George Rahi (b. 1987) is a composer, sound artist, and instrument maker exploring new hybrids between the acoustic, electronic, mechanical, and sculptural realms. He commonly works across a diverse array of interests including electro-acoustics, organology, robotics, and the soundscape. Currently he is an MFA candidate at Simon Fraser’s School for the Contemporary Arts, where he studies composition with Sabrina Schroeder and generative art with Arne Eigenfeldt. He has produced performances, installations, and works for radio & theatre, notably for the Canadian Music Centre, Western Front, Vancouver New Music, VIVO Media Arts Centre and Vancouver Co-op Radio’s Media Arts Program. 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 Vancouer’s Hadden Park fieldhouse, unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ territories.
11/24/2018 Artist Talk at the Sound Symposium, 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 the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology’s “Global Composition”, Darmstadt