Collide is Coming!

Exploring the intersection of music, science and media art

Continuum and Subtle Technologies join forces to experiment with music, media art and science with Collide, a groundbreaking cross-disciplinary presentation on Thursday, May 28 at the Theatre Centre. Combining the talents of leading Canadian scientists, media artists and composers, we explore deep space, the creation of icicles, the collision of cultures and more in a  hybrid presentation featuring live music, media art installations and the use of multiple rooms within the Theatre Centre.  The evening will have four components:

Ice:  Artist Fareena Chanda, composer Jimmie LeBlanc and scientist Stephen Morris engage a mobile audience with projections and live performance which explore the formation of icicles.

Colliding Galaxies – Colours & Tones:  Composer Nicole Lizée and astronomer Jayanne English create a time-based rendering of deep space photography, with Continuum’s ensemble articulating the emerging, sensory structure.  Co-commissioned by Edward Epstein and Daniel Cooper.

Therefore:  Acclaimed Canadian soprano Carla Huhtanen performs this work by Michael Oesterle, commissioned by Daniel Cooper and based on the life of Marie Curie.

Times Collide:  The results of two years of research and creation by media artist Jason Baerg, scientist Erin Fortier and composer James Rolfe has touched the globe from The Arctic Circle to Australia and has been steeped in cultural exchange, altered perceptions and fresh perspectives.

The journey behind this project – now three years in the making – has been a remarkable experience.  From the moment Continuum and Subtle Technologies assembled these teams at the Hexagram Institute in Montreal in April 2012, sound, images and original conceptualizations began to emerge.  These ideas have now fused into what has become one of the largest and most profound collaborations Continuum has ever undertaken.  I am excited to see the work of these exceptional composers, artists and scientists come to fruition at The Theatre Centre – it’s sure to be a unique concert experience!  

  • Collide
  • Thursday May 28, 8 pm
  • The Theatre Centre
  • 1115 Queen Street West
  • $30 adults / $20 seniors & arts workers / $10 students

Tickets are available online or at the door