scapegoat + Mauricio Pauly

LIVE PERFORMANCE | March 11, 2020 – Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Deep Blue, 255 E. 2 Ave., Vancouver

$15 ticket
$15 album
$25 ticket + album!

HYBRID MUSIC WORKSHOP | March 12, 2020 – 10am to 6pm
Western Front, 303 E. 8 Ave., Vancouver | FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Formed in Paris in 2014 and based in Montreal since 2017, scapegoat is at the forefront of a new wave of amplified live-electronics-powered chamber music. The duo has performed across Europe, the UK, Australia, Canada and the US at experimental venues including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, IGNM Basel, Unerhörte Musik (Berlin) and NO HAY BANDA (Montreal). They’ve delivered specialised workshops and residencies at Harvard University, the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), Spread Art (Detroit), the University of Liverpool, and  New York University.

This concert marks the Vancouver release of scapegoat's latest album. Designed in collaboration with novelist and graphic artist Renee Gladman, this release features music by Santiago Díez-Fischer and Mauricio Pauly.

Programme: Opal – Michelle Lou (US), Plastic Disorder – Santiago Díez-Fischer (Argentina/France), and The Threshing Floor – Mauricio Pauly (Costa Rica/Canada)

HYBRID MUSIC WORKSHOP

Western Front and SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts welcome Montreal-based duo scapegoat to Vancouver. Composers are invited to devise a set-up from a fixed list of instruments, hardware and software and to compose a piece (or a series of sketches/experiments) for that set-up. However, rather than treat the setup as one in which electronic elements are merely added to a complement of acoustic instruments, the objective for this workshop is to consider how electronics and acoustic instruments might function integrally as a performative unit. Through a series of individual sessions, scapegoat and composer Mauricio Pauly will work with each participant to develop a process of implementing, troubleshooting, and ultimately learning to play the integrated setup in the context of the music written for the workshop.

Pieces for instruments and electronic accompaniment (e.g. fixed media, 3rd party control, etc) will not be considered in order to emphasize the hybrid nature of the ensemble.

To apply submit recordings (link) of 1 to 2 recent pieces and/or, if applicable, a score (link to download). Additionally, please include a short (50-100 words) text describing your proposal for the workshop.

Applications can be submitted HERE.

SCHEDULE

  • Application deadline: January 16, 2020
  • Results announced: January 20, 2020
  • Submission of materials by selected participants: February 20, 2020

Selected composers will be invited to consult with Noam, Joshua, and Mauricio as they prepare their projects.

This workshop is FREE for all participants and attendants.

AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS & GEAR

Click HERE to download a list of all instruments and gear available for the workshop.

EXAMPLES OF RELATED WORK

Michelle Lou – Opal (live)
Mauricio Pauly – The Threshing Floor (scorefollower | live)

Biographies

scapegoat

Formed in Paris in 2014 and based in Montreal since 2017, scapegoat is at the forefront of a new wave of amplified live-electronics-powered chamber music. The duo has performed across Europe, the UK, Australia, Canada and the US at experimental venues including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, IGNM Basel, Unerhörte Musik (Berlin) and NO HAY BANDA (Montreal). They’ve delivered specialised workshops and residencies at Harvard University, the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), Spread Art (Detroit), the University of Liverpool, and  New York University.

Upcoming releases include music by Santiago Díez-Fischer and Mauricio Pauly in collaboration with novelist and graphic artist Renee Gladman.

scapegoat is: Noam Bierstone (percussion and electronics) and Joshua Hyde (saxophones and electronics).

noambierstone.com | joshuahyde.com | facebook.com/scapegoatduo

MAURICIO PAULY

Mauricio Pauly's practice combines composition for hybrid instrumental/electronic ensembles, sound design, and live performance. As an active cross-disciplinary collaborator, his work includes numerous projects with writers, designers, programmers and theatre-makers. His music has been featured by festivals that include Ultima Festival (Norway, 2011), Warsaw Autumn (Poland, 2013), Darmstadt International Summer Courses (Germany, 2010/12/14/16), Images Sonores Festival (Belgium, 2015), Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (Austria, 2016), Klang Festival (Copenhagen 2017), No Hay Banda (Canada 2018) and Open Ears Festival (Canada 2018).

Recent collaborations include FREAM AD WALL, a concert-length piece written in collaboration with programmer and 3D animator, Gabriel Montagné for Line Upon Line Percussion (Austin 2019, UK 2019, Germany 2019). Most recently he is working with experimental novelist Renee Gladman in a piece which will premiere February 12 at the Seattle Art Museum and will visit the Polygon in Vancouver in September 2020. The studio recording of his trio Charred Edifice Shining by Distractfold (UK) will be released in August 2020.

Pauly is the artistic director of UK-based ensemble, Distractfold. His home and studio have been based in Vancouver since 2017.

mauriciopauly.com

Presented by Deep Blue, Western Front, and the School for the Contemporary Arts.

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