Frayed Edges, Inukjuak, Choses Etonnantes

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Around Frayed Edges

Jane Tingley’s work will be featured in the upcoming group exhibition Around Frayed Edges at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery (Minden, Ontatio) from March 18 through May 29, 2010. Opening reception: March 19 at 4pm A narration spun through work that pushes the limits as to what an artist can do with fibre today. Similar to social misfits that sit on the outskirts of society, like mad inventors experimenting, and geniuses with universal knowledge, this exhibition encourages the far reaches of thought and imagination. Does society hang by a thread, will the Fates cut the cord, oh what a tangled web we weave…here is an opportunity to see work that follows a string into a world on the periphery. Curated by Laurie Carmount Artists: Marianne Kyryluk, Carl Stewart, Robin Ripley, Jean Farrell, Heidi Hudspith, David R. Harper, Jill Odegaard, Laura Trach, Liz Menard, Nadine Papp, Wendy O’Brien, Johanna Nousiainen, Fay Wilkinson, Audrey MacLean, Caitlin Erskine-Smith, Barbara Wisnoski, Erika DeFreitas, Carmella Karijo Rother, Suzen Green, Sandi Luck, Cynthia Jackson, Amanda McCavour, Ilona Staples, Karen Goetzinger, Catherine Vamvakas Lay, Karina Bergmans, Jane Tingley Agnes Jamieson Gallery 176 Bobcaygeon Road Minden, Ontario

Jane Tingley is the matralab coordinator.

Lilira: Soundscapes of Inukjuak

Sound artist Nimalan Yoganathan has been commissioned by Resonance104.4FM Radio in the UK to produce the radio art piece Lilira: Soundscapes of Inukjuak. It was premiered this week on show framework:afield that is curated by Patrick McGinley and dedicated to field recording based compositions. Nimalan recently participated in an artist residency in Inukjuak, Nunavik during July and August 2009 (funded by Conseil des Arts et des lettres du quebec). He was studying and recording the sonic environment to gain insight into the richness of Inuit culture. This included both natural sounds such as the wind and huskies, as well as cultural sounds including carvers at work and throat singing. These field recordings serve as the compositional foundation for this piece. Nimalan also led weekly sound art workshops for youths between age 13 and 16, during which they were taught outdoor field recording techniques. Each youth was given their own digital recorder to document their sound walks around the community. Nimalan has included portions of their field recordings in this piece. The podcast of Lilira: Soundscapes of Inukjuak can be heard here Further details on the piece Nimalan Yoganathan is a matralab research assistant.

Choses étonnantes vues en rêve

Composer Nicolas Gilbert’s new orchestral work Choses étonnantes vues en rêve is currently being profiled on a new Radio-Canada website. This work has been commissioned by the Orchestre Métropolitain. The web site contains interviews, photos and project details. It will be updated regularly until the work’s premiere in mid-April and will allow the public to follow the rehearsals and general advance of this project. Nicolas will also frequently add blog entries to the site.

Nicolas Gilbert is a post-doc researcher at matralab.