pulses // patterns

Dec 14, 2017

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


George Rahi’s installation pulses // patterns was activated by a performance in the Grand Luxe Hall with accompaniment by vocalist/keyboardist Robyn Jacob. To close the concert, Jacob was joined by vocalists Emma Postl and Celina Kurz to perform two songs from their art pop project Only A Visitor. 

pulses // patterns featured a system of interlinked sonic objects made from an altered set of Leslie rotary speakers and a single pipe organ rank interfaced with MIDI and microcontrollers. Inspired by organ building traditions, Rahi’s hybrid instrument compressed, accelerated, and spun air into sound. 

pulses // patterns was presented in conjunction with ISCM World New Music Days 2017, and as part of the-possible- impossible-thing-of-sound—a sound installation series at Western Front that investigated real and imagined sounds beyond the hearing spectrum.

Presented with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, The City of Vancouver, BC Gaming, SOCAN Foundation, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, ISCM World New Music Days 2017, and Music on Main. 

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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