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Redshift Music 2022 Call for Proposals/Ideas for Interactive Multiple Video Installations

Redshift Music is seeking out new proposals for their interactive multiple video ‘installation’ project. We have been having fun creating online ‘installations’ of contemporary music which involve multiple videos to be played simultaneously that the listener/viewer can experience in any combination. This offers an active way of listening to and watching videos; a way to shape the listening experience instead of just watching a video passively.

Please see ‘History of the Project’ below for examples.

Anyway, the point is we’d like to make MORE. Perhaps from an idea/composition/performance by YOU.

We are sending out this Call for Proposals or Ideas about what you would like to see in this format. Hopefully something awesome which we can help you make. This call is for Composers and/or Performers of Contemporary ‘Art’ Music.


  • The videos are controlled by the viewer (i.e. the stopping and starting of each). As a result they are NOT in sync with each other. So any composition that requires synchronization of parts is not possible with our setup.
  • The videos can be displayed in any order (or in a random order)
  • The videos loop (that is baked into the cake, as the interface that we’ve made loops them)
  • The videos can be of any length (e.g. from 1 second to 1 hour). Most of the installations we’ve created so far have videos of different lengths so they never line up the exact same way twice.
  • There can be anywhere from 4 to 24 videos (more than 24 and most computers can’t play them all at once) 12 videos is ideal however!

– Please submit ideas to
– There is no submission fee
– Submissions should be received by December 15, 2022

Redshift Music Society seeks to nurture a climate of equity, diversity and inclusion and especially encourages submissions from people of colour, Indigenous peoples, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Any questions? Email:


It started out as a Pandemic project with Lagrange Point, an open score piece with solo performances by 2 dozen musicians which the listener/viewer can experience in any combination.

And it was fun, so we made others.

Sandwaves : involving 16 videos of glass objects struck at different tempi. 

Y : featuring soprano Dorothea Hayley singing pitches in Just intonation which can be listened to in any combination.

Atmospherics : a set of works written specifically for this type of online interactive videos, commissioned by the Arizona State University’s Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. A different composition for each section of the orchestra.

And others, check them all out at:

Redshift Music Society

Redshift Music Society is a Vancouver-based organization dedicated to bringing the music of living composers to the general public through innovative production, site-specific performance, and new media. Since its founding in 2001 by Artistic Directors Jordan Nobles and Mark Takeshi McGregor, Redshift has premiered hundreds of new works by Canadian and international composers in collaboration with some of the world’s boldest and most inventive performers, ensembles, and collectives. Described as “chaotic and mesmerizing” (The WholeNote), a “seasonal benchmark” (The Vancouver Observer), and “groundbreaking” (The Georgia Straight), our concerts aim to activate alternative public spaces such as libraries, art galleries, parks, swimming pools, bank lobbies, and graveyards with contemporary music.

Jordan Nobles

JUNO award-winning composer Jordan Nobles is known for creating music filled with an “unearthly beauty” (Mondomagazine) that makes listeners want to “close (their) eyes and transcend into a cloud of music” (Discorder Magazine). He has received many honours in recent years including a JUNO Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, and numerous International prizes. He was the recipient of Jan V. Matejcek Award from SOCAN in recognition of his “overall success in ‘New Classical Music”.

His focus is spatial music, making musicians stand in weird places with stopwatches, and composing works for open instrumentation. He lives in Deep Cove, BC with his wife Kelly, and son Julian.