The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 Vancouver, Canada
November 2-8, 2017

Western Front showcases two unique installation works. Presented as part of ISCM2017.


Wednesday, November 1st – Sunday, November 5th
12:00PM – 5:00PM 

Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC
Free event, no ticket required.

Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall experiment with more-than-human sound-and-visual-making in their ecological video-sound-scape installation Biophilia.  Here, methods of interspecies creativity re-position animal, plant, and human players as collaborators within a computational ecosystem modelled on the daily rhythms of coastal old growth forests. 

Thanks to Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Present by Western Front.

House Programme (PDF)


Thursday, November 2nd – Friday, November 8th
M-F 9AM-10PM ; S-S 9AM-5PM

Roundhouse Exhibition Hall
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Free event, no ticket required.

Five music stands are placed in a semicircle. Sheets of paper on the stands are slowly moving and soft paper sounds can be heard when the visitor enters. As soon as the visitor approaches the music stands, they softly start to make sounds, which could be associated with “singing” metal. Depending on which direction the visitor walks, these sounds will change. Distance sensors, small loudspeakers, and fans create an interactive composition that can be played by the audience. As soon as the visitor leaves the semicircle, the installation turns back to its point of departure: slowly moving paper sheets and soft paper sounds.

House Programme (PDF)