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An evening of new music and media art exploring innovation and creativity at the intersections of art and technology.
Desert Bloom (Montreal): Montréal-based musician Rachel Nam makes intricate and ethereal synth-based music that draws on her twin passions of classical piano and electronic music. Rachel will be accompanied by drummer Austin Tufts, best known as part of Montréal art rock band Braids.
Casey Koyczan (Winnipeg): Casey Koyczan is a Tlicho Dene interdisciplinary artist from Yellowknife, NT, who works with various mediums to communicate how culture and technology coincide with political, economic, and environmental challenges in the world. Inspired by sci-fi and the future, he implements techniques such as interactivity, audio-video, and the engagement of the bodily senses within his creations.
Doug Blackley (Qualicum Beach): The Spectrum Piano uses a basic force of nature to make the strings of a piano vibrate. Electromagnetic flux, not hammers, drives the unique sound of the instrument. The Spectrum Piano can create many different sounds at the same time. The name Spectrum Piano comes from the ability to directly access the sounds of the natural harmonics, or “spectrum” of the piano strings.
Prince Shima (Victoria): Prince Shima is a multi-instrumentalist based on Vancouver Island. His music explores otherness by blending analog and digital instrumentation to create lush otherworldly pop compositions.
Projection Mapping / Visuals by Matt Dooher. Turbosound System by DL Sound and engineered by Rylan Cook.
Presented by the Garden City Electronic Music Society and Open Space Gallery. Supported by the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia and the BC Arts Council.
Also be sure to check out the Synth Petting Zoo event earlier on the same day featuring Doug Blackley (SPECTRUM PIANO). Doug will provide an overview of the "Spectrum Piano" device. This self-built instrument uses electromagnetic flux to vibrate acoustic piano strings without touching them. Through midi control, this device essentially turns a piano into an acoustic synthesizer.