At the 2018 Winnipeg Theatre Awards (The Evies), Deserter has been nominated for 5 awards, including OUTSTANDING DESIGN. The design team for this production includes:
Emma Hendrix (sound design/composition), jaymez (lighting design) and Brenda McLean (set design).
Also receiving nominations from Deserter:
Outstanding Lead Actor: Jeff Strome
Outstanding Supporting Actor: Ray Strachan
Outstanding New Work: Daniel Thau-Eleff
Outstanding Director: Arne MacPherson
Manufacturing Entertainment Performance
Julie and I will be performing "When Once There Was" at the Sounds Like Festival October 4-6, 2018! We will be performing on Thursday night and are thrilled to be a part of the incredible line-up at this festival in the heart of the Canadian prairies.
For a full line up, please visit the Sounds Like URL at
Curtis Colby is an American war-deserter in Canada who is caught in a tug-of-war between his past and the present.
I will be composing and developing the sound design for this world premiere theatrical production by Moving Target Theatre at the Rachel Browne Theatre.
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.
If you are interested in showing TOPS in your gallery or booking a performance, please contact me via the email in the ABOUT section
There is a different audio only version on Soundcloud
There is a nine minute single shot determined by the currents of the Peace River under threat by BC Hydro and the SiteC dam project. Sound sources were recorded on location and in the depths of a hydro dam.
If the dam is completed this entire area, Indigenous burial and ceremonial land, and fertile farmland will be under water.
What you see here is not the final outcome of the artwork. There is a single shot version, and a performance rehearsal version.
Julie and my A/V piece, Vertigo Digression No. 3 will be screened as part of SPIRIT GUIDE TO LOW TECH, curated by Constantine Katsiris and Presented by Panospria at the Sounds Like Festival in Saskatoon.
You can see the video on my website here: http://www.emmahendrix.com/music-2/#/sound-art/
We (Julie Gendron and I) will be conducting the first part of research and field recording for Julie's project "When Once There Was". We will be travelling to the Peace River Valley to the Site "C" Dam location to record audio and visual raw material to be used in a live A/V performance. The performance will be developed from the raw material we collect while travelling in the Valley.
I will be on the University of Winnipeg's CKUW 95.9 on Thursday January 19th at 5:30 CST to talk about my artwork, the move to Winnipeg, and my new role as Executive Director at Video Pool Media Arts. The Show is Called: Eat Your Art and Vegetables and is hosted by Derek Brueckner and Aleem Khan.
Listen Live or download the podcast at: https://ckuw.ca/programs/detail/eat-your-arts-vegetables
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.
Co-created and produced by Upintheair Theatre and The Only Animal
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:
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.
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.
Click the title to read more and hear a composition from the piece
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
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/
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.
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.
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).
Co-presented by Mochizuki Studios in association with Vancouver New Music, Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, Theatre Replacement, and VIVO Media Arts
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