The CEE: 2020 edition

Rose Bolton was back from her very productive leave of absence just in time to prepare for our residency at Carnegie Mellon University in February. David Sutherland has become an integral voice in the group and so the full sextet set off to Pittsburgh in February. Some amazing music happened in and around the seminars and workshops especially our collaborative performances with CMU’s Exploded Ensemble. The results of those sessions are being prepared for release.

Announcing a Residency at CMU

It’s been a loooong time since we posted anything… But that doesn’t mean we’ve been silent! 

We have begun an intense rehearsal schedule in preparation for a 4 day residency at Carnegie Mellon University! While there we will be performing and working with students sharing our techniques on composition, improvisation, synthesis and more.

We are grateful and excited for this opportunity and are looking forward to meeting the faculty and students at CMU!

We will be posting selected tracks from our rehearsals over the next little while. Here’s the first one which is actually the second one from our January 10th rehearsal:

Another October performance

October 13 was such a good time we can’t wait to get the new band at it again. This time we’re “at” the Southern Cross Room of the Tranzac, 10PM, Tuesday, October 24. PWYC. If you haven’t been to the Tranzac, this is a great chance to experience one of Toronto’s staunchest supporters of serious improvised music. As an example, the Tranzac hosts the Toronto Sound Festival, November 26 and 27, a  can’t-miss for Electro-heads. Great beer, too.

Info here: https://www.tranzac.org/

Or see their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/tranzac/

For TSF: https://www.torontosoundfestival.com/

Concert Announcement – October 13

The Canadian Electronic Ensemble was founded in 1971. It is the oldest continuous live-electronic group in the world. As we begin our 46th year, there are some new faces, and some older ones. Here’s a chance to get acquainted and re-acquainted with the CEE.

Friday, October 13, at 8:30PM, at the Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street. This will be the first appearance of the Quintet in Toronto, or in fact, anywhere. Get in on some history being made in the up-close-and-personal Chalmers Performance Space.
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

The CEE is: John Kameeel Farah, David Jaeger, Jim Montgomery, Paul Stillwell, David Sutherland.

CEE Performing at the Arts & Letters Club March 28, 2017

We are very happy to announce that we will be performing at the Arts & Letters Club Music Salon on March 28, 2017!  Joining us will be the amazing Andréa Tyniec – solo violin, and Jonathan Krehm – Clarinet.

Beginning at 8 PM with Andréa Tyniec, followed by Jonathan Krem at 8:20 and The Canadian Electronic Ensemble at 8:30 it promises to be an amazing evening of diverse works and sounds.

Hope to see you there!

CEE to Perform at The Toronto Sound Festival

We are very happy to announce that we will be performing on September 19 at the Toronto Sound Festival!  We will also be conducting a panel discussion on our method of live electronic instruments along with the instruments we use.

The Toronto Sound Festival is Canada’s premiere 2 day festival of synthesized sound!  There are workshops, talks, vendors, a Synthesizer Petting Zoo, Synthesizers, DIY projects, etc.  The evening concert is free, however, tickets for the two day conference are  available here.

CEE to Perform at Norma Beecroft’s Book Launch

Conversations with Post World War II Pioneers of Electronic Music

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 4-6pm
Location: The Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Admission: Free

Join the Music Gallery’s Artistic Director David Dacks in conversation with Norma Beecroft as she discusses her book and her exchanges with various composers from John Cage, Pierre Schaeffer, and Iannis Xenakis, to her Canadian counterparts including Barry Truax, James Montgomery, and Bill Buxton. The launch event will include an archival exhibit displaying images and news clippings from Beecroft’s career and the Canadian Electronic Ensemble will present a special performance.