Dr. Eldad Tsabary is the coordinator of electroacoustic studies at Concordia University’s Department of Music and coordinator of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Studies Area. In the past decade, Eldad has spearheaded research and development of a new sound-focused aural training method for electroacoustic musicians, which is informed by perception studies and is built on a transformational, democratic educational model. He is founder and director of Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) which specializes in collective improvisation and interdisciplinary collaborative performances in which students function as co-creators/co-researchers. Notable CLOrk performances include a collaboration with pop star Ariane Moffat at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) and a performance in Akousma festival at Usine C. Eldad received his doctorate in music education from Boston University. He is the current president of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).
The Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) is a group (currently Nick Lavigne, Jasmine Leblond- Chartrand, Kasey Pocius, Robin Schmidt, Danielle Savage, and Eldad Tsabary) of advanced electroacoustic majors at Concordia University’s Music Department, which specializes in interdisciplinary and collaborative performances, under the direction of Dr. Eldad Tsabary. The students in the ensemble act as co-researchers/ co-creators, contributing democratically to the planning and execution of the performances, which range from improvisatory games to formally composed structures. CLOrk has collaborated with dancers, soloists, VJ’s, audio-visual artists, live-coders, as well as with symphonic, chamber, jazz, and laptop orchestras. At MINT, CLOrk will be joined by guest artists Andrea Young and Donna Hewitt.