now / current

now: MUTUALISMX feature in mixmag //

march 14: double bill with maria chavez @ the music gallery // more info here // tickets here

april 21: since then // ottawa dance directive ontario tour // ds created the soundtrack to a duo choregraphed by peggy baker // ticket info toronto //

may 26-oct 1: romeo and juliet at the stratford festival // original music and sound design by ds // directed by sam white // tickets here // see the blog for a show diary

june 5-9: ds solo performance @ cluster festival, winnipeg // details tba

july 25-sept 14: the great fire at the stratford festival // intimate listening experiences with white label vinyl // 18 performances only // tickets here, first come first serve //

july: ds in residence at ems, stockholm, sweden // more info here

now: new double release on establishment records // brahmaputra here and adeva_v000_04 here //

now: ds launches the archive of silences // home for various research projects incl. sshrc-funded podcast ontologies of silence, a series of 1-on-1 conversations with a wide variety of researchers in the arts and sciences about the how silence – auditory, visual, political, social – manifests in their research

now: field recording, autoethnography, and the entanglements of the heard // new audio essay in performance matters journal, vol 9, issue 1-2 // link to essay and author’s note // link to full issue //


book chapter in progress: “zehn tage im april: a conversation on listening through/to/with the environment” – with berlin musician robert lippok // to be published in an upcoming volume on mcgill-queen’s university press //

ds is the 2023 louis applebaum composer’s award laureate //

now: what fools these mortals be // the circle project is a partnership between formerly incarcerated women and artists creating projects that incorporate indigenous modalities of community based justice // ds contributes music to the dreaming chapter

now: ds part of a mix of south asian ambient/drone/experimental artists, alongside an essay by shrey kathuria // listen and read here //

new research project with visualcodepoetry exploring new technologies in playable object manufacture supported with a seed grant from tmu’s design and technology lab //

ds part of “anthology of exploratory music from india” on the unexplained sounds label //

“in the city the body rests” // article in “entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography” on sound and multimodal ethnographic practice //

ds feature article in johns hopkins university’s theatre journal special issue on AI and theatre // covering ds’ work with sound, storytelling, ethnographic practice and AI tools //

adeva (version000_01) // livestream machine learning-driven AV performance co-presented by new adventures in sound art, charles street video and toronto media arts centre // excerpts here // full concert documentation and post show discussion on NAISAtube here //

“rig_veda000_03” is a featured artwork at neurIPS 2020, the 34th conference on neural information processing systems // browse all artworks here //

ds contributes to acoustic cameras // “cathedral” and the related webcam feed here //

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