CEE 50: A Hybrid Symposium Celebrating

October 8, 2022 9:00 AM–October 8, 2022 5:00 PM

4919 Frew St.
CFA 111
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
College of Fine Arts
Carnegie Mellon University

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CEE 50: A Hybrid Symposium Celebrating the Canadian Electronic Ensemble’s History & Legacy
Join us in person at the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (CFA 111) and Zoom


Fifty years ago, on May 15, 1972, four young University of Toronto graduate music students officially debuted as the Canadian Electronic Ensemble (CEE). With a commitment to electronic timbres and experimentation, collective music-making, live performance, improvisation, and composition, the CEE joined the bastion of live electronic groups worldwide (e.g., Stockhausen Ensemble, Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, and Musica Elettronica Viva) and advanced electronic music-making in Canada. Electronic sounds and technologies proved to be a seemingly endless universe of exploration for the CEE. After decades of concerts and tours across Canada, notable tours and performances in the United States and Europe, several albums, and numerous commissions, collaborations, and residencies, the CEE remains committed to its core values through performances and recordings.


This symposium celebrates the CEE’s history and legacy as well as electronic music making more broadly.
Sessions overview:
  •       “Histories,” which journeys back to the 1970s and 80s
  •          “Long-Distance Electronic Music,” which includes recent projects and future possibilities
  •        Pittsburgh electronic musicians discuss communities of music-making; featuring Lauren Goshinski, slowdanger, and Michael Johnsen of Pittsburgh Modular
  •        Canadian Electronic Ensemble panel

Those in the Pittsburgh area are welcome to attend in person in the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (CFA 111).

The symposium schedule and other details can be found here: http://alexawoloshyn.com/index.php/cee-50-symposium-2/
Send any questions or concerns to Alexa Woloshyn: awoloshy@andrew.cmu.edu
This event is made possible with logistical support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.