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Song – Government of the Canadian People

by on Apr.15, 2011, under Events, Music, Video

In these days, citizens of many countries are standing up against tyranny and oppression. Dictators are being toppled as the people take to the streets. In Canada, we still have the option of taking to the ballot boxes and in this election, we have a real and pressing need to do so.

Here is my song — sorry about the ad — I will record it again and post ad free as soon as I can. I have had to do this really quickly due to the work involved in my New York show next month.  UPDATE 2015 — New recording and film produced Vote Canada 2015

If the video above doesn’t work try this link

I will also fix the justification of the chords over the words.

Government of the Canadian People
C                G               C        F                G                                                       C
I don’t want to tell you how to vote, but I know what my choice will be
C                    G        C       F                G                                  C
Conservatives must loose the day for Canada to stay free!

F                        G             F                     G
Contempt for Parliament cannot win, that’s what makes me sing,
F                                   G                        F                  G
Canada has our royal queen, we don’t need a self-made king!

C                         G                        C           F            G     C
Steven Harper’s Government of Canada, please don’t let it be
C                             G            C            F             G             C
Yoko stood for her right to Imagine, Canadians, so should we

F                       G                                     C
This is the government of the Canadian people
F               G                C
Steven Harper has to go
This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go

F                                              G        F                    G
Precious rights and freedoms restore, Court challenges and so much more
Peroguing Parliament, secret government — we will take no more

C                    G                       C                    F          G                           C
The cuts to Arts, Status of Women and our made in US Environmental Plan,
C                G                        C             F             G                         C
Threats to CBC and Health Act, Canada can be destroyed by one man.

So many dirty decisions — a long list I would like to add,
I noticed all of the changes Canadians, it makes me mad!

This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go
This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go

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Rise Up, Fallen Angel

by on Mar.01, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Media, Music, Photography, Projects, Technology, Video

   The Call to Artists for Rise Up, Fallen Angel is now officially open. The deadline is April 15th, 2011. We are seeking still or moving images relating to the theme. Please fill out the form below to submit your work after reading the call to artists: Complete details of the call are available here. Translation available at bottom of post.

Rise Up, Fallen Angel will be exhibited at the Centre for Performance Research on Thursday, May 26 through Saturday, May 28th. There will be an artist’s talk by curator, Victoria Gibson on Saturday afternoon.

The exhibit will consist of three screens with projected images placed in a non-linear improvised narrative and music from Play the Moment Composers’ Collective.

IMPORTANT: There is no text or language in the images or audio content.

361 Manhattan Avenue
NY 11211

Please sign up to submit your work. You will receive a confirmation e-mail letting you know we have received the form. If your image or video is not on a site where it may be downloaded, then please e-mail a small copy of the image or a description of the video to vixmedia01 (at) gmail (dot) com. If you have a problem with the form on this web page, please try this link.

Thank you for participating in the show,

Please read the full Call to Artists before submitting — by submitting this form you understand and agree to the terms and conditions in the Rise Up, Fallen Angel International Call to Artists — please click on this link to view or download a pdf copy  RiseUP-FallenAngel_Call-to_Artists3

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Performance on Saturday

by on Feb.17, 2011, under Concerts, Events, Music

I will be singing with a improvising choir conducted by DB Boyco on Saturday, Feb. 19th at 6pm.

The event will be documented on video by an artist from Romainia who is commissioning it as part of a larger project. Everyone welcome to attend the event.

We are upstairs at the Western Front in the large hall.

303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5T 1S1

I have not been updating much lately as I have been very busy planning an important event.

All will be revealed very soon.

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Happy Holidays

by on Dec.20, 2010, under Events, Photography

To all of my family, friends, and those who might become friends,
I wish you the happiest of holidays and the brightest visions for the New Year!

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The 2010 Now Improvisation Workshops Concert

by on Dec.06, 2010, under Concerts, Events, Music

My latest composition, It’s The Same . . . But Different, will be performed as a work-in-progress at the Western Front, Vancouver

This performance is for everyone who ever wanted to see me use a megaphone!

I will be initiating and facilitating a spoken-word conduction with an improvising ensemble consisting of approximately ten musicians.

The rest of the program will be interesting too with over 20 improvising musicians playing more than 10 original, never before heard anywhere compositions!

It’s all FREE of charge!
Doors at 7:30pm
Concert at 8:00pm

Facebook Event Listing click here

Program of Events:

The New Orchestra Workshop Society Presents
The 2010 Now Improvisation Workshops

Conduction –
Playing Sound in Space Dave Todd
Phone Home Ken Tabata
Five Elements Thomas Anfield
Free improvisation –
For a Moment Roisin Adams
Computer Christopher Church Mike Dowler


X John Rogers
Landscapes Gary Wildeman
Kibitzing – A Muse in My Ear Ian Migicovsky
Seven Windows John Deely
Same/Different Victoria
Power of Three Brent Cross
Free/conduction/free –

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Headlands Arts Centre

by on Nov.23, 2010, under Photography, Travel

The beauty of this natural setting cannot be described too effusively. After spending a week in San Francisco, the quiet and natural setting is very restful at the Headlands Arts Centre in Marin County. I have been trying to spend time outside as I know it will be colder when I return home to Vancouver. This is a retreat, so internet is only available in the main buildings, not in the studio or houses and there is no cell coverage.

The studio that Lisle Ellis is sharing with me is a basketball court that we are re-purposing. I will provide photos when I have my hard drives, the internet and computer all in one place. Until then, here is a photo of Lisle rehearsing with the Oakland Active Orchestra. He is conducting the orchestra and teaching them his music.

When we first came to San Francisco, Lisle worked with this large ensemble and I am processing the video, but I also have a technical problem there as the Voltaic mt2s file conversion software is not working well on the new macbook. This seems to be a time of technical difficulties, so I am drifting away to more natural spaces. Sampled natural textures are the starting point for electronic explorations, video of oceanscapes will be projections. Photos of bleaching whalebones, the framework for digital art explorations. The computer is my lens, my palette and my delivery mechanism.

This month in the Bay Area has opened my eyes to new horizons and I am very grateful to Lisle Ellis for inviting me to share this time with him. I return to Vancouver November 27th.

Here are some photos from the American Thanksgiving at Headlands. What great food and friendship!

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EMPAC Workshop Video

by on Sep.18, 2010, under Events, Technology, Video

Thanks to Marlon of, there is a video of the workshop at EMPAC that I was a part of in August 2010!

The video shows some of the work in progress and the techniques that we used to develop the pieces.

I have been a member of Dance-Tech for about a year and I enjoy the great dance and technology videos and interviews. I was quite surprised to meet Marlon at EMPAC, but I was happy to be able to thank him in person for providing lots of interesting content.

Marlon also provided a link to a video documentary about Mark Coniglio’s work with Troika Ranch on their latest production, “Loop Diver”. I was touched by the devotion of the company to perfecting the production and the message of breaking free from our familiar loop patterns resonates with me.

Watch the video here

It was great to see the documentary, but it makes me want to see the full production. I hope is is presented again so I can see it!
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Protected: Lisle Ellis Trio

by on Sep.16, 2010, under Photography, Projects

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EMPAC – works in progress

by on Sep.03, 2010, under Design, Events, Immersive Environment Instrument, Media, Music, Open Source, Technology, Video

My first week in New York city has been so busy that I have not had much time to do a retrospective of my eventful week, from August 15th to 22nd at EMPAC in Troy, NY.

I am happy to report that I was successful in creating a “visual music” presentation on 3 screens with one of the aspects controlled in real time using gesture control.

Adafruit shipped my Arduino boards to EMPAC and I was able to research on the internet and receive help from others in the workshop to understand how to make the system work. I chose the infra-red distance sensor and used information from the Adafruit website to help me program the board. My trusty Ubuntu computer handled all of the Arduino code uploading while I ran the Isadora program on the Macbook.

My performance was thrilling for me, but I was inspired and informed by the work that everyone else in the class showed on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

The first work we saw was by Joff, a theatre instructor who has a company that puts on plays in Second Life. The work included a grassy field with images of human figures that were short videos. The figures would fade in, seem to be sleeping, then move in some way, then fade out. We were invited to interact with the figures, but I found it fascinating just to watch them.

It was eerie and engaging as an installation and Joff might develop it further as a performance or to be more interactive. (continue reading…)

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Collaborations – Tonight – 1 Night Only

by on Aug.12, 2010, under Concerts, Events, Music, Projects

Music and Spoken Word – Improvised, Intense and Infused with fun!

A variety of spoken word artistry provided by:
Max Kala
France Perras
Alice Hamilton
Eric Wyness
T Crane
Music provided by Paul Plimley, piano+guitar; Tommy Babin, upright bass; Phil Emerson, guitar and Victoria Gibson, notebook+vocals.

This event is part of a new summer festival presented by Visions Ouest Productions:
Un nouveau Rendez-vous d’été / A new Summer Rendez-vous

Jeudi 12 Août / Thurs. August 12, 2010

Auditorium Jules-Verne, Vancouver
5445 Baillie Street, Vancouver (at 37th Avenue, between Oak & Cambie,
close to Van Dusen Botanical Gardens). Skytrain Station 41st. Free parking.


Tickets : $16 presale online until 6 pm/ Prévente jusqu’à 18h00 ce soir
or $18 at the door

There are two more nights of the festival featuring:
Friday August 13, 8 pm:
Screening of (English subt.) – L’ENFANT PRODIGE / THE CHILD PRODIGY Luc Dionne
Admission: $10 Tickets sold online
Bande-annonce / trailer <>

Saturday August 14 – THE CLOSING NIGHT
(English subt.) – Sylvain Archambeault
Admission: $10 Tickets sold online
Bande-annonce/ <>

Followed at 10 pm by L’ÉTHÉÂTROPICAL with DJ Marc Fournier
Une célébration de l’été et un au-revoir à tous les artistes et bénévoles
qui ont participé à L’ÉTHÉÂTRE.

I will miss the extremely fun after party because I will be in New York city.

So you have to come to my show if you want to see me before I go.

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