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Posted on 31 Oct 2016 in sca eventInfo-Session

SCA Tour

Find out about the SCA

03 December 2016 – 03 December 2016, 5:30pm
1st floor lobby, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Free

SCA Tour

Please join us for an informal yet informative tour of our facilities with Dean Lastoria, our New Students and Retention advisor, and also get information about how to become a student in the SCA at SFU.

This tour is open to everyone but prospective Music students should take special interest for two reasons.

First, there will be a sitting of the Music Placement test from 4pm to 5:30pm (email ca@sfu.ca to book your place). And second, we've organized to have a number of complimentary tickets to give away for the Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers concert at 8pm.

If you are interested in seeing the concert after the tour, please email ca@sfu.ca.at least FOUR days prior to RSVP. But act fast: Tickets are subject to availability.

For more information about the SCA's Music Program, click here.

On December 3rd, mechanical hammers will fill the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre with their exuberant fanfare, as the Disclavier mechanized piano, Notomotion mechanized percussion apparatus and Modulatron robotic marimba-player will get together to do their thing, (hopefully) according to the instructions of SFU composers and meta-composers. 

Posted on 21 Nov 2016 in sca eventDance Performance

Playful Parameters

A Student Series Dance Show

03 December 2016 – 03 December 2016, 6:00pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty $15 General Children under 12 FREE

Playful Parameters

Playful Parameters uses contemporary dance as a way into the lackadaisical luminosity that is a child's mind by drawing from actual behavior and movement patterns of local children under the age of 6. Everything you will see, hear, and feel is a product of them.

Choreographer Samantha Presley

Performers: Samantha Green, Caitlyn Mckinnon, Katherine Vincent, Samantha Penner, Kaylee Louie, Andrea Valentine-Lewis, Kathy Hives, Charlotte Priest, Charlotte Telfer-Wan, Amberlee Allen, Kestrel Paton, James-Amzin Nahirnick, and Bella Star Choy

Individual tickets on sale now and also available as part of the SCA Series Membership.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Posted on 28 Nov 2016 in sca eventFilm Screening

Exporting and Sad (pt. 1)

3rd Year Film Screening

03 December 2016 – 03 December 2016, 7:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

Exporting and Sad (pt. 1)

Please join us for a free screening of new films by 3rd year film students.

Posted on 24 Oct 2016 in sca eventConcert

Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers

03 December 2016 – 03 December 2016, 8:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers

Mechanized music has surrounded us for generations. It burst forth in George Antheil’s 1924 score Ballet Mécanique, which revelled in the affordances of industrialized sound. Since then, the sounds of automatic performance devices – from pianolas and phonographs to disclaviers and iPods – have resounded through homes and concert hall to the extent that a world without loudspeakers seems as foreign as a world without the tunes themselves. The advent of computerized composition in the 1950s began placing creativity in the transistors of “the machines,” and in recent years newly widespread mechatronic technologies have allowed music by artificial intelligences to find expression in performance by artificial entities.

On December 3rd, mechanical hammers will fill the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre with their exuberant fanfare, as the Disclavier mechanized piano, Notomotion mechanized percussion apparatus and Modulatron robotic marimba-player will get together to do their thing, (hopefully) according to the instructions of SFU composers and meta-composers.  They can move, they can think, and they can do both at once!  Post-human music is upon us.  Hear it before it’s cool.  Because it won’t be niche for much longer.
 

Tickets for Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers are on sale now here as well as available as part of the SCA Series Membership. Click here for more information.

21 October 2017

Walid Raad & Jalal Toufic

Audain Visual Artist in Residence Program
12:00am, Tickets at the door.
10 Oct 2017 - 09 Dec 2017
TBA, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC