In this episode of The No Normal, we welcome Shawn Pinchbeck. Internationally active as a composer, performer and sound artist, Shawn Pinchbeck has, since the mid 1980s, been a key part of the experimental sonic arts scene in Edmonton. With a toolkit that includes analog and digital machinery, expertise in field recording, and wide-ranging performance experience, Shawn has worked with a striking array of artists from sound and music, dance, video, the visual arts and more!
Ian Crutchley’s interview with Shawn Pinchbeck covers the artist’s story from his earliest to latest work, his first electronic gadgets, early local collaborators, mentors, and… bees!
There’s lots of incredible music in this episode, including the following:
09:40 Wildcats, composition, Resonance Cassette release, 1987
23:16 Scrapes & Shapes, collaboration with Jeff Collins, Collins Gallery, 2020 (https://shawnpinchbeck.bandcamp.com/album/scapes-and-shapes)
36:35 Phantoms of Jaak, solo performance BEAMS Art’s Birthday, 2021 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY6RrRZGR3c)
43:38 Peace of Home, composition, 2021
49:24 Where the Bees Buzz, audio visual performance, Art’s Birthday, 2022 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLtXvvahR8w&t=8488s)
60:46 Moss Sermons, collaboration with Bernd Hildebrandt, Mazurka Music and Art Society, 2019
70:40 Bittersweet, song collaboration with Rose McDowall (https://open.spotify.com/album/5j9Qedfwgkl5WFMW08dKrd)
For more Information:
- Experimental music and sonic art