Compositions

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Music Arrangements

Concert performances

LocationVenue/EventRoleDate
TorontoHH composer's concertcomposer + conductor2006Saga for Clarinet #3: "A Conversation with Milda" (Fl.+Cl.+Hn.+Vl.+Vc.)
TorontoGrand opening ceremony attended by the Honourable Caroline Di Cocco, Ontario Minister of Culture. Ontario Science Centre (OSC), TELUSCAPE exploration plaza.hydr + composer2006.09.20
TorontoNuit Blanche, Torontohydr2006
Brampton, CanadaBrampton Independent Artists' Festival (BIAF)hydr2007(snowstorm, warmed by 7 coffee kettles)
TorontoKnox Toronto Coffee Housecomposer + baritone + clarinet + sound production2007"Ritual"
TorontoHHSB wind orchestracomposer + orchestrator + hydr + clarinet2007"Suite for Hydraulophone"
TorontoHH composer's concertcomposer2007Ritual - ominous intro (electroacoustic)
Huntsville ***, CanadaOM festival, Ontariohydr + clarinet2007
New York CityThe Galapagos New Yorkcomposer + hydr2007"Suite for Hydraulophone"
Copenhagen, DenmarkVandkulturhusetcomposer + hydr2007"Suite for Hydraulophone"
TorontoActor in the Arusyak K. production "Two Buckets"actor2007.~10
TorontoToronto United Mennonite Churchcomposer + clarinet2007.10 ?"Meditations"
TorontoChristmas carol service, Toronto United Mennonite Churchcomposer + clarinet + piano ("invited guest musician")2007.12.02 Sunday, 7pm"Mennonite hymns in flight"
TorontoChristmas Carol Sing Concert, Knox College, University of Torontohydr + congregational hymn leader2007.12.05 Wed. 7:30pmarr. of "Huron Carol" for hydr.
Brampton, CanadaRose Theatre, Brampton Independent Artists' Festival (BIAF)H2Orchestra composer + arranger; hydr2008
TorontoThe Music Gallery, Torontocomposer/improv. + hydr2008
TorontoLuminato festival, concert at Harbourfront Centrehydr + canoe clarinet2008
Calgary, AlbertaGrand opening ceremony at CNIB, attended by Premier Ralph Kleincomposer + hydr + clarinet + Irish whistle2008"October Alchemy Beckons"
TorontoSt. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church; "Out of the Cold" charity performanceclarinet + composer2008.11.10, Monday, 5-6pm
Leamington, CanadaMemorial service for Kathe Warkentin, Leamington United Mennonite Churchcomposer + clarinet2008.11.21, Friday 10:30am"Mennonite hymns in flight"
TorontoKnox Christmas Lessons and Carols; Christopher Dawes, music director and organistbass vocalist + percussionist2008.12.03, Wednesday, 7:30pm
TorontoKnox Toronto Coffee Housecomposer2009
  • "Snowflake" (flute+clar)
  • "Power"
TorontoHHSB wind orchestraconductor + clarinet2009.0
TorontoHH composer's concertcomposer + clarinet2009.0"Snowflake" (flute+clar)
TorontoScience Rendezvous - science+music concertcomposer + physicist + hydr2009.05
King City, CanadaLive H2O Concertcomposer + hydr2009.06.19-20
  • "Suite for Hydraulophone"
  • arr. of Fauré Sicilienne
  • arr. of "She's Like the Swallow"
TorontoWedNESSday seriescomposer + hydr2009.07.08,15,22,29; 08.05,12,26; 09.02,09
TorontoBeaches Jazz Festival - performing live with Dr. Drawhydr2009.07.25
Montreal, QuebecPrivate performance for Cirque du Soleil directorshydr2009.08.20 11am
TorontoLive onstage with Dr. Draw - Toronto Busker Festhydr2009.08.28, 7pm-9:30pm
New York CityMusic+Technology synergy -- Onstage at Gadgetoff 2009 [G.official] [G.photos]hydr2009.09.25
Las VegasPerformance/entertainment, over 4 days for an international entertainment convention (IAAPA)hydr.122009.11.17-20
TorontoEastminster United Church; "Out of the Cold" charity performanceclarinet + composer2009.11.27, Friday, 6:30-9pm
OttawaOpening Ceremony of Winterlude, commissioned by the National Capital Commissionmusic director, performer, creative/technical designer2010.02.05-7H2Orchestra arrangements and comp. (arr. Leonard Cohen Hallelujah, Stan Rogers Northwest Passage)
TorontoORGANic Evolution: A Concert celebrating music technology old and newcomposer, performer on andantephone2010.03.13Stray, 5'32"
CBC RadioInterview and performance on CBC Radio "GO", hosted by Brent Bamburycomposer, hydr.2010.05.22 (rec. 2010.05.20)Suite for Hydraulophone excerpt
OttawaCanada Day installation art, commissioned by the National Capital Commissioninstallation art designer2010.07.01
TorontoMajlis Artscomposer, hydr., clarinet, whistle, electronics2010.07.09+10"Power" (set to a poem by Beatriz Hausner)
San FranciscoSingularity Summit & The Infinity Clubhydr.122010.08.14, 2:10pm, 7pmarr. Für Elise, Beethoven
TorontoLive Greenmusic director, composer, hydr., lead presenter2010.08.24arr. Schubert Ave Maria, Fauré Sicilienne, She's Like the Swallow (Nfld, trad.), Une Jeune Pucelle (Quebecois, trad.)
Expo 2010, Shanghai, ChinaWorld's Fair - Canada PavilionFilm score, screened, selected to represent Canadian arts and culture2010/2008 Score for the Marshall Fels Elliott film, "After Hours" [website]
Florence, ItalyPresentation on the "Stray" composition, with screening, at ACM MM 2010composer, engineering researcher2010.10.26"Stray"
TorontoRoyal Ontario Museum(solo performance) composer, hydr., clar., whistle, electronics2011.07.09 11:30, 1pm, 2:30pm; .10 2:30pm, 3:30pm (1/2 hour sets)"Sketch for two pencils"
TorontoRoyal Ontario Museummusic director, composer, hydr., whistle2011.08 (1/2 hour sets)
Lake Simcoeconcert on Water stage, constructed on top of the lake, sunset in the background; Ontario Water Centre inaugural festival; concert with Larissa Koniuk, soprano, Steeve Chwojko, conductor+violin, water orchestra (12 wind players)music director, composer, arranger, hydr., whistle, collaboration with orchestra, conducted by Steeve Chwojko2011.08.12 8:45pm (sunset/dusk) (private concert for dignitaries); .13 3:00pm (public concert) (1 hour concerts)arr. Shenandoah (for singer, violin, whistle, hydr. 21, lake rumbling); She's Like the Swallow (2011 arr.); etc.
Discovery ChannelProgram filmed for the Discovery Channel in Toronto on 2011.08.18, to be aired 2011.09hydr., media interview2011.08.18October Alchemy Beckons (excerpts)
CBC Radio"Evershadow" played on CBC Radio "Out of their Minds", hosted by Richard Syrettcomposer, hydr.2011.08.23 (rec. 2011.06.09)Evershadow - excerpt
TorontoPremiere of "Changing spirit of an oxbow lake", Convocation Hall, Toronto, featuring Yi-Ting Chen, violin.composer, hydr.2011.11.12 Sat. 1pm, DOT conferenceChanging spirit of an oxbow lake
TorontoAdvent Lessons and Carols Service, Knox College Chapelclarinet, whistle, readings (with Kay Diviney, flute)2011.12.07 Wed. 7pm
TorontoComposers' panel on new music technology - with composers Anders Hillborg, Christos Hatzis, etc. onstage at New Music Festival, University of Torontocomposer2012
TorontoFestival of New Music, University of Toronto http://www.news.utoronto.ca/beyond-sound http://www.music.utoronto.ca/events/nmf http://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/event_details/id=578 performance with renowned accordionist Joseph Macerollo and clarinetist Peter Stoll. hydr.2012.02"Sound of Water"
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, KingstonMusical Keynote - performance with ice percussion and computer vision idioscopepresenter, improviser on idioscope, clar., whistle2012.02.19 Sun. 7pm
TorontoNational banquet of Canadian Mennonite Magazinecomposer, piano, clar., whistle, pedals, synth, electronics, accelerometer2012.03.24 Sat. 8pm1. imp. meditations on clar. 2. Fidelia, 3. arr. Shenandoah, 4. Become, 5. Accelerometer/piano/synth/looper/etc.
TorontoFilmmaker Keith Holding - music videocomposer, hydr.2012.05.08 Tue. film shootChanging spirit of an oxbow lake
TorontoDundas Square: Science Rendezvous concertmusic director, composer, hydr., presenter2012.05.12 Sat. 2pmChanging spirit of an oxbow lake
Internetcontributed to University of Chicago's famous world's largest scavenger hunt: music played on hydr. of September by Earth, Wind and Fire..hydr.2012.05.13 Sun.
New York CityThe Metropolitan Museum of Art ("The Met")composer, hydr., lecturer2012.05.19October Alchemy Beckons, screening of Oxbow Lake
HamiltonMayor's Luncheon: private performancehydr.2012.05.30
TorontoWaterlutionAdjudictor, private studio teacher in composition2012.06.04, 6:30pmOxbow Lake; nurturing of "Lullaby for Linda" piece by Dandan Mao
Lake SimcoeMusic created for soundscape, in an acoustic ecology experienceCreative team, experience designer. performer.2012.08.17
Lake SimcoeAerial ballet, "After the Storm": solo performance standing out on a pier on the edge of the lakewhistle, clar.2012.08.17
Lake SimcoeImprovised experimental music with Jurij Konje, David Rankine, Shannon Kingsbury, Sue Smith.imp. on clar., whistle2012.08.18
Lake SimcoePlayed with the band "Northern Stars", with Dr. David Shumka and Eric Soostar. (jazz, pop)clar., whistle2012.08.18
Ljubljana, Sloveniademonstration of physiphonic feedback sound productioncomposer, lecturer2012.09
Santa Clara, CaliforniaClosing performance for approx. 2000 attendees at Augmented World ExpoIrish whistle, hydr.2013.06.05
Aarhus, DenmarkAquasonic ensemble: sound art collaboration, lecturelecturer, designer, composer2014.06.02-14
Toronto"Nova Vortex" at Digifest 2015composer, concert designer, hydr/winds2015.05.07 12:30pm
Toronto"Codecert", A Concert for the Three Laws of Human Augmentation in real and virtual worlds by S. Mann, R. Janzen, and K. Yang. Presented at pre-opening exclusive media event, at VRTO 2016concept co-designer, hydr., clar.2016.06.25 8:00-8:30pm
Belfast, Northern Irelandartistic/creative team for the Human Evolution performance series by Between Music. At the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)Artistic/creative team2017.02.28-03.03

Bio: Superficial

Founding an electronics consulting company starting in elementary school, Janzen has since gone on to create innovations in the aerospace, bioacoustics, and augmented-reality industries. Did the world's first research enabling flight-control signals to be sent over power wiring inside aircraft. Ryan Janzen's first invention at the age of 6 years was an electronic fish feeding device.

Old 2010 Bio  (for music publication)

Ryan Janzen's compositions have been performed internationally in Canada, the United States, Denmark and China. As co-organizer of 11 live concerts and producer of 3 albums, he has collaborated extensively with musicians, orchestras, and interdisciplinary researchers. Janzen's work embodies a fusion between art and science that comes naturally: Janzen's scientific research has led to advances in acoustics, aerospace engineering, and electric vehicle propulsion, and was awarded a federal grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. His music research is published in eight international music publications. After founding a technology consulting company in elementary school, Janzen worked on the award-winning film Commedia Fantasia (winner of the 2002 Houston International Film Festival Gold Medal Award in performing arts), and has since produced an array of art music, film music, orchestral and choral compositions, performance art, and high-tech performances that push the limits of art and science.

Janzen's interplay between music, sound and acoustics is driven by a passion for ethereal wonder and dramatic narrative. Janzen's compositions are often dark and "grandly introspective." His experimental works have been documented internationally. Janzen in 2006 was the world's first composer to create music for hydraulophone, an exotic instrument which is played by touching jets of water. Janzen developed a new expressive performance style and (along with inventor Steve Mann) a new musical notation which gives the performer access to a never-before-seen ability: polyphonic embouchure, brought into existence by hydraulophones.

His film scores also include "Ritual", an eerie film/concert performance in which audience and performers are left in pitch dark. Janzen's compositions have been commissioned recently for a grand-opening of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Alberta, and for the Marshall Fels Elliott short film "After Hours". His compositions have been performed at the Music Gallery in Toronto, NIME in New York City, and the Vandkulturhuset in Denmark.

Fusion between music and science is also Janzen's thrust as an invited lecturer internationally at courses and conventions alike. Samples of his work can be heard/seen at:
   ryanjanzen.ca/composing

Bio for RJ+hydraulophone

The hydraulophone is a newly-invented instrument played by direct physical contact with pressurized water, where expressive music is generated by turbulent fluid flow inside the instrument. It is the world's first instrument in which sound is produced directly from matter in the liquid state, rather than a solid or gas (strings and percussion make sound from solid matter whereas wind instruments make sound from gas). The hydraulophone was invented by Professor Steve Mann and has received recent attention at the Ontario Science Centre and the Smithsonian Institute.

Ryan Janzen, a composer, and Engineering Ph.D. student at UofT, has created the first repertoire for hydraulophone and orchestra. Janzen introduced the musical world to the hydraulophone's compositional possibilities with pieces requiring expressive capabilities not possible on any other instrument. Janzen's new works for hydraulophone have been performed in New York, Toronto, and Copenhagen, Denmark.


Bio for ISTAS 2013

Ryan Janzen applies principles of electrical engineering and physics to diverse fields, from biological research, to fluid dynamics and aerospace, to music and acoustics. Janzen's scientific research has led to advances in signal processing, acoustics, aerospace engineering, and electric vehicle propulsion, and has been awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada. With nineteen international peer-reviewed publications, he does research and teaching as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, with Steve Mann.

Janzen is, in parallel, a composer of orchestral music. Performed internationally, his concert and film music has been featured at the World Expo in Shanghai, screened in Italy and Slovenia, and aired on Canadian and Danish national broadcasts. Janzen was the first composer to score music for hydraulophone, a new instrument causing resonance in water. As music director of 19 live concerts and producer of 3 albums, he has collaborated extensively with musicians, orchestras, and interdisciplinary researchers, at the nexus of art and science. Janzen has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and has given 18 talks at international conferences on engineering, science and music, and their interface to humanity.

Website · Research · Composing


Bio grist

Alternate text: Recent music has been commissioned by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Alberta and Marshall Fels Elliott Animations in Vancouver. His film scores also include "Ritual", a total-immersion film/concert performance in which audience and performers are left in pitch dark. His compositions have been performed at the Music Gallery in Toronto, NIME in New York City, and the Vandkulturhuset in Denmark.

Ryan Janzen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto.

A composer of orchestral music, Ryan Janzen's compositions have been performed internationally in Canada, the United States, Denmark and China. As co-organizer of 11 live concerts and producer of 3 albums, he has collaborated extensively with musicians, orchestras, and interdisciplinary researchers. His scientific research, awarded a federal grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, bridges across engineering and physics. After founding a technology consulting company in elementary school, his work in engineering and science has been commissioned by clients including Environment Canada, ranging all the way to Gina Lori Riley Dance Enterprises, designing special effects technology for a motion picture, winning the 2002 Houston International Film Festival Gold Medal Award in performing arts. As an invited lecturer at courses and conventions alike, his talks have been received internationally.

Janzen's compositions have been commissioned recently for a grand-opening of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Alberta, and for the Marshall Fels Elliott short film "After Hours". His film scores also include "Ritual", a total-immersion film/concert performance in which audience and performers are left in pitch dark.

Samples can be heard at:    http://individual.utoronto.ca/janzen/composing

Alternate text: Recent music has been commissioned by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Alberta and Marshall Fels Elliott Animations in Vancouver. His film scores also include "Ritual", a total-immersion film/concert performance in which audience and performers are left in pitch dark. His compositions have been performed at the Music Gallery in Toronto, NIME in New York City, and the Vandkulturhuset in Denmark.

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Musical collaborations

Worked with and performed onstage with:
Joseph Macerollo, Peter Stoll, John Kameel Farah, Nick Storring, Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Colin Maier (performed in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympics; member of Quartetto Gelato), Christopher Dawes, Dr. Steeve Chwojko, Dr. David Shumka, Dr. Wayne Caroll, Laura Bolt, Yi-Ting Chen, Jamie Thompson , Maylee Todd, Eugene Draw (as in "Dr. Draw"), Larissa Koniuk, Irving Zeitlin, poet Beatriz Hausner, dancers Megan Nadain and Georgia Simms.

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Acknowledgements in Research

[105] Bolt, Laura M. (2014), "Male-specific use of the purr in the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)". Folia Primatologica 85(4): 201-214. DOI: 10.1159/000363057

[104] Bolt, Laura M. (2013), "Squealing rate indicates dominance rank in the male ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)". American Journal of Primatology 75(12): 1174-1184. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22179 *author photography credit for cover photo of this issue

[103] Bolt, Laura M. (2013), "The function of howling in the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)". International Journal of Primatology 34(1): 157-169. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-012-9654-8

[102] Steve Mann (2012), "Hydraulikos: nature and technology and the centre for cyborg-environment interaction (CEI)", Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI2012), February 19-22, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, pp. 29-32 [PDF].

[101] Ernest Chun Yue Ho (2011), "If you want to be slow you have to be fast: Control of Slow Population Activities by Fast-spiking Interneurons via Network Multistability", Ph.D. dissertation.[Link]

[100] Bolt, Laura M. (2010), "Applying Human Interactive and Communicative Theories to Ringtailed Lemur (Lemur catta) Communication. vis-à-vis: Explorations in Anthropology 10(1): 3-20. [ link ]


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