In recognition of the many means of communication that tie us together – written, audio, and visual – Redshift presents Ping!, a concert of postcard and ringtone miniatures performed and streamed live online to the World from Vancouver. Ping! will take place in spring 2014 and will feature Negative Zed, Redshift Music’s house ensemble of new music all-stars.
This interactive event will be divided in two halves that explore very different ways of keeping in touch. As an homage to the late composer James Tenney’s famous format, the first will feature a number of new “Postal Pieces”, or compositions written on postcards and submitted to Redshift via an open call for scores. The second half will be comprised of 20 short pieces (again drawn from an open call for scores) written as ringtones for hand-held mobile devices. Those attending either in person or online will be given the opportunity to vote on their favourite (a.k.a. the “Lord of the Ringtones”) via tweet or text. Furthermore, all compositions on this half will be given a studio recording post-concert and made available for free download from our website.