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double bill: Tatar | Avendaño & Strauss @ 8EAST

July 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a double-bill show featuring an electroacoustic performance by Lucy Strauss & Adrian Avendaño, followed by Coding the Latent No.2: a live-coding of AI sound performance by Kıvanç Tatar.
Saturday, July 30th, 2022 8pm
Up to 30 persons – reserve here on Eventbrite $xx/$20/$10/Free or donate at the door. Arrive at 7:45, music begins at around 8:05
Refreshments (bar) will be available for a cash donation. All proceeds go to the musicians.
The 8EAST social space for new culture is a project of the NOW Society, located on the Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples, in Chinatown in Vancouver.
— Adrian Avendaño & Lucy Strauss —
Adrian Avendaño and Lucy Strauss play drums and viola together in various constellations in the improvised & experimental music scene of so-called Vancouver. Both are members of Littles sextet and 4 (trio); projects that have enjoyed a premiere performance at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and recent album launch, respectively.
Now, Adrian and Lucy have decided to combine their individual practices in electroacoustic music to see what happens. The result is a new improvised piece combining drum kit, viola, Max MSP, gesture-sensing technology, and Machine Learning. Inspired by the early experiments in networked music by the League of Automatic Music Composers, the piece is conceptualized as both a multiplayer instrument and a network ensemble.
— Kıvanç Tatar —
Kıvanç Tatar (Sweden/Canada/Turkey) is an artist-technologist focusing on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Music and Interdisciplinary Arts. His interdisciplinary research in Art and Technology integrates Interactive Arts, Advanced Technology, and Design to create transdisciplinary knowledge. His work has been exhibited across the globe; including notable events such as the cultural program at Rio Olympics 2016, the Ars Electronica Festival 2017 and 2020, CHI 2018, and Mutek Montreal 2018.
He is currently an Assistant Professor in Interactive AI at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden. Additionally, he has an ongoing fellowship at WASP-HS, a Swedish nation-wide program on Humanities and Society aspects of AI.
Coding the Latent No.2 is a live performance that brings together live coding and Artificial Intelligence based audio generation. The performance is an experimental approach to hack AI models using live coding. The AI model organizes a latent space of audio chunks, and live coding functions as a tool to explore the latent audio space. The approach builds on musical improvisation practice, while emphasizing proactivity, over reactivity and immediate musical reactions. Live coding becomes a tool for hacking the AI model in a live sonic design setting, while proactively planning compositional layers. This edition of the Coding the Latent series invites the audience to a glitchy and noisy world of AI synthesized sounds, spatialized in 3D audio.
COVID safety guidelines:
Please do not come to this event if:
• You have experienced any signs of being unwell in the last 5 days;
• You have been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who has COVID-19 in the last 5 days.
Events at 8EAST maintain 2m seated distancing and 3m distance from artists/presenters. Mask wearing is mandatory inside 8EAST and in the Chinese Cultural Centre washrooms.
Staff and volunteers conduct COVID screening and vaccination passports at the entrance. Please bring photo ID and proof of vaccination. Socializing will take place outdoors.
15 audience members (50% capacity) for set one, open windows and doors, three air purifiers, updated ventilation system, separate rooms for musicians without masks, all staff, artists and volunteers fully vaccinated and masked. Wheelchair seating is easily accommodated. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist.
Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be available. Restrooms will be available to the public. A wheel chair accessible washroom is available.
We recognize that access is an ongoing and evolving discussion, and acknowledge that this statement may be insufficient. Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions.
8EAST (8 East Pender street) is a social space for new culture. We are committed to making 8EAST a safer, welcoming and more accessible space.
We present events at 8EAST with conditions to keep our communities as safe as possible. We do not tolerate discrimination based on age, gender, neuro a-typicality, disability, place of origin, cultural background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate racism.
8EAST is located within 50 meters of buses 004, 007, 019, 022, 209, and N19 on Pender Street. Stops for buses 003, 008, 014, 016, 020, N8, N20, and N35 are located within 250 metres on Hastings Street. Stadium–Chinatown SkyTrain Station is approximately 400 metres away.
General metered street parking is available on surrounding streets. A passenger drop-off zone without a curb is located within 50 metres at 531 Carrall Street. For Accessible Parking locations consult: https://vancouver.ca/streets…/accessible-parking.aspx. A bike rack is located at the SW intersection at Pender Street and Carrall Streets.


July 30, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Lucy Strauss
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8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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