Avant-garde Music & Multimedia in the Pacific Northwest

The Redshift Array
The Redshift Music Society's 16 speaker, multi-channel sound diffusion system
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In 2017, after a year and a half of research-oriented workshops, Redshift Music Society will launch the first installations of a new series of music written for our 16 speaker/16 channel sound system “The Redshift Array”.

These new expeditions through uncharted sonic environments will be presented in a series of performances and/or installations and will tour as a sound installations to art galleries and public spaces across Metro Vancouver and elsewhere in British Columbia.

The idea stems from two sources of inspiration: André Cormier’s Piling Stone, Piling Sand series of compositions using a solo performer and layering systems (of which we recently presented part IV with Mark Takeshi McGregor playing solo flute in the Vancouver premiere) and Janet Cardiff’s award-winning Forty Voice Motet installation.

Redshift is increasingly focused on a long-term development model of creation, workshopping, production, and dissemination to ensure that each work we foster has ample opportunity to understand and respond to the context of its inception. We aim to expand the toolbox with which composers, and performers can engage in stimulating dialogue with one another and the general public.