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Music at Macaulay House

January 2, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Chill out after New Year’s with a live musical performance by Artist in Residence Sonia Paço-Rocchia. She will play a new composition created while here in Dawson City on hand made instruments. Double-Tranchant Double-Tranchant, meaning double-edged in French, is a solo show-installation for invented, found and automated instruments made with object that can cut, with real-time processing in a quadriphonic setting. A piece for musical saws, stemsaws*, automated circular saw blades*, automated mobile of knifes*, automated electric musical saws* and other sharp found instruments with a live electronics setup that is a subtle gradient between playing an electronic instrument and playing with an algorithmic “musician” using a concept of indirect control by layers of flexible automations. Double-Tranchant is a commentary on the contrast between the brute, the sharp and the flexible, the fascinating. This piece is a long term project that has recently received the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The residency at KIAC is to work on the code for the live electronics setup, working on the form of the show and composition in this really inspiring environment and to find some new sonic material with the help of Dawson community. * instruments invented by the artist Sonia Paço-Rocchia is an composer, sound installation artist, improviser, maker, creative coder, live electronics musician. Her work has been presented all over North America and Europe. Sonia Paço-Rocchia’s research is about sounds, timbres and forms. Composing, she broaden the variety of sonic possibilities either using new techniques, live electronics, invented instruments, found instruments or automated instruments. As for her work on the form, most of her work have visual elements as well as choices given to the players, or, in this case, to the automatons. Coder/Maker/Inventor, she makes automatons, web art, interfaces, digital instruments. Talented improviser, she uses a myriad of sound-makers, invented and automated instruments, voice and mostly bassoon, along with live electronics. www.musinou.net

Details

Date:
January 2, 2020
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Organizer

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
Phone:
867-993-5005

Venue

Macaulay House Artist Residence
Princess and 7th
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B1G0 Canada
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Website:
www.kiac.ca

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Artist In Residence Activities & Outreach

Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.

Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.

Check out the current Artists in Residence


Film Events

Film activities include film screenings, film selections, and more.

KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.


Exhibitions

Exhibition activities include gallery viewing hours, exhibition openings, artist talks, calls for submissions, and more.

ODD Gallery

The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.

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Confluence Gallery

The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.

Learn more about the Confluence Gallery schedule and calls for submissions


Kids & Youth Programs

Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.

Year-Round Programming

Kids and Youth (toddler to teen) programming ranges from music lessons (vocals, piano) to dance class (ballet, hip hop, and more), to hands-on workshops (pottery, screen-printing, animation and more) and is offered regularly throughout the year. KIAC strives to subsidize Kids & Youth programs as much as possible via grants and funding. Programming ranges from free Drop-Ins to registered weekly programs.

Youth Art Enrichment

Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14 – 18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.

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Performing Arts

Performing arts activities include: concerts, theatre and dance performances, open mics, radio broadcasts, special events, and more.

KIAC presents a year-round professional performing arts series in the beautiful second floor Ballroom that actively engages our community and provides inspiring performance opportunities for international, national, and regional artists in many disciplines. Our diverse programming includes jazz, classical, folk & roots, experimental, dance, theatre, and more.


Workshops

Workshops include: weekly drop-ins, registered programs, weekend workshops, and more.

KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).

Learn more about registration, upcoming courses, and outreach activities.