DAY 4 – ELECTRIC POW WOW

November 27th, 2011

What better way to finish the night then to have a party. Great party was had at the Civilization Museum with the boys from  A Tribe Called Red

DAY 3 – SWIM SOUND.

November 26th, 2011

Swim Sound was so popular that they added a second performance last night. I went to the first performance and was very jealous I couldn’t get into the water. Something about electronics, water and me not being a great swimmer that doesn’t mix.

Electric Fields: Electric Pow Wow

November 25th, 2011 TCR

Tonight, from 10pm to midnight, A Tribe Called Red will be performing in the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) in Gatineau.The three DJs that make up A Tribe Called Red are Bear Witness, Ian Campeau (a.k.a. DJ NDN) and Dan General (a.k.a. DJ Shub). MTV has dubbed them originators of their […]

DAY 2 – CHURCH MUSIC.

November 25th, 2011

Hope you got the chance to witness Church Music because there’s no way to explain what happened. It was a truly great evening. Well done Jean François Laporte, Martin Bédard and Roger Tellier-Craig. photos by Rémi Thériault

Electric Fields: Church Music

November 24th, 2011 Fictions

Roger Tellier-Craig will be one of the three performers showcased tomorrow night at 9pm at St Brigid’s Center for the Arts a part of Electric Fields. Two other performances will be Martin Bédard and Jean François Laporte. The line-up has been orchestrated through collaboration between Artengine and Montréal based electro-acoustic festival Akousma. Le Révélateur – […]

Day 1 – Polytectures

November 24th, 2011

I’ll be guest photo blogging for ArtEngine as part of Electric Fields 2011. There’s a good crowd that gathered on opening night at Bytown Museum for Polytectures. Montréal’s Antoine Bédard (Montag) is producing a narrated walking experience that guides you through the architecture of downtown Ottawa. 12 local composers and musical groups have translated key buildings […]

Electric Fields: Swimming in Sound

November 9th, 2011 Stewart Hydrophone

Champagne Baths. Image courtesy Wikipedia Commons Bring your swim suit to this one-of-a-kind sound performance at Ottawa’s first municipal swimming pool. Composer and percussionist Jesse Stewart and new media artist Rob Cruickshank will perform at 10pm on Friday 25 November at the Champagne Baths, 321 King Edward Drive. Capacity is limited; advance tickets can be […]

BioArt in Ottawa: An interview with Andrew Pelling

October 25th, 2011 Pelling detail

Jaenine Parkinson talks to Andrew Pelling about two collaborative art works that bridge art and science, which he was involved in presenting at the Open Ottawa Libra conference held at Arts Court on Wednesday September 28, 2011. Andrew Pelling is Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Physics and Biology at University […]

Polytectures: structured sounds in the capital

October 11th, 2011 POLYTECTURE_LOGO

I imagined that a soundwalk in the city that was not so much about the history of its architecture but about the experience of the architecture through music compositions. I was aware that there was a trend in different art forms for site specific creation but I never thought that it could apply to music writing. And that’s what Polytectures consists in really: asking a team of composers to write a music piece that is meant to be listened to in a very specific space, in contact with a specific building.

A Premonition of Artificial Hells

September 26th, 2011 4532578742_21bd0e4cc8_b

“In a world where everyone can air their views to everyone, we are faced, I think, not with mass empowerment but with an endless stream of banal egos.” – Claire Bishop Claire Bishop is on a mission to re-scribe readings of participatory/collaborative/socially engaged/relational/dialogic art beyond moral interpretations. Her agenda hasn’t changed since her 2004 October […]