now / current

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

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

may 15-25: ds presents “the lion and the bull: a methodology for embracing failure (i-iii)”in (de)stabilizing diffusions @ SAT Montreal // from the exhibition notes: “the exhibition (de)Stabilizing Diffusions aims to defy the hype around generative AI tools by reshifting the focus on investigating these systems in and through artistic practice.” // more info here // co presented by machine agencies, MUTEK and SAT montreal //

may 23: ds sound designs and composes music for casey and diana at the stratford festival // world premiere // andrew kushnir, director // opening june 1 // info and tickets here //

june 14-16: ds sound design and music for necessary angel’s audio production of the great fire by roland schimmelpfennig // 8 person maximum listening party for the white label lp release // tickets here //

june 20: ds sound designs wedding band at the stratford festival // sam white, director // opening july 14 // info and tickets here //

july 8: ds sound designs and composes music for women of the fur trade at the stratford festival // yvette nolan, director // opening july 15 // info and tickets here //

until july 31: ds one of the 20 artists in residence for a more beautiful journey // XR installation on the TTC, original music for TTC routes from toronto artists //


ds now on faculty at toronto metropolitan university //

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

ds a recipient of SSHRC funding to create a podcast series 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

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 has been awarded the toronto metropolitan university dean’s scholarly research and creation award as a recognition for outstanding scholarly, research and creative activities //

ds has won a dora award for outstanding achievement in design // opera division for tapestry opera‚Äôs production of RUR a torrent of light // see all dora winners here //

book chapters in progress: “and the resplendent: uncovering new sound mythologies with messy machine learning” and “zehn tage im april: a conversation on listening through/to/with the environment with robert lippok and debashis sinha”

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

now: see ds’ AR piece “cosmos” in toronto or on the web here // thanks to pix film gallery and artificial museum for the artist residency where this work was created //

“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 //

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 //

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 2022 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 //