Remy Siu & Paul Paroczai - Cancelled due to coronavirus

new notations - for [multi] player

Sunday 28 June 2020 • continuously from 11 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. • Open doors
Tiendschuur, Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Kasteelstraat 6, 3740 Bilzen

The audio-visual software instrument new notations - for [multi] player by Remy Siu and Paul Paroczai has been cancelled due to the Canadian measures regarding the coronavirus.

During AlbaNova ‘Lift Off’ you can discover new notations – for [multi] player, an interactive digital system designed to accommodate as many play-styles as possible. The work asks the players to explore a virtual space via hardware controls which transform their movement and actions to sound. Every performance will be different. A maximum of four players can explore this space together and collaborate with one another to sculpt an audio-visual performance.

new notations – for [multi] player rejects fixed paper scores, western notation, and traditional instruments for a mutable delivery system, game mechanics, and digital synthesis. As opposed to a one-way transmission of ideas from composer to score to performer, the system provides a space for the interests of the composer to be met—and interacted with—by the agency of the players.

Remy Siu 蕭逸南 (b.1990) is a composer and new media artist based in Vancouver, BC (located on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples).

Recently, his work has involved the construction of automated and variable performance apparatuses that employ light, sound, software, and the body. He is interested in creating friction and stakes between the performer, the interface, and the system through the use of game mechanics and failure. His output spans chamber music, dance, theatre, installations, and audio-visual work.

He actively creates with Hong Kong Exile, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Vicky Chow, Howie Tsui, Theatre Replacement, and others.

His work has been presented at PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver), The Music Gallery (Toronto), Centre for New Music (San Francisco), Power Station of Art (Shanghai), Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong), Vancouver Art Gallery, MUTEK Montreal, artsdepot (London), MATA (New York) Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht), The International Symposium On Electronic Art, and more.

Remy studied at Simon Fraser University Contemporary Arts with David MacIntyre, Owen Underhill, and Barry Truax. He has also studied with Rodney Sharman.

He is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Hong Kong Exile, the Director and Manager at the Gold Saucer Studio, and Curator-in-Residence at Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong.

During 2017-201X, he will be one of two Composers-in-Residence with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Canada). In 2019, he was nominated for the Gaudeamus Award.