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AI : ARTISTIC INTELLIGENCE

Interdisciplinary Installation, Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art, at HIVE Emporium, Gabriola Island, 2017 Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour.

AI Module

For More information, please visit >> Neural Network Artistic Intelligence


 

PROVERBIAL BOTANY

Interdisciplinary Installation based on plantlife and language presented as part of 'From Meadows, Woodlands, Far and Near' at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, University of British Columbia, March 10-September 4, 2016, in collaboration with Brigitte Potter-Mael and Derek Tan.


 

VENTRILOQUIAL INVESTIGATIONS

Performance Installation for Gamelan and Live Media, Western Front, 2016

Suite of new works for Gamelan and live Video projections. Performed by Michael O'Neill and Sammy Chien, with members of Gamelan Alligator Joy. Western Front, Vancouver. Set Design, Performer.

Ventriloquial Investigations

For a Video Excerpt, please see >>: Carbon Life Media Video


 

SIT/COM

CAFKA 2014 Biennale Kitchener, Ontario, with Darren Copeland

SIT/COM Detail

Interactive audio installation based on underwater recordings from the Grand River area, SITCOM uses pressure sensors and tactile transducers to create a soundscape that responds to human presence by live mixing and processing fish sound, underwater audioscapes and natural sounds recorded at Victoria Park Kitchener. Part of the 2014 CAFKA Biennal. Created with Darren Copeland.

Click HERE to visit the CAFKA Website >>


 

THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE

Roundhouse Exhibition Space, Vancouver, May 14-16, 2014

Museum of Innocence vancouver

Combining aspects of interactive audio installation, museum exhibit, craft corner, black market, and paper theatre performance, THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE is a ‘storytelling machine’ created by its audience, both in the installation space, and by adding content remotely. Named after Orhan Pamuk's novel, the installation will be animated by layers of sound that are explored by touch, using tactile transducers

>> CLICK HERE FOR A DETAILED DESCRIPTION


 

FISH ON LINE

Web-based Public Art Installation, Gabriola Island, BC, July 2014

Fish ON Line

To see the project websiote, click on the image or follow this link: >>Fish On Line


 

YVR : THE REMEMBERED CITY

Roundhouse Performance Centre, Vancouver, December 2011

YVR The Remembered City from Michael Sider on Vimeo.

Vancouver has been a city under intense pressure to adapt to the demands of the global economy: urban expansion, development, re-designating living space, industrial space and agricltural space to create for profit housing on a scale unprecedented, and creating an unprecedented scarcity of affordable, humane housing adapted to the needs of the existing population. YVR:the rememerbed city was a project that investigated the 'remainder', by inviting Vancouverites to re-create what has disappeared from memory and cardboard. The result was a floating city of paper buildings exhibited at the Roundhsoue Performance Centre and accompanied by a sound installation that draws on the World Soundscape project from 1973.

special thanks to the City of Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs 125 Cultural Fund


 

TAMTAM

Interactive Sound Installation, 2013

Tamtam

Above: Steel resonator fitted with microphones and tactile transducersal controlled by smartphone application and interactive mixing matrix. Created with Darren Copeland as proposal for the City of Richmond Public Art Program.


 

TAMTAM : ECLIPSE

Smartphone-controlled Interactive Sound Mobile, 2013

ECLIPTIC

Above: Creatyed with Darren Copeland as Proposal for the City of Richmond Public Art Program


 

THE VEIL OF NATURE

School for Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, May/June 2013

New Media Installation, Theatre Project and website, created by Patricia Gruben, Martin Gotfrit and Marian Wihak,Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts. Colaborating artist.

The Veil of Nature Veil of Nature website


 

STREAMING

Sited Media Installtion based on the 'Lost Stream'of Vancouver

Holosonic Speaker array triggered by user movement, correllated to the undergoround locations of Vancouver's more than one hundred 'lost streams' locations and cardinal points in the Vancouver landscape. Proposed projected map site at the Langara Skytrain Station, Vancouver. 2011

Langara Skytrain

Above: Proposal for Langara Skytrain Staion, Vancouver


 

TYPEFACING: IMPLODING THE STANCE:   

The Conference on The Conference, Simon Fraser Unviersity, 2011

Presenter/Responder for Dylan Cree's MFA Project "The Conference on the Conference', Simon Fraser University Woodwards, School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver.

Conference on the Conference

>> CLICK TO SEE THE ABSTRACT

 


 

SOUND COLUMNS

Queen Elizabeth Pool, Kinsmen Centre, Edmonton, 2011

Audio Art Installation, created with Darren Copeland
Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Commission,

Sound Columns

  Above Installation Location near the Main Entrance Kinsmen Park,

>> CLICK HERE TO HEAR AUDIO EXAMPLES

 


 

ISEA 2010 RUHR, (2010)


16th International Syposium on Electronic Art,
"The other night under water", A. Kahre/ D.Copeland
presented by Deutschlandradio Kultur, Duisburg-Ruhrort


>> CLICK TO VISIT ISEA 2010 RUHR

oscar huber

Above: The Oscar Huber Museum Ship and Performance Venue

 


 

THE SPORT OF LISTENING

Cultural Olympiad Countermeasure, Vancouver, 2010

12 Sound Walks,Vancouver, February 12-28, presented by the Xenographic Society, in collaboration with Western Front New Music, Vancouver New Music and Lulu Performing Arts.

The Sport of Listening

Poster: The Sport of Listening, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympiad. A. Kahre

 

 


 

HEAVEN'S BREATH

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC, 2009

(Collaborator) )Wind-controlled Media Installation by Chris Welsby, Brady Marks and Scheherazade Cooper. Percussion/Composition, Surrey Art Gallery, Heaven's Breath

 


 

FISH ON AIR

Radiophonic Work and Installation, The Elements Festival, Gabriola Island BC, 2008

created with Darren Copeland, commissioned by the Elements: A Festival of Nature in Performance, Lulu Performing Arts, Gabriola Island, Permanent Installation on Gabriola Island, Fish Sound (50' Loop)

SOUND WALK

Above: Fishing for Sound, The Elements Festival, Gabriola Island, 2008


 

COOL CROSSING

Community Intervention, Gabriola Island BC, 2008

Created with Tom Thomas, part of the PRODRI integrated mobility plan (BC Ferries 2020 Project)

Gabriola Crossing

Above: PRODRI staff, ready to explain the integrated mobility plan


 

THE RADIX REDEMPTION PROGRAMME

Virtual Performance Concept, with Paul Ternes, HIVE 2 Festival, 2008

Radix Redemption System

Above: The Radix Redemption Card, (Prototype)

 


 

EMBEDDING

Literary Intervention, Documenta XII, Kassel, 2007

presented in co-production with the Xenographic Society and FRONT Magazine

Front, embedded

FRONT, embedded at the Documenta Library

 


CAREER  POINT INDEXING : POLICY MATTERS

Manual for an Intervention, YYZ Books, 2006,

Administrations of Art and Culture
Clive Robertson
, Published byYYZBOOKS (2006), FORMAT: Paperback ISBN: 0-920397-36-0.

For more information, see: https://www.yyzbooks.com/?p=51

Career Indexing


 

GABRIOLA 2020

Community Intervention, Gabriola Island, 2004

with Tom Thomas, presented as THE PACIFIC RIM OPEN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Gabriola PRODRI PRoject

Above: A sign of the times, © PRODRI 2004


 

EMERGENCY THEORY

Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, 2003

Media Installation, part of Emergency Measures, with Dick Averns, and Carlos Vela-Martinez, produced by Savage Media, curated by Lorna Brown,


ARTSPEAK 1

Emergency Theory, Installation, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

 

 


 

THE REAR VIEW MIRROR PLAYS (2003)


Four Definitivist Paper Theatre Plays
Performed as part of Half A Tank, Radix Theatre, Vancouver and Freefall Festival of Performance Art, Toronto1. Half a Tank
2. The Nucleon Coverup
3. The Man who Never left his Car
4. On the Road

woyzeck sketch


 

THE IKEA PLAYS (2002)

IKEA Richmond, 2002

"Invisible Theatre" Performance for four channel narrowcast radio and embedded performers. Co-created and performed as 'The Swedish with Radix Theatre at IKEA Richmond.

>> CLICK TO SEE THE A SHORT VIDEO OF THE SWEDISH PLAY
IKEA PLays

Above:The Audience had a choice to make..


 

P : A PERFORMANCE POTLUCK

WISE Hall, Vancouver, 2000

)inspired by C.F. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc and Soren Kierkegaard. with Talking Pictures (Ron Samworth, Peggy Lee, Dylan Vanderschyff, Bill Clark) Elizabeth Fischer, and  Gabriel Alden. Presented at the WISE Hall, Vancouver.

potluck

P Performance Potluck, Photo: A. Kahre

 


 


ABANDONING THE WORKPLACE (1999)

Readymade drama for Office furniture and narratives of abandonment, published in FRONT Magazine, 1999

 


 

LOWBROW (1998)

Sonic Boom Festical 1998, Western Front
suite for drone, three hi-hats, and expletives.
Audience-participatory performance

 


 

DIVA

Western Front Performance Art Program, Vancouver, 1998

Recently discovered works of Emily Brettschneider and the Piscator Brothers (cf. Definitivism) Collaboration with Carol Sawyer,Re-inventing the Diva Festival, Western Front, Vancouver

Natalie Brettschneider performs “Foxgloves’, 1930’s Photograph by Carol Sawyer


 

HIDDEN TREASURES

Western Front Exhibitions Program, Vancouver, 1996

site-specific installation that explored hidden aspects of the Western Front. Audio installation, bar-coded brass plaque, and evaluation stickers for staff of the organziation. Curated by Antonia Hirsch.
.

Hiden Treasures

Above: Hidden Treasures, Western Front, Vancouver, Plaque and Audio Controls


 


COLD COMFORT

Sonic Boom Festival, Western Front, Vancouver, 1995

Vancouver Pro Musica, Sonic Boom Festival,
Western Front, Vancouver
Delegated performance for two mathematicians and conductor. Performed by Dr. Rajiv Gupta and Dr. Richard Froese, Dept. of Mathematics, University of British Columbia


 

V max [spectacular motoring]

@ Gallery, Vancouver, 1994

presented as part of The Spectacular State: Fascism and the modern Imagination. Produced by Basic Inquiry/SFU. Curated by Richard Pinet and Derek Simons. Intravehicular performance for tape and Mercedes Benz 600SEL exploring Vancouver's architecural dimensions of xenophobia and public spectacle. @ Gallery, Vancouver

V MAX

Performance still from V max, Parachute Magazine, 1995



PARADOGMA (Questions on Nature)

Sonic Boom Festival, Glass Slipper, Vancouver, 1994

Sonic Boom Festival,
Performance for two musicians, fox terrier and magnetic tape, with Martin Gotfrit. Glass Slipper, Vancouver


 

A CONCISE HISTORY OF DRUMMING

Western Front Performance, Vancouver, 1993

performed at the Western Front, VECC , 1990, 1993
written, composed and designed by Andreas Kahre
directed by Andreas Kahre and Chris Gerrard-Pinker.

drumming,

A coproduction between the Western Front and Rumble Productions, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1993. Photograph by Hank Bull.



THE MUSIC MACHINE

Science World British Columbia, Vancouver, 1988

Science World

Science World British Columbia Inaugural Exhibition
Interactive sound sculpture created with Kenneth Newby

 

Concurrent with my visual art studies, I began to collaborate with independent theatre and dance theatre companies in Vancouver, and across Canada, in roles ranging from set and sound designer to writer, dramaturg and sometimes director. I am especially interested in devised theatre, collaborative creation, and in site-related scenography.

I have long been associated with Radix Theatre in Vancouver, the early years of Rumble Productions, and I worked for many years as a close collaborator with Vancouver choreographer Lola McLaughlin. My work has been nominated for the Siminovich Prize in Theatre as well as twenty individual and collective Jessie Richardson Awards and Nominations.

Andreas Kahre is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose work combines images, sound and text in a variety of configurations. Born in Germany in 1959, he has lived in Canada since 1979, where he studied visual art, art history and film at the University of British Columbia.

Based in Vancouver and on Gabriola Island, he has been working as a freelance artist, musician, writer and designer since the 1990s. His work encompasses interdisciplinary performances, audio art installations, and collaborations with theatre, dance and new media artists.

Andreas was one of the director/curators of the Western Front artist run centre in Vancouver for more than ten years. He has taught as adjunct and sessional faculty at the department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He is currently the founding artistic director of the Xenographic Society and the Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art artist-run centre.

 

I have been creating design and visual identities for cultural organizations since the 1980s, and have over twenty years' experience as art director and publications designer, including ten years as Art Director of FRONT Magazine. I am familiar with all aspects of print and web design, and my work has received Western magazine Awards, including Best Art Direction (Cover) in 2000.

To see a digital portfolio of my work, please send an email, to receive notice of the upcoming online portfolio email me.

Andreas Kahre
Andreas Kahre Image

I create sound-based installations and performances, and have collaborated on more than a hundred interdisciplinary projects that have been presented across Canada and internationally. I am particularly interested in interactive works that combine text, sound and paper theatre, in acoustic ecology, and in fluxus–inspired, community-engaged art practices.

My projects often explore the interstices between corporate and institutional constructs in contemporary art practice, in the form of diagrams, promotional material, exercises in 'branding' and 'strategic planning', and in the creation of virtual organizations.

Installations and Performance >>
Graphic Design and Visual Communication >>
Professional Affiliations >>
Theatre and Dance >>
Music and Sound Design >>

I have been a drummer and percussionist for more than forty years and have performed — more recently also on electric cello — with jazz, new music, and world music ensembles across Canada. I am especially interested in improvisation, non-Western musical traditions, and acousmatic composition.

I began musical training with the Stuttgarter Hymnus Chorknaben under Prof. Gerhard Wilhelm at the age of nine, studied percussion and flute with private teachers, including German Jazz drummer Hannes Clauss, and in workshops and intensives with Glen Velez, Steve Lacy, Pauline Oliveros, Trishy Shankaran, and Karl Berger, among others. As a sound designer I have worked with many theatre, dance companies as well as on film and installations and several projects with Electronic Arts.

Writing, Editing and Translation >>

I began working as a freelance translator and writer in the late 1980s, creating and adapting texts, in both English and German, for theatre and film projects. Since then, writing has become a central aspect of my practice as an interdisciplinary artist,

From 1998 until 2009, I was co-director of the Western Front Artist-run Center's Publications Program, and editor-in-chief of FRONT Magazine. I have been commissioned to write libretti and dramatic texts, and have served as writer and editor for various publications on contemporary interdisciplinary art practice. I am fully bilingual and translate into both English and German, concentrating on critical writing and contemporary Canadian novels, frequently in collaboration with German translator Michael Mundhenk.

Industrial Design >>

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Tranquil One

 

 

ONLINE PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

I apprenticed with Canadian naval architect Richard Johnson from 1980 to 1984, and continued until 1986 as associate designer at Viking Pacific Inc. I worked on craft ranging from high speed aluminium monohulls to SWATH vehicles, and a two year research project for a high speed inshore lifeboat with the Canadian Coast Guard and naval architect Howard Apollonio.

From 1986 until 1988 I was marine designer for German+Milne Naval Architects, and the ECS Group of Companies, in Ottawa, for the SAGA-N research submarine and the Polar 8 Icebreaker.

In 1987 I co-founded Sedna Subsea Systems based in Montreal where, as Head of Design I developed the Agloolik One Habitat, an underwater hotel for one hundred occupants, to be constructed on the coast of Venezuela. Since returning to Vancouver, I have continued to work as a freelance marine designer on commercial and pleasure craft, and founded Navigraph Marine Design in 1990.

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THE GABRIOLA INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Founding Director and Curator, 2010-present

Artist-run centre based on Gabriola Island, for Residencies, Exhibitions, Events and Publications.

Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art Website

To visit the website, please click on the image or follow this link >> www.gabriolainstitute.org


 

 

COPELAND+KAHRE SOUND ART

Artists Team, Toronto/Vancouver, 2007–present

Sited Audio Installations, Acoustic Ecology, Radiophonic Works, Sound Art, ,

Copeland+Kahre Website

To visit the website, please click on the image or follow this link >> www.copelandkahre.net


 

 

THE DANCE CENTRE, VANCOUVER

Editor & Art Director, Dance Central, 2011–present

Dance Central on Issuu Dance Central on Issuu.com

Bi-monthly web publication featuring conversations with dance artists, designers and curators relating to critical issues in contemporary movement-based performance. Click above or visit this >>link


 

RADIX THEATRE

Associate Artist, 1995–present

Radix Theatre is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary theatre company that is noted for its sited scenography and collective creations. >> Radix Theatre

The Swedish Play from radix theatre on Vimeo.


 

FRASER INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Lecturer, FPA 149 (FIC) / CA 149 (SFU) Sound, 2015-present

 

 


 

THE XENOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Artistic Director, 1990–present

Interdisciplinary artists collective that presents new sound, text and image based projects, including contemporary paper theatre, print and web-based interventions, speculative audio work, and a range of publications, including the series: Abridged Versions of Twentieth Century Philosophies.

Xenographic Society Website


 

POETRY GABRIOLA SOCIETY

Chair, Board of Directors, 2015 - present. Contemporary Poetry and Sound in Performance, Commissioning and Presentation.

Poetry Gabriola

SEE MORE AT >>Poetry Gabriola Society


Past Affiiliations

 

THE WESTERN FRONT

Director/Co-Curator Publications Program, FRONT Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Art Director, 1989–2009. See also: >> Western Front Website

FRONT Magazine

Above: Examples of FRONT Magazine, published by the Western Front between 1990 and 2009


 

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing,  Sessional and Adjunct Faculty,1999-2006

UBC Theatre Department

 

 

 

 

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VISUAL POETRY AND OTHER WRITING

Books

Above: Ten years of FRONT Magazine and several translations

 

ENISLING
Ontologies of Confinement. Notional Book Project and Intervention.
Presented through The Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013

Enisling  


 

GUIDE TO SUCCESS


Ready-Made Poem, published as part of THE ENPIPE LINE, Christine Leclerc, Ed., 70,000+ kilometres of poetry in resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal, (2012)

Enpipeline book

>> Creekstone Press, Smithers, ISBN 978-0-9783195-6-4



THE SELF/INCRIMINATION FORM

IN:THE LAST VISPO (An Anthology of Visual Poetry (2012)
edited by Crag Hill & Nico Vassilakis, Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, USA

Vispo Anthology

>> VISPO in Moscow (Group Exhibition: L–Gallery, Moscow, June 2010

 


 

BODIES IN ARTICULATED SPACES


Essay for Dance Aesthetics: Space, Kaija Pepper, Ed.
The Dance Centre, Vancouver
, 2012


 

ACOUSTIC CARTOGRAPHY: PERFORMING THE MAP


Commissioned by the Western Front New  Music Program, 2012
Essay on the Acoustic Cartography Project (UBC, SFU, Western Front New Music >>

Acoustic Cartography Western Front Website


 

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME


Commission for CBC Living Out Loud and The Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art, Toronto >> 2010



EAR | NOSE | THROAT

Libretto, Commissioned by Gamelan Madu Sari, 2009
Special Thanks to the Canada Council Theatre Section



THE MAN WHO LOVED FISH


Radio Play/Audio Performance
performed with the Deep Wireless Ensemble: Chantal Dumas, Debashis Sinha, Kathleen Kajioka, Andreas Kahre, Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art, Toronto, 2008



BEAUTIFUL PROBLEMS

Radix Theatre, Vancouver, 2008
workshop script co-writer,



SEMAR'S JOURNEY


A Contemporary Shadowplay, Libretto: The Cave, Michael O'Neill, Composer
Commissioned by Gamelan Madu Sari through the Canada Council For the Arts, 2007



THE LINEAR ANIMAL

Paper Theatre / New Media Performance, Western Front, Lulu Performing Arts, 2007



SHELTER THEORY


written as part of the "Transit Lounge" Project. With Anosh Irani, Kendra Fanconi, Conrad Alexandrovitsch, Rachel Ditor and Ami Gladstone,Theatre at UBC, 2005



ASSEMBLY


Co-Writer, with Andrew Laurenson, Billy Marchenski, Emilia Symingon Fedy and Katy Harris McLeod
Radix Theatre, Vancouver, 2004



THE IKEA PLAYS


Writer, Co-Director, Performed as 'The Swedish Play'
Radix Theatre, Vancouver, 2001



BOX


Co-Writer, Co-Director
Radix Theatre, Vancouver, 1998



A CONCISE HISTORY OF DRUMMING


Interdisciplinary Performance
Co-produced by Rumble Theatre, Western Front, Vancouver, (1990/1994)


CRITICAL WRITING

 

 

 

COLLISION: Interarts Practice and Research
Editor: David Cecchetto, Nancy Cuthbert, Julie Lassonde and Dylan Robinson.
The Aesthetics of Disappointment, by Andreas Kahre and Heidi Taylor
Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.
ISBN: 1-4438-0031-7

Collision


 

ARMS-LENGTH CALCULUS


Policy Matters,:Administrations of Art and Culture
by Clive Robertson, YYZ BOOKS (2006)
Contributor: Arms–Length Calculus, Artists Project

 policy matters

>> SEE YYZ ONLINE


 

L'ESPACE TRAVERSÉ


Interdisciplinary Art Practice, 2001
Editors: Guy Laramee, Bernhard Schutze, Andreas Kahre.
Editions d'Art Le Sabord, ISBN: 1-4438-0031-7

CTR 129 Sound Design


 

FALSE FRONTS


Reinventing the politics of collectivity in the age of institutionalized art:
Six essays explore issues of governance and disciplinary discourse in artist-run centres.
Edited by Andreas Kahre. Notional Publication, Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art, 2014.

False Fronts

A typical Canadian Artist-run Centre. Photo: A. Kahre, 2009


EDITING

 

 

 


DANCE CENTRAL

Editor, Art Director, (2011 - present)
Bi-mothly publication by The Dance Centre, Vancouver, focusing on contemporary dance and dance theatre, performance theory and movement-based art practice.

Dance Central



TECHNOLOGY, NATURE, SOFTWARE AND NETWORKS:                

Materializing the Post-Romantic Landscape (2011)
by Chris Welsby, Andreas Kahre ed.
Leonardo Journal, MIT PRESS, Volume 44, Number 2, April 2011, pp. 101-106 (Article)

Leonardo, issue 44


 

EXPANDED CINEMA: Activating the Space of Reception (2011)


An essay by Chris Welsby, Andreas Kahre, ed.
Published in Expanded Cinema: An Anthology, Tate Modern Gallery, London, UK,

Expanded Cinema Cover


 


FRONT Magazine


Publisher: Western Front Artist-run Centre, Vancouver,
Editor-in chief, 1998-2009 (1998-2000 as co-editor with Kerri Embrey), Art Director

To browse past issues of FRONT online, click on the images below >>

Front magazine covers

browse front at issuu.com

 

For an essay on the magazine's position and role in artist-run culture, see:

FRONT IS NOT A REAL MAGAZINE


by Donato Mancini, 2007
Commissioned Essay for the Western Front's 30th Anniversary, Published online at the Western Front website (http://front.bc.ca/research/texts/6)


 

CANADIAN THEATRE REVIEW


CTR 129, Sound Design, 2007                   
Essays on Contemporary Practices in Sound Design
Edited by Andreas Kahre
University of Toronto Press, ISSN: 3398-20983

CTR 129


 

TRANSMISSIONS


Rumble Productions, Vancouver, Bi-Annual Publication on Performance and New Theatre
Editor/Art Director/Author, 1997-2006

Transmission


TRANSLATION AND LOCALIZATION (selected)

 

 

 


Several of these titles (here marked *) were translated by Michael Mundhenk, in various forms of collaborations with Andreas Kahre. For references, please contact Michael Mundhenk directly.


 

GAMES & POLITICS
Exhibition Catalog, Goethe-Institut and ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, 2017.


Games and Politics


 

BRAD TOLINSKI: LICHT UND SCHATTEN: Gespräche mit Jimmy Page
German Translation: Michael Mundhenk, Andreas Kahre, Editor, Musical Adviser.
Edel Verlag, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8419-0129-3

Tolinski: Licht und Schatten, Edel Verlag


 

BILDER DES ROTEN WIEN

ZUR PREKAEREN SICHTBARKEIT EINES FEHLENDEN VOLKS

by Johan Frederik Hartle (Samir Gandesha, ed.)
Simon Fraser University Centre for the Humantities, UnIversity of Amsterdam, 2012

To see details about the project, go to >>Johan Hartle


 

MEIN BRUDER, DIE SEE*


by Jack Kerouac
EDEL, HAMBURG, 2011

Kerouac Mein Bruder die See

>> Review by TITEL Kulturmagazin, March 2011


 

EIN "OFFENER BRIEF" AUS DEM AMT FüR UNZUSTELLBARE POST AN SIEGFRIED KRACAUER, DEN "WUNDERLICHEN BRIEFSCHREIBER" 


Essay by Jerry Zaslove, (David Kettler, ed.)
Bard College Press, New York, 2011


 

TAKE ME HOME


or: Is it actually (about) singing?
Radio Documentary by Michael Lissek, written for Südwestrundfunk SWR Baden-Baden, Feb 2009
Deep Wireless Conference, Toronto, 2010



PARIAHS AGAINST THEIR WILL


Essay by Dieter Auer, 2007
Adorno and Arendt and Their Experience of Exile,published in Understanding Political Modernity: Comparative Perspectives on Arendt and Adorno, Lars Rensmann/Samir Gandesha, eds., Stanford: Stanford University Press 2011


 

UNDERWATER


based on the Marionette Play by Günter Eich,
Adaptation and Translation for Paper Theatre, unpublished, 2006



MERCY AMONG THE CHILDREN*


A Novel by David Adams Richards
Brennendes Eis | Fischer , 2006



CRAZY HORSE*


A Biography by Larry McMurtry
Crazy Horse | Claassen, 2005



HUNTING AND FISHING WITH HEMINGWAY,*


A Biography by Hilary Hemingway & Jeffry P. Lindsay
Fischen und Jagen mit Hemingway | Claassen, 2004



THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR


Essay by Wolf-Dieter Narr, 2003
West Coast Line, (ed. Jerry Zaslove)



THE ELECTRICAL FIELD*


A Novel by Kerri Sakamoto
Das Echo eines langen Tages | Claassen, 1999


 

MY BELOVED DEAD*


Novel by Erika de Vasconcelos
Meine geliebten Toten | Claassen, 1999



JACOB'S HANDS*


Novella by Aldous Huxley / Christopher Isherwood
Jakob der Heiler | Ullstein, 1998


 

MY BROTHER'S BLOOD*


Novel by Michael C. White
Das Blut meines Bruders | Ulstein, 1998



THE JADE PEONY*


Novel by Wayson Choy
Die Pfingstrose aus Jade | Ulsteinm 1997


 

SCENARIOS IN THE IMAGE SPACE OF REALITY*


Essay by Jeff Wall,
Szenarien im Bildraum der Wirklichkeit.
Essays und Interviews | Verlag der Kunst, 1996

Jeff Wall


 

AIM FOR MAXIMUM DIFFICULTY IN WHAT HAS HAPPENED*


by Jasper Johns, Notes from Sketchbooks
"Ziele auf maximale Schwierigkeit dessen, was passiert ist." Interviews, Statements, Skizzenbuchnotizen | Verlag der Kunst, 1996


WOYZECK


Play by Georg Büchner
Translation and Adaptation for Paper Theatre, 1996



THE POST OFFICE*


Biographical Novel by Charles Olson
Das Postamt. Eine Erinnerung | Maro, 1995



OBASAN*


Novel by Joy Kogawa
Obasan | Reclam Leipzig, 1993


 

 

 

 

TECHNICAL TRANSLATION AND LOCALIZATION (selected)


(selected)


SSX SNOWBOARDING GAME


Software Localization German, 2000
Electronic Arts Canada, Burnaby, BC



NHL'98


Software Localization German, 1998
EA Sports, Electronic Arts Canada, Burnaby BC



CONTROLVIEW


Software Localization, German, 1992
Dynapro Inc. ( A Divison of Allen Bradley )
New Westminster, BC



THE BLOOD BOOK


Understanding Blood Tests, 1990
by Peter Birkner, (ed. Sue Tauber)
Hartley & Marks Publishers, Vancouver

 

 

DRAMATURGY AND ADAPTATIONS FOR THEATRE (selected)





THE PILLAR CLOCK


by Manami Hara
Dramaturgy, 2004



TWO IN THE HEAD THREE IN THE BACK


by Jason Shermann, Production Dramaturgy
Rumble Productions, PI Theatre, 2003



VANUNU


By Camyar Chai,
Dramaturg, Co-Director, Set Design
Rumble Productions/NeWorld Theatre, 2002



X,Y: THE SOLDIER'S TALE


Adaptation for Paper Theatre
Western Front, Adaptation from Ramuz, 2001



TRUTH, OR THE JOURNALS OF JOHN D.


by Guillermo Verdecchia
Production Dramaturgy, Rumble Productions, 2001



WOYZECK


by Georg Büchner
New translation and adaptation for Paper Theatre
Havana Theatre, Vancouver, 2000



PUBLIKUMSBESCHIMPFUNG/OFFENDING THE AUDIENCE


Peter Handke, SFU Theatre, Translation and Adaptation. 1990

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IMPROVISATION, JAZZ, AND WORLD MUSIC

drumset

Above: 1979 Gretsch Maple DrumkiT

COLLABORATORS (SELECTED)

Lisle Ellis, Paul Plimley, Lori Freedman, Tina Kiik, Lloyd Arntzen, Christine Duncan, DB Boyko, Tina Jones, bill bissett, Kenneth Newby, Stefan Smulovitz, Chris Houston, Bob Bossin, Calvin Cairns, Heri Dono, Hilary Peach, Alex Varty, Elizabeth Fischer, Dinah D, Nathan Tinkham, Moritz Behm, Joe Bjornson, Francois Houle, Amir Koushkani, Alan Koushan, Randy Raine Reusch, Ron Samworth, Tony Wilson, Peggy Lee, Martin Gotfrit, Eric Brown, Greg Howard, Michael ONeill, Mark Parlett, Blair Lewis, Dave Phyall, Brad Shipley, Tony Gradanti, Carol Sawyer, Bufflehead, Cymbali, Masamba, Resin, Sudanda, Hextremities, Gamelan Madu Sari, Vancouver Creative Music Orchestra, Ken Capon Memorial Marching Band, Saburo Murata, Frank Sehr, Tom Bradbrooke, Erik Johnson.

Hand drums and electric cello

Above: NS Electric Cello, Tabla, Ghatam, Udu, Framedrum, M'bira, Shakers

PERFORMANCES (SELECTED)

Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Festival Musique Actuelle Victoriaville, Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, Vancouver Folk Festival, Newfoundland Sound Symposium, Elektra Festival of Media Arts, Montreal, Akusma Festival, Montreal, Music Gallery Toronto, Dancing Man Festival, Gabriola Island, Vancouver Island Music Festival, Sonic Boom Festival, Vancouver, Electro-Radio Days, Montreal, Deep Wireless Festial Toronto, CBC Radio, Western Front New Music, Vancouver, Toronto Theatre Centre, PuSh Festival, Vancouver,


 

 

GAMELAN

Slentem, Alligator Joy

I have been a member of the Vancouver Gamelan Community since the first Summer Intensive at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, with Pak Chokro, I Njoman Wenten and Pauline Oliveros in 1986, and subsequent intensives with Sutrisno Hartana. I perform regularly with Gamelan Alligator Joy, the Javanese Gadon-style gamelan originally commissioned by Martin Bartlettt and housed at the Western Front, Vancouver, as well as the Balinese Batel Ensemble 'Turtle Bliss'.


COMPOSITIONS FOR GAMELAN (SELECTED)

 

LET N=N

Suite for Gamelan and Voice, 8'30", Western Front 2014

N=N score


 

EAR |  NOSE  |  THROAT

Paper Theatre Opera for Javanese Gamelan, 3 Voices, and Projected Image. 52'15" Commissioned by Gamelan Madu Sari, Premerie Performance Roundhouse Performance Centre, Vancouver, 2011

Ear Nose Throat Score

Above: Excerpt from the score for Ear Nose Throat, commissioned by Gamelan Aligator Joy (2010)


 

PROTOKOL

Structuralist Drama for Gamelan, Voice and Projected Image. Western Front 1998.

PROTOKOL EXCERPT

Above: Excerpt from the score for PROTOKOL, Gamelan Madu Sari, 1998


FESTIVALS AND ANNUAL EVENTS (SELECTED):

 

 

GABRIOLA DRUM DAY

Gabriola Drum Day Gabriola Drumday Homepage

Gabriola Drum Day Annual Percussion Festival, Gabriola Commons, Directed by Andreas Kahre and Dave McGRath. Produced by the Xenographic Society and the Gabriola Commons, with support from Poetry Gabriola, in memory of Ken Capon.

>> Click on the Image or follow this link to the Drumday Website


 

 

GABRIOLA IMPROVISERS FESTIVAL

Comprovisers


HUBBUB

 


Improvising Trio with Christine Duncan (vocals, theremin) and DB Boyko (vocals, glass harmonica)

Hubbub

To hear examples of Hubbub, visit >> HUBBUB


RECORDINGS

 

 

 

Gabriola Drumday Homepage

Above: The More I Drum, ongoing CD Project


SHED


Screen Life, Gabriola Island, 2013
compositions by Jack Duncan, Mixed and Mastered by Teune Schut
Percussion, Electric Cello, Graphic Design

Screen Life


 

HIVE


Gamelan Madu Sari, Vancouver, 2010
compositions by Sutrisno Hartana, Michael O'Neill, Mark Parlett, Andrew Czink, Ben Rogalsky, Kenneth Newby, and Alec Roth. Songlines Record 2406
Percussion

HIVE CD


 

SONG ROOM CD


The Capilano Review, Collaborations, Series 3,No.4, 2009
The Rose, with Carol Sawyer and Scot Keefer
Keyboard and voice

songroom cd



SUITCASE LOCAL


Spoken Word and Music, with Hilary Peach and Alex Varty, 2008
www.hilarypeach.com >>
Percussion

suitcase local cd


 

THE SONGLINES ANTHOLOGY


François Houle/ Andeas Kahre Duo, Méandre, (1996/2006)
Songlines Records Sampler, Vancouver
Percussion

songline sampler cd



OUTER BASS


Dinah D. and The Contraband Trio, 2005
www.dinahd.com >>
Drums, Percussion,

Outer Bass


 

ONLY HERE


Resin & Julie Vik, 2002
Percussion

resin cd



OUT OF THE WOODS


Blair Lewis & Out of the Woods, 2002
Percussion



TREE LINE


Michael Bushnell, Christopher Butterfield, Jo Kondo, Alexina Louie, Michael O'Neill, et al. Vancouver New Music Ensemble, Conductor: Owen Underhill, CBC Musica Viva, 2001
Percussion

treeline cd



SILENCE DESCENDS


Western Front Records 002, 2002
Voice

Silence descends


 


TRUTH: THE JOURNALS OF JOHN D.


by Guillermo Verdecchia, 1998
Performed by Norman Armour and Peggy Lee.
Edited, mixed and designed by Andreas Kahre, Rumble Theatre CD

Rumble CD



THE ECOLOGY OF SOULS


Kenneth Newby, 1994
City of Tribes (re-release: Songlines 2002)
Vocals

ECOLOGY OF SOULS



LETTING THE BLUE NOTE SETTLE


Duets: Andreas Kahre & François Houle, 1993
Tatterdemalion Music, Vancouver
Drums, Percussion



MASTER PIECES FROM THE MUSIC GALLERY


Cymbali: Kenneth Newby, Michael O'Neill,
Lorraine Thomson, Andreas Kahre
Music Gallery CD Series, 1993
Percussion, Electronic Gamelan



NEWFOUNDLAND SOUND SYMPOSIUM COMPILATION


Cymbali: Kenneth Newby, Michael O'Neill, Lori Freedman, Andreas Kahre, Lorraine Thiomson
Sound Symposium Records, 1990
Percussion



POST-POP FOR NOW PEOPLE


Elizabeth Fischer
Independent Release, Cassette, 1990
Percussion



PRELIMINARY HEARING


Cymbali Independent Release, 1988
Kenneth Newby, Michael O'Neill, Andreas Kahre, Lori Freedman



RAW AND COOKED


Hextremities
Martin Gotfrit, Randy Raine-Reusch, Mark Parlett, DB Boyko, Andreas Kahre, Kenneth Newby
Independent Release, Cassette, 1984

 


AUDIO ART (selected)

 

 

 


 

YVR: THE REMEMBERED CITY


Audio Installation, presented as part of the YVR Project , 2012, Roundhouse Performance Centre, Vancouver, co-presented with Radix Theatre, and the Xenographic Soiety  (see also under Installations for images)


 

SOUND COLUMNS


Permanent Audio Installation, Kinsmen Centre, Edmonton, 2011) Commissioned by the Edmonton Arts Council.  (see also under Installations for images)                                     

LISTEN TO EXCERPTS OF SOUND COLUMNS ON >> SOUNDCLOUD


 

SONOSPHERE


FISH ON AIR , 2011, Deutschlandradio Kultur online and on site at the Musée Réattu, Arles. La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, Conrad-Zuse-Medienhaus – studio 1, Weimar,  >> SONOSPHERE



THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME


Radiophonic Work, 8 minutes, Essay and found sound objects. 2010
Commissioned by CBC Radio's Living Out Loud and the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art, hosted by New Adventures in Sound Art. Premiere: May 25th, 2010, Ryerson University, Toronto A Radio Essay about Home entirely created from generic sounds


 

NANAY : The Sound Room


written by Caleb Johnson and Gerry Pratt, 2009
Directed by Alexander Ferguson, Sound Installations,
PuSh Festival, Chapel Arts Centre, Vancouver, HAU 2 Festival, Hebbel Theater am Ufer, Berlin.

Nanay Sound Room

 

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FISH ON AIR


Audio Installation/Narrowcast Radiophonic Work, created with Darren Copeland, 2008
Commissioned by the Elements: A Festival of Nature in Performance, Lulu Performing Arts, Gabriola Island, BC Premiere: August 5, 2008, 40 minutes


 

THE OTHER NIGHT, UNDERWATER


Audio Art Work, 52 min., with Darren Copeland,
Produced by Goetz Naleppa. Commissioned by DeutschlandRadio Kultur.                 
Premiere Broadcast: May 2, 2008


 

FISH IN CONCERT


Composition based on aquatic sounds and recordings, created with Darren Copeland, ca. 40 minutes
Presented at AKOUSMA (5), Montréal, December 2008


 

GEOMETRIC DINING


Radio performance, Wireless Graffiti, 24 moniutes Part I, 1994
with Hiro Kanagawa, Rita Bozi, and Norman Armour
performance work for food, small ensemble, and post-modern architecture


 

HOELLENSPEKTAKEL


Part I: Wireless Graffiti, CFRO Co-op Radio, Vancouver, 1993
Part II: Electro Radio Days, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, 1994



 

 

 

SOUND DESIGN FOR THEATRE AND DANCE (selected)


 

MOTHER TONGUE: OUR VERGES


Directed by Conrad Alexandrovich, based on a work by Erin Moure
Wild Excursions Theatre, SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE, 2014


 

THE HOUSE OF X


by Conrad Alexandrovich
Wild Excursions Theatre, NEANDERTHAL FESTIVAL, CULTCH, 2012


 

SYLVIA


by A.R. Gurney, directed by J. Wright
Gateway Theatre, Richmond 2012


 

TAMARACK


by Ed Kuhn
Theatre One, Nanaimo, (2012)


 

MARY'S WEDDING


by Stephen Massicotte
Gateway Theatre, Richmond, 2011
Sound Design


 

BURNING IN


by Natalie Meissner
Gateway Theatre, Richmond, 2011
Sound & Set Design


 

BEAVER


by Claudia Dey
Presentation House Theatre, 2006
North Vancouver


 

LA RONDE


by Arthur Schnitzler,
directed by John Cooper
Theatre at UBC, Vancouver, 2006


 

THE DARLING FAMILY


by Linda Griffiths
directed by Sean Devine
Horseshoes and Handgrenades Theatre >>
Studio 16, Vancouver, 2005


 

THE DESIGNATED MOURNER


ByWallace Shawn
Felix Culpa Theatre, 2003
Studio 16, Vancouver,(Jessie Award Nomination)\


 

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE


by William Shakespeare
directed by Katrina Dunn
Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, 2002


 

CASANOVA


by Constance Congdon
UBC Dept. of Theatre, 2000


 

THE WINNERS


by François Archambault
Ruby Slippers Theatre,Vanvouver, 1999


 

THUNDERSTRUCK


by Daniel Danis
PI Theatre,Vanvouver, 1998
Sound Design, with Noah Drew (Jessie Award Nomination)


 

TRUTH


or the terrible but incomplete journals of John D.
by Guillermo Verdecchia
Wireless Graffiti, Rumble Productions, 1998
Vancouver East Cultural Centre/ATC Calgary/Performance Works, Set Design, Sound Design, CD Production


 

GRACE


by Michael MacLennan
Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver
Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1997



ALPHONSE


By Wajdi Mouawad
Pink Ink Theatre
Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, 1997


 

THE GLASS MENAGERIE


by Tenessee Williams
Gateway Theatre, Richmond, 1997


 

ACTS OF PASSION


Contemporary Quebecois plays in translation
Annual Festival of week-long festival of staged readings, 1994-1998
CO-Produced by Pink Ink Theatre/Ruby Slippers Productions and Théatre La Seizieme,


 

SLED


by Judith Thompson,
Touchstone Theatre, directed by Roy Surette & Stephane Kirkland, 1996
Vancouver East Cultural Centre, March 1997,Co-Composer with David Epp (Jessie Award Nomination)


 

PATAGONIA


by Karim Alrawi
Ruby Slippers Theatre, directed by Katrina Dunn
Firehall Arts Centre, 1996


 

ANGELIQUE


by Loreena Gail
On the Verge Festival, National Arts Centre Ottawa, 1996
directed by Sandhano Schulze



VANUNU


by Mara Coward & Camyar Chai
Imaginary Enclave, directed by Michelle Porter
Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 1997


 

STONE AND ASHES


BY Daniel Danis, directed by Sandhano Schultze
Pink Ink Theatre, Firehall Theatre, Vancouver, 1996
Composer/Performer (Jessie Award Nomination)


 

HEROTICA


Ruby Slippers Productions
Station Street Theatre, Vancouver, 1995


 

COYOTE UGLY


Lynn Siefert,
Ruby Slippers Productions, directed by Katrina Dunn
Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, 1994

 


 

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12 minutes max

12 Minutes Max Performance Series, The Dance Centre, Vancouver, 2012


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WATERFRONT

Radix Theatre/Vancouver Public Art Program, June 10 - July 8th, 2018, False Creek Vancouver. A Walking Tour based on recent Climate change predictions,designed to explore the newCoastline.

Waterfront cart

Waterfront


 

VAST

Amber Funk Barton, The Response, Premiere at Dance in Vancouver Festival 2017

Vast


 

THE MOST TOGETHER WE'VE EVER BEEN

Dancing on The Edge Festival, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, 2013

The Most Together Set

Choreography by Ame Henderson and Matija Ferlin, Set Concept: Mauricio Ferlin. Collaborating Set Designer (Vancouver): Andreas Kahre                

http://publicrecordings.org/projects/the-most-together-weve-ever-been/                                                     


 

TBD : LIBERATION THROUGH HEARING

Radix Theatre Performance Research Project, 2013/2014, Vancouver

TBD Blue App

 


 

THIS STAYS IN THE ROOM

Horseshoes and Handgrenades Theatre, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, March /2014

This stays in the Room

A devised theatre project on Shame and Forgiveness led by Mindy Parfitt and Alexa Devine, dramaturged by Heidi Taylor. Co-created by the team, performed by Allan Morgan, Alexa Devine, Robert Salvador and Manami Hara, Set & lighting design by Andreas Kahre. Video projection design by Cande Andrade. Sound design by Noah Drew. Choreography by Amber Funk Barton. Stage management by Lois Dawson. Technical director Jessica Howell. Publicity by Maryanne Renzetti. Produced by Sean Devine. Winer of the Vancouver Sun Critics Choice Award 2014.

 


 

SLOWPOKE

Russian Hall, Vancouver, 2013. Created by Billy Marchenski and Allison Denham, directed by James Fagan Tait, produced by Radix Theatre. Creative Consultant and Graphic Design   

Slowpoke 

>> /www.radixtheatre.org


 

SOME MAD SCIENTISTS

Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2011.

by Adam Frank Directed by Alex Lazarides Ferguson, Scenography, Lighting and Video Installation,                                                            

Mad Scientist

>>CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE PROJECT AUDIO PAGE


 

BURNING IN

by Natalie Meisner, Directed by Natasha Nadir, 2011

Gateway Theatre Studio Series, Richmond, BC, Set, Sound, Props Design

Burning In

Burning In Set, Gateway Studio Theatre, Photo: A. Kahre 2011

 


 

THE EDWARD CURTIS PROJECT

PuSh Performance Festival, Presentation House, North Vancouver, Cultural Olympiad 2010, National Arts Centre Performance Series, Ottawa, 2011

by Marie Clements and Rita Leistner, Directed by Brenda Leadley and Marie Clements, Produced by Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver, the PuSH International Performance Festival & 2010 Cultural Olympiad and the National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Set and Props Design.

>> CLICK TO SEE THE PROJECT HOMEPAGE

Edward Curtis Project

The Set of the Edward Curtis Project.

 



BEST BEFORE

PuSh Festival, Vancouver, 2010
A Collboration with Rimini Protokoll
Directed by Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi. >> Click to see the Best Before Project Page

Commissioned by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival with Goethe-Institut, Brighton Festival, Hebbel - Theater Berlin. Premiere Performance: Cultch Theatre Vancouver, PuSh Festival 2010. Touring Presentations include On The Boards, Seattle, Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Brighton Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, LIFT Festival, London, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève.

bets before

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LIVE FROM A BUSH OF GHOSTS

PuSh Performance Festival, Vancouver, 2009


Western Theatre Conspiracy >>
Written by Tim Carlson, Directed by Richard Wolfe,
Studio 16 Theatre, Vancouver,
Set Design, Scenography

bush of ghosts set

Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg as the Daytrader.


 

ASSEMBLY III

Premiere: PuSh Performance Festival, Vancouver, 2009

Radix Theatre>> Touring Production, Scenography
Theatre La Chapelle, Montreal, 2009 PuSh Festival, Vancouver, BC Scene, National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Assembly

Winner of the Vancouver Sun Critics' Choice Award for Innovation
at the 2007 Jessie Richardson Awards and One of Vancouver's best live shows in 2007 (The Georgia Straight)

>> CLICK TO SEE MORE OF ASSEMBLY ON TOUR

 



NANAY: A TESTIMONIAL PLAY

Premiere: PuSh Performance Festival, Vancouver, 2009

Written by Caleb Johnson and Gerry Pratt, Directed by Alexander Ferguson,
Scenography, Set and Sound Design
PuSh Festival, Chapel Arts Centre, Vancouver, and at FAMILY: YOUR NANNY HATES YOU
HAU 2 Festival, Hebbel Theater am Ufer, Berlin, Touring Production, Manila, Phillipines 2013

Nanay

The Program for Your Nanny hates you


 

NEWS OF THE WORLD

Video In, Vancouver, 2009


Felix Culpa Theatre, March 27 - April 4, 2009
Created by David Bloom, Alex Lazaridis Ferguson, Marcus Youssef, Robin Greenwood and Itai Erdal, Performed by David Bloom, Tricia Collins and Alex Lazaridis Ferguson
VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver, Collaborating Artist


 

VIA BEATRICE


by Jenn Griffin
directed by Laura Di Cicco Fugue Theatre, (2009). Set Design


 

XIDAR ENTERPRISES CORP.


Radix Theatre, 2008
Created by Sean Devine, Andreas Kahre, Sean Lang, Andrew Laurenson, Paul Ternes Costumes: Kirsten McGhie Sound: Stefan Smulovitz, presented at HIVE 2008, Great Northern Way Performance Space, Vancouver, Creative Consultant


 

CITY OF SAND


The Only Animal >> 2008
Workshop Production, Spanish Banks, Vancouver
Scenographic Consultant


 

BIOBOXES


Theatre Replacement, Vancouver
Touring Production, 2008
Subject of Biobox No. 1

>> CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF BIOBOXES

Paul Ternes in Bioboxes

Paul Ternes tells the story of the Berlin Wall. Photo by Shannon Mendes


 

SEMAR'S JOURNEY


A Contemporary Shadowplay
Gamelan Madu Sari, 2007
Roundhouse Performance Centre
Writer, Scenography, Dramaturgy

>> CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND A VIDEO EXCERPT

semar

Eko Purmono and Sutrisno Hartana



LIFE AFTER GOD


by Michael McLennan, adapted from a short story by Douglas Coupland
Touchstone Theatre >> Theatre at UBC, Set Design, 2007

life after god set

Life After God Set, Telus Theatre, UBC



ASSEMBLY I


by the Radix Theatre Collective, 2006
The Shattered Soul, HIVE Performance Festival, Chapel Arts Centre, Vancouver
Set Design, Scenography

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RICE ROCKETS AND YACHT PEOPLE


by Simon Johnston, directed by Barbara Tomasic
Gateway Studio Theatre, Richmond, (2006)



SOULLESS


by Aaron Bushkowsky, Directed by Norman Armour
Rumble Productions>> Theatre at UBC, 2005,
Set Design

.soulless set

James Long and Stephen E. Miller in Soulless




OTHER FREDS


written and directed by Kendra Fanconi
The Only Animal and Arts Club Theatre, Granville Island, Vancouver, 2005
Graphic and Web Design



OMNISCIENCE


by Tim Carlson
Western Theatre Conspiracy, Performance Works, Vancouver, 2004
Set Design [Jessie Award, Set Design]

Jennifer Clement and Craig March in Omniscience



BRILLIANT!


The Enlightenment of Nicola Tesla
The Electric Company, Touring Production, 2004
Set Design


 

THE MONUMENT


By Colleen Wagner
Rumble Productions/Felix Culpa, 2004
Performance Works, Vancouver, Set Design

monument set

The Monument

 


 

TRANSIT LOUNGE


by Anosh Irani, Kendra Fanconi, Maiko Bae Yamamoto, Ami Gladstone, Conrad Alexandrovitsch, Andreas Kahre and Rachel Ditor, UBC Theatre, Vancouver, 2004
Co-Writer, Sound Design
, Moduilar Set Concept

Transit Lounge Sert idea

Photo by R. Gardiner


 

HALF A TANK


Radix Theatre Collective, 2003
Premiere Performance Vancouver, Freefall Festival Toronto, Co-ceator, Co-writer, Live Narrowcast Radio Station and Sound Design

Half a Tank >>


 


BURNING VISION


by Marie Clements, Directed by Peter Hinton
Firehall Theatre, Festival des Ameriques, Toronto, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, 2003
Scenography, with Peter Hinton,/Set Design



SNIFFY THE RAT (the Bus Tour)


I smell a rat productions, 2001
Timelaps Drawings for 22 Short films about Sniffy the Rat

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THE SONGBIRD PROJECT


Savage Media, Directed by Nelson Gray
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, Dramaturg, Set Design, 2001


 


VANUNU: I am your spy


NeWorld Theatre and Rumble Productions, 2000                                                                                   Co-director and Set Design, with Norman Armour,                                                                  Performance Works, Vancouver, High Performance Rodeo, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto Tour.

Vanunu Set Sketch

Sketch for Venunu. The size of the set was based on the actual square footage of Vanunu's cell,


 

THREE IN THE BACK, TWO IN THE HEAD


by Jason Sherman,
Rumble Productions, PI Theatre, Roundhouse Performance Centre, Vancouver, 2000
Set Design, Dramaturg

Jason Sherman 3 and 2

Two in The back, Three in the Head, Roundhouse Performance Centre



WAR OF THE WORLDS


a Dream of the Twentieth Century, By Alex Ferguson
Rumble Productions, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, 1999
Set Design, Art Direction

war of the worlds

War of the Worlds, Roundhouse Performance Centre. Note the Ring in the Air...


 

BOX


Radix Theatre Vancouver, Site-specific performance installation, 1998
Co-director, Co-Writer, Scenographer


 

TRUTH


or the terrible but incomplete journals of John D., by Guillermo Verdecchia
Wireless Graffiti, Rumble Productions Vancouver East Cultural Centre/ATC Calgary/Performance Works, Set Design, Sound Design, CD Production, 1998

truth set

Norman Armour and Peggy Lee on the Set of Truth


 

TRUE LIES
by Guillermo Verdecchia
Rumble Productions, High Performance Rodeo, ATC Calgary, 1999
Set Design



THE WARRIORS


by Michael Garneau
Pink Ink Theatre, Vancouver, 1998
Set Design (Jessie Award Nomination)

Warriors set 1

The Warriors at Work. Alex Ferguson and Kevin Conway


 

THREE IN THE BACK, TWO IN THE HEAD


by Jason Sherman
Simon Fraser University, directed by Norman Armour, SFU Theatre, March 1997
Set Design

three i the head


 

THE GANG


by Tom Cone, Music by Peter Hannan, directed by Peter Hinton
Vancouver New Music Opera, Premiere Production: Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1997
Scenography with Peter Hinton, Set Design



OFFENDING THE AUDIENCE


by Peter Handke, directed by Norman Armour
Simon Fraser University, 1992, School for the Contemporary Arts,
Translation/Dramaturgy/Production Design


 

WIRELESS GRAFFITI II


Rumble Productions, 1992
directed by Norman Armour and Darren Copeland, Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Production and Set Design


PAPER THEATRE

 

 

BEING AND TIME, ABRIDGED 

24. Internationales Papertheaterfestival Preetz, Germany, 2010, Single Sheet Play

Being and Time, Abridged


 

EAR |  NOSE  |  THROAT 

23. Internationales Papertheaterfestival Preetz, Germany, 2009

Performance for Gamelan, New Media and Text, commissioned by Vancouver Community Gamelan. Premiere: June 4th, 2009, Roundhouse Performance Centre, Vancouver, Performances at VanDusenGardens, Vancouver and The 22nd International Paper Theatre Festival, Preetz, Germany, with David Garfinkle and Gerlinde Holland

Ear Nose Throat

Maxillo-Facial Surgeion's Dance party aboard the Nile Cruise vessel MV Leonardo Da Vinci.


 

THE LINEAR ANIMAL

Text, Sound, Media and Paper Theatre
conceived, written by Andreas Kahre,
performed with Kenneth Newby and Aleksandra Dulic
David Garfinkle and Ashlan Phoenix Gray and Stefan Smulovitz. Premiere: April 19, 2007, Phoenix Auditorium, The Haven, presented by Lulu Performing Arts, Gabriola, and at The Western Front, Vancouver, 2007

jeff and jeff

Above: Jeff Koons and Jeff Wall in a pillowfight. Paper Theatre Puppet from The Linear Animal


 

X,Y: THE SOLDIER'S TALE

)by Igor Stravinsky, & C.F. Ramuz
newly invented for paper theatre and musique actuelle ensemble, with Talking Pictures: Ron Samworth, Peggy Lee, Bill Clark, Dylan Vanderschyff. performed by David Garfinkle, Hiro Kanagawa and Lesley Ewan, created with Adrienne Wong, Francesca Albertazzi, Western Front, Vancouver, 2001

xy audience


WOYZECK (basic)

Havana Performance Space, 1997
in "Cheap Illusion", Vancouver Pro Musica
Newly translated and adaptated for Paper Theatre and micro-orchestra

Woyzeck

Above: Still from Woyzeck, 1997


DANCE

 

 

 

PROVINCIAL ESSAYS


Lola McLaughlin Dance >>
Scenography, Video Design, Dramaturgy
Cultch Historic Theatre, Vancouver, Memorial Performance, 2009

provincial essays

Ziyian Kwan and Ron Stewart in Provincial Essays. Photo by David Cooper



HOMEWERK


Mascall Dance >> 2007
In collaboration with Bill Pechet, Ami Gladstone, Jeff Corness and Noah Drew, Scenography

dancing

Above: Sketch for Homewerk, 2007



ENTER/EXIT


Hard Rubber Orchestra >>
directed by John Korsrud, Alcan Award Project, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 2006
Set Design



PALIMPSEST


by Bradshaw Pack
Standing Wave Ensemble, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 2006
Scenography


 

PROVINCIAL ESSAYS


Lola McLaughlin Dance >> 2004
Scenography, Video Design, Dramaturgy, The Dance Centre Vancouver, Dance Canada Festival,


 

SLAB


DanStaBat, choreographer: Chick Snipper, 2004
with Kathleen McDonnagh, Susan Elliott, Anne Cooper
Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver


 

FUSE


Lola McLaughlin Dance, 2002
Premiere: April 2001, Vancouver East Cultural Centre,
Festival Internationale du Danse , Montreal, Zagreb
Design, Dramaturgy

volio picnic

Still Image of FUSE (Susan Elloitt and Day Helesic at a picnic) Photo by David Cooper



RAVEN OF THE RAILWAY


Karen Jamieson Dance >> 2001
Two Year Performance Project, with Tsimsian Storyteller Victor Reece
Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
Scenography, Video Design,


 

VOLIO (2000)


Lola McLaughlin Dance
Premiere: April 1999, Vancouver East Cultural Centre,
Festival Internationale du Danse , Montreal, Zagreb
Set Design, Videography, Dramaturgy

Volio Cloud Reconstruction

Reconstruction of the Video Projection (Origianl shot on Gabriola Island, 2000)


 

RESTLESS PRAYERS


by Chris Gerrard-Pinker
Toronto Theatre Centre, Rumble Productions, The Theatre Centre, Toronto, 1999
Co-composer with Lori Freedman and Tina Kiik


 

FOUR SOLOS | FOUR CITIES


Lola McLaughlin Dance
Premiere: April 1999, Vancouver East Cultural Centre,
Festival Internationale du Danse , Montreal, Zagreb
Scenography, Image and Set Design

Berlin

Still Image of Berlin. Photo by David Cooper


 

BIG DIVA


DanceCorps, choreographer: Cornelius Fischer-Credo, 1994
Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, Sound Design



COMPANY


Rumble Theatre, 1990
with Chris Gerrard-Pinker, Peter Ryan, Norman Armour
Sound Design, Scenography


 

THE ANATOMY OF DOUBT


Dancecorps, choreographed by Harvey Meller, 1990
Music Consultant, Scenography


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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