dominic Jasmin — Waste-to-Energy
    Sang Won Lee — Live Writing: Gloomy Streets, audiovisual

    –intermission–

    Marko Ciciliani — Atomic Etudes, a game-based work for Monome and SuperCollider

    Hanna Hartman — Fracture

    –intermission–

    Dariusz Mazurowski — Dossier of Oblivion
    Jullian Hoff — Verklärt Rohr, for bass clarinet, video and electronics


    Day 2 — Thursday 10 August
    VENUE: Canadian Music Centre
  • 9:00–17:00 • Installation: Dan Tapper – Turbulent Forms & Nova

  • VENUE: Michael J. Baker Studio, Case Goods Building, Distillery District
  • 08:30–9:00 • Coffee
  • 09:00–10:30 • Paper Session #1
  • 10:30–10:45 • Break
  • 10:45–12:15 • Paper Session #2
  • 12:15–14:00 • Lunch
  • 13:30–19:30 • Installation: Arne Eigenfeldt & Simon Lysander Overstall - Moments
  • 13:30-19:30 • Installation: Teresa Connors — Cathedral

  • VENUE: Ernest Balmer Studio, Case Goods Building, Distillery District
  • 14:00–15:15 • Keynote Lecture by Chantal Dumas
  • 15:15–15:30 • Break
  • 15:30–16:30 • TIES Symposium Concert #2
  • 16:30–19:30 • Dinner
  • 19:30–22:00 • TIES Symposium Concert #3
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    09:00–10:30 • Paper Session #1

    Venue: Michael J. Baker Studio

    Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice
    by Marko Ciciliani

    Audiostereoscopy : new directions in 3D audiovisual composition
    by Maxime Corbeil-Perron

    Quipucamayoc: A translocal interactive digital video and audio performance
    by David McIntosh

    10:45–12:15 • Paper Session #2

    Venue: Michael J. Baker Studio

    Sub Ambient Sound Lab
    by Jenn Karson

    Southern Soundscapes: Ecological Sound Art Responses to Two South Australian Ecosystems
    by Jesse Budel

    Distant Places in Sound: Accidental Sonorities of the Kufra District
    by Samuel Thulin

    14:00–15:15 • Keynote Lecture

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    Strategies in My Sound Art
    by Chantal Dumas

    15:30–16:30 • TIES Symposium Concert #2

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    Cimmerian Isolation, for flute, processing and fixed media
    by Nathaniel Haering

    reForce, for live laptop improvisation
    by Shawn Pinchbeck

    The Animus Winds, for flute and electroacoustic sound
    by Christopher Hopkins

    You Are the Flower
    by Lise-Lotte Norelius

    19:30–22:00 • TIES Symposium Concert #3

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    Kissland
    by Martin Bédard

    Wave, live gestural performance
    by Patrick Saint-Denis

    Spheroid, live computer music
    by Erik Nyström

    –intermission–

    My Metal Bird Can Sing
    by Michael Lukaszuk

    Portrait Montréal 1
    by Christian Bouchard

    Arboreal Audio, improvised performance
    by Tod Emel

    –intermission–

    Slices of Life, for violin, voice, soundtrack and video
    by Barbara Lüneburg


    Day 2 — Friday 11 August
    VENUE: Canadian Music Centre
  • 9:00–13:00 • Installation: Dan Tapper – Turbulent Forms & Nova

  • VENUE: Michael J. Baker Studio, Case Goods Building, Distillery District
  • 08:30–9:00 • Coffee
  • 09:00–10:30 • Paper Session #3
  • 10:30–10:45 • Break
  • 10:45–11:45 • Paper Session #4
  • 11:45–12:15 • Special Session
  • 12:15–14:00 • Lunch
  • 13:30–19:30 • Installation: Arne Eigenfeldt & Simon Lysander Overstall - Moments
  • 13:30-19:30 • Installation: Teresa Connors — Cathedral

  • VENUE: Ernest Balmer Studio, Case Goods Building, Distillery District
  • 14:00–15:15 • Soundscape Forum with Chantal Dumas
  • 15:15–15:30 • Break
  • 15:30–16:30 • TIES Symposium Concert #4
  • 16:30–19:30 • Dinner
  • 19:30–21:30 • Sound Travels Concert: Object Response
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    09:00–10:30 • Paper Session #3

    Venue: Michael J. Baker Studio

    Combinatorics, Probabilities, and Personal Big-Data in the Sound Installation “P(N,R) = N!/(N-R)!”
    by Philippe-Aubert Gauthier and Tanya St-Pierre

    Signal & Message
    by Chris Dunnett

    Live Spatial Texture Composition
    by Erik Nyström

    10:45–11:45 • Paper Session #4

    Venue: Michael J. Baker Studio

    TransCoding - From 'Highbrow' Art to Participatory Culture
    by Barbara Lüneburg

    Ethics in Contemporary Electroacoustic Music and its Instruction
    by Matthew Horrigan

    11:45–12:15 • Special Session

    Venue: Michael J. Baker Studio

    Episodes in a Life — Reflections on some aspects of David Keane’s contribution to electroacoustics in Canada
    by Kevin Austin

    14:00–17:15 • Soundscape Forum with Chantal Dumas

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    15:30–16:30 • TIES Symposium Concert #4

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    Robert McClure — Lingering Garden
    Vanessa Zaurrini — Living Spaces
    Shane Byrne — Proprioception, for gestures and Xbox Kinect
    David Quang-Minh Nguyen — Pictured Remnants
    Joshua Horsley — Bosphorus

    19:30–22:00 • TIES Symposium Concert #3

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    This Sound Travels concert curated by NAISA includes artists that use saw blades and other carpentry tools as source material for sound exploration and automation. Québec improvisor and sound artist Sonia Paço-Rocchia creates sound automatons using saw blades and live electronics. Toronto sound artist Alan Bloor has been grinding wheels for ambient and industrial noise for many years and this performance features both his projects “Pholde” and "Knurl." Programme notes and biographies for the Saturday evening Sound Travels concert and for the installations can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet. http://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels

    Day 4 — Saturday 12 August
    VENUE: Michael J. Baker Studio
  • 8:30–9:00 • Coffee
  • 9:00-10:00 • Lecture Recital #1
  • 10:00-10:15 • Break
  • 10:15–12:15 • Paper Session #5 and Installation Tour
  • 12:15-14:00 • Lunch
  • 13:30–19:30 • Installation: Arne Eigenfeldt & Simon Lysander Overstall - Moments
  • 13:30-16:00 / 18:30-19:30 • Installation: Teresa Connors — Cathedral
  • 17:00–18:00 • CEC AGM

  • VENUE: Ernest Balmer Studio, Case Goods Building, Distillery District
  • 14:00–15:00 • Lecture Recital #2
  • 15:00–15:30 • Break
  • 15:30–16:30 • TIES Symposium Concert #5
  • 18:00–19:30 • Dinner
  • 19:30–21:30 • Sound Travels Concert: Time Response
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    09:00–10:00 • Lecture Recital #1

    Venue: Michael J. Baker Studio

    Regrowing and Resounding Cities
    by Elsa Lankford

    10:15–12:15 • Paper Session #5 & Installation Tour

    Musebots: Collaborative Composition with Creative System
    by Arne Eigenfeldt

    Organizing for Emergence: sonification as a co-creative device
    by Teresa Connors

    14:00–15:00 • Lecture Recital #2

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    Interactive acousmatic music: a web application based solution
    by Jean-François Primeau

    15:30–16:30 • TIES Symposium Concert #5

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    Jérémie Ricard — Corrosion des alliages
    John Wiggins — STRING II
    Michael Polo — Warped_Metals
    Andrew Angell — Percussivometers, for percussion and interactive electronics
    Lucas Marshall Smith — Utterance
    Robert Seaback — in surge

    17:00–18:00 • CEC Annual General Meeting

    Venue: Michael J. Baker Studio

    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: Time Response

    Venue: Ernest Balmer Studio

    Time is fundamental to perceiving sound. This Sound Travels concert curated by NAISA explores time in very different ways. Chantal Dumas will premiere a new work that evolves from her “86400 seconds” project which compresses the passage of time on a global scale into a thirty minute fixed media work. Stijn Demeulenaere’s video work "Nothing's going to happen to us..." examines the reconstruction of a single event in time – an armed conflict - told by the person who experienced it first hand. And Brian Connolly’s work "Track" explores time at the micro level to produce acoustic beating effects and other psychoacoustic phenomena.

    Programme notes and biographies for the Saturday evening Sound Travels concert and for the installations can be found on the NAISA website and in the Sound Travels programme booklet. http://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels

    Locations / Directions
    Michael J. Baker Studio and Ernest Balmer Studio, Case Goods Building, Distillery District

    9 Trinity Street, Toronto [ Google maps ]
    https://tapestryopera.com/

    The Case Goods Building is located along the south side of the Distillery District. There are entrances on the north, south and west sides of the building. The west entrance is closest to the studios; both the north and south entrances are wheelchair-accessible. The Michael J. Baker Studio is on the third floor (#314) and the Ernest Balmer Studio is right next door (#315).

    BY STREETCAR WITH BIPEDAL OPTION

    From the St. Andrew or King Subway stations (Line 1) take either the 504 or 514 streetcar eastbound. The 504 does not pass the Distillery but you can exit at Trinity Street and walk southeast on Trinity towards Mill Street. The 514 Streetcar labelled Cherry Street will terminate immediately across from the east entrance of the Distillery District.

    BY BUS

    From the Castle Frank Subway Station (Line 2) take the 65 Parliament bus southbound and exit at King Street, then walk south on Parliament to the Distillery District's western access point south of Mill Street.

    MORE TRAVEL OPTIONS Visit the Dancemakers website for further travel options by public transit or by car to the Distillery District. Or visit the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) website.

    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.

    Organisation

    Review Committee / Comité de sélection


    Kevin Austin (Concordia University)
    Christina Baade (McMaster University)
    Rose Bolton (Toronto)
    Arne Eigenfeldt (Simon Fraser University)
    Ken Fields (University of Calgary)
    Elliott Fienberg (Toronto)
    Peter Hatch (Wilfried Laurier University)
    Emilie LeBel (University of Montana)
    Cort Lippe (University at Buffalo)
    Hilary Martin (Toronto)
    Christof Migone (Western University)
    Gordon Monohan (Electric Eclectics / Meaford, ON)
    Steven Naylor (Acadia University)
    Shawn Pinchbeck (CEC / University of Birmingham)
    Laurie Radford (CEC / University of Calgary)
    Bekah Simms (University of Toronto)
    Scott Smallwood (University of Alberta)
    Andrew Staniland (Memorial University)
    D. Andrew Stewart (University of Lethbridge, AB)
    Jessica Thompson (University of Waterloo)
    Jane Tingley (University of Waterloo)
    Barry Truax (Simon Fraser University)
    Doug Van Nort (York University)

    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)