EXO//ENDO is Andrea Young (voice and electronics), Michael Day (prepared turntables/percussion) and Braden Diotte (multi-instrumentalist, agitated electric bass and electronics). The ensemble approaches the creative process as a collaboration. Through the varied, invented instrumental devices and non-conventional approach of the ensemble, we seek to create a feedback loop between the composer's imagination and the reality of the performers' improvisatory impulses. Once a mutual, resonant interpretation is achieved, the whole of a work becomes greater than the sum of its parts. The ensemble invites composers to invent new notational systems that inspire–and are inspired by–this compositional feedback process, which synthesizes improvisation, graphical scores and traditional notation into dynamic forms.
The ensemble features Andrea Young's voice-infused electronics, Michael Day’s prepared turntables (modified and unorthodox styli, gestures of acousmatique and experimental turntablism) and Braden Diotte's expressive electric bass system.
ILK is an ensemble of female vocalists that specialize in performing experimental vocal music, electronics and performance theatre. This ensemble fuses their individuality as composers, opera singers, opera producers, multi-media performers, noise makers and interpreters of experimental scores, developing a unified, machine-voice-performance that may be heard in Edinburgh, London and Los Angeles throughout 2016.
Espace Vide is a collective of composers in Montreal who organize the performance of newly created sound-works inspired by a playful and resolute spirit of inquiry. Espace Vide promotes an attitude of unbiased listening, encouraging artists and audiences to take risks, think non-habitually and exchange ideas through a sense of community. Espace Vide prioritizes the need to premiere and create new works that explore this in-depth attitude toward listening and reflecting, composing and performing.
Orchestra For Females And Laptops: 9 performers around the globe will perform improvised electronic music with the Union system*, an algorithmic mixer which aims for equality and musical consensus. OFFAL formed in 2015 and are a group of female electronic musicians who devise performance involving multi-location collaborative improvisation. Shelly Kotts (UK) Johanne Ermitage (UK) Lina Bautista (ESP) Alexandra Cardenas (DE) Libertad Figuera (MX) Annie Goh (DE) Diana Medina (ESP) Jenny Pickett (FR) Amble Skuse (NL) Andrea Young (CA) *Union was designed and programmed by Shelly Knotts (UK)
INFO: http://offal.github.io / firstname.lastname@example.org
"Current debate rages around the naming of The Anthropocene, the evolution of intelligent machines, and the contradictions inherent in material critiques of our technocapitalist civilisation.The 3D Printer is a metaphor for these weirdest of times: a technology with the capacity to channel creative endeavour through digital processes into the reformation of raw matter. We propose #Additivism as a new movement in technological and artistic activism that contends with these concerns.
The 3D Additivist Manifesto + Cookbook is a project that blurs the boundaries between art, engineering, science fiction, and digital aesthetics. The Manifesto is produced by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke in a form of a text and a video with sound design by Andrea Young. It calls for you - artists, activists, designers, scientists, and critical engineers - to accelerate the 3D printer and other Additivist technologies to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird."
Éditions Musique Sisyphe make available musical scores by composers who are mainly of our time with a particular emphasis on experimental composition.