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  Remote Controls  
Released: 2012 (Canada)
Independent release
Format: CD

Tracklist
1. Remote Controls 35:11
Live at Edmonton Works Festival
Churchill Square
Canada
June 29, 2011Album art by Delina Reiss
  Sonic Waking  
With Ken Gregory and Steve Heimbecker
Released: 2006 (Canada)
Independent release
Format: CD

Tracklist + listen
Listen to Dream Time Trance >>

1. compression capsule 15:52
2. sonic waking 10:38
3. dream time trance 11:11
4. ambient sleep 13:00

In 1993 and 1994, Ken Gregory, Steve Heimbecker and Shawn Pinchbeck met at various sound art happenings in western Canada. Previously not knowing that each other were active in the prairies, they quickly realized that they had many things in common with their artistic practices and their origins in the mid eighties in isolation in their respective prairie cities; Ken from Winnipeg Manitoba, Steve from Calgary Alberta, and Shawn from Edmonton Alberta.

In 1995, Steve and Shawn, because of their close proximity, started collaborating together regularly. Ken and Steve both went to Edmonton several times in the mid to late nineties to perform and conduct workshops for the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society(BEAMS) of which Shawn was the president of at the time. This particular project started out in February 1998 with an invitation to Ken, Steve and Shawn to go to emmedia in Calgary to do a week long collaborative residency ending with a concert at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

The results were inspiring for all of them. Ken arranged a concert in November 1998 at the Send and Receive [001] a festival of sound in Winnipeg. This recording is the result of that concert and indeed a snapshot of the electroacoustic activities going on in the prairies at that time.
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Album art by Piibe Piirma

  Resonance/Dissonance  
Released: 2000 (Canada)
Independent release
Format: CD

Tracklist
1. Resonance/Dissonance – Live June 5, 2000 26:38
2. I think of a place with you
3. Ajulennuline

Live at the Independent Film and Video Alliance Conference.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Performed utilizing the Supercollider sound processing environment with found and live sounds under MIDI gestural control.

  Resonance  
With Marion Garver
Released: 1995 (Canada)
Independent release

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Resonance is the new release by Canadian born performer/ composer Shawn Pinchbeck and American born flute player/ composer Marion Garver. Together they create a powerfully crafted mixture of ambient electronic sounds and flute accompanied melodies and textures.

Pinchbeck and Garver share the song credits through the ten tracks and 65 minutes of music. The resulting hybrid of sounds ranges from Pinchbeck’s multi-layered synthesizers, samples and tapes spinning sometimes peaceful ambient melodies, sometimes brooding abstract soundscapes; to Garver’s three acoustic instrumental pieces exploring differing musical directions rooted in 20th Century classical and jazz styles.

The effect it has is to take the listener on an expansive journey with many destinations, some familiar others more exotic.

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1. Spirit and Flesh >>

2. Temporal Reality >>

3. For SWRM >>

4. Open Heart >>

5. The Sand, The Sea, The Stars >>

6. Dave, David, Davidson >>

7. Transformation No.1 >>

8. Opal >>

9. Dziwna Milosc >>

10. Endangered Spaces >>

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Album cover by Anna Tonkovic

  Penetration  
Released: 1991 (Canada)
Format: CD/CASS
Cover: Jack Germscheid

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Listen to audio samples
SIDE A
1. Freaks 5:52

2. Penetration 4:41

3. Furnace of Hell 9:27

4. Demontia 6:44

SIDE B
1. Ghosties 8:39

2. Virus 23 14:08

3. Malady of Death 6:59

  Tonepleromas  
Released: 1989 (Canada)
Format: CD/CASS

Tracklist + listen
SIDE A
1. Dreamy Dreamtime Dreamers 3:40

2. Procession 5:31

3. Cold Sweat 9:08

4. Visions (live) 6:12

5. Rush 4:14

SIDE B
1. Man in the Moon 15:22

2. Pond Water 13:17

  Wildcats!!  
Released: 1987 (Canada)
Format: CASS
Cover: Keith Wedish

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Compilations

  Active Crossover  
Released: 2010 (UK)
Format: Internet release
Label: Impulsive Habitat

Tracklist
Simon Whetham

Throughout May 2009 I participated in a residency at the Polymer Factory Culturehouse in Tallinn, Estonia, to compose new work, collaborate with other artists using sound and run deep listening, field recording and composition workshops.This residency has resulted in ‘Active Crossover’, a touring exhibition and exchange project which has been hosted by the Arnolfini in Bristol and The Grey Area in Brighton, incorporating a large scale sound installation in two sonically treated chambers, creating three separate listening experiences.In one you hear my composition created during and following the residency, in the other work by all the artists i worked and performed with. When outside the enclosed spaces, the listener will hear both, combining my work with that of the guest artists. The track released by Impulsive Habitat is a composed approximation of being in the exhibition space and moving around the three chambers. You will hear my work in isolation, and that of the guest artists, but also a combination of the two.

Quoted from
Impulsive Habitat, 2010, Active Crossover – Simon Whetham & VA, [online] Written by Simon Whetham. Full text available at: http://impulsivehabitat.com/releases/ihab012.htm

Tracklist
1. Simon Whetham: ‘Active Crossover II’
2. John Grzinich: ‘Sentience of Spring’
3. Jez riley French: ‘Pelure #10’
4. Maksim Shentelev: ’16-36′;
5. Sound Meccano: ‘Walking through’
6. Kaspars Kalnins, Toms Siklovs, Gints Birznieks, Maksim Shentelev and John Grzinich: ‘Bungu Tanks / Turbine Hall’
7. KIWA: ‘Structural Divisibility’
8. Toomas Thetloff: ‘Buckwheat on Steel Brushes’
9. Shawn Pinchbeck: ‘Ajulennuline’
10. Merilyn Püss: ‘From Butterflies to Crows’
11. Piibe Piirma: ‘Sound for Babies’
12. Jaanika Kakluse: ‘The Walk’
13. Silver Stairs of Ketchikan/Joined By Wire: ‘Active Crossover 18Oct09’
14. Alexander Thomas: ‘Active Crossover 18Oct09’
15. Iris Garrelfs / Douglas Benford: ‘Active Crossover 18Oct09’

  Unsound 2  
Released: 2008 (Canada)
Format: CD
Label: Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society

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Since its creation by DJs at radio CJSR in Edmonton in 1989, the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society has been dedicated to the production and promotion of sound-oriented experimentation. We use the broadest and most inclusive definition of electroacoustic music, welcoming creativity in any medium. Our membership includes music professors, rock band players, dancers, poets and professional instrumentalists and composers, as well as enthusiasts and dreamers from every walk of life. We perform several concerts a year in addition to occasional recordings, festivals and workshops. This CD is very representative of our shows. We hope you enjoy it!

Quoted from BEAMS
More info about Unsound 2

Tracklist
1. Dave Clarke: Tabla Rasa (4:00)
2. Shawn Pinchbeck: Ajulennuline (4:52)
3. Don Ross: Sometimes when I practice… (4:12)
4. Tippy Agogo: Dilenmma of Poor Oedipus (5:05)
5. Thom Golub: Preoccupation for Two Basses (5:21)
6. Karen Porkka: Ash on my Belly (3:33)
7. Doublethink: Collage (4:23)
8. LEO .fx: Celtic Ayre (2:37)
9. Dave Wall: Black Eyes, Blue Hair – Duet 3 (5:15)
10. Reinhard VonBerg: BSQ (4:25)
11. Gary Lee: The Unveiling (2:47)
12. Theta State: Dragon (3:26)
13. Philip Jagger: Blackbirds (3:16)
14. Condaleeza Rice Paddies: Modulate This (3:00)

  Unsound  
Released: 2001 (Canada)
Format: CD
Label: Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society

Tracklist
More info about Unsound

Tracklist
1. Joel Kroeker: Beats Conglomerate (1:58)
2. David Berezan: Dawn/Microcosm (3:24)
3. Scott Sarman: Mr. Media Remix (3:32)
4. X. I. Selene, Phil Hawes, Jay Lind: Let the Dialectics Begin (3:58)
5. Kenneth Doren: Gloria in excelsio Roger Moore (3:10)
6. Nadia Berg: Bedtime (5:04)
7. Mark Hannesson: Ropes of Sand (Pt I, II, IV) (5:23)
8. Killers Lose in the Parking Lots: Voxic (4:00)
9. Raylene Campbell: Rakini (Passion) (4:39)
10. Reinhard Berg: Cult Figure (4:22)
11. Brent Lee: Voie pour doubler (3:21)
12. Shawn Pinchbeck: Joytoys (2:35)
13. Roger Deegan: Kepler (4:56)
14. Bruce Atchison: Zayek (3:12)

  The Final Solstice II  
Released: 2000 (UK)
Format: CD
Label: Piski Disk Records

Tracklist
Tracklist
1 – Sorrow – Petite Cloche Faict Grand Son (Cello – John Edward Contreras II) – 2:40
2 – Sorrow – The Final Solstice (Bagpipes [Uilleann] – Nigel McKernaghan) – 8:24
3 – Sorrow – Extracts From The Faery Queene (Featuring – David Michael Bunting, Shawn Pinchbeck) – 6:21
4 – Rosa Mundi – The Snow Man – 3:21
5 – Spell – I Got You Babe – 3:09
6 – Velocity Star – Warm Leatherette – 3:25
7 – Penan Ophis – Nierika – 5:10
8 – Rose McDowall – Tibet – 3:14
9 – Resonance – Butterfly Hawk – 5:02
  The Final Solstice  
Released: 1999 (UK)
Format: CD – Limited edition
Label: Piski Disk Records

Tracklist
Tracklist
1 – Sorrow – Petite Cloche Faict Grand Son (Cello – John Edward Contreras II) – 2:40
2 – Sorrow – The Final Solstice (Bagpipes [Uilleann] – Nigel McKernaghan) – 8:24
3 – Sorrow – Extracts From The Faery Queene (Featuring – David Michael Bunting, Shawn Pinchbeck) – 6:21
4 – Rosa Mundi – The Snow Man – 3:21
5 – Velocity Star – Warm Leatherette – 3:25
6 – Resonance – Butterfly Hawk – 5:02
  I Can’t Believe It’s Not Lard  
Released: 1999 (Canada)
Format: CD
Label: The Cliffords

Tracklist
More info about I Can’t Believe It’s Not Lard

Tracklist
1. Blast Pattern – 7 Miles
2. Mic Berends – Big Blue Is Back
3. Snafoo Corporation – Big Car
4. The Wiper – Confidence
5. !!* Exploring the Secrets of Treating Deaf Mutes
6. Cannibaloney – Estrogen
7. Lord Humungus – First Steps
8. High Priests of Memphis – Sydney Quads and the Megascope Space Probe
9. Ed Boland – Goodbye
10. Hammerspace – Twenty Deadly Diseases
11. Darwin Grosse – Mad Dad Mangles a Strad/Nighttime Falls
12. All American Girl Severed Heads Tribute Band – Son Of…/Greater Reward
13. Tractor Beam All Stars – Sam Loves You
14. Carya Amara – Big Car
15. Stephen Jones – NationArtists
Blast Pattern Michael Caisley
Mic Berends Mic Berends
Snafoo Corporation Jakob Winnberg
The Wiper Pascal Blin
!!* Bernie Maier
Cannibaloney Jonathan Parrish, Shawn Pinchbeck
Lord Humungus Lord Humungus
High Priests of Memphis Daryn LeHoux, Matt Stevens
Ed Boland Ed Boland
Hammerspace Dave Watson
Darwin Grosse Darwin Grosse
All American Girl Severed Heads Tribute Band Lx Rudis
Tractor Beam All Stars Eric Nofsinger
Carya Amara Kevin Busby
Stephen JonesStephen Jones

  Soundland Alberta: Le Pays Sonore  
Released: 1996 (Canada)
Format: CD
Label: Edmonton Concert Composers’ Society

Tracklist
Tracklist
1. Scott Godin ‘longing…’
2. David Eagle ‘Music for Axio (Open this Door)’
3. Ronald Hannah ‘Concert Piece’
4. Robert Rosen ‘Suite fz/thanks Frank’
5. Violet Archer ‘Four Short Pieces’
6. Brent Lee ‘La verita fora’
7. Jeff McCune ‘Red Hills and Blue Sky: Hommage to Georgia O’Keeffe’
8. Shawn Pinchbeck ‘Transformation #1’
9. Garth Hobden ‘Musica coelestis’
10. Piotr Grella-Mozejko ‘Due pezzi’
  DisContact! II  
Released: 1995 (Canada)
Format: CD
Label: Canadian Electroacoustic Community

Tracklist
More info about DisContact! II
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Tracklist
CD 1
1. Ned Bouhalassa – Move 1 (Extrait) – 3:07
2. Ian Chuprun – Duet (For Headphones) – 2:50
3. Francis Dhomont – L’électro – 1:11
4. Daniel Feist – Diptych – 2:58
5. Michel Frigon РItin̩raire au Cr̩puscule Р2:40
6. Gilles Gobeil – Le Vertige inconnu – 3:04
7. Monique Jean – Embrace – 2:47
8. Kathy Kennedy – Music Box II – 1:19
9. Frank Koustrup – Woodstock To Detroit – 2:44
10. Daniel Leduc – Réponse impressionniste donnée par Josef K. lors d’une fin de soirée hivernale à une touriste française qui passait en face de la gare – 3:04
11. Robert Normandeau – Spleen – 2:59
12. Er Polen – .TRANse.SEPTem. [Machina Mundi In Septem Sæcülum] – 3:05
13. Laurie Radford – Enclave (Excerpt) – 2:57
14. Jean Routhier, Christof Migone, Michel F. Coté – Sous les décombres d’une brève hémorragie champêtre – 3:05
15. Frédéric Roverselli – L’Éveil de la cité – 2:41
16. Claude Schryer – 3 Radioludes (Extrait) – 3:07
17. Pascale Trudel – Le Poisson Qui Cache l’Oiseau – 2:56
18. John Winiarz – Jack in a (Music) Box – 2:55
19. Egils Bebris – Hockey Night In Opera – 2:27
20. Gustav Ciamaga – Possible Spaces No. 1 – 2:48
21. Janit Cross – Pleasant Tasks – 3:06
22. Rob Cruickshank – Starting From The House, Working Outwards – 2:50
23. Bruno Degazio – Jolly – 2:28
24. Robert Del Buono – Harmonica – 2:57
25. Markos Lekkas – Chronographica Delta – 2:47CD 21 Andra McCartney – Arcade ’94 – 2:35CD 2
1. Andra McCartney – Arcade ’94 – 2:35
2. Sarah Peebles – Nocturnal Premonitions – 2:17
3. Randall Smith – Fleeting Wheels of Changes – 2:30
4. Eric C. Woodley – Abide With Me (New York No. 1) – 2:48
5. Wes R.D. Wraggett – Chants of the Apocalypse: Icarus Strictures Part Two; Fanfare: Parade (Words of War) – 3:00
6. Mara Zibens – Siquppalavuk/It Sounds Like Breaking – 2:45
7. Bentley Jarvis – What Are You Talking About? – 2:50
8. Chris Meloche – Extensions V – 2:46
9. Sergio Villarreal – On The Other Shore – 3:09
10. Gregory Jay Lowe – Song Of The Turtle – 2:17
11. Diana McIntosh – Processions (Excerpt) – 2:42
12. Gordon Fitzell – Zipper Music – 3:03
13. Garth Hobden – Inukshuk – 2:55
14. Shawn Pinchbeck – The Children Are The Future – 3:04
15. Steven R. Heimbecker – I Beat John Sobol at Pool Last Night – 3:03
16. Daniel Scheidt – Big Piano: Storm – 2:28
17. Darren Copeland – Darkness Colours – 3:02
18. Martin Gotfrit – Guitar With Hut20 – 2:24
19. Fred Semeniuk – Spraying – 2:35
20. Barry Truax – Bamboo, Silk And Stone (Excerpt) – 3:12
21. Barbara Golden – Flaming Toast – 2:05
22. Yasuhiro Ohtani – Brain Wash – 2:57
23. Christian Calon – En Vol – 3:00
24. Thomas Gerwin – Epilogon – 2:09
25. Francisco López – El Mundo Depués De La Invasión De Los Zorápt – 2:44
26. Daniel Zimbaldo – Ritual Of The Rose – 0:33

  A BEAMS Compilation  
Released: 1991 (Canada)
Format: CASS
Label: Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society

Tracklist
Tracklist
Dis Side
1. Monkabuggle: The number is… (1:48)
2. Sheldon Sydia: Jah Maker (3:30)
3. Shawn Pinchbeck: The Sand, The Sea, The Stars (4:00)
4. Bruce Atchison: The Long Ride Home (4:45)
5. Bill Damur: The New Birds Ascending (7:45)

Dat Side
1. Jamie Philp: Shiv (from Victories Over Us / Defeat At Our Hands) (5:44)
2. Argument Club: The Ventriloquist (4:17)
3. Piotr A. Grella: Epitaph For Jerzy (8:21)
4. Babysugarbag: Dope C. Mantor (1:33)
5. FLEM: “Uhh…” (1:22)

 Driven Element Compilation 
Released: 1988 (Canada)
Format: CASS
Label: Driven Element Productions

Tracklist
From around 1982 until about 1991 (dates are unclear) Marcel Dion ran a weekly Electronic/Experimental/Avant-Garde radio show on CJSR (campus/community radio station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) called Departures. It’s always unclear with campus/community radio how large your audience is and so it’s unknown how popular the show was. However, what is clear is that it became a beacon for the local electronic/experimental music community in Edmonton at that time. As such, in 1988 Marcel decided to produce a compilation of local talent fitting the vision of his show and created the tiny private press cassette Driven Element.Waxidermy, June 17, 2007

Quoted from
Waxidermy, June 17, 2007, Driven Element (Various Artists), [online] Written by Canonical. Full text available at: http://waxidermy.com/driven-element-various-artists/

Tracklist
TUBE SIDE
Wilfred Kozub – RPV – 4:33
Bruce Atchison – Move It Out Now – 3:52
Jim Serediak – There’s No Harm In Trying – 4:50
Evan C. Jones – Retrospection – 3:45
The Legion of Irrelevance – Almost Catholic – 3:08
Jamie Philp – Black Finger (excerpt) – 5:00
Chris Taylor – A Four Minute Exercise – 4:22
John Oparyk – I Wish I’d Never Read Franz Kafka – 3:16
George Arasimowicz – Bohater – 9:53

CLAMP SIDE
Guerilla Welfare – Growth? – 4:49
Shawn Pinchbeck – A Promise To Keep – 4:40
Dan Cramer – House – 5:10
Scott Alloy – Gimli Grog (exerpt) – 5:45
Killers Lose In The Parking Lot – Polyester Pope – 4:15
The Bugs – Cats – 4:55
Jay Styles – Themes – 5:00
Mark wasarab – #4 – 3:40
Donovan Reimer – And Into Order – 5:27

  An Alberta Music Compilation  
Released: 1985
Format: CASS – Limited edition
Label: Ohama Records

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Live silent film accompaniment

1995 Live silent film accompaniment for   Metropolis   (Directed, Fritz Lang)
1992 Live silent film accompaniment for   Un Chien Andalou   (Directed, Louis Bunuel/Salvador Dali)

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