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
Spring 2019 – The Handless Maiden @ Vancouver Opera Festival
The Array will be featured throughout the levels of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre’s lobby as accompaniment and sound design to a new opera work: The Handless Maiden (Benton Roark, music; Katherine Koller, lib.)
July 8-12, 2019 (at Noon) – Sonologues 2019 @ Vancouver Public Library Atrium
The Array will be setup once again in the Vancouver Public Library Square to present a plethora of new works in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.
Summer 2019 – Iterations
Virtuoso electric guitarist Adrian Verdejo will perform a 60 guitar layered composition created by Jordan Nobles with the Array using software created by Brian Topp.
Recent Installations and Performances
January 26, 2019 – VSO’s Day of Music @ Orpheum Theatre
As part of the celebration of the Vancouver Symphony’s 100th Anniversary the Array was setup all day in the Orpheum Theatre Lobby presenting music by a plethora of BC Composers to thousands of listeners.
December 11, 2018 – Still Life Continuum @ Orpheum Theatre
Presenting a soundscape of music by Giorgio Magnanensi and R. Murray Schafer as part of Redshift’s surreal, immersive Still Life project.
June 30, 2018 – Ecstatic Waves @ Sameck Studio, Vancouver
The array was on full display as part of the Ecstatic Waves Book Launch fundraiser.
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