Canadian Music Centre: Opus Testing: NASA Remixed
From decades-old radio transmissions to the ringing of ionized matter, NASA’s audio archive has a ready supply of compelling and otherworldly sounds, and artists from around the world have been making use of the material. The Canadian Music Centre has invited Canadian composers to use sounds downloaded from NASA’s archive to create their own electronic piece or soundscape. On Thursday, June the 4th, you will be treated to a live presentation of the new pieces. CMC Associate Composer Rose Bolton will lead a discussion with the participating composers to explore their process, and will be joined by Duy Cuong Nguyen from the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics who will contextualize the various sounds that you will be hearing.
NASA Remixed – repurposing the NASA audio archive
Performers: DJ SlowPitchSound (mixing, turntables, electronics), Damian Lebiedzinski (projections)
SlowPitchSound will be mixing the submitted pieces, while performing his own brand of sci-fi turntablism alongside live projections by Damian Lebiedzinski.
Opus: Testing is a music writing workshop open to musical authors of all flavours, presented by Musica Reflecta and the Canadian Music Centre. Opus: Testing is an experimental safe space to try new things. The object is to encourage musical writers to expand their professional network, and explore new territory in their writing
Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Pay What You Can
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Canadian Music Centre and Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9