In 2017, after a year and a half of research-oriented workshops, Redshift Music Society launched the first installations of a new series of music written for our 16 speaker/16 channel sound system “The Redshift Array”.
These and future expeditions through uncharted sonic environments will be presented in a series of performances and/or installations and will tour as a sound installations to art galleries and public spaces across Metro Vancouver and elsewhere in British Columbia.
Redshift is increasingly focused on a long-term development model of creation, workshopping, production, and dissemination to ensure that each work we foster has ample opportunity to understand and respond to the context of its inception. We aim to expand the toolbox with which composers, and performers can engage in stimulating dialogue with one another and the general public.
Composers writing for the Array in the 2017/2018 Season are
Giorgio Magnanensi, Hildegard Westerkamp, Remy Siu, Annette Brosin, Christopher Reiche, Lisa Cay Miller, Kristopher Fulton, Nova Pon, Chris Blaber, Bob Pritchard, Andrew Czink, Jordan Nobles, Benton T. Roark, Mark Haney & Ida Nilsen, Jennifer Butler, Colin MacDonald, Brian Topp, André Cormier, Mike WT Allen and many others.
Plus there will be an open Call for Works.
Recent Installations and Performances
June 2017 – Greenhouse (Vancouver, BC) Setup, troubleshoot, workshops, readings
June 18, 2017 – Casse-Tête: A Festival of Experimental Music, June 15 to 18, 2017 (Prince George, BC) pieces by Annette Brosin, Jordan Nobles, and Benton Roark.
July 17-20, 2017 – Roundhouse Performance Space (workshops and readings of new works)
November 2017 – Sonologues 2017 @ Roundhouse Exhibition Hall (speakers spread out among the rafters on the ceiling of the huge exhibition hall performing works by Christopher Reiche, Scott Wilson, Lisa Cay Miller, Colin MacDonald, Benton Roark, Chris Blaber, Mike Allen, Annette Brosin, Brian Topp, Jordan Nobles and others.
March 4-10, 2018 – West Coast Radians: Giorgio Magnanensi and Il Laboratorio Arts Society used part of the Array in a week long installation/performance with his 16 stunningly beautiful Red Cedar and Pacific Maple flat panel resonators at the CIRS building at UBC.
Upcoming Installations and Performances
June 4-8, 2018 – Sonologues 2018 @ Vancouver Public Library Atrium
The Array will be setup throughout the seven storey promenade of the Vancouver Public Library Square to present works by British Columbia composers.
Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.