In 2017, after a year and a half of research-oriented workshops, Redshift Music Society will launch the first installations of a new series of music written for our 16 speaker/16 channel sound system “The Redshift Array”.

These new 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.

The idea stems from two sources of inspiration: André Cormier’s Piling Stone, Piling Sand series of compositions using a solo performer and layering systems (of which we recently presented part IV with Mark Takeshi McGregor playing solo flute in the Vancouver premiere) and Janet Cardiff’s award-winning Forty Voice Motet installation.

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.

2017/2018 Season
Composers writing for the Array in the 2017/2018 Season are

Giorgio Magnanensi, Hildegard WesterkampRemy Siu, Annette BrosinChristopher Reiche, Lisa Cay Miller, Kristopher Fulton, Nova Pon, Chris Blaber, Bob Pritchard, Andrew CzinkJordan Nobles, Benton T. RoarkMark Haney & Ida Nilsen, Jennifer Butler, Colin MacDonaldBrian Topp, André Cormier, Mike 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 – SonologuesRoundhouse 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.

Upcoming Installations and Performances
March 4-10, 2018 –West Coast Radians: Giorgio Magnanensi and Il Laboratorio Arts Society are using 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. 2260 West Mall.

Sample audio from one of the upcoming audio installations. Please picture each single sound coming from a different speaker surrounding the audience.