Scanning Nature: "Music for Incandescent Events" (Cruickshank/ Peebles)October 9-17, 2004 6:30PM-7:15PM
McLuhan Festival of the Future / DeLeon White Gallery rooftop reck
SCANNING NATUREDeLeon White Gallery
1096 QueenStreet West, Toronto
October 9-17, 12PM - 7:15PM
Opening Oct. 8, 10 p.m.-midnight (6:30 p.m.sunset demo)
Scanning Nature is a group show that tries to capture what may be impossible for us to see, feel or hear, without the use of technology. By aggregating three very different works, this exhibit hopes to confine in print, aural and digital projection, the fleeting movements of bees at work and play, the entirety of the sky above us, and the sounds of sunset.Hive Scans by Aganetha Dyck & Richard Dyck Impossible Sky by Galen Scorer in collaboration with Synthops Media Lab and Tim Jackson Music for Incandescent Events by Robert Cruickshank and Sarah Peebles
Music for Incandescent Events
The sky's changing light at dusk is measured by sensors which trigger stored fragments of sound derived from the tones of the sho (Japanese mouth-organ). The installation assembles a unique audio composition with each sunset: the sensors and microcontrollers measure the changes in light level, colour and cloud cover as the sun sets and convert this information into controller data. Pre-recorded audio is derived from several improvised short melodies and tones played on a slightly de-tuned sho, re-recorded several octaves lower than its original source, and stored as multiple files within three MP3 players (which also reside in the weather-proof box). Recorded at very close range in stereo, with the player (Peebles) sitting near a reflective wall, the shifted audio results in rich beat patterns, sum/difference tones, interference patterns, and additional frequencies which, when heard at normal pitch, are beyond the range of human hearing.Music for Incandescent Events premiered as a part of WADE, June 25 - 27, 2004 at Gibraltar Point/Toronto Islands (www.teamproject.ca/wade). A limited-edition audio CD is available upon request.
curated by Canadian Film Centre's Habitat New Media Lab & Emersive www.cdnfilmcentre.com
You are cordially invited to a sunset installation experience on Hanlan's Island:
Music for Incandescent Events: Hanlan's Sunset
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 25 � 27, 2004 at dusk (8:30-9:30 p.m.) FREE
Music for Incandescent Events: Hanlan's Sunset highlights the daily event of sunset at the site of a wading pool on Hanlan's Island, which is currently filled in with earth and flowers. The sky's changing light at dusk is measured by sensors which trigger stored fragments of sound derived from the tones of the shô (Japanese mouth organ).The piece assembles a unique audio composition with each sunset, played through loudspeakers encircling the wading pool, while rays from the sun are simultaneously fragmented and assembled via an array of small mirrors within the wading pool garden.
Rob Cruickshank is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist. His work in various media including electronic and robotic installations, sound art, electroacoustic music, and photography have been exhibited in Toronto, and internationally. He has also developed a number of workshops at InterAccess Electronic Media Art Centre, providing artists with an opportunity to learn electronics. Sarah Peebles is a composer, improviser and broadcaster. She has been focusing on sound manipulation via computer, often with live and/or pre-recorded shô, since 1990. Her art often explores alternative performance settings, such as museums, bamboo groves, temples, and parks. Her music is available on CD from Spool, Cycling Œ74, Post Concrète, Innova, and other labels. Info and audio is on the web at sarahpeebles.net.
wade is a playful inter-neighborhood arts project celebrating Toronto's wading pools. Twenty scheduled performances and installations on the theme of immersive environments invite people of all ages to explore these amazing public spaces in our city. wade is co-presented by the wade Collective and YYZ Artists' Outlet, with the support of the City of Toronto's Departments of Culture and Parks and Recreation.
May 18, 2004 8 p.m. *Free admission*
New double CD-music and video!
Smash and Teeny, featuring John Butcher
Wednesday, April 7, 6-8 p.m. e.s.t.
Katharine Duncanson - voice, Tiina Kiik - accordion, Sarah Peebles - laptop, Dub Rocket - dub scientist perform for
Sarah Peebles and David Dacks are back with their two-hour non-stop absurdist mix of live and audio creations for "The Audible Woman" (celebrating 20 years of broadcast) and "Abstract Index", for the Friends of CIUT Spring 04 Membership Campaign.
6 p.m.-7 p.m features a surreal Via Rail journey across Canada as Tiina Kiik - last years' CIUT grand prize winner of the Via Rail cross-country Canada ticket - riffs, avec accordion, on her adventures across the plains and through the mountains, together with vocal musings by Katharine Duncanson and power bookings by Peebles (rail-riding permutations, New Zealand birds n bees and a special appearance by The Chickens).
Between 7 p.m. -8 p.m. expect to hear dub scientist Dub Rocket lay down some electronic roots riddims.
On-Air Prizes will be chosen 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
2 subscriptions to MusicWorks Magazine
Pledge to "The Audible Woman" and "Abstract Index"
We're asking for a $25 membership or any amount you can contribute, such as $10. Note that CIUT programmers must demonstrate listener support, or their shows will be cancelled. This is station policy. I hope you'll give your support. CIUT contributes invaluably to freedom of thought, political conciousness, community awareness and fresh sounds.
The Audible Woman is in it's 20th year! That is to say, it has been my priviledge to feature adventurious music and sound art created by women from all over the world from 1984 (over WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, MI) to the present, at CIUT-FM, Toronto. The show has profiled hundreds of composers (perhaps thousands?), and in the last 13 years, in particular, has highlighted the activities of Canadians and Toronto-area artists.
Sunday March 7, 2004 8 p.m. $5
Eugene's Sunday Series: February-March, 2004: Les Femmes Dangereux--Four evenings that focus on amazingly talented women in Toronto's improvised music community. Two ensembles featured each Sunday night led by notable women composer/musicians.
Monday March 1st, 8 p.m. - midnight
2 December 2003 - January 2004
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