The Canadian Electronic Ensemble

February 26, 2020 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
College of Fine Arts, Room 111
Carnegie Mellon University

Steiner Lecture in Creative Inquiry
Co-presented with the School of Music
Since 1971, the Canadian Electronic Ensemble (CEE) has been innovative in designing and implementing electronic technologies to serve real-time collective creativity. Almost fifty years since their first concerts, the CEE is still at the forefront of live electronic music. Using old (and new) analog instruments, laptop computers, standard instruments, found sound, field recordings, and in fact anything electronic, they continue to cut a sonic swath through the ears of the world.


As the CEE approaches its 50th anniversary, the members reflect upon decades of live electronic music-making. The CEE articulates the threads of their creative practice that persist through changing personnel, collaborators, and technologies while speculating on their own sonic future.


This event has been organized by School of Music Assistant Professor of Musicology Alexa Woloshyn. For more information on CEE’s residency at CMU, please visit Prof. Woloshyn’s website here.