Voices & Wheels
Sylvi Maccormac is an artist who works with sound. People describe sylvi\'s voice as having a rich and moving nature. Weaving elements of soundscape with music and voice her work resonates along the lines of Canada and Ireland. Reflecting on experiences through music: the mirror in the sea sylvi writes of spirit and soul, blues and bones, heart and home, intensely of passion, joy, pain, tragedy, and of loving Earth. We hope you enjoy sylvi\'s music and consider her work regarding writing, performing, recording, and soundscape in the areas of programming, publishing or communications _______________________________ Raven Shadows (2006) & Voices & Wheels (2000) \'macCormac\'s two current releases are like her e-mails: They make sense but are nearly incomprehensible. So there is a struggle to understand, not impossible, as there is an intelligence behind both CDs but a challenge nonetheless. Both start off as straightforward singer-writer fare in which macCormac impresses as a Joni Mitchell types but each gives way to tapes of conversation that create a lengthy audioverité that might be listened to once. Combine that with found sound and other abstractions and you have curios dressed as art\' Tom Harrison, the province, june 20 2006 - http://www.Canada.com/theprovince __________________________________________ Composers Miriam Rainsford and Sylvi Maccormac enjoy conversation and a cup of tea with cats and radio static across the waves http://www.mstation.org/sylvi.php Hear Sylvi Maccormac\'s music and interview with Dennis Bathory-Kitsch @ Kalvos & Damian\'s New Music Bazaar - http://kalvos.org/shows/kalx0604.ram - yo able dis ! - http://www.kalvos.org/shows-2005.html - text & image Sylvi Maccormac received honourable mention at the International Musique Electroacoustique Bourges, France (1999) and produced Uts\'am / Witness CD (2004) including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bruce Cockburn, Barry Truax and Squamish Eagle Song Dancers. a multi-talented performer/composer of modern music, and the creator of WHEELS : an ongoing long-term recording project in which the voices of the disabled and the sounds of their work are immortalized in soundscapes, Sylvi Maccormac has extensive performance credits since the 1980\'s, including the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, New Music West , and Seattle\'s RockrGrl Music Conference in 2000. Composing with voices, instruments and environmental recordings, Sylvi Maccormac\'s work can be found in the National Libraries of Canada and France and on line at - www.deepwireless.ca - www.kalvos.org - www.thirdcoastfestival.org - www.sonus.ca - cec.concordia.ca - www.utsam-witness.ca and in the Phonetique of the IMEB @ La Bibliothèque Nationale de France - www.IMEB.net @ www.BnF.fr Electroacoustics (including Soundscape Composition) stretches the boundaries of music by collaging sound, story and song, transforming sound sources with signal processing and combining them in creative ways. Diffusion extends familiar structures, by placing the listener inside the soundscape while inviting us on imaginary journeys. Www.myspace.com/sylvimacCormac.