Composed Environments - Sound Installations

Sound Documents

Sound and Music for Film and Radio Drama

Once Upon A Time
For two digital soundtracks, commissioned by the Western Front, Vancouver, Canada. Premiere: January 20, 2012, Western Front, Vancouver.
Fairytale written by Hildegard Westerkamp;
narrators: Caleb and Caius Martin-Ruebsaat; girl's voice: Sonja Ruebsaat.
For two digital soundtrack, commissioned by Vancouver New Music, Canada. Premiere: February 20, 2008, Vancouver East Cultural Centre.  
Liebes-Lied/Love Song
For cello and for eight digital soundtracks commissioned by Open Ears Festival, Kitchener. Premiere: April 30, 2005, Open Ears Festival, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.  
Für Dich-For You
For eight digital soundtracks, commissioned by the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, ZKM, Germany. Premiere: Febr. 11, 2005, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.  
Breaking News
For one digital soundtrack, commissioned by CBC Radio for its September 11 special programming.
Premiere: September 11, 2002, CBC Radio One
Like a Memory
For piano and two digital soundtracks, commissioned by Jamie Syer and the Valhalla Summer School of Music and was composed with the financial assistance from the Vancouver Foundation.
Premiere: Valhalla Summer School of Music, Silverton, B.C., August 16, 2002.
Attending to Sacred Matters (long and short version)
for two-channel tape, commissioned by the Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC).
Premiere (short version): Then, Now and Beyond, A Festival of Music by Women, Ottawa, January 27, 2002.
Into the Labyrinth
for 8-channel diffusion, commissioned by New Adventures in Sound, Toronto. Premiere: Gibraltar Point Arts Centre, Toronto Island, June 18, 2000.
Gently Penetrating Beneath the Sounding Surfaces of Another Place
for two-channel tape, commissioned by Groupe de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (GMEB), France. Premiere: India International Centre, New Delhi, October 21, 1997. Honorary mention, Prix ars electronica, Linz, Austria, 1998.
Talking Rain
for two-channel tape, commissioned by CBC Radio for Westcoast Performance. Radio Premiere: April 20, 1997.
for two-channel tape. Premiere: November 10, 1996, Vancouver East Cultural Centre.
Sensitive Chaos
for two-channel tape, commissioned by Winnipeg New Music Festival. Premiere: January 28, 1995, Winnipeg.
From the India Sound Journal
work in progress for spoken voice and two-channel tape. Premiere: June 22, 1993, Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Radio premiere: same date on "Wireless Graffiti", Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, Hildegard Westerkamp, voice.
Beneath the Forest Floor
for two-channel tape. Commissioned by CBC Radio for Two New Hours. Radio premiere: May 17, 1992. Recommended for Broadcast by the 4th International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music, 1992. Honorouble mention, Prix Italia 1994.
Breathing Room 3 - A Self Portrait
for spoken voice and two-channel tape. Premiere: May 19, 1991, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Hildegard Westerkamp, voice.
My Horse and I
for two-channel tape, with poem and reading by Sharon Thesen. Premiere: May 19, 1991, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver.
École Polytechnique
for 8 churchbells, mixed choir, bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion and two-channel tape.Commissioned by Montreal Musiques Actuelles/New Music America 1990. Premiere: Nov. 3, 1990, New Music America, Montreal.
Breathing Room
for two-channel tape. Commissioned by "Diffusion i MeDIA", Montreal, for the "Electro clips" CD. Premiere: Nov. 2, 1990, New Music America, Montreal.
Breathing Room 2
for two-channel tape, bottles and audience. Premiere: April 1990, Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey,B.C.
The Deep Blue Sea
for spoken voice and two-channel tape, a collaboration with Norbert Ruebsaat, text by Brian Shein. Premiere: March 30, 1989, Vancouver Art Gallery, Norbert Ruebsaat, voice.
Kits Beach Soundwalk
for spoken voice and two-channel tape. Premiere: March 30, 1989, Vancouver Art Gallery, Hildegard Westerkamp, voice.
Harbour Symphony
for six boathorns in St. John's Harbour, Nfld. Premiere: July 1988, Sound Symposium, St. John's, Nfld.
Music from the Zone of Silence: Desertwind * Meditation * The Truth is Acoustic
for one to four voices and two-channel tape. Premiere: July 1988, Sound Symposium, St. John's, Nfld.
Moments of Laughter
for female voice and two-channel tape. Commissioned by Vancouver New Music Society. Premiere: March 1988, Vancouver, Meg Sheppard, voice.
Cricket Voice
for two-channel tape. Premiere: June 1987, Community Arts Council, Vancouver.
Harbour Symphony
for over 100 boathorns in Vancouver Harbour, for opening of Canada Pavilion, EXPO '86. Commissioned by Canada Pavilion, EXPO '86, Vancouver. Premiere: May 1986, Vancouver Harbour.
His Master's Voice
for two-channel tape program note
Cool Drool
for spoken voice and two-channel tape. Premiere: February 1984, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Hildegard Westerkamp, voice.
A Walk Through the City
for two-channel tape, with poem and reading by Norbert Ruebsaat. Commissioned by Two New Hours, CBC Stereo. First Broadcast: April 1981.
Fantasie for Horns II
for French Horn and four-channel tape. Premiere: Music Gallery, Toronto, James MacDonald, French Horn 1979.
Fantasie for Horns I
for four-channel tape. Premiere: Western Front Gallery , Vancouver, 1978.
Familie mit Pfiff (Theme and Variations)
for two-channel tape. Premiere: Oct. 1976, Osnabrück, Germany.
Whisper Study
for two-channel tape. Premiere: Western Front Gallery, Vancouver 1975.
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At the Edge of Wilderness
A sound installation about ghosttowns in British Columbia, commissioned by the Western Front Society for the group show Industrial Ear, September 8-16, 2000; with the collaboration of photographer Florence Debeugny.
Soniferous Garden
A revised version of Part 4 of Nada-An Experience in Sound (1998), a sound installation of the sacred sounds of India, revised for Engine 27, New York, November 7?15, 2000.
Nada - An Experience in Sound
A sound installation about listening at the Mati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Janpath, New Delhi, India, December 10-25, 1998; with the collaboration of Savinder Anand, Mona Madan, and Veena Sharma; financial support: Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe Institut), Delhi.
Türen der Wahrnehmung (Doors of Perception)
a radio environment for Ars Electronica '89, Linz, Austria. Commissioned by Österreichischer Rundfunk and Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. First Broadcast: Sept. 1989, during Arts Electronica, Linz.
Coon Bay
a Westcoast environment for two-channel tape.
Zone of Silence Story
an acoustic environment for a group exhibition of the "Zone of Silence Project" at the Museum of Quebec in Quebec City, Dec. 1985/Jan. 1986, a collaboration with poet Norbert Ruebsaat
an acoustic environment for four-channel tape on the poetry of Norbert Ruebsaat. Commissioned by the Western Front Gallery for the "Music from the New Wilderness Festival". Premiere: February 1980, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver.
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One Visitor's Portrait of Banff
a series of radio pieces for "Radio Rethink: Art Sound and Transmission", The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. First Broadcast: March 12, 1992.
a two-hour sound document of the CEC Electroacoustic Days in Banff, Nov. 1989. Commissioned by the Banff Centre and produced for Community Radio Stations across Canada.
Voices for the Wilderness
a sound document of the first Stein Festival, held in the alpine meadows of the Stein watershed near Lytton, B.C., produced in collaboration with Norbert Ruebsaat.
Women Voicing
a sound document about women's music, for Musicworks 31, Toronto.
a sound document about Vancouver's streetmusicians. Commissioned by CFRO, Vancouver Co-operative Radio and CBC Radio. First Broadcast: Spring 1982.
Under the Flightpath
a sound document about life near the airport. Commissioned by the Hornby Collection, CBC Radio. First Broadcast, January 1981.
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Sound and Music for Film and Radio Drama
A Time of Love and War, film director, Sabrina Matthews, 2000
I Know, radio drama by Norbert Ruebsaat, produced by William Lane, CBC, 1998.
Bones of the Forest, film directors/producers Heather Frise and Velcrow Ripper, 1995.
Ranch, film directors/producers Steven Denure and Chris Lowry, 1985.
Still Sane, a film production by Women in Focus, Vancouver, 1985.
Streetkids, National Film Board, director, Peg Campbell, 1985.
One Woman Waiting, film director, Josephine Massarella, 1982.
This Borrowed Land, National Film Board, director, Bonnie Kreps, 1982.
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