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SAS presents 'Smartphone Soundscapes' by Jamie Beverley

Event organized by HAVN

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“Smartphone Soundscapes” a two-part performance during April Art Crawl 2018 by artist Jamie Beverely.

PART 1 - 7:30PM
PART 2 - 9PM


Jamie Beverley is a programmer-artist based in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. Jamie’s artistic practice is rooted in musical live-coding using Tidalcycles and SuperCollider. He has been a member of McMaster University’s Cybernetic Orchestra since 2014, and has performed (solo or collaboratively) at three international conferences (ICLC 2016/2017, NIME 2017).

“Smartphone Soundscapes”

Smartphone Soundscapes is an improvised musical live coding performance distributed over audience smartphones. Lend your phone to the Smartphone Soundscapes network and appreciate your unique position in an evolving array of smartphone speakers that is supported by a stereo PA system. In this performance I will navigate a diverse range of soundscapes that are made possible by a large collection of audience devices capable of processing and synthesizing sounds. Through a custom-built live coding interface programmed in Tidalcycles and SuperCollider I will write code to orchestrate sounds on audience devices that are connected to the network. A web application hosted over the network receives messages from my computer, and leverages Web Audio technology to synthesize sounds. By projecting my computer screen, I invite the audience to engage with my code and recognize how changes made to the algorithms are reflected in the soundscape.

About SAS:
The Sonic Art Series (SAS) represents a continuation of HAVN’s mission, to support the development, exhibition, documentation, and dispersal of sound, images, and ideas. This is demonstrated through experimental and innovative art programming that features emerging and diverse groups of artists. SAS will celebrate ALL THINGS SOUND! This curated program features contemporary sound art practice in Canada. SAS will be presenting sound artists whose audible artworks connect ideas of sound with space; analog/digital audio in combination with physical sculpture; sound and performance art; improvised sound; visualizations of sound; as well as coded and interactive sound.


About HAVN:
For over five years, the Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN) has been dedicated to supporting the development, exhibition, documentation, and dispersal of sound, images, and ideas through the programming of experimental and innovative art forms created by emerging and diverse groups of artists. We are a space, arts collective, and curatorial group striving to create and present the art of culturally diverse artists, as well as support performance, media, and sound-based works that do not fit within institutional structures.


This series has been generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

*HAVN strives to be a safe space for all and we will not tolerate racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, etc. There is one gender-neutral bathroom. Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.*