Happy New Year! Big things for CFAT in 2017…


In this Month’s Newsletter:

1. Your Membership Expired!
2. Introducing Crit Night
2. Closed Day


Your Membership Expired!

All CFAT memberships expired on December 31st, 2017, so it’s time to renew! Renewing your membership is one of the most powerful ways to support CFAT so that we can continue to provide quality programming, supplies and facilities to the community. You can renew by dropping into the Centre or online here!

Introducing Crit Night

New to 2017, CFAT will be holding a monthly Crit Night! We know that often studio practices can consist of working alone in an editing suite or studio space. Sometimes all it takes is a second pair of eyes to get some fresh perspective on your work.

On the third Wednesday of every month we will meet in the CFAT project room for an open critique. Artists in all stages of their careers are welcome to bring in their current work (works in progress are encouraged!) to receive feedback from the group. CFAT will provide a screen, projector, speakers and laptop. Anything else required for viewing must be brought by the artist. All time-based works must be under 10 min.

The first ever Crit Night will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 6 – 8pm

CFAT is Closed on January 11th

We will be closed on Wednesday, January 11th for our monthly closed day (second Wednesday of every month). This time will be used for maintenance on facilities, programming and administration. We will reopen on Thursday, January 12th

Member’s News

SuddenlyLISTEN presents a “Extending Ableton Live”, a workshop by Sebastian Lexer

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Centre for Art Tapes
2238 Maitland St.
Halifax, NS

by donation

In this 3 hour workshop, Sebastian Lexer will introduce you to the Live Application Programming Interface (API). He will demonstrate some Max4Live devices to get algorithmic and external controls through OSC using Sebastian’s own iOS app Parat+ and the already popular touchOSC, as well as using Arduino via serial connections. He’ll also demonstrate some cool audio processors! Join us at the Centre for Art Tapes on Maitland St. to get some sophisticated art-making knowledge of this powerful software.

Sebastian Lexer’s musical life is focused on free improvisation and the experimental. The role of technology has become an increasingly integral part in his music best reflected in his creation of and performances with the Piano+, an electroacoustic extension to the acoustic piano. His solo CD Dazwischen and various projects with various musicians show the exciting sound-worlds explored ‘in between’ the acoustic piano and the electroacoustic modification thereof. Sebastian’s works freelance as a musician, audio engineer and producer, interactive software developer and lecturer. A regular performance schedule has included concerts and radio broadcast in Europe and the US.

Listen to Sebastian here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHXS-kENPl8

See you around the Centre!