well, here i am. belfast is a lovely city. the weather is nuts. the people are so friendly, and i could listen to them talk all day.
finally, after many months of emails, met my (now) good friend yasuhiro morinaga, who did a beautiful set of field recording performance yesterday. saw some interesting pieces, and a wonderful peformance by d-fuse last night. looking forward to my set this evening @ black box:
tonight’s performance is the Big Event here @ ISEA today, so i am very excited. now, if we can only find a step-down transformer…..
a few more sleeps until i go to ISEA 2009. i will, as i have mentioned, be presenting a new video, the white dog, and will be performing my shruti audiovisual project on aug 27 around 9pm. please drop by if you get a chance—coincidentally my friends from autorickshaw will be in belfast at the same time. expect a big toronto reunion at the nearest pub afterwards—i haven’t seen any of them in over a year.
soon after returning, i will be doing the harmonium audiovisual project at the toronto portion of the international indian electronica festival. september 4 is the date, and rolly’s garage is the place. 9pm start, cover tba (check the website). i look forward to doing this project here in toronto. some new surprises are in store for this performance, including the excellent reading of text i wrote, courtesy of berlin electronica star robert lippok, who incidentally has a great voice.
sept 19 has my visual work as part of the next bird project concert. this ensemble of flutes, voice, piano, poetry, electroacoustic sound and video is still going strong, and we are well into our season. unfortunately i won’t be there to do live visuals, as i will be on a plane to spain to present my new work kailash, the winner of the CDMC/Ars Sonora prize. the piece will be premiered at the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Alicante, and i am really thrilled to be going there to present.
finally, peggy baker and i will be presenting the dance/audiovisual installation project move @ nuit blanche toronto on october 3rd (7pm to sunrise). 24 dancers and a great band—myself, ben grossman, and phil strong.