2017


December 7th @ 6:00pm

Gayle Young: The Frequency of Soundscape

We are pleased to welcome distinguished DisPerSion visiting artist/scholar Gayle Young!

An internationally-recognized Canadian composer, performer, author and instrument-builder, Young will introduce instruments she has designed, built, and found, playing them in combination with tuned audio recordings.

Part talk and part performance, guests will also be invited into her sound world by having a chance to play the instruments!


December 1st @ 7:30pm

The DisPerSion Lab, The Music Gallery, Arraymusic and the York U. Music Department Present:

Malcolm Goldstein
Doug Van Nort
Electro-Acoustic Orchestra

Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave, Toronto


November 30th @ 6:00pm

11/30: Malcolm Goldstein Workshop

The DisPerSion Lab is pleased to welcome our distinguished visiting artist Malcolm Goldstein, who willl lead us in the workshop “The gesture of improvisation”.

This event will focus on the integration of breath/body gesture/sound, and improvisation as a process of discovery.

 


November 23rd @ 6:00pm

Colloquium Series: Christine Bellerose 

Dance Studies PhD student and DisPerSion affiliate, Bellerose will present “Reconciling the body with technology <- from the somatic grounds.”


November 9th @ 6:00pm

Colloquium Series: Esmé Hogeveen

Visual Cultures PhD student and DisPerSion Research Assitant, Hogeveen will present work on the SSHRC-funded lab project “A systematic review of computational creativity practices across disciplines”


November 2nd @ 6:00pm

Deep Listening Session #3

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.


October 28th @ 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).


October 26th @ 6:00pm

Colloquium Series: Ian Macchiusi

Musicology PhD student and DisPerSion affiliate, Macchiusi will present “instrumentality and visual representation in the digital audio workstation.”


October 19th @ 6:00pm

Deep Listening Session #2

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.


October 12th @ 6:00pm

Colloquium Series: Ian Jarvis

Performance Studies PhD student and DisPerSion researcher, Jarvis will present “human-machine agency in digital music performance.”