During the Guelph Jazz Festival (Ontario), Musicworks magazine, committted to finding new forms of expression in the sound arts, presents a “25th anniversary audio art installation” featuring audio works from the last 25 years with composers Schafer, Dutton, Oswald, Westerkamp, Oliveros, Truax, Le Caine, and lanza.
From August 26 to 29, the acousmatic and multimedia festival Sonoimágenes 2003 features concerts, videos, and lectures at Lanús’ national univeristy, near Buenos Aires (Argentina). With the participation of François Donato, Régis Renouard Larivière, Beatriz Ferreyra, Elsa Justel and many other composers and video artists.
Paris’ Glaz’Art will host the Futura festival September 24 and 25, 2003. Under the theme “Sound Magicians,” director of Motus acousmonium, Denis Dufour and three performers will take turns at the console of an impressive system of more than 50 loudspeakers. On September 24, a first concert will feature works by De Filippis, Zanési, Teruggi, Schaeffer, Reibel, Normandeau, Fort and Ascione. Ivo Malec, Michel Chion and many other composers are also presented the following day. Finally, late-night concerts will be devoted to masters of the medium Luc Ferrari and Bernard Parmegiani.
You are invited to see Coin Gutter and Phil Thomson perform at the Scotia Bank Dance Centre (Vancouver) on August 22, 2003. The performance will be held in the Faris Studio, and will feature an 8-loudspeaker, 5-channel sound system. Using samplers, computers, circuit bent toys, Coin Gutter mix it together to create music that straddles genres. This is not a night of precision laptop noodling, this is a live performance. Phil Thomson is currently working on his MFA at Simon Fraser University.
Música Viva 2003, the International Festival of Electroacoustic Music held in Coimbra’s Museu dos Transportes (Portugal), presents 6 days of concerts from September 12 to 18, 2003. Composer Barry Truax will present an octophonic concert September 17, featuring works of Wende Bartley and Laurie Radford (with viola by Laura Wilcox). The following night, September 19, the concert is dedicated to mixed works for percussions with compositions by Kaija Saariaho, Beatriz Ferreyra and Elsa Justel.
Marc Tremblay creates the sonic environment of “Nuit bruit mer noir” (Night Noise Sea Black), an exhibition featuring photographers Yves Arcand, Robert Baronet and François Wells, held at Matane’s Espace F (Québec) from July 5 to August 24, 2003.