E-Fest 2021: Electric Fields – Aiyun Huang
Vancouver New Music presents

E-Fest 2021: Electric Fields – Aiyun Huang

Virtual Event
From October 28th to November 10th 2021
For more information about this event, please contact Vancouver New Music at info@newmusic.org.

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VIDEO ON DEMAND

After purchasing your ticket, a unique link will be sent to you by email and can be used to access the performance between October 28 at 12AM PST and November 10 at 11:45PM PST on one device at the time of your choosing. 

By donation - tickets available until November 10 at 8PM PST

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E-fest 2021: Electric Fields - gestural sonic expansions

AIYUN HUANG (Toronto)
(32 minutes; performance and talk)

Using gesture as the connecting tissue and active ingredient integrating percussion and technology, Aiyun will take you on a journey exploring how gesture is used to trigger sound, enact dance choreography and tell a story about a little man who lives inside the bass drum!

Program:

Windward by David Bithell (2018)
Iron Bird by Mari Kimura (2021, Canadian Premiere)
Aphasia by Mark Applebaum (2009)

Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher, and producer. Globally recognized since winning the 2002 First Prize and Audience Prize of the Geneva International Music Competition. She is a champion of existing repertoire and a prominent voice in the collaborative creation of new works. Huang has commissioned and premiered over two hundred works as a soloist and chamber musician. The Globe and Mail critic Robert Everett-Green describes Huang’s playing as “engrossing to hear and to watch” and her choice of repertoire as capable of “renovating our habits of listening.”

Born in Taiwan, Aiyun holds a DMA degree from the University of California, San Diego. Between 2004 and 2006, she was appointed as Faculty Fellow at UCSD. Between 2006 and 2017, she led the percussion program and held the position of William Dawson Scholar at McGill University. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Music at the University of Toronto where she heads the percussion area and directs the percussion ensemble and TaPIR lab. She also serves as the Artistic Director for soundSCAPE Festival in Cesena, Italy.

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For 2021 we set aside our traditional festival format for one more year in favour of a virtual gathering. In the past couple of years most of us have had to navigate adaptations, modifications, extensions to how we engage and interact with others in the world. Many of us have also likely spent a fair amount of time thinking about our relationship to these tools and technological mediations, and how they shape or reshape familiar boundaries – for ourselves as individuals and in our relationships. 

From October 28 to November 10 we invite you to take in five new, on-demand performance video pieces from seven artists who play with unique intersections of body and technology, exploring and transforming the blurred boundaries that define autonomy and creative agency.

On November 6 at 2PM PST we invite you to join Artistic Director Giorgio Magnanensi for an online roundtable discussion with the festival artists. Please visit https://newmusic.org/electric-fields/ for more info.

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VIDEO ON DEMAND

After purchasing your ticket, a unique link will be sent to you by email and can be used to access the performance between October 28 at 12AM PST and November 10 at 11:45PM PST on one device at the time of your choosing. 

By donation - tickets available until November 10 at 8PM PST

...............

E-fest 2021: Electric Fields - gestural sonic expansions

AIYUN HUANG (Toronto)
(32 minutes; performance and talk)

Using gesture as the connecting tissue and active ingredient integrating percussion and technology, Aiyun will take you on a journey exploring how gesture is used to trigger sound, enact dance choreography and tell a story about a little man who lives inside the bass drum!

Program:

Windward by David Bithell (2018)
Iron Bird by Mari Kimura (2021, Canadian Premiere)
Aphasia by Mark Applebaum (2009)

Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher, and producer. Globally recognized since winning the 2002 First Prize and Audience Prize of the Geneva International Music Competition. She is a champion of existing repertoire and a prominent voice in the collaborative creation of new works. Huang has commissioned and premiered over two hundred works as a soloist and chamber musician. The Globe and Mail critic Robert Everett-Green describes Huang’s playing as “engrossing to hear and to watch” and her choice of repertoire as capable of “renovating our habits of listening.”

Born in Taiwan, Aiyun holds a DMA degree from the University of California, San Diego. Between 2004 and 2006, she was appointed as Faculty Fellow at UCSD. Between 2006 and 2017, she led the percussion program and held the position of William Dawson Scholar at McGill University. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Music at the University of Toronto where she heads the percussion area and directs the percussion ensemble and TaPIR lab. She also serves as the Artistic Director for soundSCAPE Festival in Cesena, Italy.

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For 2021 we set aside our traditional festival format for one more year in favour of a virtual gathering. In the past couple of years most of us have had to navigate adaptations, modifications, extensions to how we engage and interact with others in the world. Many of us have also likely spent a fair amount of time thinking about our relationship to these tools and technological mediations, and how they shape or reshape familiar boundaries – for ourselves as individuals and in our relationships. 

From October 28 to November 10 we invite you to take in five new, on-demand performance video pieces from seven artists who play with unique intersections of body and technology, exploring and transforming the blurred boundaries that define autonomy and creative agency.

On November 6 at 2PM PST we invite you to join Artistic Director Giorgio Magnanensi for an online roundtable discussion with the festival artists. Please visit https://newmusic.org/electric-fields/ for more info.

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Aiyun Huang

Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher, and producer. Globally recognized since winning the 2002 First Prize and Audience Prize of the Geneva International Music Competition. She is a champion of existing repertoire and a prominent voice in the collaborative creation of new works. Huang has commissioned and premiered over two hundred works as a soloist and chamber musician. The Globe and Mail critic Robert Everett-Green describes Huang’s playing as “engrossing to hear and to watch” and her choice of repertoire as capable of “renovating our habits of listening.”

 Born in Taiwan, Aiyun holds a DMA degree from the University of California, San Diego. Between 2004 and 2006, she was appointed as Faculty Fellow at UCSD. Between 2006 and 2017, she led the percussion program and held the position of William Dawson Scholar at McGill University. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Music at the University of Toronto where she heads the percussion area and directs the percussion ensemble and TaPIR lab. She also serves as the Artistic Director for soundSCAPE Festival in Cesena, Italy.