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Emergensies Collective
May 7, 8, 9, 2022 (start times vary)

  • Livestream Online: Free



Emergensies Collective pair music and animation, with a focus on creating visual content in response to sonic creation and exploration. Their most recent work is structured around Economy of Means, a solo vibraphone suite by Robert Honstein, emphasizing the use of extended techniques and exploration of the vibraphone. The extended and experimental techniques of this process are mirrored in the animations, using rotoscoping techniques to abstractly track the motion of performance, rather than to create a direct figurative copy. In this upcoming performance installation Emergensies Collective will create a space utilizing multiple projections and animations in accompaniment with live vibraphone performance and experimentation.
The work will be on view May 7th-9th at Array Music, with a special opening event held on May 7th at 7.30pm ET.
The work will be on view as an installation and with live performance by percussionist Yang Chen at these days/times:
  • May 7: 11-9pm, 7:30pm ET – Launch event
  • May 8: 12-9pm, 8-9pm ET – Live improvisations
  • May 9: daytime viewing available by request (email Dan Tapper here), 5pm & 8pm ET – Live improvisations

Facebook event page is available here.


Emergensies Collective consists of:

Adrienne Scott (she/her) – animation – is an artist based in Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of the BFA program at the University of Ottawa (2016) and a recipient of the Edmund and Isobel Ryan Scholarship in photography. She has shown work throughout Ontario, including at the Karsh-Masson Gallery (Ottawa, Ontario), Idea Exchange (Cambridge, Ontario), and Gallery 44 (Toronto, Ontario). She has also been a collaborator on interdisciplinary projects through programs such as the 2017 Montreal Contemporary Music Lab (LMCML), and participated in the 2020 Roundtable Residency as a member of Emergensies collective. 

Simone Northey – animation – is a Toronto-based animator and artist, having obtained her BFA at OCAD University (2018) as recipient of the Project 31 Digital Painting and Expanded Animation Award. Selected screenings include the Ottawa Animation Festival (2018), Los Angeles Animation Festival (2018), and BigArtTO (2020). Her work takes an experimental, often playful approach, blending a range of materials and animation techniques. Her other interests include graphic design, illustration, and production design. 

Yang (they/she) – percussion – is a percussionist with many side-hustles and chinese-canadian-child-of-immigrants who prioritizes ethical collaboration, personal growth, and joy. In 2022, Yang is diving in to a year of fruition with the release of several multi-year projects including an animation and music installation at Array Space with @emergensies.collective, the debut album of their band @tigerbalme, and the release of their own collaborative visual album titled longing for _ They are an apprentice with @rawtaiko and operations manager with @labyrinthontario. Yang is a soft-hearted dream-headed Pisces who enjoys yelling and cooking, sometimes at the same time.