recorded live by Lloyd Peterson at; 

 Send + Receive  [001]: a festival of sound  

 November 21 1998.
 University of Winnipeg Bulman Center
 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

	1.  compression capsule 	15:52
	2.  sonic waking			10:38 
	3. dream time trance  11:11 <--listen
	4.  ambient  sleep			13:00 

 Concert recording of a live improv performance 
 for a quad sound system re-mixed and mastered
 for stereo compact disc January 20, 21, 22 2001 
 at Video Pool Inc. Winnipeg, Canada.

Ken Gregory

Ken has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 10 years. His performance and installation work has shown publicly in Winnipeg, other parts of Canada and many international media and sound arts festivals. These works are presented in the form of gallery installations, live performances, live radio broadcasts, custom computer software and audio compact discs.

In 1993 and 1994, Ken Gregory, Steve Heimbecker and Shawn Pinchbeck met at various sound art happenings in western Canada. Previously not knowing that each other were active in the prairies, they quickly realized that they had many things in common with their artistic practices and their origins in the mid eighties in isolation in their respective prairie cities; Ken from Winnipeg Manitoba, Steve from Calgary Alberta, and Shawn from Edmonton Alberta. In 1995, Steve and Shawn, because of their close proximity, started collaborating together regularly. Ken and Steve both went to Edmonton several times in the mid to late ninties to perform and conduct workshops for the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society(BEAMS) of which Shawn was the president of at the time. This particular project started out in February 1998 with an invitation to Ken, Steve and Shawn to go to emmedia in Calgary to do a week long collaborative residency ending with a concert at the Alberta College of Art and Design. The results were inspiring for all of them. Ken arranged a concert in November 1998 at the Send and Receive [001] a festival of sound in Winnipeg. This recording is the result of that concert and indeed a snapshot of the electroacoustic activities going on in the prairies at that time.


The recordings on this cd mark the beginnings of Send + Receive: A Festival of Sound, a festival which I directed until 2004. On November 21, 1998, a crowd of about 100 people gathered in the Bulman Student Centre at the University of Winnipeg. No one was sure what to expect from the pile of gear installed in the middle of the room surrounded by some chairs, and four speakers (a quadraphonic mix). While Ken, Steve and Shawn began to play, the audience took up the 'invitation' to gather round. Chairs were slid to the side. The performance gradually built up layers of sound and then something totally unexpected happened. The crowd began to circle, mostly counterclockwise, in a slow orbit around the artists, moving into and out of different sound fields, creating their own 'mix', erasing the role of 'passive' audience and encouraged active participation, one that celebrates improvisation, and rewards people for getting off their asses. It was a spontaneous and beautiful reaction, to this day one of my favourite moments of Send + Receive. - steve bates - february 27, 2006 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shawn Pinchbeck

Since 1984, Shawn Pinchbeck has been active as an electroacoustic composer, performer, installation artist, teacher, curator, sound engineer, and consultant. He regularly presents his work at festivals and events in Canada and Europe. His current works centre around motion tracking/translation, acousmatic composition, interactivity, video, and live performance. Shawn has four previous solo releases: Wild Cats!! (1987), Tonepleromas (1989), Penetration (1991) and Resonance (1995). Shawn holds a Master of Music Composition degree from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is a lecturer in topics related to Sound Art, Interactivity and Electroacoustics at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia and at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


Steve Heimbecker

Born in Saskatchewan, now living in Montreal, Steve Heimbecker studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. In Canada since the early 1980's, Heimbecker has presented his fine art, audio art, new media installations, performances, and multi channel sound diffusion compositions in many diverse venues including art centres, festivals, museums, night clubs, and universities. He has authored several articles, reviews, and publications including audio cassettes, CDs and DVDs. His work is well documented throughout the internet. Recently in Europe he has exhibited at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki Finland, for the ISEA 2004 Wireless Exhibition. In Vienna, Austria, he performed at ORF Kunstradio for Die Lange Nacht der Radiokunst 2004, and was invited by Kunstradio to create his fifth audio art portrait of places 'Songs of Place: Vienna'. The first 4 portraits, all from Canada and co-published by OBORO and Qube Assemblage, Montreal, are now available on a 2 disc surround sound DVD box set and book work entitled, 'Songs of Place'. In 2005 Heimbecker's installation POD (Wind Array Cascade Machine) won an Honorary Mention in Interactive Media at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. Heimbecker's work has been supported by arts grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres Quebec, the Daniel Langlois Foundation, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.