v. 20 – 2018 – Day Four – Oct 7

Artist Talk

  • Keith Fullerton Whitman (US/AU) | Sub/conscious Decision-Making while Performing Live Electronic Music
Video Pool
300-100 Arthur St., 2nd Floor
Free | 2:00 PM


  • Body Of Intrigue (MB)
  • Manuel Lima (BZ)
  • Sarah Hennies (US)
Asper Centre For Theatre and Film
400 Colony St.
$15 | 7:30 PM Doors | 8:00 PM Concert

Artist Talk

Sub/conscious Decision-Making while Performing Live Electronic Music | Keith Fullerton Whitman (US/AU)
Over the course of an hour-long presentation, Keith Fullerton Whitman will discuss the challenges one must face when approaching electronic instrumentation in an orchestral manner. His “Redactions” and “Generators” setups will be on hand, and the choices made while designing and implementing their specific topologies over the course of a decade will be demonstrated. While a familiarity with experimental electronic music and analogue synthesizers will be helpful, the talk will center on a broader discussion about how and why to implement chance and improvisational concepts within rigid compositional frameworks, and how to delineate risk and humanistic performance tendencies to simple algorithmic systems.

Keith Fullerton Whitman is a composer and performer living in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently performing geographically and thematically relevant live electronic music works under the “Redactions” banner, and he has recently done so for the GRM’s Immersion festival in Paris, Documenta 14 in Athens, MaerzMusik’s The Long Now in Berlin, and at the Don Buchla Memorial Concerts in San Francisco.

Presented in partnership with Video Pool Media Art Centre.

Evening Concert

Body of Intrigue
Body of Intrigue is the pseudonym of Winnipeg artist Adara Moreau. She opens our final night with her piece “Dragon Hill”. Utilizing audio recordings taken from tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands as a foundational element, she will incorporate electronics, melodies and raw industrial recordings to create a melding of seemingly disparate realities.
Manuel Lima
Manuel Lima is a pianist performer-composer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Themes in his work often include creating irony around the notion of high culture, destabilizing the traditional concert setting with intimate stories and confessional elements and multimedia created for site-specific performances. His work is raw and honest in a deeply compelling way. For his first ever performance in Canada, Lima will present an ongoing project titled “Red Light Piano: The Failed Pianist.”

“Red Light Piano” is a platform where the piano interacts with a red light. Every performance created for the red light piano can approach a different subject and often reveals intimate aspects of the performer. For send + receive, Manuel Lima presents a performance approaching the persona of a failed pianist.

Sarah Hennies
Sarah Hennies is a composer and percussionist based in Ithaca, New York. Her work utilizes an often gruelling, endurance-based performance practice in a subversive examination of psychoacoustics, queer identity and performance art.

“Gather & Release” is the result of many years of Hennies’ exploration of the vibraphone in synthesis with her experiences of identity, obsession, anxiety, tension, grief and loss. Over the course of an hour, Hennies entangles highly focused percussion playing with field recordings, sine waves, signifiers from her personal and family history (including a 20+ year old recording of her grandfather reciting poetry) and bilateral stimulation, a tool for anxiety release and a major component of EMDR therapy (a branch of psychotherapy that focuses on relieving the patient of disturbing memories as a treatment for psychopathology).

Sarah Hennies is presented in partnership with Groundswell.

Photos of Sarah Hennies by Walter Wlodarczyk