Thursday, March 29, 2018

BEAMS presents Sea of Sound 2018

Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS), Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the University of Alberta Music Department presents…
The Sea of Sound Festival – April 12 - 14th, 2018 – Edmonton, Alberta

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Multichannel Diffusion Concert
University of Alberta Electroacoustic Music Students
and the
Canadian Electroacoustic Community's – Jeu de Temp/Times Play Competition Winners
...with the artists in attendance diffusing their works live!
    1st Prize - Xavier Madore — Les loges de la suite (2017 / 11:11)
    2nd Prize - Pierre-Luc Lecours — Éclats | Blanc (2015 / 10:19)
    3rd Prize - Pierre-Luc Senécal — Urban Gardens (2017 / 11:25)
    4th Prize - Samuel Béland — Naïca (2017 / 7:35), videomusic
    5th Prize - Xavier Ménard — Fragmentation(s) (2017 / 6:50)

7 pm at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta
Tickets: Free Admission

Friday, April 13th, 2018
Electroacoustic and Visual Music Performance Night!
...presented by BEAMS

8 pm at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building (9722 102 Street)
Tickets at the door: $15, $10 BEAMS members
With performances by...
Allison Balcetis, Chenoa Anderson and Heather Hindman

Myriam Boucher and Pierre-Luc Lecours (Montreal)

K Burwash

Xavier Madore (Montreal)

Xavier Ménard (Montreal)

Tom Merklinger

Paul Morris (UK)

Shawn Pinchbeck – Pathways

Pierre-Luc Senecal (Montreal)

Scott Smallwood

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Artist Talks – meet our JTTP prize winners as they speak about the works they are presenting over the weekend.

1 pm at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building (9722 102 Street)

Experimental Music Performance Night with special guests Sound of the Mountain (Montreal)
...presented by BEAMS and Sweaty Palms

8 pm at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building (9722 102 Street)

Tickets at the door: $15, $10 BEAMS members

With performances by...

Nadir Bellahmer

Ethan Bokma

Wayne DeFehr

DNE with Trevor DePaige

Ghost Library

Sound of the Mountain (Montreal)


Parker Thiessen

Michael Toepfer

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Call for sound art, electroacoustic or experimental music

BEAMS (Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society) will be presenting the Sea of Sound Festival from April 12 – 14, 2018. We require performances, installations, workshops, talks or other sonic artworks to show in our festival!

Performance pieces should be less than 12 minutes in duration and can consist of live, fixed media, improvisations, interactive works, solo or ensemble, exploring new audience performer paradigms, machine-human interactions, sound poetry...your imagination is the limit.

For Installations, talks and performances: send a description of your presentation, link to video or audio support info, a short bio, number of performers, duration, technical requirements or space requirements to by March 12, 2018.

For information contact:
Shawn Pinchbeck

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society and the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences of Alberta presents, in concert…

Terri Hron - Bohemian Elegy

Sonata No. 4
by Lubos Fiser

Forensic Music
undressing a past
by Terri Hron

In the Mists
by Leos Janacek

Zuzana Simurdova: piano
Terri Hron: electronics

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Place: Moravian Church, 9540 – 83 Avenue
Price: by donation

In 2008, my maternal grandfather, the Czech poet Jan Vladislav, passed away, leaving me his collection of family heirlooms. There were letters dating back one hundred years, cassette-tapes sent and received from my parents (who emigrated to Canada during the Cold War), including an extensive collection of photographs and a couple of films. This archive prompted me to gather as much of our family material – also from my father’s side – as possible. I began to envision a project that would use the collection in a musical performance. Sharp Splinter is this project: a program of new works for instruments and electronics using my family’s letters, cassettes and films.

Terri Hron studied musicology and art history at the University of Alberta, recorder performance and contemporary music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal. She just completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wesleyan University. She investigates collaborative practices in the creation of electroacoustic music and the changes in temporal and spatial perception that accompany performing alongside digital media.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Art's Birthday 2018 A Success!

Art's Birthday 2018 went off quite well thanks to the planning and hardwork of our current and prior executive and volunteers!

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