12 January 2011

Electroacoustic music from Iran, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Set #1 - 8:00am - 8:30am

Sote [Ata Ebtekar]: Dastgaah (2006)
Dielectric Records, n.n.
34:17
("Voices of ancient Persia" reflected in a distorting electronic mirror. Seeing this album described as "electro-ethnic" gave me pause, but it's far from the expected inane thumping. Sote's aesthetic reminds me a little of Morton Subotnick's synthesizer works. Listen to excerpts here.)

Set #2 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Today I have the pleasure of presenting winning works from the 2010 edition of Jeu de Temps / Times Play (JTTP), a competition for young and emerging sound artists from (or living in) Canada. For JTTP 2010, the host Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) collaborated with the Australasian Computer Music Association (ACMA).

The top 5 works, as selected by the international jury, are (in order):

CANADIAN SUBMISSIONS:
1. Charles Quevillon: Au Boute (2010)
21:42

2. Adam Basanta: a glass is not a glass (2009)
18:55

3. Émilie Payeur: Triptyque (2010)
11:20

4. Guillaume Campion: Quadriforis (2010)
10:00

5. Valérie Delaney: La cité de verre (2009)
8:05

Exceptionally for JTTP 2010 the jury also awarded an Honourable Mention for a videomusic work:

6. Pierre Paré-Blais: Spiralling (2010)
8:23

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

AUSTRALASIAN SUBMISSIONS:
1. Nic McConaghy: Single Origin (2010)
4:20

2. Jack Hooker: Field Murmur (2010)
5:48

3. Jeremy Coubrough: The Spectre of The Delusion of the Fury (2010)
6:18

4. Blake Johnston: Submerge (2010)
6:58

5. Mark Oliveiro: In Maluga (2009)
8:59

2 comments:

startlingmoniker said...

Shaping up to be a strange day-- was just listening to a recording of a tape described as "Tanzanian lo-fi freak out jams for the head and body" and have now moved into Komodo Dragon territory. You have no idea how well these actually worked together.

Thanks for keeping my morning interesting!

startlingmoniker said...

The Valerie Delaney piece was also awarded 3rd Prize in the Luigi Russolo/Rossana Maggia Competition. Despite having just finished ALL the books in the Foundation series, I wasn't able to pick out her Foundation inspiration in the music. Any ideas?

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