George Rahi (b. 1987) is a composer, performer, and installation artist exploring new hybrids between the acoustic, mechanical, and sculptural realms of sound. His current projects during his MFA degree at Simon Fraser’s School for the Contemporary Arts traverse a diverse array of interests including electro-acoustics, organology, robotics, and the soundscape; which converge into works that invite careful listening to the perceptual relationships between sound, space, and listener. He has produced performances, installations, and works for radio & theatre, notably for the Canadian Music Centre, Western Front, SPEKTRUM (Berlin), Jogjakarta Noise Festival, Global Composition (Darmstadt), Vancouver New Music, and Insitu Recordings (Indonesia). He is the recipient of various awards including the 2018 R. Murray Schafer Soundscape award for his work in sound installation and research awards from the Glenfraser Endowment for Acoustic Communication, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the British Columbia Arts Council. He is a founding member of the percussion ensemble Gamelan Bike Bike and art collective Publik Secrets, currently in a multi-year residency project at the City of Vancouver’s Hadden Park fieldhouse, unceded Coast Salish territories.
04/21/2019 Sound Installation at Fusebox Festival, Austin
01/27/2019 Performance at Jogjakarta Noise Festival
11/24/2018 Artist Talk at Sound Thinking, Surrey Art Gallery
11/23/2018 Performance at the Pacific Spirit United Church, Vancouver
10/12/2018 Performance & Sound Installation at SPEKTRUM, Berlin
10/05/2018 Sound Installation at Global Composition, Darmstadt