Dr. Eldad Tsabary has taught electroacoustic ear training, composition, performance, modular programming, and history at Concordia since 2005. He also taught sound recording, digital audio, MIDI, synthesis, sampling, and sound for image at Formation Musitechnic. He is the founder and director of Concordia Laptop Orchestra and the President of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).
EA Ear Training:
Since 2005, Eldad has been involved with developing an ear training method specialized for electroacoustic studies, which is inspired by precepts from auditory scene analysis and perception studies. This method is geared at improving aural segregation, discrimination, identification, and integration skills of EA students and to develop an aural flexibility with tonal, none-tonal, and unpitched aural stimuli, enhancing students' abilities in all other courses in the curriculum. Using action research as an educational model, this method is highly adaptable to the changing needs of the students and the field, and is based on autonomization of the students' skills acquisition process. Eldad wrote a chapter on electroacoustic ear training in the book Sound Musicianship (Andrew Brown, Ed., Cambridge Scholars, 2012), completed his doctoral dissertation on this topic at Boston University, and published other related articles. He has also given related talks and taught ear training workshops at Toronto Electroacoustic Symposia, NAISA's Sound Travels Intensive, and CRES/CFRO Co-op Radio (Vancouver).
Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk):
Founded 2010 by Dr. Tsabary, the Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) specializes in networked and multidisciplinary performances. It has performed (physically and telematically) with symphonic, jazz, chamber, and laptop orchestras worldwide and collaborated with dancers and video artists. CLOrk's sound is characterized by wide textural and dynamic ranges and rich, glitchy rhythms. The orchestra consists of 15-25 performers and is guided by soundpainting conduction.
Representative performances include:
Concordia Laptop Orchestra & Orchestre symphonique de l'Isle
Creation (2013) for orchestra and laptop orchestra by Eldad Tsabary
Concordia Laptop Orchestra
BBBBeats (2013): an improvised beat-based performance by 18 laptopists using a proprietary OSI/MIDI wifi sync sequencer
Concordia Laptop Orchestra, Můstek, and The Transcenders
Small World Network (2013) by Eldad Tsabary: a telematic, cross-disciplinary performance of Laptop Orchestra and acoustical ensembles in multiple locations, performed at the Birmingham Network Music Festival
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