Tops
Nov
1
Mar 31

Tops

TOPS (working title) is a new project of mine, conceived of as an electro-mechanical sculptural sound composition and performance tool comprised of 40 modified tin harmonic tops, each controlled via a set of linked Arduino microcontrollers.

This project was recently funded by the BC Arts Council and is currently in production. I expect to have a prototype completed in the next few months.

Both Sides Now
Nov
2
Jan 31

Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now is an interactive video installation by Julie Gendron that is currently in development. I am creating complex layers of sound that will be triggered by audience members' presence, specific to one of two videos. The layers need to be interesting in their own right, but must also be able to work compositionally with every sound element in either video, triggered at random times.

The piece is about each individual’s struggle with inevitable change–inertia–accompanied with the ongoing internal discomfort displayed through hopeless and awkward control mechanisms.

For more information see: http://desiringproductions.com/blog/both-sides-now/

City and the City
Jan
9
Jan 20

City and the City

City and the City is an audience-driven interactive play based on the novel by China Mieville that will be performed at PuSh in January 2017. I have stepped off this project due to my move to Winnipeg, but have contributed to the development of the show conceptually and through the music below. Unfortunately, you will not hear any of my sounds at this show in January, but I expect it to be an interesting piece.

http://www.theonlyanimal.com/show/city-city

Co-created and produced by Upintheair Theatre and The Only Animal

King Arthur's Night
Jun
8
Jun 17

King Arthur's Night

Workshop July 2016 and May 2017. Produced by Neworld Theatre.

Slated to open in June 2017 in Toronto.

King Arthur’s Night has been developed in part through The Collaborations – at Canada’s National Arts Centre, and through the Luminato Festival.  We’re also working in partnership with the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.


Executive Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Dec
1
12:00 am00:00

Executive Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre

  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre

I am so very pleased to announce I will be the new Executive Director at Video Pool Media Arts Centre, joining the incredible team in Winnipeg! We will be relocating in late November and are thrilled to be able to be a part of such an incredibly vibrant creative community.

For more information please see:

http://www.videopool.org/video-pool-media-arts-centre-announces-new-executive-director/

Wild State
Nov
5
Nov 6

Wild State

  • SFU School for the Contemporary Arts

The sound design and composition for this piece is based on the ominous tones of phone sounds and the frequencies and rhythms used to build them. We're including field recordings and student led songs as well.

Created & Performed by: Kimi Clark, Jessica Del Fierro, Amanda Sum, Eddy van Wyk and Johnny Wu Directed by Maiko Yamamoto Assistant Direction by June Fukumura Visual Design by Leah Weinstein Sound Design by Emma Hendrix Design Team: Gillian Hanemayer and Candy Wang Stage Manager: Karen Chiang Assistant Stage Managers: Rachel Shim & Margery Liu Technical Director: Jocelyn Kim Assistant Technical Director: Ben Ling Publicity: Terra Deng & Brady Cranfield

2 Presentations nightly at 7pm & 9pm. We are using the app AmpMe as part of the sound design elements so sounds will be transmitted directly to your phone.

Inspired by a large Japanese dock that washed up on Agate Beach in Oregon 15 months after an earthquake and tsunami struck the northeastern coast of Japan, Wild State explores the plight of the many invasive species on the dock that survived what should have been a fatal journey. Following one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent history, the tsunami dock travelled 5000 miles across the Pacific, out on the open ocean, carrying over 100 different plants and animals, arriving to a hostile reception. Using this story as an analogy for layering personal narratives of invasion, xenophobia and the unnatural, Wild State ultimately points the finger at the most invasive species of all.

This is a development presentation of a new work made by SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts theatre performance students in collaboration with Maiko Yamamoto, artistic director of Vancouver’s Theatre Replacement. Other collaborators include Leah Weinstein (visual design) and Emma Hendrix (sound). Performances take place in the outdoor courtyard beside SFU in the Woodward’s complex. Wild State is an all-weather performance, and audience members should dress appropriately for the forecast. Tickets available online now at whatson.sfu.ca.

Shooting Gallery Performance: 2nd Edition
Nov
4
Nov 5

Shooting Gallery Performance: 2nd Edition

  • The Dusty Flower Shop

Nita Bowerman will perform Trigger Warning: mature subject matter, not suitable for children. sexual violence = no more, a movement piece set to the improvisation she and I created while in residence with PURE RESEARCH at SFU.

Performers: Julianne Chapple, Olivia Shaffer, Elysse Cheadle, Nita Bowerman and Ray Prendergast

Curated and co-produced by Sarah Gallos

More details can be found here

Game Over
Nov
1
Nov 17

Game Over

We will be in development for GAME OVER, another collaborative work with Dinka Pignon (see Orchestra of the Uncanny Valley).

More to come soon...

vertigo digression number three
Aug
11
8:00 pm20:00

vertigo digression number three

  • HOF

This performance will be the result of manipulated field recordings and video footage of east Iceland coupled with footage from Vancouver, Canada, and inspired by the soundscape and landscape of each. The video is a continuum of Julie's exploration of vertical video. This will be the third expression of this exploration.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1095481773821481/

Emma Hendrix and Julie Gendron have been making interdisciplinary artwork together for more than ten years focusing on sound, video, and installation. The residency at Skálar, marks a return to a/v performance after nearly 10 years, following a recent appearance at Destroy Vancouver XVI earlier this year.

Emma and Julie will also be screening three works by well known Vancouver audio/video performers, Constantine Katsiris/Ian Ross, Trevor Jacobson/Tanya Goehring as The Automatic Message , and Michael Red/Vasho Pekar

Julie is also a digital strategist and interactive designer. Emma composes music for theatre, dance, video, and other creative collaborations. He is a non-profit consultant and previously ran VIVO Media Arts Center (Vancouver) for 13 years.

Residency - SKALAR (Iceland)
Jul
15
Aug 15

Residency - SKALAR (Iceland)

  • Skalar

Julie and I will be at a residency at SKALAR in Seydisfjordur in East Iceland. We will be working on a new A/V set and presenting don't, stop at the FISH FACTORY CREATIVE CENTRE on August 13 and 14, 2016. The Fish Factory is located in Stöðvarfjörður
Iceland. We will present our 'work-in-progress' and the result of the residency on August 11, 2016 at HOF (Arstigur 6, Seydisfjordur).

Destroy Vancouver
Apr
23
Apr 24

Destroy Vancouver

  • VIVO Media Arts Centre

Julie and I will be playing a live A/V set at Destroy Vancouver! Check it out here:

http://www.vivomediaarts.com/destroy-vancouver-xvi/

Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Morko/Loch at Moberly Arts and Culture

Co-presented by Mochizuki Studios in association with Vancouver New Music, Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, Theatre Replacement, and VIVO Media Arts

Mörkö/loch

Interdisciplinary performance by Cindy Mochizuki and Emma Hendrix with Sean Marshall Jr., Lexi Vajda, Roselle Healy, and Justina Vanovcan Directed by James Long.
Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016; Doors at 7:30pm, Performance at 8pm
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver, BC V5X 3Z4)
Tickets $20, Limited to 30 audience members/night