Steven Naylor : composer : performer : writer : producer
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.

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

New theatre sound design

New theatre sound design

I’ve just completed the sound design for Mulgrave Road Theatre’s production of the haunting Judith Thompson play, Watching Glory Die, featuring Stephanie MacDonald. The show will have a brief run at the Mulgrave space in Guysborough, November 13-16, and then tour in 2015. This sound design drew heavily on my background in acousmatic music (and… Continue Reading

Article in Organised Sound

Article in Organised Sound

I’m very happy to announce that my article, “Appropriation, Culture and Meaning in Electroacoustic Music: a composer’s perspective”, has just been published in Organised Sound, Volume 19, Special Issue #2. I presented a shorter version in Liverpool at the Music Since 1900 conference, and expanded it for publication. The print issue of OS will be… Continue Reading