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.
We also plan to have an open Call for Works for the Array in the future.
Upcoming Installations and Performances
December 11, 2018 – Still Life Continuum @ Orpheum Theatre
Presenting a soundscape by Giorgio Magnanensi as part of Redshift’s surreal, immersive Still Life project.
January 26, 2019 – VSO’s Day of Music @ Orpheum Theatre
As part of the celebration of the Vancouver Symphony’s 100th Anniversary the Array will be setup all day in the Orpheum Theatre Lobby presenting music by a plethora of BC Composers.
Summer 2019 – Sonologues 2019 @ Vancouver Public Library Atrium
The Array will be setup once again in the Vancouver Public Library Square to present new works in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.
Recent Installations and Performances
June 4-8, 2018 – Sonologues 2018 @ Vancouver Public Library Atrium
The Array was 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.
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.
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 WT Allen, Annette Brosin, Brian Topp, Jordan Nobles and others.
July 17-20, 2017 – Roundhouse Performance Space (workshops and readings of new works)
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.
June 2017 – Greenhouse (Vancouver, BC) Setup, troubleshoot, workshops, readings