[microsound-announce] TANSO - Soundreach Event Information 2.27.09

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Wed Feb 18 15:25:22 EST 2009

February 27, 2009 -  8 pm  / Art Lounge at U of T Art Centre $8 at the door or PWYC (suggest is $5)

15 King's College Circle
(Main floor of Laidlaw Wing) University College
University of Toronto


Toronto's first live audio-visual improvisation between China and Canada

On Friday February 27, TANSO, an innovative Toronto-based arts promotion group, will host a live improvised audio-visual collaboration between Chinese and Canadian experimental sound and video artists at the U of T Art Centre.

The completely improvised audio performance will feature experimental Shenzhen-based sound artist Zen Lu collaborating via weblink with Toronto's I/O Media collective to create a unique, "conversational" soundscape for the audience.  

The video component will come from public submissions, which were solicited via social networking websites in both China and North America. Contributors were asked to base their abstract efforts around the theme of 'perceiving ideology through media,' a nod to the impact modern media and technology has on all global artists. 

So far submissions have already come in from the United States, Toronto and Beijing. During the performance, these videos will be manipulated and processed in real-time via custom-designed software, then broadcast via a Chinese arts website, www.neocha.com.

"The video submissions we've received so far are intense. It's very interesting to see artists' response to the theme, given that they are all from different backgrounds." says Siya Chen, who helped found TANSO.

SOUNDREACH offers a chance to see a live and cosmopolitan collaboration between cutting edge Canadian and Chinese experimental sound & video artists and is the first event of it's kind in Toronto.

For more information

Contact: info at tanso.ca  or praveer at tanso.ca  

ABOUT TANSO: Tanso is a grassroots arts promotion group that is dedicated to providing a platform to advance and nurture the contemporary wave of creative expression in China and to explore the links between culture and artistic development. Founded by Wu Yan, Praveer Baijal, and Siya Chen in Toronto in 2007, it is believed to be the only group of its kind in Canada. SOUNDREACH is TANSO's second major event. (http://www.tanso.ca). 

ABOUT ZEN LU: Zen Lu is an experimental sound artist and the founder of 'We Play' Records. He is living and working in Shenzhen, China. (http://www.zenlu.com)

ABOUT I/O MEDIA: I/O Media is a collective of Toronto-based artists exploring live, improvised audiovisual performance. (http://www.io-media.org)
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