Scott Smallwood

sound artist, composer, performer, educator


selected recent work

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For a complete listing of works, or to inquire further about any works, scores, parts, etc, please contact me at scott (dot) smallwood (at) ualberta (dot) ca.

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field recordings

Carnival of Dust (2015) >>
A collection of field recordings from the 2015 Burning Man Festival, Carnival of Mirrors, Black Rock City, NV

Rites & Dust (2011) >>
A collection of field recordings from the 2011 Burning Man Festival, Rites of Passage, Black Rock City, NV

Many Voices (2005) >>
A collection of field recordings from eastern Florida near New Smryna Beach.

Brood X (2004) >>
A collection of field recordings from the Brood X cicada invasion of 2004, in and around Princeton, NJ.

Desert Winds: Six Windblown Sound Pieces (2002) >>
A collection of lightly edited field recordings from Wendover, Utah.

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installation / sound works

Engine Room (2015) >>
Wood box, kaleidoscopic lens, headphones, electronics, sound, LEDs. A mysterious box of sound and light, activated by a push-button. This piece now lives in Black Rock City, NV as part of the Burning Man Festival.

Winter Soundscapes (2015) >>
8-channel generative soundscape installation, exhibited on Jan. 30-31, 2015, as part of Winterfest: Green and Glow, in celebration of the University of Alberta Alumni Association's 100th anniversary.

Coronium 3500 (Lucie's Halo) (2014) >>
12-channel sound installation and generative composition, solarsonic circuits, steel boxes, conduit bodies, and solar panels. Exhibited as part of In the Garde of Sonic Delights, at the Caramoor Centre for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY.

hideout (2013) >>
Solarsonic circuits, wood, wire, recycled materials. First exhibited at SeedSpace Gallery in Nashville, TN (2013). Also exhibited at the AGA in Edmonton, AB (2014), and the AKA Gallery in Saskatoon, SK (2014).

Sonic Pumpjack Explorer (2012) >>
Digital print, interactive electronics, plastic box, headphones. First exhibit part of group show Oil & Water, as part of the Petrocultures Conference, Gallery 501 in Shearwood Park, AB, Canada.

Sync or Swim (2012) >>
Box, knob, electronics, loudspeakers. An audio game / sound piece.

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electroacoustic / soundscape

Kiah: The Sound Source Is Emotion (2016) >>
An album of electronic travel music - a little poppy and good for the road.

Octoharmonium Drones (2014) >>
8-channel live electroacoustic composition for battery-powered harmonium and eight contact microphones.

Vessel (2013) >>
2-channel composition based on field recordings of the Shell Scotford oil refinery, Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

Elevating Results (2012) >>
2-channel composition based on pumpjack recordings from Alberta.

Casimo's Stars (2011) >>
8-channel composition (mp3 is stereo version).

Fabrics (2007) >>
For networked laptop ensemble. Written for and featuring the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)

On the Floor (2006) >>
For networked laptop ensemble. Written for and featuring the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)

Electrotherapy (2004) >>
A suite of pieces based on recordings of early 20th-century electrical devices.

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concert / chamber music

Ice Jamming (2016)
For solo piccolo and computer (up to 8 channel). Commissioned by and written for Chenoa Anderson.

Surface Tension (2015) >>
For solo percussion. Commissioned by and written for David Schotzko.

Lumbering Ice (2015) >>
For soprano saxophone, alto horn, bass trombone, piano, percussion, and live electronics. Written for and premiered by Allison Balcetis, Russell Whitehead, Ken Read, Roger Admiral, and Court Laslop.

Skyward and Northern Hero (2014) >>
For violin, bass clarinet, bass saxophone, and piano. Written for and premiered by Guillaume Tardif, Allison Balcetis, Joanne Yu, and Roger Admiral.

Thali Ringing (2013) >>
For violin, cello, and piano. Written for and premiered by Roger Admiral (piano), Allison Balcetis (saxophones), Rob Spady (clarinets), Guillaume Tardif (violin).

Four Toilers (2012-13) >>
For flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, and live electronics. Written for and premiered by Continuum Ensemble of Toronto.

Interiors (2012) >>
For baritone saxophone, bass trombone, tuba, and piano. Written for and featuring Bill Street (b sax), Ken Read (bass trombone), Alden Lowrey (tuba) and Roger Admiral (piano).

dead leaf stirring (2011) >>
For clarinet (Bb), viola, and piano. Written for and featuring Julianne Scott (clar), David Harding (viola), and Roger Admiral (piano).

Players (2011) >>
For solo piano. Written for and featuring Roger Admiral.

Transit Authority (2010) >>
For alto sax, bass clarinet, violin, and piano. Written for and featuring William Street (sax), Guillaume Tardif (violin), Don Ross (b clar) and Roger Admiral (piano).

Shadows for Maryanne (2010) >>
For tenor sax, bass clarinet, violin, and computer. Written for and featuring William Street (sax), Guillaume Tardif (violin), Don Ross (b clar) and Scott Smallwood (computer).

Away (2009) >>
For mixed chorus and piano. Written for and featuring New York Virtuoso Singers.

Occasion de Oro (2007) >>
For electric guitar quartet. Written for and featuring the Catch Electric Guitar Quartet.

Silverplated (2007) >>
For flute, violin, cello, harp, and piano. Written for and featuring the Nash Ensemble of London.

given to earth in dark blood (2007) >>
For clarinet, violin, cello, vibes, and drums. Written for and featuring the Newspeak Ensemble.

still in here (2006) >>
For flute, bass clarinet, electric guitar, piano, and contrabass. Written for and featuring the Now Ensemble.

Behind Thunder (2006) >>
For 2 flutes, alto flute, clarinet, 2 bass clarinets, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, and percussion. Written for and featuring the Tactus Ensemble.

Sanctuary (2006) >>
For piccolo, clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano, and percussion. Written for and featuring the Network for New Music.

Hum (2006) >>
For string quartet. Written for and featuring the Brentano String Quartet.

it's much too late for goodbyes (2005) >>
For soprano saxophone, alto voice, cello + electronics, electric guitar, contrabass, and tapes. Written for and featurng the bsc.

Boyd & McWilliams (2005) >>
For oboe, guitar, piano, contrabass, and bass drum. Written for and featuring Ensemble SurPlus.

Transplants (2005) >>
For prepared piano. Written for and featuring Dan DeChellis.

((noise)) (2004) >>
A mini opera for voice, saxophone, and soundscapes. Written for and featuring Melissa Madden Gray, Tim O'Dwyer, and Scott Smallwood.

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