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New Music Concert Series

New Music Concert Series
April 24, 2010

“A Few Transcriptions, A Place or Two, Some Recordings”

G. Douglas Barrett in concert with Regina based audio artists.

Saturday April 24 at 8:00 pm

Reception to follow with livestream. 

Artist Talk, Saturday April 24th at 1:00 pm.

G. Douglas Barrett is a composer, performer, and writer. His work has been presented in festivals, galleries, concert halls, academic conferences, and street performance events throughout North America and Europe. Performers of his music and performance works have included The S.E.M. Ensemble, The Flux Quartet, Tobias Liebezeit, Kerstin Fuchs, Ensemble SurPlus, Johnny Chang, Christine Tavolacci, Francesco Gagliardi, Adam Overton, Joseph Kudirka, and Mark So. He has participated in festivals such as Ostrava Days (Czech Republic), Wandelweiser Festspiel (Dsseldorf), Visiones Sonoras (Mexico City), June in Buffalo, and the CEAIT Festival (Los Angeles); and has appeared at venues such as the Ontological-Hysteric Theater (New York), Listen/Space (New York), the Wulf (Los Angeles), the Wine Cellar (Auckland, NZ), Miss Micks (Berlin), the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Belfast, UK), and the University of Huddersfield (UK). Barrett performs with Trio Fuchs Gagliardi Barrett, a group dedicated to experimental performance.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

8:00pm – 11:00pm

Tickets: $5 at the door

Live electronic performances from members of Dorkbot Regina to celebrate Art’s birthday and launch the 2010 New Music Concert Series at Neutral Ground Gallery. Dorkbot Regina is an audio/video/media experimentation and performance collective operating from the Soil Digital Media Lab. This performance features Ryan Hill, Ernie Dulanowsky, Jeff Morton, John Hampton, and Erin Gee. The group is open to expansion.

The 2010 New Music Concert Series at Neutral Ground will explore electro-acoustic music through technology-enabled performance and composition, transcription, experimentation and exploration. Four concerts, respectively from Dorkbot Regina, Ramses Calderon and Jeff Morton, Kristi Allik and Douglas Barrett will show live instruments with electronics and collaborative processes of performance and composition for audio / video. Other areas of exploration will include performance and theatricality, acousmatic presentation and improvisation, extended techniques for acoustic instruments, and other methods of uncovering what Mr. Barrett describes as the “unforeseen,” a synergetic condition of following a process without forehand knowledge of its result. The New Music Series 2010 will provide access points and challenges for audiences and artists, regardless of their stage of initiation to electro-acoustic music. The series will present a wide variety of material in different concert settings each focused around ideas of media and technology in new music practice.

January 17th Video and Audio Stream:

And, for a complete listing of all the audio programs participating in Arts Birthday this year, please see,

Live event and Benefit: January 16th at Neutral Ground

$5.00 cover at the door will help to raise $5,000.00 in our matching funds campaign for computer and sound equipment in our application to the City of Regina, COMMUNITY CAPITAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM INVESTING in ARTS, CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORT CAPITAL PROJECTS

If you can’t make it to the live show, make an online donation

Saturday March 13 at 8:00 pm

Kristi Allik  Machine Symphony

Kristi Allik has received degrees from Toronto, Princeton, and University of Southern California. Her awards include Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants, Bourges, and Ars Electronica. Allik’s works include electro-acoustic music, multimedia works, orchestral works, opera, and chamber music. Her compositions have been performed in Europe, the United States, South America and Canada. She is currently the Director of the Electro-acoustic Music Studios at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.

Saturday March 27th at 8:00 pm

Ramses Calderon and Jeff Morton  Winter Music

Ramses Calderon was born in San Salvador, El Salvador of Mayan and Turkish heritage. His music career began at the age of 11, playing the marimba and performing in recitals, he has been living and performing in Canada since 2000. Having studied in the tradition of Agustin Barrios Mangore, Ramses incorporates traditional instruments and rythms into his music and compositions. The result of his creation process is a unique fusion of classical, traditional and popular music that reflects the richness of humanity. His distinguished musical achievements have enabled him to participate in many cultural and artistic events in countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Cuba, Paraguay and Canada.

Jeff Morton is a composer / audio-artist, jazz, improvising and electro-acoustic musician. Morton completed his Masters Degree in Music Composition at the University of Victoria in May of 2008, with a University Fellowship, scholarships, and teaching assistance in undergraduate courses. Jeff Morton’s formal music composition explores rhythmic patterns, harmonic restrictions, and effusive melodies. Morton also performs as a solo artist, recording engineer and collaborator, and has traveled to work with musicians, visual artists, and dancers in Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal, Victoria, Holland, Paris and many other places.

Saturday April 24th at 8:00 pm

G. Douglas Barrett (Buffalo) and Regina audio artists