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By Guest Entry

Posted on December 17, 2020 | Updated December 21, 2020, 10:20AM

A collaboration between MDIA300 students and Vancouver New Music.

This past semester, Julie Andreyev and students in her MDIA300/VAST320 Media, Sound, Ecology course paired with Vancouver New Music musicians to create a series of eight Polydimensional Score pieces.

Guided by Andreyev and Vancouver New Music Artistic Director Giorgio Magnanensi, the students learned about and experimented with graphic notation, sound, composition, gesture and figure, all in relation to ecological approaches to art making.

The Polydimensional Scores were created using walking-creation methods to generate temporally-based and spatially situated compositions. The students chose techniques such as soundwalking and environmental listening, field recording, material collection, video, drawing, painting.

Students were then paired with a professional musician, who created a sonic interpretation of the score. Each sound artist contributed their unique instrumentation and musical style.

You can view the exceptional work that resulted from all of their collaborations now, on Vancouver New Music's YouTube channel.

Scores and performances:

  • “Alter;” by Kaïa Barth-Lessarg (score); Brady Ciel Marks (music + video)
  • “Skylines” by Linda Serrano and Cara Jacobsen (score) Sara Gold (music)
  • “Light Wave” by Jessie Luo, Yumeng Cai, Emma Shang (video score); Anju Singh (music)
  • “Stepping into Raincouver” by Jenn Li (score); Jaewoo Lee (music)
  • “Losing Footsteps” by Harry Leshgold (score); Sara Gold (music + video)
  • “Stepping into sound-painting” by Jermaine Oxley (score); Emma Tomic (music)
  • “Material Study – Camosun Bog” by Alisa Tarabrina, Macy Burgess, Sam Street (score); The Memory Palace (music)
  • “Crow Stone Tone Poem” by Julie Andreyev (score); Giorgio Magnanensi (music + video)