News + Events

All events run from 6-7:30pm in the DisPerSion Lab unless otherwise notes

Colloquium Series:

A bi-weekly series of talks featuring a mixture of lab-community graduate students and distinguished invited guests.


9/28: Intro by lab director Doug Van Nort

DisPerSion, past/present/near-future

10/12: Ian Jarvis

Human-machine agency in digital music performance

10/26 Ian Macchiusi

Instrumentality and visual representation in the digital audio workstation

11/9: Esmé Hogeveen

Computational creativity practices across disciplines

11/23: Christine Bellerose

Reconciling the body with technology <- from the somatic grounds

12/7: Gayle Young, DisPerSion visiting artist/scholar

Internationally-recognized Canadian composer and author Young is an adherent of microtonality who has invented a number of musical instruments notational systems.


10/5, 10/19, 11/2: Deep Listening Sessions

Deep Listening is practice that is intended to heighten and expand consciousness of sound in as many dimensions of awareness and attentional dynamics as humanly possible. It includes bodywork, listening meditations, movement and sound-making exercises. It cultivates a full-bodied  and heightened awareness of the sonic environment, both external awareness of the sonic environment, both external and internal, and promotes experimentation, improvisation, collaboration and play. Sessions facilitated by the certified Deep Listening Instructor Doug Van Nort.

All welcome, no experience necessary.

11/30: Malcolm Goldstein, DisPerSion visiting artist/scholar


10/28 @ 5:30pm:

Real Virtuality

Telematic performance connecting the DisPerSion Lab's Electro-Acoustic Orchestra with the Stream Ensemble in Potsdam, DE. Part of the Brandenburg New Music Festival. Featuring new works by Thomas Gerwin (DE), John Rausek (DE), Doug Van Nort (CA). Sabine Vogel (DE) and Brian Abott (CA).

12/1 @ 7:30pm:

Malcom Goldstein / Doug Van Nort / Electro-Acoustic Orchestra

Featuring a solo set by Goldstein, internationally-acclaimed legend of violin improvisation.

Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave, Toronto

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