Elevator Music at The Array Space

About:

Elevator Music is an independent, permanent, immersive audio-visual installation inside the accessibility elevator at The Array Space. Interactive components, including audio triggered by buttons, multi floor revealing murals and all height touch lights celebrate and highlight inclusivity and accessibility in this unique creative hub. 

Upcoming Project Events:

Online Launch Celebration – October 2020 TBA

Follow the Project:

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Project Updates:

July 9, 2020:

We started the project July 1, 2020. Kelley is touching base with the team, and researching for the audio compositions. Adam is developing the marketing/outreach campaign. 

July 23, 2020:

Kelley has been researching the Elevator Music genre and working on the 9 musical compositions. 

August 11, 2020

Kelley has created drafts for the 9 musical pieces and is preparing them in photoshop for print. Check out details of the first score below.

September 1, 2020

Kelley has finished all 9 of the musical scores and Flips is preparing for installation. Check out the scores below.

September 9, 2020

The 9 visual scores were printed and installed by the Park Agency Print Shop in the Array Space accessibility elevator and they look great!

Meet the Team:

Picture of Team Member Kelley Mitchell on ladder focusing light
Kelley Mitchell – Project Manager, Composer &  Musician
Musician Kurt Newman playing Red Guitar
Flips – Visual Artist
Musician Kurt Newman playing Red Guitar
Kurt Newman – Musician
Adam Hussein Marketing Director smiling in jacket
Adam Hussein – Marketing Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Scores:

Downloads:

Coming Soon! –>

Scores 

Performance Notes for Musicians 

Follow Along Scores for Musicians 

How this project happened

 

Acknowledgements: 

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

About Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.

For more information, please visit their website at canadacouncil.ca

 

We would also like to thank Arraymusic for donating the resources to make this project possible. 

About Arraymusic

Arraymusic’s mission is to ignite and sustain a passion for contemporary Canadian musical art within an international, interdisciplinary context. Arraymusic believes that experiencing art can give rise to real change and that if one engages art fully, subtle but profound positive transformations can take place that by extension can impact communities and enhance our quality of life. Arraymusic also runs The Array Space in downtown Toronto, an approximately 1,000 square foot studio space that can be rented by the public for rehearsals, workshops, concerts and performances 7 days a week at below market rate. The versatile 60 capacity space is well equipped with instruments such as 2 baby grand pianos, professional lighting, and HD audio-video recording and live streaming capabilities. 

 

We would also like to thank the Stopgap Foundation for their continued support of this project.

Stop Gap foundation Logo

About StopGap Foundation

StopGap Foundation aims to create a world where every person can access every space. A world free of barriers would help give everyone the opportunity to live a life full of independence, spontaneity, and ultimate fulfillment. 

For more information, please visit their website at stopgap.ca

 

We thank the Park Agency Print Shop for printing and installing the vinyl on the inside of the elevator car, with an information panel about the project and the 9 visual scores. 

About Park Agency Print Shop 

“A print shop was something our neighbourhood was missing and I felt it was something we could operate effectively. We had the perfect retail space available, and so after renovating, we opened our doors to the public April 2016. Since then we have been working to evolve the business, and add new machinery based on our communities needs, in Parkdale Toronto. Late 2019 we launched a new e-commerce website, so that we can now offer these print services to a wider audience through the internet.

Since we are reliant mainly on paper to create our products and we spend lots of time in Toronto parks during the summer, we created the green initiative to make sure our operational systems are the lowest waste/energy use possible and also so we can give back to the environment in a meaningful way.”

– Jeremy Kesten, CEO Park Agency

For more information, please visit their website at www.park-agency.com/