Laboratorio 02



September 9-10

September 16-17

September 23-24

LABORATORIO 02 will showcase a number of artists and their work in a series of unique workshops, soundthinking discussions and audience participation events… LABORATORIO 02 will take place over 3 consecutive weekends in September, 2011 in various locations on the Coast. Add the dates to your calender… All event admissions are by donation, which we gratefully welcome! Review the event listings here, or download the BROCHURE LABORATORIO 02


September 9

Artist Chat with Matthew Talbot-Kelly

6 – 8 pm, Gumboot Café, Roberts Creek

Discover the work and ideas of Matthew Talbot-Kelly.  Born in Dublin, raised in Toronto, trained in architecture, Matthew has a highly successful fascination with film animation.  His animated Blind Man’s Eye premiered at the 2007 Venice Biennale Short Film Festival and was followed by his equally beautiful The Trembling Veil of Bones which premiered at the 2010 Palm Springs International Shortfest.Join us for a lively and informative artist chat.

September 10

Community Ensemble – Workshop and Performance

11am – 1 pm, INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS 2 – 4 pm, VOICE WORKSHOPS 8 – 10pm, PERFORMANCE, Roberts Creek Hall Note: Pre-registration for the workshops is required, as space is limited. Please contact Giorgio

WORKSHOPS: Discover the sounds you can be inspired to make… Participate in a community ensemble workshop led by Giorgio Magnanensi and Viviane Houle. You will discover ways to respond sonically to visuals and will contribute to the composition of a live sound track.  Matthew Talbot-Kelly’s rich imagery will be used to inspire both choral and instrumental sound. The workshops will culminate with a live performance at the Roberts Creek Hall in the evening PERFORMANCE: Come to this exploratory performance, when the Community Ensemble will perform live at the Roberts Creek Hall.  Led by Giorgio Magnanensi and accompanied by Viviane Houle and Stefan Smulovitz, the ensemble will play live to a backdrop of Matthew Talbot-Kelly’s films and imagery.  This evening will be a feast for the eyes and ears.

September 16

Hildegard WesterKamp, Artist Chat and Soundwalk

4 – 6 pm, Meet behind the Roberts Creek Gumboot Café. Come prepared to go for a walk.

Take a walk for some intense thinking about sound. Consider the way you think about music, listening and soundmaking.  Consider the environment as a place of intense listening.  Hildegard Westerkamp will host a talk followed by a soundwalk that will engage and inform. A member of the World Soundscape Project with Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, a teacher of acoustic communication courses at SFU, a leader of conferences around the world on the soundscape, a founding member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, a past editor of Soundscape Bulletin, currently a component of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Soundscape, Hildegard has devoted her professional life to the art of listening. Note:  Hildegard’s chat and soundwalk will prepare us fully for the visit to Geoffrey Smedley’s studio on September 17.

September 17

Soundwalk, Studio Visit and Workshop with Geoffrey Smedley.

All Day, Gambier Island

Note: Pre-registration for the workshops is required, as space is limited. Please contact Giorgio. Transportation: Participants are asked to pay for their own ferry costs to Gambier Island. If you require financial assistance for this, please contact Giorgio at least seven days prior to the event.

Discover the artistic world of Geoffrey Smedley.  Born in England, trained at the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College of London, professor at UBC for many years, exhibiting artist at more than 60 galleries in Europe and North America, Geoffrey currently lives and makes his kinetic sculptures in his studio on Gambier Island. We will travel to Geoffrey’s studio on Gambier Island for a rare opportunity to see and hear his kinetic sculptures and hear about the poetic inspiration behind them.  Hildegard Westerkamp will facilitate the day on Gambier with a soundwalk to Geoffrey’s studio where Geoffrey will host a discussion and a viewing of his work.  Pack a lunch, wear your walking shoes and come ready to be inspired.

September 24

Cellist/Electronic musician CRIS DERKSEN •

8 – 10 pm, Sunshine Coast Arts Council, 5714 Medusa at Trail Avenue, Sechelt.

In the first part of the evening, Cris Derksen will be performing her set with drummer Joy Mullen. In the second part of the evening Cris Derksen will be joined by a diverse group of musicians including Andrew Bate, Giorgio Magnanensi, Stefan Smulovitz, Barry Taylor and Steve Wright. CRIS DERKSEN is a young half-cree classically trained Canadian cellist whose captivating melodies and steadfast baselines have captured the attention of local and international audiences. She is a diverse musician, easily melding into hip-hop, rock, folk, country, or whatever type of music to bring an intense ball of musical passion to her work. Using a loop station and effect pedals, she is able to create an inspiring multi-dimensional auditory experience. She uses her voice in spoken word and song to layer melodies on top of each other to construct a song form in a way that is uncharted for most classical players. Using sounds from her inherited past Cris mixes the traditional with the contemporary over and over again in both the cultural world as well as the music sphere.



Have you heard this band?

Have you heard this band?

A fantastic chance to hear Terrence McManus, one of NY’s rising guitar talents solo and with Roberts Creekers Stefan Smulovitz (laptop/viola) and Viviane Houle (Voice).

Born in Brooklyn, New York, guitarist Terrence McManus grew up in New Jersey and Connecticut. He has performed with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne,  Ellery Eskelin, Herb Robertson, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, Anthony Cox, Kermit Driscoll, Russ Lossing, Marty Ehrlich, Mat Maneri, Billy Mintz, Michael Sarin, and Gene Bertoncini. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the New York Guitar Festival, Ellis Island, and the inaugural month at John Zorn’s The Stone.

Terrence is currently a member of the Gerry Hemingway Quintet, the Kermit Driscoll Group, the Herb Robertson Ensemble, and the Hemingway/McManus Duo. His own projects include The Wealthy Industrialists, with Tim Berne, Herb Robertson, Mark Helias, and Gerry Hemingway; Transcendental Numbers, with Mark Helias, and Gerry Hemingway; and a chamber ensemble with Ellery Eskelin and Gerry Hemingway. The chamber ensemble recently premiered a new sixty minute, multi-sectional, through-composed work entitled. The piece has also been performed in an expanded quintet configuration, adding Russ Lossing and Mat Maneri, and in a solo guitar setting.

An accomplished solo guitarist, Terrence performs his own compositions and arrangements, and has developed a unique style of improvisation, drawing on extended technique and prepared guitar. In 2009 he was invited to perform in the 5th annual Electro-Music Festival, and that same year did solo tour of California, with concerts in San Francisco, Berkeley, Monterey, and San Diego.

In 2008 Terrence was featured in the book, State of the Axe: Guitar Masters in Photographs and Words, by legendary photographer Ralph Gibson. The book, published by Yale University Press, was produced in conjunction with The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, TX, where the book’s images were on exhibition.

Kuniko Kato



Performed April 17, 2010

Kunko Kato is a soloist who is recognized as one of the most gifted and significant percussionistss of her generation on today’s contemporary and classical music scene

With Special Guests

Giorgio Magnanensi
Barry Taylor
Andrew Bate


les poules + derome/tanguay duo


Performed March 6, 2009


Joane Hétu • alto sax, voice /// Diane Labrosse • voice, accordion and digital sampler /// Danielle Palardy Roger  • drums and percussion /// Jean Derome • saxophones, flute, various toys /// Pierre Tanguay • drums, percussion, voice

Gumboot Garden Café • Roberts Creek, BC





A unique celebration of Vladimir Mayakovsky’s life and poetry

April 30, 2011 | 8PM Roberts Creek Community Hall
(Doors at 7:30PM)

Tickets $10 All Ages • Available at MELOmaniaCoast Books, Strait Music


Andrew Bate, Allan Miller, Allain Morin, Barry Taylor • Drums /// Joe DeLeo • Bass /// Giorgio Magnanensi • Rhodes + Electronics /// Kedrick James • Spoken Word /// Steve Wright • Visuals



exploring the integration of sound, visual arts, new media, design, and interactivity