I'll be participating in World Listening Day this year with Jeffrey Langille, sound partner on this project,. The finished audio work will be presented along with other projects at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC).

 

World Listening Day is an annual global event held on July 18th to celebrate the listening practices of the world and the ecology of its acoustic environments. This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground”, and honours the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros.

 

“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground?

Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”

— Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

 

Special Thanks: Jeffrey Langille, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) and

The World Listening Project.org 



 

I'm happy to be invited to be the new Board Member for the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society, as of the July 11, 2017 AGM!

 

The NOW Society began as a community initiative designed to support the vibrant community of Vancouver improvisers. At its formation, the Society presented a critical mass of musicians who gathered together, committed to expressing and presenting improvised creation and to elevating their art through sharing music with their community and on international stages. The founders of the Society included Lisle Ellis, Paul Cram, Paul Plimley, Gregg Simpson, and Ralph Eppel.

 

Since its establishment in 1977, leadership has incuded Gregg Simpson, Clyde Reed, Paul Plimley, Bruce Freedman, Graham Ord, Kate Hammet Vaughan, Don Druick, Roger Baird, and for the past few decades, Ron Samworth and Coat Cooke. Recently, in the spring of 2014, there was a decisive change in leadership when the Artistic Director Coat Cooke passed on artistic directorship of NOW Society to the capable hands of Lisa Cay Miller.

 

2017 marks the NOW Society’s 40th year! In addition to our regular programming, the Society looks forward to presenting a four-day interactive installation at the Roundhouse Community Center in November 2017!



 

Quiet City & Vancouver New Music present:

 

Game of Drones

Drone Day 2017 // Vancouver (part of a global community event!)
12 noon - 12 midnight marathon of 46 artists
Saturday, May 27, 2017. I'll be the 2:30-3pm slot!
Red Gate Revue Stage - Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

 

Special Thanks: Constantine Katsiris, Quiet City and Vancouver New Music




I was thrilled to participate in the Element Choir this spring as a backup vocalist for the Inuit master throat singer Tanya Tagaq! As part of the Vancouver Opera Festival, we performed on the Vogue Theatre stage on May 12th for a sold out show!


Tanya Tagaq
Jesse Zubot (viola & violin)
Jean Martin (drums)
Christine Duncan and the Element Choir

 

Vancouver Opera Festival website

Music on Main

 

Photo: Tim Matheson

Photo: Jan Gates

Photo: Tim Matheson

Special Thanks: Christine Duncan, Artistic Director Element Choir and Music on Main



 

Over recent years it is becoming apparent to post secondary institutions the need to acknowledge and foster a new student base. Enter something called 'third age learning'. Third Age Learning Kwantlen (TALK) provides an ecclectic selection of lectures for those retired and of semi retirement age! While there are college and universities providing full-time, part-time and extension classes, there finally is something for those 50+, who would like to continue their education with one-day lectures and workshops. This model in my opinion is not only brilliant, but necessary, for an aging population to stay stimulated, active, and involved in society. I was more than happy to give a talk and demo on behalf of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra, "The Theremin in Contemporary Art & Culture," contributing and supporting this essential educational model!

 

Third Age Learning at Kwantlen Website

 

Thanks: Nora Holstein, Third Age Learning and Kwantlen University - Richmond Campus



 

Hello 2017! A quiet post holiday in the studio preparing for this year's line up of shows, artist talks, performances and curatorial/productions and a lovely surprise of being notified of being today's featured artist! A big thank you to Dallas Jeffs for a second review of my work and website through blog articles on Artist Run Website!

 

All blog articles on Wynne Palmer




I had the pleasure of participating in the 10-week improvisation workshop and concert with the NOW Society at Western Front in the Fall of 2016! Lead by Artistic Director, Lisa Cay Miller, participants benefited from the lectures and exercises by international guest musicians each week, over the course of 10 weeks, and a final performance at Western Front on the evening of November 14, 2016.

 

NOW Society website


Special Thanks: Lisa Cay Miller (Artistic Director), NOW Society and Western Front.




I was thrilled to be invited to curate and co-produce, over the next four years, my themed quartest of shows based on the elements: WATER, LAND, AIR and FIRE for Cinevolution Media Arts Society's program Your Kontinent, Digital Carnival! This year's theme WATER was presented at the Richmond World Festival on Saturday, September 3, 2016!

 

A year of planning and working closely with both Cinevolution Media Arts Society and the City of Richmond, BC,  this showcase grows in scope yearly, highlighting cutting-edge emerging digital artists and presenting their work to an audience of 32,000 + at this free, family-friendly event.

 

Photo: Wynne Palmer

 

Photo: Zandi Dandizette

 

Wynne Palmer, Sammy Chien and Ying Wang (Cinevolution) promotional show interview with

Brit Bachman on Make a Better World at CFRO 100.5FM Radio. Air Date August 27, 2016.
Photo: Brit Bachman

 

 

Contained under the 'Big Top' of 7 inter-connected event tents on the field in Minoru Park in central Richmond, Digital Carnival 2016: WATER comprised 10 works by 12 Canadian artists including: performance art, video screenings, integrated media installations, generative art, audio/sound, interactive works and computer gaming, community art engagement projects!

 

Selected feature artist, Sammy Chien, presented an interactive dance piece, "Water Can Carry a Boat; It Can Bury a Boat" using the motion-sensing app Isadora for his live performance, revealing his process as a learning tool for storytelling his immigrant experience as a Taiwanese/Canadian!

 

Cinevolution Media Arts Society 2016 highlight reel

 

Digital Carnival 2016 artists and crew

 

Featured Artist: Sammy Chien

Curator: Wynne Palmer

Artists: Anchi Lin, Alanna Ho, Glen Andersen & Marina Szijarto, George Ho, Zandi Dandizette, Nico Jing, Minah Lee & Ziggy, Isabelle Hayeur and Paige Smith with Cinevolution Youth Media Scratch Animation Workshop

 

Cinevolution Executive Team: Ying Wang, Lynn Chen, Yun-Jou Chang

Cinevolution Crew: Su Jian Ping, Event Videography; Andrew Lee, Volunteer Captain

 

Richmond World Festival Executive Team:

Bryan Tasaka, Manager Major Events & Film, City of Richmond, BC

Camyar Chaichian, Coordinator, Richmond Arts Centre

John Donnelly, President, John Donnelly & Associates

James Cowan, Vice President of Operations, JD&A

Sarah Shandl, Production Manager, JD&A

Cristy Houston, Media/Marketing

 

World Festival Crew: Drew - dedicated sound technician, and various lighting/sound crew

 

Special Thanks: BC Art Council, Richmond World Festival, City of Richmond, BC, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Cineworks and Remy Sui.

 

A big thank you to all for a fun-filled and successful event!