New Dance Horizons
In Residence at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
James Viveiros & Gary James Joynes /Clinker
MELT; a prefix for a prayer
SOUNDBURSTING (LIVE AV)
Adult $ 20 advance / door $ 25
Students, Seniors $ 15 advance / door $ 20
Children under 13 $ 10 advance / door $ 12
Groups of over 20 $ 10 advance only
Friday, May 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 1:30 pm
MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St, Regina, SK S4S 6X6
MELT; a prefix for a prayer is a 30 minute solo inspired by the idea of melting the boundaries that divide us. It is a dancing ritual and an exercise on freedom. The piece engages the audience in surprising ways, giving each individual an opportunity to experience this openness from new perspectives. The word ‘MELT’ refers to a softening of the heart and our behaviour; melting away the physical barrier which causes fear or the inhibition to connect.
For SOUNDBURSTING (LIVE AV), Clinker (aka Gary James Joynes) mines into the textural nuance, patient minimalism and rich sonic palette inside of his prized 1976 Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer. Purposefully chosen as the only sound source used in this project the Minimoog is still considered one-of-the-most sought after synthesizers ever created known especially for its unrivalled subsonic bass frequency capabilities. This “mini” has been in his collection for many years and he embraces the aging and drifting oscillators and unclassifiable “broken” sound moments he sculpts from inside of his one-of-a-kind instrument. Joynes has vowed never to restore this machine choosing instead to listen to it age naturally and use the process to push into new sonic territory. So far he has been unsuccessful at breaking this machine but he promises to continue to try.
SOUNDBURSTING (LIVE AV) showcases Joynes’ latest cymatic sound wave animations chosen for their direct “visual-sound” relationship to his Minimoog sub bass explorations.
Choreography and Interpretation by James Viveiros
Mentor: Martha Carter
Rehearsal Directors: Geneviève Boulet, Isabelle Poirier
Lighting and Technical Direction: Robin Kittel
Set and Costume Design: Noémie Avidar
Sound Design: Line Katcho
This work was developed over several creative residencies in Tel Aviv (Israel), Marta Marta productIons (Vancouver), Robin Poitras NDH (Regina), Studio Clavé (France), and José Navas/Compagnie Flak (in collaboration with Festival Quartiers Danses).
Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker)
Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker)
Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker) is an award-winning sound and visual artist that has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements in Live Cinema AV performances and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works.
The most recent chapter in Joynes’ audio-visual catalog presented a new large-scale solo installation work entitled Broken Sound at dc3 Art Projects in May of 2015. Broken Sound was awarded the 2016 Eldon & Ann Foote Edmonton Visual Arts prize for best solo art show of 2015. His previous solo show entitled Topographic Sound at dc3 in early 2013 showed his critically acclaimed work Ouroboros which had its large-scale premiere as a featured work in City Hall at the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton Festival in September 2015.
Recent Live Cinema performances include MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP (New York), DAT CONFERENCE (Missoula), ELEKTRA16 (Montreal), INDUSTRY BRUNCH (Detroit / Chicago), CMKY (Boulder, USA), New Forms 14 (Vancouver), MUTEK_IMG (Montreal), SoundsLike (Saskatoon), Koffler Centre (Toronto), Electric Fields (Ottawa), Roulette Mixology Festival (New York), Soundasaurus (Calgary), and MUTEK_10 (Montreal).
The last few years have seen Clinker’s sound and video work exhibited in Canada and abroad in festivals and events including Sublimated Landscape / Sonic Topology @ ICA London (London, UK), Tanzstartklar Festival 2008 (Graz, Austria), and Sprawl – Interplay_4 Festival 2007 (Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Bristol).
James Viveiros | Artist-in-Residence
James Viveiros is a graduate of both the Grant MacEwan College Music Theatre and Dance Programs in Edmonton Alberta. He is a former company member of LA COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD (CMC) from the fall of 1999 to the summer of 2016. For the past seventeen years, James has performed in contemporary dance festivals around the world. He has also worked with HOP Martha Carter, Suzanne Miller and Alvin Pavio productions, Movement 7, The Brian Webb Dance Company, Edmonton Opera, The Citadel Theatre, Workshop West and Leave it to Jane Theatre. He has been seen in works by Tania Alvarado, Martha Carter, Tony Chong, Dominic Porte. In 2009 James was a recipient of a Gemini award (film and television) along side the other company members of CMC, for best performance in a Performing Arts Program or series for bODY_rEMIX/les_vARIATIONS_gOLDBERG, by CMC. In 2015, to 2017 he was awarded funding on two occasions from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec (CALQ) to become a certified Gaga teacher and studied with Batsheva under the direction of Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel. He also works as a rehearsal director and choreographic assistant to Collective La Tresse. James solo “MELT” ( a prefix for a prayer ) will premier this September 2017 in Montreal.