Posted on 24 Mar 2017 in sca eventGallery ExhibitionStudent Performance

| Stick in the Mud |

MFA Spring Exhibition & Performance Series

03 May 2017 – 13 May 2017, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$10 student / underemployed // $15 senior / faculty / staff // $20 regular. Every ticket is a festival pass and gets you access to all events over all three evenings.

| Stick in the Mud |

> A play on scale

A pool of mud

In the middle, a stick. Like the flag the two astronauts planted on the moon.

[trumpets singing, pausing, and singing again] 

A re-assembly of bodies into landscape. A collage of abstract gestures. Time stretched.

[conversations between characters in musical lyrics]

In the middle, a stick. Like the flag the two astronauts planted in the mud.

Ten people enter the scene <

An exhibition and performance week featuring work from first- and second-year candidates in the SCA MFA program.

Exhibition: asmaa al-issa, Roxanne Charles, Krystle Coughlin, Stephanie Gagne, Irina Lord, Julia Schnitman

Performances: Aryan Borboruah, Linnea Gwiazda, Lief Hall, Maj Britt Jensen, Ian McFarlane, Carl Winter

Opening | Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Audain Gallery

Exhibition | Wednesday, May 04 to Wednesday, May 13, 2017

Audain Gallery's hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, 12 – 5pm and Thursday, Friday, 12 – 8pm.

Audain Gallery has FREE admission

Performances l Thursday, May 04 to Saturday, May 06, 2017, in Studio D, Studio T, and the Visual Arts Studio (Room B2540)

A Festival Pass gives you access to all shows on all three nights
$10 Students/underemployed // $15 Seniors/SFU Staff/Faculty // $20 General
Your ticket is your pass!
One sale online at or at the GCA Box Office, Wed. to Sat. from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, and one hour prior to each show

Thursday, May 04
Maj Britt Jensen: from the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel) – 7:00pm–7:45pm, Room B2540 
Ian McFarlane: Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera – 8:00pm­–8:30pm, Studio T
Carl Winter: Reveille – 9:00pm­–9:15pm, Studio T

Friday, May 05
Maj Britt Jensen: from the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel) – 7:00pm–7:45pm, Room B2540 
Lief Hall + Linnea Gwiazda: Un/Seen + flesh trace slip – 8:30pm­–9:15pm, Studio D

Saturday, May 06
Ian McFarlane: Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera – 7:00pm–7:30pm, Studio T
Carl Winter: Reveille – 7:45pm–8:00pm, Studio T
Lief Hall + Linnea Gwiazda: Un/Seen + flesh trace slip – 8:30pm­–9:15pm, Studio D
Aryan Borboruah: Chikage – 9:30pm­–9:40pm, Studio T

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU and SFU Galleries.

Aryan Borboruah
Saturday, May 06 at 9:30pm­–9:40pm
Studio T

The piece is about exploring the boundary between science and supernatural. Lyrics in 2 voices (male and female), 1 piano, 1 cello, accompanied by electronic sounds. The female protagonist is a mentally ill character who believes she is being haunted by a mythical demon. Halfway through the piece, time gets reversed and the male victim is brought back to life (Retrograde in the score). A short dance, conversations between characters in musical lyrics, implications of violence and mental issues are some ideas that are depicted in this musical piece of a tragic event between two lovers

Maj Britt Jensen
from the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel)
Thursday, May 04 at 7:00pm–7:45pm
Friday, May 05 at 7:00pm–7:45pm
Visual Arts Studio (Room B2540)           

How long has it been since you last visited a planetarium? Did you then think about the (dis)position of your body? The landscape? The passing of time? Did you close your eyes as to think about life and death for just a second? Did you actually realize how it feels in your body to permit those thoughts? Did you feel that infinite space within yourself? Or did you feel small in relation to the outer space? Did you open your eyes every now and then as to see if something had changed? This time you will be accompanied by a bewildering constellation of female voices.

Lief Hall + Linnea Gwiazda
Un/Seen + flesh trace slip
Friday, May 05 at 8:30pm­–9:15pm
Saturday, May 06 at 8:30pm­–9:15pm
Studio D

Un/Seen by Lief Hall

“The self is itself a multiplicity, a superposition of beings, becomings, here and there’s, now and then’s. Superpositions, not oppositions.” -Karen Barad

Un/Seen combines light, sound, movement and image to create a multidisciplinary performance work which explores self as a multiplicity acting at the intersections of physical and virtual being, actively shaping and being shaped by technology. This multimedia performance incorporates experimental techniques of music and dance co-composition, as well as choreography for camera, using embodied research practices as a means to develop concepts through movement and sound.

flesh trace slip by Linnea Gwiazda:

Spaces we’ve been and spaces we have yet to be. Spaces we recall and spaces remembered through stories. Memory invisible and memory felt; that shape us, that hold our bodies, that our bodies remember, that remember us. Through interdisciplinary movement, sound and performance, flesh trace slip investigates the body’s relationship to memory and space.

Ian McFarlane
Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera
Thursday, May 04 at 8:00pm­–8:30PM
Saturday, May 06 at 7:00pm–7:30PM
Studio T

Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera is an investigation into experimental methods of object animation, driven toward an object-oriented ontology of performance. Part theatrical puppetry, part kinetic noise orchestration, Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera is a series of living images that seek unexpected connections between body, sound and object. This work aims to question what is animate and what is animated. The objects become the players. Noise becomes the score. A storm gathers at the edge of the light, threatening to engulf the stage. Featured artists include: Patrick Blenkarn, Meaghan Cate, Shauna Griffin, Haylee Marx, Ian McFarlane, Jordan Zanni and Marcelo Vieira.

Carl Winter
Thursday, May 04 at 9:00pm­–9:10PM
Saturday, May 06 at 7:45pm–8:00PM
Studio T

Reveille is a four-channel interactive electroacoustic work for trumpet and laptop.  The chromatic melodies, alluding to eastern European lament chanting, trigger sampled clusters of timbrally modified trumpet. The title normally refers to military morning bugle calls, however in the context of this work it alludes more to the rude awakening of the human and mechanical carnage of battlefields at daybreak. Performed by JP Carter, trumpet, “trumpoon”.

Posted on 03 May 2017 in sca eventConcertSymposium

Portrait: Owen Underhill with Bozzini Quartet

part of the 2017 Bozzini Lab

10 May 2017 – 10 May 2017, 7:00pm
Offsite, Canadian Music Centre in BC, 837 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
Admission by donation

Portrait: Owen Underhill with Bozzini Quartet

Please join us for a performance of works by the SCA's Owen Underhill by the Bozzini Quartet.

String Quartet No. 1 (1974)
Northern Line – Angel Station (String Quartet No.2) (1996)

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Quatuor Bozzini and Owen Underhill led by recent SCA MFA graduate Ben Wylie, who hosts re:composition on Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO 100.5FM)

This concert is part of the 2017 Bozzini Lab at the SCA at SFU.

Bozzini Lab: Final Concert
16 May 2017, 6:30pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

The Bozzini Lab is an intensive workshop on composing for strings intended for young composers in the early to middle stages of their studies or artistic development. The goals of the workshop are to improve technical skills for contemporary writing for strings and string quartet, and to provide a supportive environment for visionary compositional ideas.

Since 1999, the Bozzini Quartet (Clemens Merkel; Alissa Cheung; Stéphanie Bozzini; Isabelle Bozzini) has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. Not content to parlay received wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos of risk-taking, and boldly venture off the beaten track. With rigorous qualitative criteria, they have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion.This has led to over a hundred and eighty commissioned pieces, as well as close to three hundred other premiered works. A Bozzini Quartet concert is an art happening, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.

15 December 2017

December SCA TOURS

with Dean Lastoria
12:00am, Tickets at the door.
01 Dec 2017 - 01 Dec 2017
TBA, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4