Continuum gets a Jump Start

Ryan Scott rings in the new year

Happy New Year from Continuum!

2013 is getting off to an exciting start as we gear up for Jump Start, our electronically charged concert on February 10th with NAISA (New Adventures in Sound Art).  This not-to-be-missed event will transform the Citadel performance space into an electro-acoustic powerhouse:  Continuum’s ensemble will be backed by 18 speakers installed by NAISA’s Darren Copeland, including a giant subwoofer beneath the audience!

Included on the program is Talking Down the Tiger, a duo for multi-percussion and “live-looping” by Andrew Stanliand which I commissioned for the 2010 Cooldrummings International Percussion Festival hosted by Soundstreams.  The featured “instrument” on this piece is the ARC-16 Prototype (see it here), an electro-acoustic interface which allows the user to capture sounds, manipulate them and re-broadcast them through a surround sound system (thus – live-looping). What Andrew is able to do with the many sounds of the percussion setup is incredible (you can hear excerpts on the Jump Start video); Andrew will join me on stage on February 10th, standing next to a massive percussion setup, reacting to and transforming the very complex written material which I perform.

Read about my experience in Newfoundland with the ARC-16, along with my interview with Andrew, here.

Jump Start features Talking Down the Tiger along with world premieres from Rose Bolton, Scott Smallwood and Scott Wilson, and a piece selected from our most recent international Call for Scores by Austrian composer Daniel Mayer.

  • Jump Start
  • Sunday, February 10, 8 pm
  • The Citadel, 304 Parliament Street
  • $30 / $20 / $10
  • Tickets available at the door or online