Concordia University

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Dr. Eldad Tsabary

Assistant Professor, Music

Office: S-GM 500-25 
Guy-De Maisonneuve Building,
1550 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5163
Email: Eldad.Tsabary@concordia.ca

Dr. Eldad Tsabary is the coordinator of electroacoustic studies at Concordia and a co-director of the Performing Arts Research Cluster (Le PARC) of Concordia's Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology. He has taught electroacoustic ear training, composition, performance, modular programming, and history at Concordia since 2005. He also taught sound recording, digital audio, MIDI,synthesis, sampling, and sound for image at Formation Musitechnic. 

Eldad is founder and director of Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) which specializes in collective improvisation and interdisciplinary collaborative performances in which students function as co-creators/co-researchers. CLOrk’s notable performances include a recent collaboration with singer Ariane Moffatt at Montreal’s Musée d'Art Contemporain and a performance at Akousma festival 2016. He has rich experience in telematic and shared buffer performances, including performances at AES convention, ICMC, and Birmingham Network Music Festival, among many others. In the past decade, he has also spearheaded research and development of a new sound-focused aural training method for electroacoustic musicians, which is inspired by perception studies and is based on a transformational, democratic educational model. Eldad received his doctorate in music education from Boston University. He is the current president of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).

Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) - a playlist


Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Tsabary, E. (in-press). Encouraging risk taking in laptop orchestra collective improvisation. Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique
  • Tsabary, E. (2017). Improvisation as an evolutionary force in laptop orchestra culture. Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation 11(1-2), http://dx.doi.org/10.21083/csieci.v11i1-2.3714
  • Tsabary, E., & Woollard, J. (2014). Whatever works: An action-centred approach to creation and mediation in designing laptop orchestra performances. Gli spazi della musica, 3(2), 54-70.
  • Tsabary, E. (2009). Which aural skills are necessary for composing, performing, and understanding electroacoustic music and to what extent are they teachable by traditional aural training? Organised Sound, 14(3), 299-309.

Chapter of a book or collective work

  • Tsabary, E. (2015).  Atomes et structures sonores en électroacoustique : de la formation auditive à l’analyse et inversement. In N. Marty (Ed.). Musiques électroacoustiques : Analyses ↔ Écoutes (pp. 189-208). Sampzon, France: Editions Delatour France.
  • Tsabary, E. (2012). Electroacoustic ear training. In A. R. Brown (Ed.) (2012). Sound musicianship: Understanding the crafts of music (pp. 292-301). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Books / theses    

  • Hewitt, D., & Tsabary, E. (Eds.). (accepted). Unsung heroines: The history of women in electronic music. Vernon Press.
  • Tsabary, E. (2013). The aural skills acquisition process of undergraduate electroacoustic (EA) music majors in the context of a new aural learning method. (Doctoral dissertation, Boston University). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI No. 3581107).

Publication in conference proceedings

  • Ogborn, D., Beverley, J., Del Angel, L., Tsabary, E., & McLean, A. (accepted). Estuary: Browser-based Collaborative Projectional Live Coding of Musical Patterns. International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC) 2017.
  • Tsabary, E. (2016). Aural atoms and structures: From electroacoustic ear training to analysis and back again. Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference (EMS) 2015
  • Ogborn, D., Tsabary, E., Cárdenas, A., Jarvis, I., & McLean, A. (2015). extramuros: making music in a browser-based, language-neutral collaborative live coding environment. First International Conference on Live Coding, available from http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/2015/html/100.html
  • Tsabary, E. (2014). Music education through innovation: The Concordia Laptop Orchestra as a model for transformational education. Proceedings of the 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2014), 657-664.
  • Tsabary, E. (2009). Aural Training for Electroacoustics at Concordia University. Proceedings of Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium 2008, eContact!, 11(2) available from http://cec.sonus.ca/econtact/11_2/tsabary_training.html

Non-refereed contributions

  • Tsabary, E. (Dir.), & Concordia Laptop Orchestra. (2014). Dancing with Laptops [Video excerpt]. In Van Nort, D. (Curator). Sound and video anthology. Computer Music Journal 38(4), supplementary content. doi: 10.1162/COMJ_x_00276 
  • Tsabary, E. (2007). A Survey of Audio Coders for Electronic-Art Music. eContact!, 9(4), available from http://cec.sonus.ca/econtact/9_4/tsabary.html


Conference presentations & Workshops

Presentations

  • (2017). Long paper: Browser-based Collaborative Projectional Live Coding of Musical Patterns. Co-presented with David Ogborn, Jamie Beverley, Luis Navarro del Angel, Esteban Betancur, and Alex McLean. 3rd International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC) 2017, Morelia, Mexico.
  • (2017) Panel “Meshworks: diversity and equity in live coding practice” at 3rd International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC) 2017. CMMAS. Morelia, Mexico.
  • (2017) A presentation and discussion at the Feminist University Seminar (offered by The Simone de Beauvoir Institute) about ongoing developments in gender social-action in electroacoustic studies.
  • (2017). keynote speech: The Arts as a Testing Ground for Democratic Education: The Internal and External Workings of Learning through Making Art, 4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • (2017). Electroacoustic Studies, sound design, and aural training: A presentation to music students at The University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • (2017). w/ Dr. Donna Hewitt (UNE, Australia). “Getting it done” in electroacoustic studies: The effects of deadlines and structured guidelines on the creativity and motivation of electroacoustic music students, electroacoustic music studies (EMS) conference 2017, Nagoya City University, Japan. 
  • (2017). Risk taking and collectiveness in laptop orchestra improvisation at Dalcroze Studies - 3rd International Conference 2017 (ICDS3)
  • (2017). Presentation and discussion of two articles at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI—McGill)
  • (2017). Improvisation as an evolutionary force in laptop orchestra culture, Concordia music research series, Concordia University.
  • (2016). Panel on ensemble collaboration in live coding ensembles, International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC) 2016, Hamilton, ON
  • (2016). keynote speaker3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2016, Bali, Indonesia
  • (2016) Improvisation as an Evolutionary Force in Laptop Orchestra Culture. klingt gut! Symposium für Tongestaltung, Hamburg, Germany.
  • (2016). Why is Electroacoustics So Much Fun? A shared panel with Mark Corwin at Concordia's Music Research Talks, organized by Christine Beckett.
  • (2015). Transformational education through creative innovation in the laptop orchestra. International Symposium in Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century: The Contribution of Science and Technology (LTM21/AEM21), Montreal QC.
  • (2015). Extramuros, Tidal, and Dirt. Presenting Shared Buffer technology in a demo session, International Symposium in Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century: The Contribution of Science and Technology (LTM21/AEM21), Montreal QC.
  • (2015). Why is Electroacoustics So Much Fun? A guest lecture at The Visual and Performing Arts in Canada course (MJ Thompson), Fine Arts Faculty, Concordia University.
  • (2015). Auditory Scene Analysis. A guest lecture at the Language and Mind course (Charles Reiss) at the department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Concordia University
  • (2015). Long paper: extramuros: making music in a browser-based, language-neutral collaborative live coding environment. Co-presented with David Ogborn, Ian Jarvis, Alexandra Cardenas, and Alex McLean. International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC) 2015, Leeds, UK.
  • (2015). Aural atoms and structures in electroacoustics : From ear training to analysis and back again. Electroacoustic Music Studies (EMS) 2015, Sheffield, UK.
  • (2015). Roundtable: Digital Careers: Education, Entrepreneurship and Funding. MusDig Montreal Symposium: Transformations in digital music and sound (part of MUTEK festival).
  • (2015). Aural training class for grade one elementary school students at JPPSA live coding workshop with Tidal/Extramuros for grade three students. 
  • (2015). Aural atoms and synergetic structures: From electroacoustic ear training to analysis and back again. A faculty research talk at Concordia University.
  •  (2014). w/ Jamie Woollard (Research assistant). Whatever Works: Research/Creation in the Context of Concordia Laptop OrchestraVerge Conference 2014: Arts Re/Search, Langley, Canada.
  • (2014). Understanding Analysis of EA Music through Aural Training Pedagogy. VIIIth EUROPEAN MUSIC ANALYSIS CONFERENCE (EUROMAC), Leuven, Belgium.
  • (2014). The laptop orchestra as a framework for transformational education. Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Toronto, Canada.
  • (2014). Whatever works: musical communication in the context of interdisciplinary, networked laptop orchestra. CMPCP’s Performance Studies Network international conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • (2014). Telemetronomy: Beat-based synchronization of remote laptop ensembles. INTER/actions: Symposium on Interactive Electronic Music (Bangor University), Bangor, United Kingdom.
  • (2014). Music education through innovation: The Concordia Laptop Orchestra as a model for transformational education. 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain.
  • (2013). Panel discussion at the Musrara School of Photography, Media and New Music (alongside Avi Elbaz Boaz Cohen) . Musrara Graduation Day, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • (2013). Laptop orchestra direction, conduction, composition, and technology. Faculty Research Series, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
  • (2012). Dissections: Ryoji Ikeda (Panel). Ryoji Ikeda Exhibition, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada.
  • (2012). EA aural training workshop. Sound Travels Intensive, Toronto, Canada.
  • (2012). Comprovisation with laptop orchestra. Matralab’s Comprovisations workshop, Montreal, Canada.
  • (2011). Recent developments in EA ear training. Canadian Electroacoustic Community 25th anniversary, Montreal, Canada.
  • (2011). About the Concerto for T-Stick and Two Laptop Orchestras. Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Toronto, Canada.
  • (2010). Electroacoustic aural training workshop. Sound Travels Intensive, Toronto, Canada.
  • (2010). The Results of a Year-Long Action-Study on Aural Skills Acquisition by Students of Electroacoustics at Concordia University. Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Toronto, Canada.
  • (2009). The Aural Skills of Undergraduate Electroacoustic (EA) Music Majors in the Context of a New Aural Training Method Designed for EA. Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Toronto, Canada.
  • (2009). Aural training for electroacoustics. Sound Travels Intensive, Toronto, Canada.
  • (2008). Technical Workshop: Spectrum. Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival/Symposium (Concordia), Montreal, Canada.
  • (2008). Aural Training for EA. Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Toronto, Canada.
  • (2005). Compositional collaboration in the electronic medium. New Music Festival at Western Illinois University, Macomb, United States.


Research activities

Research Areas

Live electronics: performance, collective improvisation, interdisciplinary ensemble, laptop orchestra, network music, telematics, live coding, and other related areas. 

Electroacoustic ear training: aural perception and skill acquisition; Auditory Scene Analysis, psychoacoustics; skill acquisition software design; motivation studies; perceptual blocks; strategy use in practicing; acquiring skills within a group; autonomous practice; and other related topics

Feminist and gender-related social action research 

Keywords: action research, auditory perception, aural skill acquisition, electroacoustic ear training, laptop orchestra, improvisation, live coding, live electronics, music education, network synchronization, telematic performance, feminist social action



Teaching activities

Courses taught

Courses taught at Concordia

  • Concordia Laptop Orchestra (2010-present)
  • Aural Training for Electroacoustics I (2005/06, 2008-present)
  • Aural Training for Electroacoustics II (2008/09, 2010-present)
  • Mentor for electroacoustics at Feminist University Seminar (2017/18) 
  • Jerusalem Fine Arts Field School (2017)
  • Electroacoustics (composition) I (2006-2009)
  • Electroacoustics (composition) II (2008/09, 2011/12)
  • Edison to iPod: the history of sound from loudspeaker (2006-2008)
  • Music Composition (2011/12)
  • Digital Editing (2010/11)
  • Sound for Artists (2005/06)

Courses taught at Musitechnic
  • Sound Recording Theory (2007-2012)
  • Digital Audio Theory and Pro Tools (2007-2011)
  • Applied Synthesis (2007/08)
  • Sampling (2007-2010)
  • MIDI Language and Interactivity (2007/08)
  • MIDI Environment: MIDI Studio and Introduction to Post Production (2007-2010)
  • Organization: Sound Design and Music for Image (2009-2011)
  • Sequencer (2009-2011)
  • Music Theory (2010-2011)
  • Music Production (2012-2013)


Research Funding

  • 2016/6 - 2018/6 (principal investigator) Project title: Inner Ear: An interactive web-based sound-focused aural training technology (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, awarded: $74,406)
  • 2014/6 - 2020/3 (co-applicant) Strategic Cluster - Hexagram CIAM. Principal investigator: Dr. Chris Salter - Concordia University (Fonds Québecois de la Recherche sur la Societe et la Culture - FQRSC, total awarded: $1,048,500)
  • 2015/6 - 2017/6 (collaborator) Project title: Projectional interfaces for musical live coding, grant (SSHRC, Insight development—research creation, awarded: $71,867)
  • 2014/1 - 2016/1 (collaborator) Project title: Live Coding and the Challenges of Digital Society, Grant (McMaster University, Arts Research Board Major Seed Grant, total funding: $9727). Principal Investigator: David Ogborn; other collaborators: Alex McLean; Jacques Carette; Mark Guzdial
  • 2013/9 - 2015/9 (principal investigator) Project title: The Interdisciplinary, Networked, Telematic Laptop Orchestra (INTLOP), infrastructure grant (Concordia University - Faculty Research Development Program, total funding: $15,000)
  • 2016/5 - 2016/8 (supervisor) Project title: An interactive application for teaching FM synthesis, Award (Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program: $5500). Principal Investigator: Travis West
  • 2016/5 - 2016/8 (supervisor) Project title: An electronically augmented acoustic instrument design, Award (Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program: $5500). Principal Investigator: Bennett Dobni
  • 2015/5 - 2015/8 (supervisor) Project title: Discovering New Sounds in Building Hybrid Electroacoustic-Acoustic-Mechincal Instruments, Award (Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program: $5500). Principal Investigator: Sarah Feldman
  • 2014/5 - 2014/8 (supervisor) Project title: Video Games as Cooperative Performance: Composing for Meaningful Play in Laptop Orchestras, Award (Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program: $5500). Principal Investigator: Michael Palumbo


Performances

  1. (2017-12-08) Live coder. Cybernetic Orchestra: Cybernetic Orchestra and friends. A collaborative Estuary/TidalCycles performance at ICLC Algorave 2 at Jeudi 27, Morelia, Mexico.
  2. (2017-04-14) Director, performer. CLOrk with guests Kathy Kennedy, Elizabeth Millar, Mallika Guhan, and Channel No One (Eric Séguin & Justin Wright), Eastern Bloc, Montreal.
  3. (2017-04-04) Collaborator. CLOrk at L'Arsenal, a mobile phone interactive performance organized by Ilyaa Ghafouri. Part of TD Cultural Tuesday, Montreal.
  4. (2017-03-23) Director, CLOrk with Kathy Kennedy and Damaris Baker, Concordia University, Music Department.
  5. (2017-03-11) Director, performer. Eldad Tsabary and the SARU Laptop Orchestra, Audiograft Festival, Old Fire Station, Oxford UK
  6. (2017-02-09) Director, CLOrk - No Complaints, a collaboration with electroacoustic duo No Complaints (Fernando Alexis & Line Katcho), Concordia University, Music Department.
  7. (2016-10-21) Director, CLOrk at Akousma Festival 2016, Usine C, Montreal
  8. (2016-09-29) Director, CLOrk 22h22 : Ariane Moffatt with Concordia Laptop Orchestra at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), part of Les Journées de la culture, organized by Culture pour tous
  9. (2016-04-07) Organizer, director. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with QUADr (Myriam Boucher, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault, Lucas Paris, and Pierre-luc Pierre-Luc Lecours) and Choeur Élan Choir (directed by Damaris Baker). Concordia University, Music Department.
  10. (2016-03-24) Organizer, director. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with Nashim Gargari and Jeremie Jones. Concordia University, Music Department.
  11. (2016-03-10) Organizer, director. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk and Sponge, with Martin Marier. Concordia University, Music Department.
  12. (2016-02-18) Organizer, director. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with Le Trio Carson (Alain Lefebvre, Hazy Montagne Mystique, & Guillaume Vallée). An audiovisual performance. Concordia University, Music Department.
  13. (2016-02-04) Organizer, director. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with CCRMA and York. A telematic performance with Chris Chafe, Michael Palumbo, Michael Pinsonneault, and others. Concordia University, Music Department.
  14. (2015-11-06) Organizer, conductor, presenter. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) at the Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century: The Contribution of Science and Technology 2015, McGill University, Montreal.
  15. (2015-10-30) Live coder: Shared buffer #10. A telematic performance at the 139th International Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, Jacob Javits Centre, New York City, a concert organized by Michael Palumbo. 
  16. (2015-10-16) Composer: a piece at the 60x60 Presenters mix, played at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Centre in Reno, Nevada (organized by Vox Novus).
  17. (2015-09-26) Live coder, presenter: Shared buffer #9. 41st International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2015, Denton, Texas.
  18. (2015-07-29) Live coder: Shared buffer #8. 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) 2015, Maynooth University, Ireland.
  19. (2015-07-13) Live coder: Shared buffer #7. International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC) 2015, Leeds, UK.
  20. (2015-05-29) Live coder: Shared buffer #6. Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London.
  21. (2015-04-09) Organizer, conductor. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): Shedding. Featuring anaudiovisual piece with piano by Jamie Woollard and Nania Sergi,  a piece by Bennett Dobni, and a telematic (phone) collaboration with Stephen Cooley.  
  22. (2015-03-26) Organizer, conductor. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): Game of Drones. Featuring a telematic collaboration with Doug Van Nort and his York University Laptop Ensemble, live coding with tidal and extramuros, and pianist Tram Minh Nguyen. Concordia University, Music Department.
  23. (2015-02-19) Organizer. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): Laptops…in…spaaaaaaaace. A performance featuring NASA sounds, network music, and a tribute to film music. Concordia University, Music Department.
  24. (2015-01-29) Organizer, conductor. Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): The Waiting Room. A collaboration with Eric Boivin and Albérick. Concordia University, Music Department.
  25. (2015-01-15) Curator. FARR 60 x 60: a month-long installation at the Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room, exhibiting 8 student sound works inspired by books in the collection.
  26. (2015-01-14) Co-organizer, Music director. 60x60 Concordia Music-video-dance-theatre-lighting. DB Clark theatre. 
  27. (2014-11-20) Composer. HaGuGum (for trombone and piano). 75th OSM Standard Life competition (semifinals) at Tanna Schulich Hall, McGill University.
  28. (2014-11-15) Live coder. Shared Buffer #5. The 12th annual Piksel Festival (Bergen, Norway).
  29. (2014-11-01) Flutist, pianist. A tribute to Nitza Parry. Federation CJA.
  30. (2014-10-18) Laptop performer (live coder). Shared Buffer #4. Electronic Music Midwest (Lewis University, Romeoville, IL).
  31. (2014-10-11) Network manager, live coding performer. Telematic Embrace: You had me at hello world. Telematic (Hexagram blackbox, Montreal and CCRMA, Stanford University).
  32. (2014-09-28) Laptop performer (live coder). Shared Buffer #2. Network Music Festival, Birmingham.
  33. (2014-07-19) Composer. Creatures of the Ice (2005). World Listening Day Events, NAISA space, Toronto.
  34. (2014-05-24) Laptop performer (live coder). Shared Buffer #1. TransX festival (NAISA space, Toronto, telematic).
  35. (2014-05-21) CLOrk director. CLOrk at CCA (Media and Machines exhibition). Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA).
  36. (2014-05-12) Laptopist, CLOrk director. CLOrk playing Trésors caches at the opening of 83e Congrès de l'Acfas. Concordia University, Montreal.
  37. (2014-05-03) Artistic collaborator, technical director. Yodel EA OH!. Multi-local (telematic) as part of Deep Wireless Festival (NAISA, Toronto).
  38. (2014-05-02) Composer. Juicer (2014). Sonic Vigil 8 at National Sculpture Factory, Cork City, Ireland
  39. (2014-04-13) Composer. HaGuGum (for trombone and piano). 13th street piano series, Canadian Music Centre.
  40. (2014-04-10) Director, organizer. Blind dates, animals, spectrograms, and things of that nature. Concordia University, Music Department.
  41. (2014-03-20) Organizer, director. Spring Equinox in Sound. Phi Centre, Montreal.
  42. (2014-03-06) Director, organizer. CLOrk into Darkness. Concordia University, Music Department.
  43. (2014-02-13) Co-organizer, CLOrk director. CLOrk Presents: An Improvisational Collaboration with 
    Bradyworks, Doug Van Nort, Ricardo Dal Farra, Concordia Contemporary Ensemble. Concordia University.
  44. (2014-01-30) Organizer, Orchestra director. Dancing with Laptops. Concordia University.
  45. (2014-01-15) Co-organizer, Music director. 60x60 Concordia Music-video-dance-theatre-lighting. DB Clark theatre.
  46. (2013-10-22) Co-director. BeatBits: A telemetronomic piece for two laptop orchestras. CentralConservatory of Music in Beijing Concordia University McMaster University.
  47. (2013-04-11) Director. Blast Class (by Concordia Laptop Orchestra). Concordia University.
  48. (2013-03-23) Composer, conductor. Creation for laptop and symphonic orchestras. With Orchestre symphonique de l'Isle at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall (Montreal).
  49. (2013-03-07) Director. Concordia Laptop Orchestra and Acoustic Friends - Liveware!. Concordia University.
  50. (2013-02-23) Composer, conductor, director. Small World Network: A telematic piece for laptops and acoustic ensembles. Birmingham Network Music Festival.
  51. (2013-01-17) Director, conductor. Live EA with CLOrk. Concordia University.
  52. (2013-01-15) Co-organizer, Music director. 60x60 Concordia Music-video-dance-theatre-lighting. DB Clark theatre.
  53. (2012-05-25) Director, conductor. CLOrk at Matralab. Hexagram Black Box: Matralab Comprovisation Workshop.
  54. (2012-05-01) Organizer, musical director. Hug The World 2012. Deep Wirless Festival (telematic): 24 cities worldwide.
  55. (2012-04-04) Composer, conductor, co-organizer. Dance and EA. Concordia University.
  56. (2012-03-23) Composer, conductor, director. Baryon Acoustic Oscillations. ToBeContinued 2012: stazione di topolò (Italy)  Concordia University.
  57. (2012-01-28) Conductor, co-organizer. CANDLE telematic performanceCalgary University: Happening festival  Concordia, McMaster, and Alberta Universities.
  58. (2012-01-12) Organizer, conductor. CLOrk with Art Clay. Percolation Turbulence event @ Atomic Caféaccueille (Montreal).
  59. (2011-11-20) Composer, conductor. Dancity: A telematic piece for mixed laptop, jazz, and chamber ensembles. Concordia NYU UCSD Queens U (Belfast) Hamburg Hochschule.
  60. (2011-11-11) Conductor, co-organizer. CLOrk at CEC25. Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s 25th anniversary (Montreal).
  61. (2011-04-23) Laptop performer. Telematic Transform Music. Telematic: NYU, Concordia, UCSD, UC Irvine, University of Washington (DXArts).
  62. (2011-04-01) Conductor, director. Bring Your Own Laptop Ensemble. S.A.T. (Montreal): TAMUKE Offrandes pour le Japon / Offerings for Japan.
  63. (2011-03-25) Co-composer, conductor, organizer. Concerto for T-Stick and Two Laptop Orchestras. DB Clarke Theatre (Montreal).
  64. (2011-01-29) Co-composer, conductor. Durées: A Canada Distributed Laptop Ensemble piece. Telematic: Concordia, Calgary University, U of Alberta (Edmonton).
  65. (2010-08-04) Composer, flutist, laptopist. Tikkun Nefesh for flute and 12 channel electronics. Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium at Wychwood Artscape Barns (Toronto).
  66. (2010-05-30) Director, curator. 60x60 Order of Magnitude. Congress 2010: FOFA Gallery, Concordia (Montreal).
  67. (2010-05-22) Composer. Fire in the Wire in 60x60 at 35 venues worldwide.
  68. (2010-05-08) Co-composer, flutist, laptopist. From My Home to Your Home: A 20-minute multichannel telematic duet. Telematic: Deep Wireless Festival (Toronto) Concordia (Montreal) Calgary U.
  69. (2010-02-17) Composer, organizer. Tikkun (healing) for trombone and 10-channel electronics. Oscar Peterson Concert Hall (Montreal).
  70. (2009-10-01) Co-composer with Rob Voisey. Outside Turn. The Phillips Collection (Washington).
  71. (2009-08-05) Laptop, flute. Live electronic improvisation. New Adventures in Sound Art (Toronto): Sound Travels Intensive concert.
  72. (2009-08-04) Co-composer with Yifat Cohen. Heart-lung Machine. New Adventures in Sound Art: Sound Travels Intensive concert.
  73. (2009-05-16) Composer. In Memoriam Karlheinz Stockhausen. Elektramusic at CEAAC de Strasbourg.

 


Supervision

Graduate supervision


  • (2017/9) PhD evaluation committee member, Art Education. Dissertation title: What is new in new media art education? A critical discourse analysis of the mythologies of media art education at the university. Student: Manuelle Freire
  • (2016/6 - ) Secondary PhD supervisor, Art Education. Dissertation title: Collaborative A/R/Tography: Mapping transatlantic mariner life in the 1920-1960’s. Student: Jennifer Wicks

Research assistant supervision 


  • (2017/9 - ) Project: Inner Ear. Research assistant facilitates data collection, research method, literature (undergraduate): Danielle Savage
  • (2017/9 - ) Project: Inner Ear. Research assistant programmer (undergraduate): Jasmine Leblond-Chartrand
  • (2017/7 - ) Project: Inner Ear. Research assistant programmer (graduate, McMaster University, supervised by co-applicant David Ogborn): Luis Navarro Del Angel
  • (2017/7 - ) Project: Inner Ear. Research assistant programmer (graduate, McMaster University, supervised by co-applicant David Ogborn): Jamie Beverley
  • (2016/9 – 2017/5) Project: Inner Ear. Research assistant organized and managed all prototype ear training tools, served as project manager for the international team and began the development of an FM-synthesis aural training tool. RA (undergraduate): Travis West
  • (2016/7 – 2017/6) Project: Inner Ear. Research assistant collected and analyzed ongoing data from electroacoustic ear training students and began investigating the effects of the training methods on motivation to practice. RA (doctoral): Tracy Valcourt
  • (2013/10 - 2014/6) Project: Interdisciplinary, Networked, and Telematic Laptop Orchestra Project (FRDP funded). Research assistant accomplished: two conference presentations, a co-authored publication in a peer reviewed journal. RA (undergraduate): Jamie Woollard 

Supervision of funded undergraduate projects


  • (2016/5 - 2016/8) Project: An interactive application for teaching FM synthesis. CUSRA funded, student: Travis West
  • (2016/5 - 2016/8) Project: An electronically augmented acoustic instrument design. CUSRA funded, student: Bennett Dobni
  • (2015/5 - 2015/8) Project: Discovering New Sounds in Building Hybrid Electroacoustic-Acoustic-Mechanical Instruments. (undergraduate, CUSRA funded). Student: Sarah Feldman
  • (2014/5 - 2014/8) Project: Game Composition III: An audiovisual networked multiplayer game piece for laptop orchestra (undergraduate, CUSRA funded). Student: Michael Palumbo. Accomplishments: Five festival presentations and recitals. 

Independent study supervision

 

  • (2017/9 - 2018/6) Project: Research into the history of women in electronic music and facilitation of an in-progress publication of an edited volume on the topic (Vernon Press, co-editors Donna Hewitt and Eldad Tsabary). Student: Cassandra Beauvais
  • (2017/9 - 2018/5) Project: A co-supervised internship at Eastern Bloc. Student: Tatum Wilson
  • (2017/9 - 2018/5) Project: A co-supervised internship at Revolution Studio. Student: Cassandra Beauvais
  • 2017/9 - 2018/1) Project: A new score and sound design for Chris Marker’s 1962 film La Jetée. Student: Devon Hansen
  • (2017/6 - 2017/9) Project: A research/creation project investigating three first-nation centred incidents with weighty political implications, yielding three sound/radio compositions. Student: Matt Murphy
  • (2017/5 - 2017/9) Project: The construction of several guitars and banjos in an investigation into the timbre of different wood species. Student: Liam Fenton
  • (2017/5) Project: Jerusalem Fine Arts Field School. A two week intensive interdisciplinary field school in Jerusalem with 12 fine arts students, each with a Jerusalem focused project. The project involved tours of the land, gallery visits, workshops in various arts, and research/material collection by the students leading to an exhibition of their works, titled Mediating Grounds: A Field Study, at le livart (Montreal), October 5th 2017.
  • (2017/1 - 2017/5) Project: Building an electroacoustic instrument for performance of mixed dance/electroacoustic music. Student: Devon Hansen
  • (2016/9 - 2017/2) Project: Envisioning and organizing “Loudspeakers”: A conference focused on gender and race in audio technologies and music production. Student: Joanne Mitrovic
  • (2016/9 - 2017/1) Project: Building a wireless hand-worn midi controller for live electronic music. Student: Georges Varoutsos
  • (2016/9 - 2017/1) Project: A research/creation project investigating effective ways to blend art (electroacoustic) music and dance electronic music. Student Devon Hansen
  • (2016/6 - 2017/12) Project: Composition and sound design for a KO-OP video game. Student: Omar Dabbous
  • (2016/5 - 2016/8) Project: A journal about film production sound mixing. Student: Ilyaa Ghafouri
  • (2016/5 - 2016/8) Project: Sound in the theatre: A scenographic sound installation. Student: Ilyaa Ghafouri
  • (2016/6 - 2016/8) Project: Designing a mixed string/electroacoustic instrument. Student: Alex MetCalfe
  • (2016/4 – 2016/9) Project: CLOrk 22h22. A group of 18 CLOrk players preparing a performance with pop singer Ariane Moffatt at the Musée d'Art Contemporain Montréal (MAC)
  • (2016/1 - 2016/4) Project: Mood Ring: an audio installation that interacts with the movement of human bodies. Student: Thomas Speakman
  • (2016/1 - 2016/4) Project: A collection of mini microtonal polyphonic compositions exploring swarm effect. Student: Sylvain Paradis
  • (2016/1 - 2016/4) Project: Creation of Generative, Process-based, Stochastic, and Algorithmic systems for artists. Student: Rafferty McMahan
  • (2016/1 - 2016/4) Project: An interactive sound installation designed to explore user-defined harmonic structures and the relationship of sound with space and material through vibrating cubes. Student: Thomas Christie
  • (2015/9 - 2016/3) Project: Sound design for the play TRAGIC CYCLE I Elektra/Orestes at Dawson College, Montreal. Student: Cassandra Beauvais
  • (2015/9 - 2016/4) Project: Crystal Interface: A large-scale interactive sound installation, presented at Espace Cercle Carre and Matralab, Montreal. Student: Tyler Lewis
  • (2015/9 - 2015/12) Project: A large collection of electroacoustic micro compositions. Student: Marcus Aterman
  • (2015/9 - 2015/12) Project: Composing and performing microtonal music. Student: Sarah Feldman
  • (2015/5 - 2015/8) Project: A rule based algorithmic program for rhythmic analysis and composition. Student: Phillip Blanchet.
  • (2015/5 - 2015/8) Project: Creating a mechanical/midi banjo for electroacoustic improvisation. Student: Patrick D. Molicki
  • (2015/5 - 2015/8) Project: Sound for video. Student: Wes Moran
  • (2015/1 - 2015/5) Project: Making a better performance game: An analysis of qualitative play tests. Student: Michael Palumbo
  • (2014/9 - 2015/5) Project: Talk to Me – Radio Art project with individuals who have gone through the Canadian prison system. Student: Elena Stoodley.
  • (2014/1 - 2014/5) Project: An album and performance. Students: Olga Rozin and Giselle Martel (co-supervised with Liselyn Adams).
  • (2013/9 - 2014/5) Project: A live controlled algorithmic composition for a laptop chamber group. Student: Reginald Kachanoski.
  • (2013/7 - 2014/1) Project: Creating a generative composition patch in Max/MSP. Student: Byron Edelmann.
  • (2013/6 - 2013/12). Project: A live algorithmic performance system, in Pure Data. Student: Peter van Haaften
  • (2013/6 - 2013/9). Project: Whale 2013: creating a program (PD) to interact with beluga whales at the Churchill River estuary and Hudson Bay (Canada). Student: Jamie Woollard. Presented at the Inter/Actions conference, Bangor.
  • (2013/6 - 2014/1). Project: An EP of electroacoustic hip-hop (BUFFLO). Student: Devon Bate. Accomplishments: An official CD release.


Event administration

  • Review committee member, International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC) 2017, 2017-12-04 - 2017-12-08, Morelia Mexico
  • Chair, North-American hub, 15th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 10th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), 2018-07-23 - 2017-07-28, Graz, Montreal, and Sydney.
  • Organizing committee member, Tenor Symposium: International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation 2018, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Review committee member, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2017, 2017-10-15 - 2017-10-20, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China
  • Co-chair, 4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2017-09-21 - 2017-09-22
  • Program committee Co-chair, Klingt gut! symposium on sound 2017, Hamburg, Germany, 2017-06-08 - 2017-06-10
  • Review committee member, New Interfaces of Musical Expression conference (NIME 2017), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015-05-15 - 2015-05-19
  • Co-chair,  3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2016, Bali, Indonesia, 2016-09-22 - 2016-09-23
  • Co-chair, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES 2016), Conference, 2016-08-10 - 2016-08-13
  • Review committee member, Second International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC 2016), McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada, 2016-10-12 - 2016-10-15
  • Review committee member, New Interfaces of Musical Expression conference (NIME 2016), Brisbane Australia, 2016-07-11 - 2016-07-15
  • Chair of Review Committee, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES 2015), Conference, 2015-08-19 - 2015-08-23
  • Review committee member, New Interfaces of Musical Expression conference (NIME 2015), Louisiana State University, 2015-05-31 - 2015-06-03
  • Advisory committee member, RE-CREATE (hosted by Hexagram), Concordia University, Montreal, 2015-11-05 - 2015-11-08 
  • Advisory Committee member, UPHONIAS - Sounds and Future Environments At Matralab, Concordia University (Montreal), part of festival Montréal Nouvelles Musiques 2015, Conference, 2015-03-06 - 2015-03-07
  • Review committee member, Birmingham Network Music Festival (NMF 2014), Conference, 2014-09-26 - 2014-09-28 
  • Review committee member, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (2014), Conference, 2014-08-13 - 2014-08-17 
  • Review committee member, New Interfaces of Musical Expression conference (NIME 2014), Conference, 2014-06-30 - 2014-07-03
  • Panel Judge, ELEKTRO ARTS Concert (Cluj-Napoca Romania), 2013/10 
  • Review committee member, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Conference, 2013-08-14 - 2013-08-17 
  • Review committee member, International Computer Music Conference, Conference, 2010-06-01 - 2010-06-05 
  • Co-organizer, The Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s 25th Anniversary at Concordia University, Conference, 2011-11-11 - 2011-11-11 
  • Organization Committee member, Balance-unBalance, Conference, 2011-11-04 - 2011-11-05 
  • Co-chair, Understanding Visual Music, Conference, 2011-08-26 - 2011-08-27 
  • Review committee member, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Conference, 2011-08-10 - 2011-08-13 
  • Co-chair, Concordia Live and Interactive Electroacoustic Colloquium, Conference, 2011-03-26 - 2011-03-26 
  • Review committee member, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Conference, 2009-08-06 - 2009-08-08
  • Composition contest Juror, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, 2008/6 - 2014/6

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