Barry Truax

Barry Truax’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Aarhus, Beijing, Belfast, Berkeley, Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Burnaby, Cagliari, Chatham, Crest, Daegu, Denton, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Karlsruhe, Leicester, Lima, Lisbon, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Montréal, Outremont, Rethymno, Rome, Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Sankt Florian, São Paulo, South River, Toronto and Vancouver…

Barry Truax is a Professor in both the School of Communication and the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University where he teaches courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic music. He has worked with the World Soundscape Project (WSP), editing its Handbook for Acoustic Ecology, and has published the book Acoustic Communication dealing with all aspects of sound and technology. As a composer, Truax is best known for his work with the PODX computer music system which he has used for tape solo works and those which combine tape with live performers or computer graphics. He releases many of these works on the Cambridge Street Records label which he founded in 1985. In 1991 his work Riverrun was awarded the Magisterium at the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges (France), a category open only to electroacoustic composers of 20 or more years experience. He is also the recipient of one of the 1999 Awards for Teaching Excellence at Simon Fraser University. Barry Truax is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and a founding member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE).

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Barry Truax

Chatman (Ontario, Canada), 1947

Residence: Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

  • Composer

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Barry Truax

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
August 22, 2021 Barry Truax / Norbert Ruebsaat, The Blind Man (1979), 15:40 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
July 26, 2021 Barry Truax, Nightwatch (1982), 13:27 Acoustic Frontiers — Final program / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 11, 2021 Barry Truax / Norbert Ruebsaat, The Blind Man (1979), 15:40 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
June 28, 2021 Barry Truax, Riverrun (1986), 19:42 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 4, 2021 Barry Truax, The Garden of Sonic Delights (2015-16), 11:10 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
August 24, 2020 Barry Truax, Wave Edge (1983), 9:16 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 19, 2020 Barry Truax / Norbert Ruebsaat, The Blind Man (1979), 15:40 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
February 10, 2020 Barry Truax, Pacific (1990), 36:46 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 1, 2019 Barry Truax, Solar Ellipse (1984-85), 10:54 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
April 1, 2019 Barry Truax, Song of Songs (1992), 18:31 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
March 11, 2019 Barry Truax, Basilica (1992), 11:50 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
March 11, 2019 Barry Truax, Chalice Well (2009), 14:20 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)