CEE Residency at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music

It was an intense, eye-opening, tremendously satisfying four days, beginning with rehearsals with the Exploded Ensemble in the magnificently equipped Media Center and ending with a concert in the equally well-equipped Kresge Theatre.  A great treat was the addition of the brilliant improvising violinist Pauline Kim Harris (whose concert with Jesse Styles, guru of the EE, packed the club where they performed the previous evening. Pretty cool scene in Pittsburgh). We were very pleased that the concert included, as well as our collaborations with the EE, beautiful performances of Larry Lake’s Psalm for oboe and tape with Hannah Senft as soloist and David jaeger’s Sarabande for viola and live delay processing with violist Sara Frankel.  Along the way, we collectively presented the Steiner Lecture in Creative Inquiry and four workshops:

              Rose Bolton: Electronic Music making for Women and non-binary Individuals

              John Kameel Farah: Approaches to Piano Improvisation

              David Jaeger and Jim Montgomery: Composing with Electronic Instruments

              Paul Stillwell and David Sutherland: Modular Synthesis 101

The CEE concert performances and our collaborations with the EE are being prepared for release. We’ll let you know.

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:

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.

Bluffers Lookout Released Today 2014/04/22

Bluffers Lookout

 

2014/04/22

Today we are very proud to announce the release of our new studio album, Bluffers Lookout!

Almost 2 hours long, this live electronic music by the CEE is a collection of several recently composed and improvised pieces. It was recorded in the spring of 2013 with editing, mixing, and mastering taking place throughout the following year. It was a difficult time for us as Larry was sick and unable to join us on any of the sessions, however his influence is present in the creation of this music. We are pleased to share these compositions with listeners around the world.

We dedicate this album to the memory of our dear friend and CEE co-founder, Larry Lake (1943 – 2013).

You can listen and purchase at http://thecee.bandcamp.com.