The York Electro-Acoustic Orchestra (dir. Doug Van Nort) is an ensemble comprised of a mixture of acoustic and electronic performers. It is an emergent sonic organism that evolves through collective attention to all facets of sound, soundpainting-inspired conducting and improvisational practice. The EAO performs a range of pieces by its members, invited guest artists and from the experimental music repertoire.
The ensemble functions both as a music course during the Fall semester, as well as the year-round resident ensemble for the DisPerSion Lab. EAO also integrates members of the larger Toronto improvising community.
Current members are David Bandi, Chris Cerpnjak, Aaron Corbett, Kevin Feliciano, Glen Hall, Rory Hoy, Ian Jarvis, Ian Macchiusi, Kieran Maraj, Caleb Martin, Matt Miller, Ted Philips, Ben Sirois and Lauren Wilson
Upcoming 2016 Concerts:
November 2016 - 416 Creative Improvisers Festival
May 19th - Double-bill with Tout Croche at DisPerSion Lab
May 12th - Hour-long set at International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM)
December 10th - Array Space, with guests Anne Bourne and Rick Sacks
December 7th/8th - Electric Messiah at the Drake, produced by Soundstreams
November 12 - Debut performance, York Tribute Communities Recital Hall, with guest composer Margaret Schedel