About

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Hello.

Most people know me as either a composer, a musician, a music/audio technologist, a teacher and/or a practice-based researcher.

Currently, I am doctoral student at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in collaboration with the Knowledge Media Design Institute and the Digital Dramaturgy Lab at the University of Toronto (Canada). I am also currently working as a Research Assistant across multiple disciplines — digital dramaturgy, perceptual artifacts design and biomedical simulation. Much of this work focuses on the methods and practices of sonic information and interaction design.

The central focus of my doctoral research examines what happens when artists use data (whether ‘big’ or ‘small’ data) as the primary material for creating live performances. How are the existing methods, practices, and aesthetics of information design adapted to the making of performances involving living, human beings? What is the potential impact of such ‘data performance’ experiences on audiences, participants, and communities?

Since 2000 or so, I have worked as a sessional instructor in electroacoustic music technology and composition at Wilfrid Laurier University and a freelance creative artist/performer with a variety of companies, including bluemouth inc and Vertical City Performance.

As a musician and composer, my creative output continues to include immersive and participatory performances to soundscape design and electroacoustic music for theatrical and inter(/en)active media environments. As my composition studio’s output continues to evolve and expand, most new works will be released through SoundCloud.     

Curriculum Vitae

RESEARCH PROFILE
Data-driven performance, generative and interactive music systems for live performers, interdisciplinary art practices, electroacoustic music composition, soundscape design and dramaturgy, immersive environments, site-specific theatre, audience-performer relationships, music and sound design for theatre.


DEGREES
Ph.D. (In progress) Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies / Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto
M.F.A. School for Contemporary Art, Simon Fraser University, 1995
Hon.B.Mus. Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1991

EMPLOYMENT (ACADEMIC)
Previous Position (2000-2013)
Undergraduate: Faculty of Music / Wilfrid Laurier University

EMPLOYMENT (RESEARCH)
2016 Research Assistant
/ Biomedical Simulation Lab, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
2016 Research Assistant
/ Perceptual Artifacts Lab, Ontario College of Art and Design University
2013-present Research Assistant / Digital Dramaturgy Lab, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto

EMPLOYMENT (TECHNICAL)
2000-2013 Electronic Music Studio Supervisor
/ Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University
2005-2011 Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab Instructor / Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University

EMPLOYMENT (ARTISTIC PRACTICE)
Theatre / Performance / Collaborations
2016 Instrument Designer, Performer, Improvisor / Finger Performance
— performance: Finger 30.01.16, Laurier New Music Festival, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
2015 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: It Comes In Waves. Performed: Gibraltor Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto
2014 Composer, Sound Designer and Technical Operator / Vertical City
— production: 2YouTopia. Performed: Nathan Philips Square, as part of Nuit Blanche (2014), Toronto
2014 Sound Design Collaborator / DNA Theatre
— production: Red Light, Green Light. Performed Toronto, ON: Theatre Centre
2013 Composer, Sound Designer and Technical Operator / Vertical City
— production: YouTopia. Performed: Glen Morris Studio Theatre, Toronto, ON
2013 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Stay (A)Wake: A Field Guide to Strip Poker. Performed: Summerworks Festival Live Arts Series, Toronto
2012 Sound Designer / Margaret Krawecka
— production: The Hunger. Performed: Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Toronto; Harvest Festival, Burk’s Falls, ON (2012)
2011 Sound Designer and Technical Operator / Hopscotch Collective
— production: Swimmer (68). Co-created with Ker Wells and Bruce Barton. Performed: Toronto, ON.
2010 Composer, Sound Designer and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
production: The Sea Museum/Le Musée de la mer. Performed: Crossing the Line Festival, French Institute Alliance Française), New York
2010 Sound Designer and Performer / Finger Performance Trio
— production: Habit@t, SoundPlay, Wychwood Barns, New Adventures in Sound, Toronto
2010 Composer, Sound Designer and Technical Operator / Angela Rawlings and Ciara Adams
— production: Salle du Rêve / Centre for Sleep and Dream Studies. Performed: Levack Block (2010); Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto (2011)
2009 Composer and Sound Designer / Inter Arts Matrix
— production: Cocktail Party Effect. Performed: National Ballet of Canada Fundraiser, Toronto
2008 Sound Designer, Co-Creator, Musician, Arranger and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Dance Marathon. Performed: Toronto (2008); Cork, UK (2009); Vancouver, BC (2010); New York City (2011); Melbourne, Australia (2011); Launceston, Tasmania (2011); Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK (2011); Barbican Center, London, UK (2011); Toronto (2012); Norwich, UK (2013); Halifax, NS (2014); Bristol, UK (2015); Potsdam, DE (2015)
2008 Sound Designer and Technical Consultant / Independent Aunties
— production: Breakfast. Performed: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto*
2008 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: How Soon Is Now? at the Irondale Centre in Brooklyn, New York
2007 Sound Designer and Technical Consultant / DNA Theatre
— production: I of the Beholder. Performed: Toronto**
2007 Sound Designer and Technical Operator / Angela Rawlings/Theatre Commutiny
— production: Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists Performed: Toronto
2006 Sound Designer and Technical Operator / DNA Theatre
— production: Ballet Bagatelle. Performed: Toronto
2006 Co-Creator and Performer / Radio Theatre ensemble w/ Anna Friz, Richard Lee, Christine Duncan
— production: Radio Theatre I & II. Performed: Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto
2005 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Lenz. Performed: Carlton Arms Hotel, New York City
2005 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: How Soon Is Now? Performed: Theatre Centre, Toronto.
2004 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: The Memory of Bombs. Performed: Toronto.
2003 Co-Creator, Sound Designer and Technical Operator / w/ Cameron McKittrick
— production: Rover: a guerilla’ audio performance. Performed: Open Ears Music Festival, Kitchener
2003 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Something About a River Trilogy. Performed: multiple locations, Toronto.
2003 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Something About a River: What The Thunder Said. Performed: Summerworks Festival, Toronto; Sitelines Festival, New York City (2006).
2003 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Something About a River: Death by Water. Performed: Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto; Brooklyn (2008).
2002 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Something About a River: The Fire Sermon. Performed: Metro XXX Theatre, Toronto.
2002 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Lenz. Performed: Gladstone Hotel, Toronto.
2001 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: Ceasefire. Performed: Summerworks Festival, Toronto.
2001 Composer and Sound Designer / bluemouth inc.
— production: Pas Avec Espoir, Pas Sans Espoir. Performed: Theatre Passe Muraille., Toronto
2000 Composer, Co-Creator, Sound Designer, Musician and Technical Operator / bluemouth inc.
— production: American Standard. Performed: Ted’s Wrecking Yard, Toronto; Freeman’s Barbershop, New York City (2007)
2000 Writer, Co-producer / audio documentary with Darren Copeland
— production: Toronto Sound Mosaic. Performed: Sound Travels Concert Series, Toronto
1999 Creation and Production / NUMUS Concerts
— production: The Audio Waiters: guerilla audio performance. Performed: Waterloo
1999 Composer, Designer and Conceptualizer / Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound
— production: A Soniferous Garden: community-based, outdoor music-theatre performance. Performed: Kitchener, ON.
1998 Production Designer, Director and Music Arranger / Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound
— production: Gavin Bryars’s The Sinking of The Titanic. Performed: Kitchener, ON

Solo works / performances
04/2013 Composer and percussionist / solo electroacoustic
Performed: Musideum, Toronto
05/2012 Composer and performer / solo electroacoustic
Performed: Cherry Blossom Promise Party, High Park, Toronto
03/2012 Composer and percussionist / solo electroacoustic
Performed: Promise Chamber, Toronto (performance)
09/2011 Sampler Artist-Performer / Redwirearchangel ensemble
Performed: Guelph Jazz Festival, Toronto
09/2010 Sound Artist / Art Gallery of York University
— production: Shhh! — a sound installation for public spaces. Presented: Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
06/2010 Sampler Artist-Performer
/ Redwirearchangel ensemble
Performed: Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto
05/2010 Composer and performer / solo electroacoustic
Performed: Cherry Blossom Promise Party, High Park, Toronto
03/2010 Composer and percussionist / solo electroacoustic
Performed: Promise Chamber, Toronto (performance)
05/2009 Composer and performer / solo electroacoustic
Performed: Cherry Blossom Promise Party, High Park, Toronto
07/2005 Sound Artist / solo installation
— production: Still(ness) Ringing (sound installation), New Adventures in Sound Art/Sound Travels, Toronto
05/2004 Writer and Producer / CBC Radio “Out Front” & Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art
— production: In Silent Time. Performed: Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto.
05/1995 Sound Artist / solo installation
— production: Glazed Soundscapes – a computer-interactive sound installation (Master’s Thesis) Presented: Teck Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

PUBLICATIONS
ARTICLES
Published
(As co-writer)
“Immersive Negotiations: Binaural Perspectives on Site-Specific Sound.” In Performing Site-Specific Theatre. Ed. Joanne Tompkins and Anna Birch. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. 182-200. (Co-author Bruce Barton).
“Please Dress Warmly and Wear Sensible Shoes,” with Bluemouth Inc. Environmental and Site-Specific Theatre. Andrew Huston, ed. Critical Perspectives in Canadian Theatre in English, vol. 8, Playwrights Canada Press, Toronto, 2007.

(As subject)
Barton, Bruce. “Coherent Confusion and Intentional Accidents: bluemouth inc.’s Dance Marathon.” Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada [Online], 32.2 (2011): n. pag. Web. 5 Oct. 2015
Kennedy, Chris. “With an Ear for Gesture: Richard Windeyer immerses the listener“, Musicworks: Explorations in Sound, issue 107 (Summer 2010): 16-23
Barton, Bruce. “Still Ringing: Sounds Collaborative” Canadian Theatre Review, issue 129 (Winter 2007): 25-29.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Papers presented
05/2016 “Staging Big Data: Examining the Potential of Data Artists and Scientists in Verbatim Theatre”, Verbatim Theatre at the Crossroads of Community: How Real Words, Bond, Bend, and Break Social Cohesion (Curated Panel), Canadian Association for Theatre Research, University Of Calgary
02/2016 “Of Accuracy and Aesthetics: Staging realities through the performance of Big Data”, Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT 2016): Staging Realities, University Of Toronto
02/2016 “The Performing Heartbeat : Staging Cardiovascular Realities,” with Sebastian Samur, Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT 2016): Staging Realities, University Of Toronto
11/2015 “Tinnitus Portrait Project: Speculative prototypes for audible and immersive biomedical portraiture”, Tuning Speculation III: (in)audible (im)possibilities, Toronto (Canada)
08/2015 “Punchcard Rewind: Real-time audience participation meets electroacoustic music performance in a recent performance of Udo Kasemets’ “Tt (Tribute)” with Adam Tindale, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Toronto
06/2015 “Moi qui parle à moi-même dans le numérique – Auditory Alienation and Liberation for the Intermedial Performer”, Bodies On Stage: Acting Confronting Technologies Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
“Improving Older Adults’ Online Security: An Exercise in Participatory Design.” With Cosmin Munteanu, Calvin Tennakoon, Jillian Garner, Alex Goel, Mabel Ho, Clare Shen, and Richard Windeyer. In Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). 2015.

Invited lectures
11/2012 “Designing Sound for the Intermedial Stage” Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto
11/2010 “A survey of recent audio works” Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University
03/2009 “Designing Sound for the Intermedial Stage” Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto, University of Toronto
09/2008 “A survey of recent audio works” Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Queens University
02/2005 “Designing Sound  for Site-specific Performance” Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo

Invited presentations/performances
05/2015 “Stare. Print. Blue.: Voyeuring the apparatus” with the Digital Dramaturgy Lab, Digifest, Toronto
03/2015 “Tt”, Opening Up the Space: A Festival in Music and Theatre, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto
03/2015 “Jing@JuKaraoke” with the Digital Dramaturgy Lab, Structures of Digital Feeling Symposium, University of Buffalo, Techne Institute
02/2015 “Jing@JuKaraoke” with the Digital Dramaturgy Lab, Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto, University of Toronto
05/2014 “Back to your feet: theatrical success stories in audience participation” with bluemouth inc. theatre company, Subtle Technologies Festival, Toronto
02/2014 “From my (global) village I see as much—Walking inside a poem” with the Digital Dramaturgy Lab, Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto, University of Toronto
01/2012 “Swimmer (68)” with Bruce Barton, Beyond Sound New Music Festival, Faculty of Music University of Toronto
09/2006 “Please Dress Warmly and Wear Sensible Shoes: Site-specific Performance” Collision Symposium 2006: Inter-arts Practice and Research, University of Victoria
09/2006 “GOLDBERG: a mixed-media exploration of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations”, with Cameron McKittrick and Leslie Wyber, Collision Symposium 2006: Inter-arts Practice and Research, University of Victoria
11/2006 “Still Ringing” (sound installation) School of Music, University of Windsor

Conference Panel Participation (Invited)
01/2016 — (Chair) ’Future Music’ Laurier New Music Festival, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
08/2015 — (Chair) ’Algorithmic Creation’ Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Canadian Music Centre, Toronto
01/2012 — ‘The Age of Multimedia: Interactions Between Arts in Modern Culture’, Beyond Sound New Music Festival University of Toronto
02/2006 —”Adapting the Experimental”, Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto
05/2004 —  “Deep Wireless Commissioned Composer’s Panel” Radio Without Boundaries Conference, Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto

Workshops
03/2013 — “Collective Creation: The Pluralized Director”, with bluemouth inc., Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto
10/2011 — “Collective Creation: The Pluralized Director”, with bluemouth inc., The Barbican Centre, London, England.
05/2007 — “Collective Creation: The Pluralized Director”, with bluemouth inc., Toronto.

Colloquia (Invited)
10/2013 — “Sounding YouTopia: A Conversation with Vertical City” with Bruce Barton, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Colloquia Series, University of Toronto.
04/2012 “Binaural Negotiations and Perceptual Play: Sound Design in Site-Specific Theatre” with Bruce Barton, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Colloquia Series. University of Toronto.

TEACHING
Undergraduate courses taught (2000-2013)
MU160/260/360/460: Music Composition
MU251T: Music and New Technology
MU252: Electroacoustic Music Composition
MU371: Contemporary Music Since 1975
MU380U: Sound Recording
MU462: Contemporary Music Since 1945

As Teaching Assistant
(Currently)
DRM386 — Special Topic: Utopia, Dreams, Intermediality
DRM403 — Performance III

(Previously)
Film Music, Simon Fraser University
Music Theory, Simon Fraser University
Issues in Fine and Performing Arts, Simon Fraser University

EVENT ORGANIZATION
2003 Sound Installation Coordinator, Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound, Kitchener, ON
2001 Sound Installation Coordinator, Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound, Kitchener, ON

FUNDING RECEIVED
Scholarly Research Awards
2016 SSHRC Doctoral Award

Artistic Research grants awarded
2013 Toronto Arts Council Media Artists Project Grant (project: Tinnitus Portraits)
2005 Canada Council Media Arts Research Grant (project: Twitch Frame)
2005 Toronto Arts Council Project Grant (project: TapTrap)

Travel Grants awarded
2015 SGS Conference Travel Grant
2015 CDTPS Conference Travel Grant

AFFILIATIONS
Academic
Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR)
Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC)
Canadian Association for Sound Ecology (CASE)

Professional (Artistic Practice)
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

Discography
2008 “The National Exit Strategy” / Safety Sleeper Six
2008 “Power Play” (w/ Richard Lee, Christine Duncan, Anna Friz), Deep Wireless 5 Radio Art Compilation
2005 “Twice Around the Earth – an experiment in listening” (compilation, Chris Cutler (producer) / Recommended Records
2005 “Something About A River”
2005 In Silent Time / Deep Wireless 2 Radio Art compilation
2005 Pas Avec Espoir, Pas Sans Espoir” / Deep Wireless I Radio Art Compilation
1998 Postcard From Oxbow Lake” / Whose Forest? Benefit CD compilation, Hornblower Recordings

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