apologies for bad chicken & nasa jokes / EA & stickin to th script


Subject: apologies for bad chicken & nasa jokes / EA & stickin to th script
From: sylvi macCormac (macCormac@shaw.ca)
Date: Wed Oct 12 2005 - 18:04:04 EDT


dear CEC Conference

i would like to apologize for th bad chick'n & nasa jokes. is it
possible to change th dynamic of th posts by suggesting a good ol'
electroacoustic hockey game between NASA and a few rowdy Canadians /
International Composers ? might not be a bad idea, if it's interactive,
cause Miriam and my tea party is only so interactive . How about
inviting folks from Corner Gas, Kids in th Hall or th Red Green Show or
Everyone Hates Chris ? Kind of like Kalvos&Damien's Komposer Kombat (2)
... we could call it Kanadian Komposers Hit th Ice Running & Invite
(incite) the World ... or something of th sort.

i'll cut back on th dis.abled jokes (if you do) as they are not really
part of th EA Xperience (for most) and tend to go o'er most people's
heads like cool sounds from NASA with their sound field being in space /
time. Everyone is dealing with their own or others dis abilities and day
jobs / studies / composing. It is an uphille struggle and that is why i
am rehearsing/practising for th downhile wheel chair race, since i've
already done 'Stand Up'. O, and there's a team to give th abled bodies
composers a run for th gold, th WHEELieFunTeam
...http://www.disabilityfoundation.org/VAMS/index.html .. WHEELS on ICE
... where i really will have to learn to 'sit down' and moderate ..

i just need to learn when to (not) ramble like a miniatrue train that
goes round / round like a Gamelen Emsemble, eh ? if it don't relate
directly to th topic of EA .. i won th Marcia Award for Electroacoustic
Arts at SFU 1999. Marcia had Cancer ... and was a great scientist /
researcher ... i can only hope to be so brave :-) (emoticon means happy
to be alive :-)

thanks and best, sylvi macCormac
(politically correct most o th time)
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http://ww.sylvi.ca / na / da / bc
siwash rock & soundscape compostion
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very dab irish musician / comedian dis.abled in nashville sound check
forced to spin my wheels as an electroacoustic computer chicken with
it's head cut off. blak blak blaK.
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2006 CD RELEASE GALA
with Shadow Puppet Play
and Special Guests tba

Raven Shadows (2006)
with Railway Lines: Acoustic Tracks
Witness (xrpt) & De Constructing Abuse
from Deep Wireless Residency 2004 (www.deepwireless.ca)

Too Young Too Old (1994/2006)
with Changing Times : Co-op Radio (2001)
including Buffy Sainte-Marie (bkwrds)
and tracks from Sun & Rain (1987)

Coastal Chants (1992/2006)
with Horizon from Child of th Wind
th story of John Clarke Xwexsélkn (1957-2003)
(Film - awarded best doc Banff Film Festival 1995)

Little Buddhas Dance (2006 2nd Ed) Poetry
hand bound paper book & on line (1997 1st Ed paper only)

Th Rose & Th Railway: of Yeats & No Being & Blooming on Line
about WB Yeats, Maud Gonne, Japanese No Theatre
& Being in Relation to Language (2000 CDrom - 2006 on line)

Voices & Wbeels (2000) with Voices of a Place:
Hildegard Westerkamp inside the Soundscape
and Penny: a Process (Presence III CD http://cec.concordia.ca)
(Electricites / Électricites CD www.musiccentre.ca)

Phoenix (1996) co-produced with Colin Narine (barney bentall, murray
mclauchlin, spirit of the west)

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2006 SFU 40th Anniversary - Electroacoustic Concert with
Voices of a Place: Hildegard Westerkamp inside the Soundscape
2006 Concordia University - EuCuE -Electroacoustic Concert
with Railway Lines: Trains of Thought & Penny: a Process
(www.sfu.ca / cec.concordia.ca / www.musiccentre.ca
www.musicworks.ca / www.deepwireless.ca)

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WHEELS Soundscapes & CD Compilations (2006 / 08 / 10 )
Produced by sylvi macCormac with Conrad Burek
in consulatation with Colin Nairne & Jim Vallance

with voices of people with dis abilities and Dal Richards'
Big Band Bkwrds juried by folks from SOCAN / CBC / SLFA / SUN

http://www.disabilityfoundation.org VAMS
(Vancouver Adapted Music Society) with info & links
to Artists, Adapted Technologies, Music Education, Web Conference

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YO! Able Dis! on line at Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar
http://kalvos.org/shows/kalx0604.ram - yo able dis !
http://kalvos.org/maccorm.html - text & image
http://kalvos.org/shows-2005.html - 2005 interviews

ASCAP Deems Taylor Award-winning show featuring Music
and Interviews with Non-Pop Composers from around the world
including Laurie Anderson, Jean Piché, Pamela Z, John Oswald
(dat dab boy o plunderphonics.com)

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UTS'AM / WITNESS song • sound • story
for John Clarke / Xwexwsélkn (1945-2003)
Barry Truax & Squamish Eagle Song Dancers

Produced by sylvi macCormac
T'Uy 'Tanat / Cease Wyss
Slanay Sp’ák’wus / Nancy Bleck
Telalasemkin Siyám / Chief Bill Williams

(p) 2004 Uts'am / Witness. all proceeds to http://www.utsam-witness.ca
and http://www.wepbc.ca - Squamish Culture & Wilderness Education
Programs

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Honourable Mention, Synthèse 1999
for 'Waves of Kokoro' (10:45)
International Electroacoustic Music Conference
Bourges, France - http://www.imeb.net

SFU - Marcia Award for Electroacoustic Arts, 1999
Vancouver, BC, Canada - http://www.sfu.ca



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