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Sun. October 30th 2005 Open Space Free

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Workshop and discussion with artists / composers, Ken Newby, Alexsandra Dulic, Martin Gotfrit, Andreas Kahre

Kenneth Newby, BA, MFA (Simon Fraser University), is a media artist, composer-pe...
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Workshop and discussion with artists / composers
Ken Newby
Alexsandra Dulic
Martin Gotfrit
Andreas Kahre

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Kenneth Newby, BA, MFA (Simon Fraser University), is a media artist, composer-performer, educator, software designer, curator and audio producer. Recent sound works include a commissioned web-audio work for AudioSpace at Open Space; a composition for gamelan orchestra and chorus, Dreams He is a Ball of Fire... Or a Butterfly, recently published as part of the New Nectar CD of contemporary compositions for gamelan; and his commissioned work for spoken word and sound design, Seasonal Round.
Newby's music is a studied integration of ancient and traditional acoustic elements with meticulous and controlled electronic sound generation and manipulation devices, bringing together such influences as Western classical, ambient, and gamelan with sophisticated technology and a contemporary feel.
He is currently collaborating with Aleksandra Dulic and Martin Gotfrit on the Computational Poetics research project to articulate an aesthetics of digital art performance and the develop a tool-set to enable artists working in the computational medium to create, present and document their work. Computational Poetics is also creating a series of works combining live animation, performance documentary, and music techniques for performance and installation

Aleksandra Dulic studied visual arts and film animation at the University of Arts in Belgrade. She completed her Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University in 1998 and has since traveled in Bali, Indonesia to study the contemporary tradition of shadow play as a source for new media performance and animation. She is a visual artist with a background in artist-software, media performance and animation. She has created a variety of interactive installation works, painting exhibits, produced documentary films and animations for television broadcast and festivals across Europe and Canada, and has received a number of awards for her short animated films.

Martin Gotfrit studied film and music at Concordia University and completed a Masters degree in Communications at McGill. As a composer his work includes electroacoustic and acoustic scores for feature and documentary film, video, theatre, dance and the concert stage. As a sound designer he has worked as a practitioner, consultant and teacher. Actively engaged in computational art for many years, Gotfrit was one of the founders of the federally funded Centre for Image and Sound Research (1988 – 1992 )
He has been on faculty at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University since 1981 where he currently holds the position of Director.

Andreas Kahre is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and musician, whose work involves images, sound and text in many different configurations. Born in Germany, he studied visual art and art history at UBC and since then has been involved in the creation of more than a hundred interdisciplinary projects with theatre, dance and music ensembles across Canada, as well as creating text-based performances, site-specific projects, sound art and new paper theatre. As an improviser, Andreas has worked with many musicians including the performing ensembles Hextremities and Cymbali and in collaborations with François Houle, Lori Freedman, Alan and Amir Koushkani and projects with Talking Pictures, Standing Wave. Andreas teaches sound design for theatre at UBC and is editor/curator of FRONT Magazine at the Western Front


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