Soundscape - Sept 2017

September 8, 2017

For Immediate Release 

September 8, 2017


Arts Commons Presents:

The sonic journey of a nomadic life captured in new soundscape - Pathways


CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents brings a new media art sound installation to the +15 hallway that runs from September 2 – January 5, 2018Pathways by Alberta-based electroacoustic music composer Shawn Pinchbeck.  

As you walk the +15 Soundscape, Pathways is a 60 minute soundscape that will takes you on a sonic journey exploring aspects of sounds, compositional structures, frequency, and space.  Through Shawn Pinchbecks travels, he has collected a vast library of field recordings, soundscapes, and noises which he samples to create his work. The process of manipulating sounds, weaving pieces that cross genres of sound art going from electronicacoustics, noise, ambient music and soundscape. Presented widely at festivals and exhibits across Canada and Europe, Pinchback’s work primarily focuses on sonic artworks of all kinds.

“The idea of the piece comes from my rather nomadic lifestyle living in several cities to teach, create music, perform and be with family,” says Pinchbeck. 

The Arts Commons +15 Soundscape is a unique multichannel sound system that provides sound art opportunities to local and national sound artists, which is available for passersby to freely experience.


Title:                     Pathways

by Shawn Pinchbeck

Location:             +15 Soundscape at Arts Commons

Date:                    September 2 – January 5, 2018

Reception:         Artist Reception at Happenings #10 in the Upper Mezzanine of Arts Commons on

Monday, November 27 from 6-9pm



Please see attached for artist biographies.



For media inquiries or more information contact:

Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager





Artist Biographies


Shawn Pinchbeck is an Edmonton, Alberta-based electroacoustic music composer, new media artist, performer, installation artist, teacher, curator, and sound engineer. Shawn’s performance works and installations have been presented widely at numerous festivals and exhibits across Canada and Europe. He collaborates extensively, creating works with artists of all backgrounds most recently focusing on music for contemporary dance and live cinema performances. Shawn holds a PhD in electroacoustic music composition from the University of Birmingham where he studied with Dr. Jonty Harrison. He currently teaches sound and interactive art at the Art Research Lab at Liepaja University (Latvia).

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