Vancouver Pro Musica
the Second Annual
November 21-22, 2014
at the Western Front
(303 – 8th Ave E, Vancouver, BC)
Friday, November 21st at 7:30 pm
An EXPERTS PANEL with Philippe Pasquier, James Maxwell, John L. Baker, Kevin Regamey, and Riley Koenig who are at the forefront of the electroacoustic movement with their research and practice into music and technology.
Philippe Pasquier will be presenting an overview of current work on musical metacreation, with examples.
James Maxwell will be presenting a talk on generative music, cognitive modelling, and computer-assisted composition in MusiCog and ManuScore.
John L. Baker will be presenting a talk on computer assistance in “symmetrical designs” – a special instance of algorithmic composition. He will sketch the formal symmetry in some of his recent compositions outlining his compositional practice, indicating the surprising role of spreadsheets!
THIS YEAR we are excited to have Kevin Regamey & Riley Koenig who are working in the VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY. They will be talking about the challenges of writing for games and the process behind that. Riley Koenig will be talking about how to write for games (from concept, art/direction, to composing, to implementation) as well as midi orchestration, looping, intensity levels, and hit point syncing techniques. Kevin Regamey will be talking about sound design/voice acting in games.
Admission: Pay What You Can
Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30 pm
An ELECTROACOUSTIC CONCERT featuring Ensemble in Residence CORDEI, who will perform selected works in tandem with electroacoustic elements. Ten original works by BC composers will be presented. Musical works by featured composers are:
Relative Lifespan by Cameron Catalano
Improvisata for Hauptwerk by Dubravko Pajalic
Above Waves by Craig Aalders
Expiration by Alex Mah
Eight Dreaming: Five Symmetrical Designs by John L. Baker
And then there was one… by Wylie Ferguson
Degung II by Lucas Oickle
Tendril by Ben Wylie
Plus Unabomba Market by Martin Gotfrit, Professor of electroacoustic music at Simon Fraser University
“Verdigris” from Vespertine by Jocelyn Morlock, Juno-nominated composer and current Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence
Admission: Adults $20 / Students, Seniors, Artists $10
Tickets available at the door, cash only please