Sunday, May 26, 2013

Shawn Pinchbeck presents, an Evening of Sight and Sound

Shawn Pinchbeck presents, an Evening of Sight and Sound:
 Ortona Armoury Arts Building, 9722 – 102 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, 
June 1st, 2013 at 8 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Edmonton’s original sound-twister and electroacoustic music composer Shawn Pinchbeck presents an evening of experimental sound compositions and a film screening diffused live into 8-speaker surround sound to celebrate his recent completion of a Ph.D. in Music Composition at the University of Birmingham, U.K. 
 On the program is the Canadian premiere of the experimental documentary film “Tallinn City Symphony” and acousmatic electroacoustic music composition “Gong”. Additionally, Shawn will celebrate the release of his 7th full length CD “Ortona”, which explores the sounds and impressions of Edmonton’s Ortona Armoury Arts Building where much of Shawn’s work has centered for over the last 10 years. A reception will follow the music performance and the audience is invited to stick around afterwards for a chat.

Shawn Pinchbeck is a well-known fixture of the Edmonton music scene, pioneering electronic music performance and interactive art in this region for nearly 30 years. His recent accolades include winning the Telus Courage to Innovate Award at the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts in April and the 2012 Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund in February. His credits include appearances in books such as the “Billboard Guide to Progressive Music”, films such as the Genie Award winning documentary “The Corporation”, recordings with British songwriters Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade) and David Tibet (Current 93), and many other recordings, films, TV, and radio broadcasts around the world; not to mention performing at and curating more than a hundred performances in Edmonton of challenging and innovative sonic explorations. 
 Come out to an evening guaranteed to open your ears and fill your heart with new sound sensations! 
Media Contact: Shawn Pinchbeck
Phone: 780-488-9838

Details of the film being presented:

Tallinn City Symphony 
Every city can be compared to a symphony orchestra that is performing music without a score. Yet, the seemingly independent urban chaos reveals an enchanting composition when you have to ability to see and hear. 
“Tallinn City Symphony” is the impressions of Astrida Konstante (Latvia) and Shawn Pinchbeck (Canada) two long time foreign residents of the Estonian capital city Tallinn. 

Length 28 min. Format HD.

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