Steven Naylor : composer : performer : writer : producer

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BEAST FEaST 2022

BEAST FEaST 2022

I had a wonderful time in Birmingham (UK), participating in BEAST FEaST 2022  (June 28 – July 1) where I presented my new octophonic piece, Lullaby.   This event was particularly special because it celebrated both 40 years of BEAST, and the continuing work of BEAST’s founder, Jonty Harrison

It was a delight to be with my ‘electroacoustic cronies’ again – and to hear so much amazing music.

https://beast.cal.bham.ac.uk/beast_feast_2022/

 

32 years of Upstream

32 years of Upstream

So pleased to have participated in this event on June 25 – celebrating 32 years of Upstream! I was especially happy that Upstream AD Lukas Pearse included a performance by the ‘subSet Trio’ (Tom Roach, Jeff Reilly and myself), with Lukas joining us on bass to make it a quartet.  It was wonderful to play… Continue Reading

Article in Organised Sound: 2019

Article in Organised Sound: 2019

My recent article on borrowing in acousmatic music, “Borrowed for Permanent Use: The Instruments INDIA commissions”, has been published in Organised Sound 24 (2). This is an excellent issue, with much insightful commentary. Continue Reading

Paper in EMS 2018 proceedings

Paper in EMS 2018 proceedings

My paper, ‘Sound Design and Electroacoustic Music: Practices or Perspectives?’ (presented in Florence in June 2018) is available online in the conference proceedings: http://www.ems-network.org/spip.php?article466 Continue Reading

Paper now on econtact.ca

Paper now on econtact.ca

My paper ‘Twiddling and Twerking: thoughts on electroacoustic music performance’ – presented at the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium in August 2014 – is finally available on the CEC’s brand new eContact! site. Congrats to Yves Gigon and jef chippewa for the excellent new site design – it was worth waiting for! Direct link to the… Continue Reading

Merritt Award nominations 2015

Merritt Award nominations 2015

Very happy that my work on Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s ‘Stella, Queen of the Snow’ has been nominated for Merritt Awards for both ‘Outstanding Original Score’ and ‘Outstanding Sound Design’. Continue Reading

ECMA Nominations 2015

ECMA Nominations 2015

Just learned that my piece ‘Dream Kitchen’ was nominated for ECMA’s ‘Classical Composition of the Year’! And the Centrediscs CD it’s on – Kitchen Party (performed by Mark Adam and Derek Charke) – was nominated for ‘Classical Recording of the Year’. The winners will be announced in St John’s, in early April. ‘Dream Kitchen’ is… Continue Reading

Irrashaimase in concert

Irrashaimase in concert

Some wonderful news: my multi-channel electroacoustic piece Irrashaimase (from my empreintes DIGITALes disc, Lieux imaginaires) will be presented in concert in Echochroma XII, November 17, 2014, at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Many thanks to Nikos Stavropoulos for programming and presenting this work! Continue Reading