Curriculum Vitae

Sound Recording Commissions and Juried Compositions

2014

  • Vox Novus 60×60: Juried selection of 60 second compositions; works selected for the Radio Waves Mix (AeeYa!)
  • Findings/Trouvailles: commissioned to compose music (in collaboration with Lisa Butel) for choreographers Julie Lebel and Miriam Colvin’s Community Dance Project, sourcing text and voice from members of the dance group; funded by The Roundhouse

2013

MuseRuole–women in experimental music On the Air: juried selection of Peck Peck Peck: Crow Gossip [5:00 excerpt] for the “virtual jukebox on the air” (via soundcloud), introduced at Museion–Passage, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bozen–IT

  • Vox Novus 60×60: Juried selection of 60 second compositions; work selected for the Pacific Rim Mix (Just Like Humans)

2012

Vox Novus 60×60: Juried selection of 60 second compositions; works selected for the Canada Mix (Greenchain), Athena Mix (Music Box Opera), and Voice Mix (Just Like Humans)

2011

CRES/MAC/CFRO: Audio Art Volume 9 Commission to compose Peck Peck Peck: Crow Gossip [17:39], an impressionistic investigation of city crows; a sound collage of field recordings, original poetry, music and interviews

Vox Novus 60×60: Juried selection of 60 second compositions; work selected for the Canada Mix (But for a Moment)

2010

UnTwelve International Microtonal Music Competition: placed 2nd with Midnight on Mayne [4:58]

PeaceWorksNow: Commissioned to compose a promotional soundscape for the photography book Give Peace a Chance: John and Yoko’s Bed In for Peace by Joan Athey (Wiley, 2009)

2009

  • Sounds from the Weave–Electro-Acoustic Music by Women Composers: juried selection of Soviet Canada 1935 [edited version 10:00] for art exhibition and installation at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

One Cool World Magazine: juried selection of Kaspoit! [1:55 audio excerpt from performance] for Autumn 2009 issue CD insert, Vancouver, BC

2008

CRES/MAC/CFRO: Audio Art Volume 6 Residency to compose Soviet Canada 1935 [20:39], a sound collage and composition based on the life of Communist lawyer Elspeth Gardner in Vancouver, BC; interviews, songs, and original music

Electronic Music and Vocal Performances (selected)

2015

Art’s Birthday – CITR Radio Live performance: Frame Drag Trio (Ross Birdwise, Joe Rzemieniak, Soressa Gardner)–UBC, Vancouver

2014

Sonic TopographiesVancouver New Music Festival: Vancouver Electronic Ensemble (VEE) plays music by David Dunn–VCC Atrium, Vancouver

Quiet City: Frame Drag Trio (Ross Birdwise, Joe Rzemieniak, Soressa Gardner)–VIVO, Vancouver

Life Drawings: Frame Drag Trio with Biennale Artist in Residence, Hiraku Suzuki–Coal Harbour Community Centre, Vancouver

Word Whips (Pandora’s Collective): solo performance–Jewish Community Centre, Vancouver

Jeremy Todd’s Not Sent Letters and Guests: electronic music performance with poet Dennis E. Bolen –VIVO, Vancouver.

2013

Urban Sprawl: Orkestra Futura and VEE –Western Front, Vancouver

VOICE OVER mind Festival: collaboration with Gabriela Dharmoo (Montreal)–Western Front, Vancouver

2012

Music: the Invisible Art (Orkestra Futura)–Roundhouse, Vancouver

He[A]R Vancouver New Music Festival: electronic music and vocal performance with Janine Island (violin and electronics)–The Waldorf, Vancouver

Summer Dreams Literary Festival (sound/poetry collaborative performance with Dennis E. Bolen)–Trout Lake, Vancouver

Vancouver New Music Festival: Circuit Cabaret–Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver

2011

Taikotroniks presented by Vancouver New Music–Vancouver Playhouse

Language Noises 2 (VEE)–Vancouver Community Collage Atrium

Vancouver New Music Festival (VEE)–Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver

The Drive Project: Photography by Frank Vena, opening night performance with Dennis E. Bolen–Vancouver East Cultural Centre

An Evening of Word and Sound with Dennis E. Bolen –Vancouver Public Library

Galiano Island Writer’s Festival sound/poetry performance with Dennis E. Bolen

2010

Theatre for the Ears, Vancouver New Music Festival: AV performance of Cinema for the Ears: Hey! with Ross Birdwise and Victor Ballesteros –Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver

Art’s Birthday: Improvisational vocal and electronics performance with Prophecy Sun–Western Front, Vancouver

Phil Minton’s Feral Choir–Ironworks, Vancouver

Square Waves Music Festival–Vancouver

2009

Clamour | cocktails + dj+contemporary music: electronic music to accompany reading from the novel Kaspoit! by Dennis E. Bolen–Western Front, Vancouver

Square Waves Music Festival–Vancouver

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Applied Music (Classical Voice and Music Composition)–Vancouver Community College (2008)

Technical Sales and Marketing Diploma with Honours–BCIT (1987)

Faculty of Fine Arts (Theatre), first year and summer theatre program–University of Victoria (1984)

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

Richard Armstrong (Banff Centre for the Performing Arts and Vancouver workshops), Katherine Duncanson, Peter Hannan, Christian Zehnder, DB Boyco, New Orchestra Workshop Series.