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  • Com-01
    Movement Stratiforms 1972 This electronic composition was the first such work attempted by Dawson realized on equipment at the University of Victoria during his final year of undergraduate study Stratiforms consists of layers of concrete source material pre recorded spoken texts creating a textural landscape with the character of an etude Concerto Grosso I 1972 74 Following Dawson s move to Toronto to pursue graduate studies Concerto Grosso I was partially realized at the University of Toronto s electronic music studio using some of the old equipment created by Canadian composer inventor Hugh Lecaine The piece was also commissioned under the Murray Adaskin Award that Dawson won the same year 1972 Following the composer s move to Montreal the work was completed at the McGill University studio premiered in Montreal and later released as a commercial recording on McGill University Records Concerto Grosso I is a much more serious and indepth investigation of both electronic and concrete sources It exists in two versions The first of these is scored using visually graphic notation for Amplified Viola Amplified Bassoon Trombone Percussion and Stereo Tape The second version incorporates all the sound gestures into a work for Quadraphonic Tape Aside from references to the overall three movement form of the historic Baroque Concerto Grosso with its textural contrast between live instrumental concertino and taped electro acoustic orchestra the style of this work is quite far ranging and dynamically expressive Archipelago 1974 影片載入中 Loading the player Chameleon for Solo Amplified Viola 1974 The first of two single movement works entitled Chameleon for live solo instruments this piece was inspired by the Sequenza series of Luciano Berio and begins exploring the idea of sound transformation using amplification and alternate playing techniques It is a direct extension of the soundscape of Concerto Grosso I but

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  • Com-02
    kit consisting of several set fragments that can be freely assembled combined with improvised passages based on text descriptions In this way each performance becomes a double exploration in terms of musical form and sound perspective Exploring the Object was included as part of Dawson s Cross Canada tour in 1979 with horn player Jean Letarte and also performed in Montreal at Musée d art contemporain in 1981 as part of a festival of contemporary sound works Readings from the Edge of the Troposphere also entitled Close up 1978 82 for Body Amplification System and Computer Controlled Mixer Readings extends the listening system concept of Exploring the Object combining it with physical themes explored earlier in both Clouds and Binaries The realisation of this project entailed building a custom built high gain amplification system in collaboration with Keith Daniel utilizing medical technology including electrode pickups for EEG brainwaves EMG muscles and ECG heart as well as conventional microphones The computerized mixer interface was designed in collaboration with Kasi Anantha of McGill s Department of Computer Science Readings features solo male performer in a theatrical presentation as acoustic subject matter involving the listener spectator in a process that begins with the externals of speech and language ultimately leading to the interior sound world of the body Readings was part of the travelling repertoire of Dawson s Cross Canada tour in 1979 and it was also presented at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M I T in Cambridge Massachusetts Joint Actions 1980 81 Joint Actions is a performance art piece that consists of specific actions undertaken by a solo female dancer and a male double bass player with the double bass instrument itself as an exchangable object Like aspects of the score to Exploring the Object the score to Joint

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  • Compositions - Experimental Multidisciplinary Works - Binaries
    systems as symbolic of the interplay of the two media In terms of the dance Dawson met Dena Davida an American dancer who was involved with the experimental arts movement and brought new techniques of Contact Improvisation to Montreal Using this new artform as a movement language Dawson and Davida in collaboration with 3 other dancers worked together for 2 years to build a 20 minute choreography out of contact

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  • Com-03
    Canadian Shield country of cantral Ontario where the composer has his summer cottage It is a landscape of Precambrian granite rock forms and tall white pines For the finale of the Sonata Dawson wanted to express an east coast location that would balance the other movements of the piece and provide a sense of completion Again his work with Anne Barry in Newfoundland provided the key for an opportunity to make a new trip generously sponsored by Memorial University in Cornerbrook to drive the west coast of Newfoundland Bay of Islands the Great Northern Peninsula and the southern coast of Labrador in search of a site Near L anse aux Meadows Viking settlement at the tip of the peninsula Dawson found Cape Norman a desolate rocky outcrop of weathered sedimentary rock facing due north into the cold restless seas of the Strait of Belle Isle with icebergs and the distant shores of Labrador beyond China Beach was premiered at the June in Buffalo festival in 1994 In 1996 the second and third movements were added and received their international premiere with Bjorn Rasmussen in Odense Denmark The work was also broadcast on Danish Radio In 1998 Mr Rasmussen participated in True North Festival in Taiwan and performed the Sonata as part of an electroacoustic program at the National Chiang Kai Shek Recital Hall in Taipei Drumheller Manitouwaba Dragon Songs 1994 2003 for Bass Baritone Voice and Full Orchestra This cycle of five orchestral songs is based on 7th century Chinese poetry from the late Tan g dynasty The texts feature two poets Li Ho and Li Shang Yin whose sense of the passing of time ghostly ephemora and transcendental visions inspired Dawson to create the sequence of poems featured in the work The second and fourth movements Exorcism and The Northern Cold were originally written in 1995 through a commission by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra that was part of the SOCAN Prize won by Dawson the previous year at the Winnipeg New Music Festival The remaining movements were added in 1996 98 for a premiere of the complete work in 1998 at True North Festival in Taipei Taiwan with Bass Baritone Joel Katz conductor Victor Feldbrill and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra Movements 1 and 3 received further revisions to their orchestrations in 2003 for an unrealized performance in Tallinn Estonia Dragon Songs Exorcism Piano Concerto Wisteria 2002 The idea of writing this Concerto was proposed to Ted Dawson by Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico during her True North Festival performances in Kaohsiung Taiwan in 1998 In 2002 the work was successfully commissioned through the Laidlaw Foundation in Toronto and Ted Dawson began to draft a work that was traditional in form but rather autobiographical in content As an overall concept the three movements of the Concerto represent a journey from conflict into light The first movement is about opposites with rather edgy and complex orchestral materials sharply contrasting the solo piano s role as a bringer of harmony and tranquility

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