Clinker | COMMISSIONS

CLINKER | COMMISSIONS

A VALID LINE | VECTOR RAILS | CLINKER + ADAM TINDALE
Music Perfromance commissioned by HIGH PERFROMANCE RODEO SOUNDASAURUS FESTIVAL 2010 CALGARY



VECTOR RAILS was commissioned to premiere their first work togther at the High Performance Rodeo Soundasaurus Festival on| January 22, 2010 at Epcor Centre, enginneered Air Theatre in Calgary, Alberta.
More Info Here

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TEKHNE | KARI MCQUEEN
Sound and Music Score commissioned by New Media Artist Kari McQueen


Tekhne will be a twelve month video and audio collaborative project based upon Kari McQueen's dual-role in the two week Interrarium Creative Residency (Banff Centre) as participant and media artist. McQueen's objectives are twofold: the first is to experience and observe the collective approach of an artistic intensive leading to creative breakthrough. After the residency, the second objective is the completion of six experimental shorts in collaboration with six audio artists, reflecting the collaborative processes of a creative residency. Clinker has been commisioned to create a sound and music score for one of Kari's Tekhne audio-visual shorts to be completed in 2009.

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INSIDE/OUT | SWITCH INTERACTIVE
Short Promotional Video for Switch Interactive - Vancouver - WEBSITE
Musical Score and Sound Design by Clinker
Artistic Direction and Animation by Myron Campbell

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ON THE OTHER SIDE... | 2008 INTERNATIONAL LEONARD COHEN FESTIVAL
Clinker Live Cinema Performance commissioned by the 2008 INTERNATIONAL LEONARD COHEN FESTIVAL



Clinker’s “On the Other Side...” explores Cohen’s continued romance with the light and dark inside our human experience. An audio-visual “deep listening” environment which draws from the vast depths of emotion written into the words and music of Leonard Cohen.

The lush bass tones of Cohen’s voice provide a point of departure for our journey inside Clinker’s cinema of sound and light. Drawing from years of experience in creating and manipulating music and audio, Clinker deconstructs and reassembles Cohen’s voice into surreal “bass-scapes” using his unique and sophisticated system of analogue and digital electronics. Clinker’s creation will bathe the audience in an array of Cohen’s “golden” vocal chords augmented with a connection between sonic and visual details. Specially designed sub-sonic sound frequencies (created from Cohen’s voice itself) reinforce the experience of extreme sound-movement through the body.


Running Time:42:00 - 60:00 minutes
with musical accompaniment approximately 52 minutes

Clinker will be touring On the Other Side throughout 2010...
If you are interested in booking a performance please contact
Clinker HERE

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CONTINENTAL IN[DI]VISIBILITY | curated by TJ NORRIS

Clinker was invited to create an audio piece to be broadcast on London-based ResonanceFM (www.resonancefm.com) which aired on Sunday, April 27, 2008. This was a "special edition" of the show 'Framework' produced by Patrick McGinley (aka Murmer) of Perruel, France.

For this invitational curator TJ Norris invited work from international composers cross the dividing lines of Asia, The Americas, Oceania and Europe. The works presented are generated from or within a visual/space context, works that somehow use kinetics, or are related to film/video work, or have been used in an installation context. The sounds presented as part of 'Continental In[di]visibility' form an invisible bond between those working with an a/v context bringing about a deeper listening and visualization experience for listeners. You can either stream (for up to one week) or listen live. Invited artists and contributors include: skoltz_kolgen, Brume, Seth Nehil, Yann Novak, Pe Lang + Zimoun, Ethan Rose, Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila, Gal, Clinker, Steve Peters, and Richard Francis.



The piece entitled "Provodyty - A New Terrain" was also selected for the Dragon's Eye Recordings Third Anniversary Compilation FREE Digital Release - Available HERE

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DIRT | NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
Feature Film - 2008, 82 min
Directed by Meghna Haldar
Musical Score and Soundscapes composed by Clinker




"What is it about feeling dirty that shames us into silence and disgust?" asks director MEGHNA HALDAR in the feature documentary DIRT. From the slums of Kolkata to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to a barbeque joint in Central Texas - everyone has a different story. DIRT isn't just a four letter word, it contains a world of meaning spanning the divine to the profane. A quixotic odyssey into all things unclean, featuring animation to make Hieronymus Bosch blush, tracks from GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR and an experimental soundscape by CLINKER, DIRT digs deep to illuminate the positively filthy experience of being human.

http://www.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=53616

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PROVODY | VAGUE TERRAIN DIGITAL ARTS JOURNAL - MINIMALISM - WINTER 2006 EDITION
Clinker Audio Piece + Essay commissioned by Vague Terrain Digital Arts Journal
WEBSITE

Clinker's Provody was originally created as an audio piece for release in Vague Terrain's Winter 2006 Journal focused on Minimalism. He was also invited to write an essay contextualizing his work in this field which can be downloaded HERE.



PROVODY | LIVE CINEMA

CLINKER’s Provody began as a commissioned audio piece for Vague Terrain's Digital Arts Journal 2006 feature on Minimalism. In 2007 it evolved into a full Live Cinema with a focus on creating a live synchresis between audio-visual events with no pre-programmed computer or MIDI synching. All A/V “connections” were made possible organically through the use of various layering/phasing/video mixing technics and unique to this piece, vocal microphone “pulses” - which triggered real-time video effects.

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BRONZE AGE | ISABELLE ROUSSEAU - AU MASS THEATRE
Music Score, Sound Design + Live Performance commissioned by Interdisciplinary Artist/Director Isabelle Rousseau



Created and performed by Isabelle Rousseau, Bronze Age was the second production of Au mass theatre, the piece is about dreaming of a world beyond words.

Set in an interactive black and white paper environment, the production is designed by Marissa Kochanski; music and sound are by Gary James Joynes aka Clinker, performing live; and Julie Plourde, Filmmaker. Visual poetry, computer animation, movement and digital sound render life to a Paper World in the Dr Seuss-ish story of a girl looking for the place where words are born.

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TRIMIX | curated by TJ NORRIS

Clinker was commisioned to create a video for Teilmenge 24 by Asmus Teitchens for the
triMIX | Tribryd Installation Soundtracks Deconstructed CD + DVD released in 2007 by Innova Recordings.
WEBSITE



A living archaeology of Portland, Oregon, would include its abandoned shipyards and warehouses, its layers of graffiti, and industrial detritus. Through the lens and imagination of artist TJ Norris, however, it takes on a sumptuous other-worldliness. He has unpeeled its ever-evolving history — of culture and place — in a set of three gallery installations together dubbed Tribryd. ‘Trimix’, this CD/DVD set, now re-imagines those events in yet another light.
TJ asked eleven international sound artists, including such underground stars as Scanner, SETI, and Asmus Tietchens, to create electronic works that would accompany him on his photo journeys around the industrial Pacific Northwest. These sounds were then remixed and became an intrinsic part of the installations, along with three new video works by Sue Costabile, Ryan Jeffery and Clinker.

The emptiness and beauty of the urban landscape is captured in TJ’s artwork:
“In the past five years I have witnessed much change along the Willamette River as it snakes through the central core of the city into new neighborhoods like South Waterfront. As it parts the compass on its two sides, the mighty body of water provides a front for contemporary surveyors to find old and new layered evidence, a history of change. I've photographed under the many bridges, into train depots and many in-between spaces to unlock the secrets and roar of their giant silence.”
Even if you have never been down a back alley in Oregon you will find these sound and visual works resonating deep into the psyche, insistant timeless nature among the concrete.




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