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CA SVE FNVC · Fonds · 1990-1999

Fonds consists of administrative records, collective meeting minutes, event documentation and outreach, program planning, publicity, as well as contact and correspondence files created by the First Nations Video Collective. Records primarily relate to special projects and initiatives carried out when San Dee Doxtdator was the coordinator for the Collective. Materials also include photographs and videos produced during the course the 1997 First Nations Intensive Video Production Course.

First Nations Video Collective
Margaret Dragu fonds
Fonds · 1953-2017, predominant 1975-2000

Fonds consists of materials related to the life and career of Margaret Dragu, spanning her years as an artist in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. These materials include audio-visual recordings of her many performances, photographs related to both her art and her personal life, and textual records ranging from correspondence and financial statements to creative writing drafts and chapbooks. There is also a substantial amount of newspaper clippings, programs, promotional materials, and general ephemera. Records in this fonds also document her collaborations with artists and organizations such as Tom Dean, Susan Macpherson, Randy Gledhill, The Western Front, and Breakthrough Films.

Types of materials in this fonds include: printed documents and publications, photographs (printed and digital), photographic negatives and slides (35mm), moving image recordings (MiniDV, DVD, VHS, Betacam SP, 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic, 16mm film, 8mm film), and audio recordings (audio cassette tapes).

Margaret Dragu
Meg Torwl collection
CA SVE MT · Collection · 1984 - 2013

The collection consists of a selection of Meg Torwl's artworks, and the documentation of her artworks, including video and audio, writings (poetry, scripts, and essays), performances, and drawings/paintings. It also includes publicity, biographies, resumes, and proposals. The collection also consists of materials of commemoration, written by people close to Meg following her passing, along with documentation of the 2013 BOLD Fest Woman of the Year Award, bestowed upon Meg posthumously. Finally, the collection includes photographs, primarily snapshots of Meg throughout her life along with her partner Adrienne Bradley. The collection is divided into 6 series:

  1. Media
  2. Documents
  3. Performance Documentation
  4. Drawings and Paintings
  5. Personal Binders
  6. Photographs

Further information about individual items can be found at: http://www.vivomediaarts.com/the-meg-torwl-collection/.

Meg Torwl
John Grayson fonds
CA SVE JG · Fonds · 1884, 1957-1983

Fonds contains books from the personal library of John Grayson. The fonds contains 24 publications (primarily books and journals) on the topic of music theory, sound sculpture and soundscape, and unorthodox musical creations/instruments. The majority of the publications in the fonds were published by Grayson's organization The Aesthetic Research Centre. Some of the publications include sheet music, and one publication includes an accompanying musical recording on tape cassette. Titles and authors/editors are as follows:

  1. An Environment of Musical Sculpture - ed. John Grayson
  2. Biofeedback and the Arts: Results of Early Experiments - ed. David Rosenboom
  3. Computer Music Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2
  4. The UNESCO Courier, November 1976
  5. Cultures, Vol. 1, No. 1
  6. Desert Plants: Conversations with 23 American Musicians - Walter Zimmermann
  7. Environments of Musical Sculpture You Can Build - ed. John Grayson
  8. Five Village Soundscapes - R. Murray Schafer
  9. The Gitalamkara: L'ouvrage Original de Bharata sur la Musique
  10. Handbook for Acoustic Ecology - ed. Barry Truax
  11. Interval: Exploring the Sonic Spectrum, Fall 1983
  12. Journal of Experimental Aesthetics, Vol. 1, No. 1
  13. The Music of the Environment - ed. Murray Schafer
  14. La Musique du Cambodge et du Laos - Alain Danielou
  15. New Directions, Nos. 24 & 25
  16. Paysage Sonore Urbain: Deux Journees d'Exposition, d'Ecoute, et de Communications - Plan-Construction
  17. Pieces: An Anthology - ed. Michael Byron
  18. Recherches sur l'Histoire de la Gamme Arabe - J.P.N. Land
  19. Sound Sculpture - ed. John Grayson
  20. Sound/Sculpture - ed. John Grayson
  21. Sound : Space - Bernhard Leitner
  22. Soundings, Nos. 7 & 8
  23. Toning: The Creative Power of the Voice - Laurel Elizabeth Keyes
  24. Vibrations: Making Unorthodox Musical Instruments - David Sawyer
John Grayson
CURRENT Symposium fonds
CA SVE CS · Fonds · 11 Jun. 2017 - 17 Sep. 2017

Fonds consists of administrative records, event documentation (photographic and moving images), artist information, and publicity created by CURRENT organizers and volunteers, from June to August 2017.

CURRENT Symposium