CEE Book Party and Performance, October 19

The Canadian Electronic Ensemble (CEE) and the Canadian Music Centre – Ontario region co-host the book launch of An Orchestra at My Fingertips: A History of the Canadian Electronic Ensemble by Dr. Alexa Woloshyn.

Published this summer by McGill-Queens University Press, An Orchestra at My Fingertips is the first detailed study of the history, music and legacy of the CEE. Covering the Ensemble since its inception, and drawing on extensive interviews with group members, Alexa Woloshyn provides unique insight into the musicians that make up the group as well as analysis of the CEE’s compositions, commissions, and improvisation and performance practice. An Orchestra at My Fingertips speaks to the global development and transformation of live electronic music through the history of a group that has been a consistently innovative voice in Canada and beyond.

Join us for live improvisations by the CEE and a discussion of Dr. Woloshyn’s book with the author.

Tickets are PWYC and reservations are requested. Here’s the direct link: Buy: CEE Book Party and Performance – Thursday, October 19, 2023 (salesforce-sites.com)

Thursday, October 19, Chalmers House, Toronto
Door: 7:30pm, Performance: 8pm. PWYC. Cash bar.

CEE at the IMOO Fest, October 13

The CEE quartet will be closing out the first night of the 2023 installment of Ottawa’s IMOO Fest on Friday, October 13 at 10 pm. Details on the full festival location, artists and performance times are available on their website: https://www.improvisedmoo.com/imoo-fest-2023/

This iteration of the quartet will include John Kameel Farah, David Jaeger, Jim Montgomery and David Sutherland. If you find yourself in the Ottawa area, check it out; the festival presents a stellar line-up of excellent improvisers.

New Album! Pass the Track now available on Bandcamp

Pass the Track, the CEE’s newest album, will be available on Bandcamp starting Friday, April 7. 2023. On the first Friday of a month throughout 2023, bands will receive 100% profit from their sales made on the platform – forgoing all fees that would typically be taken out.

In March of 2020. The COVID pandemic was becoming entrenched. As the reality of social isolation and physical distancing set in, we decided to try doing some music while maintaining our isolation. The result: the PtT project. Tracks were recorded by each CEE member, and then passed on to the others. Here’s the order of track creation for each part of the project:

PtT-1: Paul, John, Jim, Rose, David J., David S.
PtT-2: Jim, David S, Rose, David J, John, Paul
PtT-3: David S, Rose, David J, John, Paul, Jim
PtT-4: Rose, Paul, John, Jim, David S, David J.
PtT-5: John, David J, Paul, David S, Jim, Rose
PtT-6: David J, Jim, David S, Paul, Rose, Joh

Please check out the album: https://thecee.bandcamp.com/album/pass-the-track

CEE gets the modular treatment

The Canadian Electronic Ensemble is the featured artist on Modulisme, a web site, blog and magazine created and maintained in France by Philippe Petit.

Here’s the link: https://modulisme.info/session/53

There’s wonderful stuff here in all three formats and it will reward an extensive browse after, of course, you’ve enjoyed the CEE. All the audio tracks are previously unreleased material. Enjoy.