Vancouver Pro Musica
Fourth Annual ELECTROACOUSTIC Festival
November 18-19, 2016
at the Western Front
(303 – 8th Ave E, Vancouver, BC)
EXPERTS PANEL – Friday, November 18th at 7:30 pm
An Experts Panel moderated by Philipe Pasquier featuring Kıvanç Tatar, Mirjana Prpa, Victor Zappi and David Storen who are at the forefront of the electroacoustic movement with their research and practice in music and technology.
Kıvanç Tatar is an international artist/musician playing trumpet and electronics, and a composer interested in electro-acoustic music. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Italy, Brazil, Australia, USA, Canada, and Turkey. His performance practice combines free improvisation with live electronics. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University. In the Metacreation Lab, he is working on audio synthesis, generative art, musical composition, and musical performance with artificial intelligence (Musical Metacreation).
Mirjana Prpa is an architect, a virtual reality utopian and a graduate student researcher at iSpace lab for Virtual Reality at School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Vancouver, Canada. She received a Master Degree in architecture from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and has worked mainly on ephemeral designs for performance art projects including projects for theaters and open public spaces. Her current research is in user personalized spaces that are created based on user’s emotional states and traits resonate with the environment (virtual and physical).
Kıvanç Tatar and Mirjana Prpa will discuss how we can use sound as a medium that combines the real world with the virtual reality, contemporary dance and computer generated imagery.
Victor Zappi is an electronic engineer and a musician, working as a post doctoral fellow in the Human Communication Technologies laboratory, University of British Columbia. His research mainly focuses on the design of new electronic musical instruments and their usage, and on the exploration of novel Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies in the context of live performances.
Victor Zappi will present a system that simulates the propagation of sound waves in 2 dimensions, taking into account absorption and reflection caused by simple obstacles. He will also demo some of the possible interactive metaphors that can be used to explore physical model-based soundscapes and to play music.
David Storen is a composer, improviser, and multimedia artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a Master’s of Music in Composition from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor’s of Music Composition from the University of Manitoba. David’s work as a composer is influenced by a continual search for ways to integrate visual arts into his practice. He also possesses a fascination with fragmented music that juxtaposes, constructs, and deconstructs a wide variety of genres, styles, and sound worlds.
David Storen will discuss how a combination of percussion, speech, and electronics was used to create a cohesive yet fragmented form in his piece Nameless Voices. He will provide short examples demonstrating certain techniques used in the piece, followed by a complete video of the work performed by Aaron Graham.
ELECTROACOUSTIC CONCERT – Saturday, November 19th at 7:30 pm
An Electroacoustic Concert of new works created by British Columbia composers. New musical works to be presented are:
el8dEra 3m by Craig Aalders
Autobiography Part One by John L. Baker
Fluid Dynamics by Yves Candau
Moments by Arne Eigenfeldt
Creatures from the Broadway Local by Frederick Schipizky
Equinox by Michael Ducharme
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors/Artists
Tickets available at the door, cash only please