Arts Commons Presents
The +15 Sounscape
A Time and Place, Revisited
Location: +15 Hallway (Near Alberta Theatre Projects and Theatre Calgary offices in Arts Commons)
Date: September 5, 2016 - January 4, 2017
Artist Reception: Happenings #6 in Upper Centre Court at Arts Commons on Monday, October 31 from 6-9pm
Arts Commons Presents is proud to announce A Time and Place, Revisited, a cyclical story of song and soundscapes inspired by—and made exclusively from—the Canadian Arctic. Created by Vancouver-based electronic music producer, performer, and DJ Michael Red, this sound installation also features JUNO-winning Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq.
In 2006, Red flew to the far north to record sounds from the land, life, and musical collaborator Tanya Tagaq In her home community of Canbridge Bay, Nunavut. Over the years, Red has meticulously processed and shaped the audio into sounds of drums, percussion, bass, melodic instruments, and atmospheres, creating original, organic music out of a physical place.
Originally presented as part of an art installation for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, this further developed, refined, and ‘revisited’ version is an aural journey that invites the listener to experience quiet contemplations, wildly raw and powerful moments, mysterious and magical diversions, and simple natural beauty.
“This work is very much ‘alive’,” says Red. “[The process was all about] finding the life in raw audio recordings of things like wind and water, and allowing space for that life to speak in its own voice.”
Michael Red is a Vancouver-based electronic music producer, performer and DJ. He is the founding member of Vancouver's Lighta! Sound (DJ/events collective), runs the Low Indigo record label, one half of the experimental dub duo Chambers, curator for New Forms Festival, Bass Coast Music Festival resident, long term collaborator with throat singer Tanya Tagaq, and ambient/experimental artist under the alias Souns. Michael's music has been released on Modern Math, New Kanada, Mutek Recordings, South Fork Sound, Debacle, Beacon Sound, and written about in the Wire, XLR8R, Resident Advisor. Ongoing influences include: dub music, nature, the unseen world, transcendence and evolution.
Learn more about Michael Red HERE