Sunday, August 28, 2011

Boreal version: Sun Suckers

It's almost time to head out to Ontario to install this new work. There's just a bit of sound composition with the micro-controller programing to be done this week. Then prep the van, load up and roll!

Freshly glued waiting for the bases to be done.

Test set up in the lot at Atomic.

Close up of speaker assembly.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Under the "What I did Last Summer" umbrella is the creation of some photos with the people at Central Canadian Centre for Performance's online publication, Katalog.

WARNING! it's a big download because it's loaded with video.


ISSUE 3, VOLUME 1 - CALL TO ARMS: Shared Stage
Summer 2011

jaymez, Editor / Layout
Miss Lyndsay Ladobruk, Artistic Director / Videos
Christina Thompson, Staff Photographer
Selena Panchoo - Layout

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Cantus Borealis Broadcast on CBC

The Boreality Project continues with a broadcast and podcast on CBC radio.

" A few years ago, Prairie Fire Press teamed up with Manitoba Chamber Orchestra to launch a multidisciplinary arts project called Boreality. The first result of this collaboration is Cantus Borealis, an original composition for musicians and singers by Sid Robinovitch with words by Katherine Bitney and soundscape by Ken Gregory. The world premiere of Cantus Borealis occurred on April 13, 2011, performed by the MCO conducted by Scott Yoo and Winnipeg Soloists choir directed by Elroy Friesen. CBC Radio will broadcast this concert on Sunday, August 21 at 9:00 AM.

We invite you to tune in to CBC Radio 2 and listen to new music written to celebrate the boreal forest of Manitoba over all four seasons. You can also hear this work through CBC’s Concerts on Demand."

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Monday, August 15, 2011

in the studio; Gregory's Sunsuckers: Boreal version

I'm remodeling my sound installation Gregory's Sun Suckers for an outdoor exhibition at the Tree Museum near Gravenhurst Ontario. I'm in production mode making multiples of all the parts. Here's the previous post with more pictures.

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

random garden

9 lbs of heirloom tomatoes on one plant!

Nasturtium flowers about to burst open.

The first marigold flower


I learned how to use concrete this week to make parts for my Sunsuckers installation(see previous post) and decided to make a stepping stone with the leftover concrete.

on my bench

I am preparing a new version of my solar powered sound installation Gregory's Sunsuckers for an exhibition at the Tree Museum near Gravenhurst Ontario September 10 to October 27 2011. There's going to be 8 of these set up in a meadow at the site.

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Monday, August 01, 2011

candy making research continues!

So with the high humidity, high temperatures and almost windless day we(myself and Robert Pasternak) decided to spend the day in the kitchen cranking up the heat on some candy making research and development. The focus was on making some prototype lollies for Roberts
Jackson Pollicks project.

We had a great day fine tuning the process. Looking good!

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