Holophonic Nights Op. 1 ( August 25th)

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Holophon Audio Arts and T+A Vinyl and Fashion present:

Chad Munson & Lindsey Rewuski: Surface Tension

and

WL Altman, audio devices
with live visuals by Jeff Morton

*DJ set to follow by Sid Talukdar

$10 at the door

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About Surface Tension:

Working at the crossroads of electronic sounds and visuals, as well as experimental digital and analog technologies, visual artist/designer Lindsey Rewuski and electronic music producer Chad Munson create an immersive atmosphere where sound and light influence one another. Chad and Lindsey have been performing together since 2015, sharing the stage with artists such as Loscil, Crys Cole, and Le Révélateur, and have performed at Pretty Good Not Bad (Victoria), the_SYNCHRESIS_series (Edmonton), Bring Your Own Headphones (Winnipeg), and more.

Links:

IG: @ghosthousestudio
Bandcamp: https://chadmunson.bandcamp.com 
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/262591634 (Surface Tension 2017) 

Bios:

Chad Munson is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from the Canadian prairies. At the age of 7, he received a malfunctioning analog synthesizer. Listening to the broken synthesizer drift, drone and distort sparked a fascination with texture that has since defined his musical output. The sounds he creates are centred around digital signal processing modular synthesizers, lap steel guitar and field recording. His compositions are an exercise in deep listening which explore the boundaries of organic and synthetic sound, through chance processing and exact programming. 

Munson has been producing textural music since 1998 and released his first full length in 2004 on Andrew Duke’s Cognition Audioworks imprint, under the moniker foal. Since 2003 Munson has released work on Cognition Audioworks, Panospria, Nishi Records, and his own Magnetic Domain label.

Lindsey Rewuski is a multi-media artist and graphic designer. Her projection-based work is inspired by early light art, psychedelic light shows, visual poetry and expanded cinema. Exploring the physical process of making non-computer generated moving images and the performance aspect of creating visual art in real-time, Rewuski creates live visual expressions of sound, incorporating colored oils, chemicals, glass, organic materials, textiles, and other found objects into live performances that are projected onto screens and stages. The movement, composition, colours, and flow of her visuals are both inspired by and contribute to the experience of interacting with sound, designed in collaboration with the musicians and sound artists who perform the audio component. Rewuski has projected light through performance and installation across Western Canada. You can find more of her work on Instagram at @ghosthousestudio. 

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WL Altman is a composer and interdisciplinary artist from Saskatchewan, Canada. His work includes concert music for instruments and voices with live and interactive technology, as well as immersive installations and performance art. Recently he has created music for New Brunswick’s Connections Dance Works and a new work for solo voice Without a Word for Helen Pridmore to be premiered in July at Sound Symposium XIX in St. John’s. His multi-media performance piece “GOYA: An Opera” was presented at the Shu-Box Theatre in Regina and Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana in Mexico City, again, with Helen Pridmore as the solo performer along with live DJ and VJ accompaniment. His work has been presented across Canada, and in the US, UK, Europe and Japan.

DIY electronics workshop & ultrasonic bat detector soundwalk

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What: DIY electronics workshop & ultrasonic bat detector sound walk
When: Saturday August 18, 2018
Where: Skullback Studios (45min North of Saskatoon)
Cost: $80 for workshop and soundwalk

Participants each construct a handheld electronic instrument for listening high above one’s usual ability, for example to hear the extremely high-pitched sounds that bats make. Visiting workshop leader Michael Grant (ON) will direct participants in assembling, wiring, and testing the new instruments, teaching and sharing techniques of DIY electronics. Later after the workshop, participants will be guided on an outdoor evening countryside sound walk augmented by the use of headphones and their new ultrasonic bat detectors. Notably, each participant will keep the bat detector that they build. All workshop materials and tools will be provided.

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Workshop participants each build their own Bat Detector from a kit provided to them at the workshop.

Workshop Leader:
Michael Grant (Ottawa ON) is a maker, product designer, embedded systems engineer, entrepreneur and new media artist. He currently operates a design and consulting company (Krazatchu Design Systems) and a laser and CNC sales/rental company (Capital Robot) at MakerSpace North. Through this work, he has acquired a diverse skill set including electromechanical engineering, embedded programming, computer aided manufacturing, supply sourcing and user interface.

As an active member of the maker community, Michael contributes extensive time to the technical assistance of artistic projects (Firefly), robots for education (CARL) and workshops (including the Bat Detector with the Ayatana Residency). He enjoys researching and developing technology to broaden human sensory perception, by making the invisible accessible.

Workshop: Saturday, August 18, 3-6pm
BBQ and social 6-8pm, Soundwalk 8-9pm

Workshop will take place at Skullback Studios, 45 minutes North of Saskatoon. An option for camping on site will be available for the cost of $30.

Maximum number of participants is limited.

To register please contact:  director.holophon@gmail.com

 

Drone Day 2018 @ CVAF ( May 26th )

On Saturday, May 26, Holophon Audio Arts will present an extended performance event at the 2018 Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

This presentation will include musicians and ensembles performing alone and in groups. The event will begin in the morning and close with the street faire at 5pm. Our event will be a playful counterpoint to the wonderful bustle and noise of the celebrations on the street. We will create a space inside the Artesian with comfortable seating and ambient lighting to give a sense of relaxation, contemplation, and reflection as people enter to listen to patient and quiet performances by local artists engaging with the artistic theme: Drone Music. 

Learn more about Drone Day at droneday.org

OPEN CALL (Due April 27th)

OPEN CALL

Open Aperture: Film and Sound
A partnership between holophon audio arts and the Saskatchewan Filmpool

holophon invites Regina based musicians and audio artists to create new soundtracks for existing independent short films (3-5 minutes in length). Selected artists will be able to choose from a pre-selected group of short local films and re-imagine the soundtrack for one of the films. 

To submit: send us a C.V. and an audio sample of your work. Include one to five minutes of sound art, musical composition, film sound track or other sound based work. We will select up to three artists to participate in this project. holophon will pay artist fees to selected artists.

EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION TO:
director.holophon@gmail.com

DEADLINE: April 27 2017. 
Selected artists will be notified by May 4th.

Guidelines:

- Must be a Regina based sound artist.
- Must produce a completely new soundtrack for the chosen film
- The soundtrack must be completed in it's entirety by June 1, 2017