Sound Travels to New Frontiers

Subject: Sound Travels to New Frontiers
From: Darren Copeland (
Date: Tue Jan 26 1999 - 23:54:53 EST

Sorry for duplicates!!

- Darren


For Immediate Release January 15, 1999

February 12, 13, 14, 1999

Toronto, Ontario--Adventurous listeners can soon explore new frontiers in
sound presentation as Sound Travels touches down at Toronto's Music Gallery
on February 12, 13 and 14. For three days, carefully orchestrated concerts
of electroacoustic and radiophonic works by Canadian composers will set out
to challenge and expand auditory expectations. The concerts will be
complemented by interactive installations located at the Music Gallery,
using sound, theatre and puppetry to engage audiences in pressing social issues.

Sound Travels will present concert works by Canadian electoacoustic
composers Martin Bartlett (with Matt Rogalsky), Ned Bouhalassa, Darren
Copeland, Yves Daoust, Ken Newby (with poet Robert Anthony), Chris Rolfe,
Randall Smith, Barry Truax, and Hildegard Westerkamp. There will also be a
sampling of the newest composers to emerge on the Canadian scene.

Featured installations will include: Lynda Hill's Dark Forest (2-6 p.m.),
a penetrating elegy to victims of violence and their loved ones drawing on
sound spatialization and butoh performance; and the interactive mega-kiosk
Bells & Whistles (7-8 p.m.) by Mark Brownell and Leslie Ashton, which
blends recorded sound, puppetry, object-oriented programming, and agit-prop
theatre into a peculiar ATM meets Punch and Judy fusion.

Sound Travels is a presentation of New Adventures in Sound, an organization
founded by composer Darren Copeland to cultivate a whole new experience of
sound that he calls 'immersive electroacoustics'. By February 14, 1999, in
less than one year of activity, New Adventures in Sound will have
facilitated residencies for over ten composers, produced two performance
installations and co-presented six concerts in three cities (Vancouver,
Montreal and Toronto). The foundation for these activities is a new method
of presenting studio-crafted music that allows a composer to automate
spatialization so that sounds occurring simultaneously in a composition can
move independently in three-dimensional space. Composers prepare the
spatialization over a two week residency to ensure the listening experience
is more life-like, enveloping and musically vigorous.

Tickets for Sound Travels are available at the Music Gallery, 179 Richmond
Street West and are $12 ($10 for students and Music Gallery members).

Sound Travels is presented by New Adventures in Sound and the Music Gallery
and is sponsored by Harmonic Functions, Third Monk Software, Show Pro, eye
Weekly, Western Front, Le Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, EuCuE, Music
Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Toronto through
the Toronto Arts Council.

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For media information contact:
The Coaston Group (416) 766-2278 or (905) 690-3252

For technical and artistic information contact:
Darren Copeland <>

Or visit:

Darren Copeland


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