Scott Smallwood

sound artist, composer, performer, educator





2017.12.01 - 2018.2.25 : The Ears Have Walls: A Survey of Sound Games
VGA Gallery. 2418 W. Bloomingdale Ave #102. Chicago.
Smallwood's audio game piece Sync or Swim versions 2 and 3 are featured in this fantastic group exhibition on the topic of audio gaming, curated by Chaz Evans and Stephan Moore. Opening reception on Friday, Dec. 1, 5-8 PM.

2018.03.09 : Faculty Composers Concert
Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
Smallwood's new 4-channel audio piece "Where the Bull Dozes" will be featured on this concert, with works also by Bashaw, Hannesson, and Talpash. More info TBA.

2018.04.03 - 04 : Damn Magpies, with Good Women Dance Collective
Latitude 53. 10242 106 St NW, Edmonton.
The Damn Magpies, featuring Chenoa Anderson (flutes), Allison Balcetis (saxes), Jane Berry (voice), Ian Crutchley (objects), Mark Segger (percussion), and Scott Smallwood (electronics), will perform an evening-length, improvised work with the Good Women Dance Collective. Presented by New Music Edmonton. Shows at 7:30 on May 3 and May 4. More info TBA.

2018.04.06-12 : Sonic Anchor, Contemporary Musicking Hong Kong
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Smallwood's 2012 piece Cosimo's Stars, an 8-channel electroacoustic work, will be presented with other works. Also, Evidence's 8-channel installation Visuals from 2015 will also be presented. More info TBA.


recently past

2017.10.05 - 11.25 : Jen Mesch's Soft Red / Hard White
Harcourt House, 10215 112 St, Edmonton, AB
Smallwood contributes sound/music for the exhibition, as well as contributing to sound/music in related performances. The piece, masterminded and conceived of by Jen Mesch, is a two-month long exhibition with related performances, with contributions by Matt Vest, musicians Nico Arnaez, Allision Balcetis, Sable Chan, Nate Wooley, and dancers Bridget Jessome, Alison Kause, Gerry Morita, Katrina Smy, and Raena Waddell.

The Opening, with performance, is Oct. 5, 7 PM. Other performances on Oct. 14 (11 AM), Oct. 21 (11 AM), Nov. 4 (11 AM), Nov. 17 (7 PM), and Nov. 24 (7 PM). All performances are free. The installation can be experienced from Oct. 4 until 11 25 during Harcourt House gallery hours.

2017.09 14-16, 21-23 : a canary torsi presents STAGE
Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St., New York, NY
I will perform with Yanira Castro's a canary torsi, featuring an improvised score by Stephan Moore, and featuring a giant steel cello that he, myself, and Suzanne Thorpe will play, along with electronics and other surprises. With environment and lighting by Kathy Couch, and choreography/direction by Yanira Castro. The show runs Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays on September 14-16 & 21-23, 2017.

2017.08.12-26 : Smallwood & Lancaster present Macromareal
Main & Station, 2nd floor gallery, 168 Main St, Parrsboro, NS
Following our 2016 and 2017 Nonesuch residencies at Main & Station, Sydney and I are excited to present our new exhibition Macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats), an exploration of the Bay of Fundy and its relationship to the community. Opening reception on August 12, 4-8 PM. The show will run from Aug. 12 until Aug. 26, 2017 in the 2nd floor gallery of Main & Station.

2017.08.06 : Smallwood & Lancaster perform Prelude to Macromareal
First Beach, Bay of Fundy, Parrsboro, NS
From 3-4 PM, I will be performing with Sydney Lancaster as part of our site-specific work Macromareal. This performance will reveal one of Sydney's sculptural pieces, and will include music and sounds by myself in collaboration with local Parrboro musicians. This piece is a prelude to our exhibition which opens on August 12 at Main & Station. The event is FREE and kid friendly. First Beach (by the public wharf, Pier Road), 3-4 PM.

2017.07.27 : Evidence performs Parrsboro
Nonesuch Centre for the Performing Arts, 171 Queen St, Parrsboro, NS
Evidence will be performing an evening of ambient textures, field recordings, and soundscapes to open the new Nonesuch Centre for the Performing Arts in Parrsboro. 8 PM, PWYC (Pay What You Can) / by donation.

2017.07.26 : Evidence performs the inFlux Fesival
Inverness County Centre for the Arts, 16080 Highway 19, Inverness, NS
Evidence will be performing an evening of ambient textures, field recordings, and soundscapes, with amplified objects. 8 PM, PWYC (Pay What You Can) / by donation.

2017.07.20 : Evidence performs at Mill 180 Park
180 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA
Evidence will perform in the amazing indoor park in the old Mills of Easthampton, diffused through a 24 channel speaker system designed by Stephan Moore. Free admission.

2017.07.18 : World Listening Day: Listening to the Ground
Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum, Brooklyn, NY
I will be joining Stephan Moore and Suzanne Thorpe in creating new multichannel audio pieces for Paul Geluso's 3D Sound Object in homage to the experimental legacy of Pauline Oliveros, presented as part of World Listening Day. 8 PM, $15/12.

2017.06.21 - 08.12 : Coronium 3500: Lucie's Halo @ Sensory Ecology
Gympie Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
My solar-powered sound installation Coronium 3500 will be exhibited as part of a group exhibition entitled Sensory Ecology at the Gympie Regional Gallery in Queensland. Opening June 24, 1 pm. The show runs from June 21 to August 12, 2017.

2017.06.11 : Ice Jamming
Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 Street NW. Edmonton, AB
Chenoa Anderson will be reprising a performance of my piece Ice Jamming, for piccolo and four-channel audio, a commission funding by the Edmonton Arts Council. With works by others. More info TBA.

2017.06.03 : RV There Yet @ Heart of the City Festival
Giovanni Caboto Park, Edmonton, AB
I will be providing sound and music for Mile Zero Dance's RV There Yet, as part of the Heart of the City festival of music and the arts. Details TBA. FREE.

2017.05.14-19 : NIME 2017
Aalborg University, Copenhagen, DK
At this year's New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) Conference, I will be presenting a demo/poster of my audio game Locus Sono, as well as giving a workshop on creating solarsonic instruments at the unconference.

2017.05.13 : Open Season: New Works by Timepoint Ensemble
Voltage Creative Garage, 2101 34 Ave, Calgary, AB
Calgary's amazing Timepoint Ensemble will be performing my Transit Authority, with other works by Morlock, Nobles, Newland, and Rzewski.

2017.03.17-18 : The TRANCE Sessions
Holy Trinity, 10037 84 Ave, Edmonton
I'm joining the Pigeon Breeders as part of this hour long mixed media performance. Featuring the Pigeon Breeders (Will Scott, Myles Bartel & Scott Smallwood), dancers Jeannie Vandekerkhove, Tony Olivares & Gerry Morita, with visuals by Stacey Cann. As part of the Now Hear This! festival of new music. 9:30 PM Friday and Saturday. $25/20/15..