NOW

aug 28-sept 26: ds composes music for serving elizabeth @ the stratford festival // in person @ the tom patterson canopy tent stage // season info and tix here //

sept 2-sept 19: ds sound designs is my microphone on, a new play by jordan tannahill // in person @ high park, toronto // part of canadian stage’s dream in high park 

mid sept: sound for peggy baker dance projects’ her body as words streaming video takeover at toronto’s yonge-dundas square // details about the project here // $free

sept: 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 //

sept: ds article in entanglements journal // reflecting/considering the role of multi-modal ethnography in sonic arts practice //

oct 16: ds part of the music gallery’s x avant festival // multi-artist exploration of the healing nature of drone and tone // watch live online from 2-10pm edt here // in-person timed tickets here //

oct 20: ds guest lectures at williams college for asian american performance: activism and aesthetics // dr shanti pillai, course director

fall, 2021: ds leads sound design intensives at soulpepper academy and the national theatre school of canada //

nov 24th: ds invited lecture at university of toronto’s centre for drama, theatre, and performance studies’ “curricular invitations: modes of restor(y)ation in troubled times” lecture series //

november: new machine learning-derived sound installation at toronto’s museum of contemporary art // part of the greater toronto art exhibition // dates, details forthcoming


ONGOING / NEWS

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

2021 ds article in “entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography” on sound and multimodal ethnographic practice // release date tbc //

ds part of understory sound, showcasing improvising artists from across canada // presented the website and elsewhere online at toronto’s museum of contemporary art and the canadian music centre //

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 sound design/mix for 2 new canadian audio dramas in factory theatre’s satellite audio season, vol II // free // info here //

ongoing: ds sound design and mix for 3 films part of 21 black futures on cbc gem // jah and the everlasting song (dir by d’bi.young anitafrika) // special (dir by jay northcott) // cavities (dir by mumbi tindyebwa otu) //

ds contributes new video work for the resilience project, a audiovisual project by artists in response to these times // produced by necessary angel //

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

new albums out in 2021 on establishment records // all music on bandcamp //

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soundcloud is the new location to hear project music and other full tracks by ds not available elsewhere //