photography, film & performance - concept & innovation -
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Jamie is currently working on
WHITE LIES exhibition Electro Studio (Hastings) Sept-Oct 2013
WILD NEW TERRITORIES exhibition (Berlin) Sept 2013
DIRECTOR OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN Indigeneity Exhibition at London's South Bank BargeHouse Oct 2013.
Jamie is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council & the STEIM Foundation for the Arts (Amsterdam)
June 13 Kinect Amsterdam
June 25-27 Berlin with Mark Coniglio
July 8-10 Nottingham Univ, UK
July 22-27 Jacksonville Univ, Florida
more links & video are coming to this page soon. Mouse over the project names for clickable links.
Premiered October 22nd 2010
a Primal Divine/Pictures in the Sky production
A new work created & performed by jamie griffiths & vocalist Viviane Houle, in collaboration with Stefan Smulovitz (Papillon audio software) and Rob Scharein (ShadowsKP visual software).
A commissioned performance for the Vancouver New Music's 3 day audio-visualization festival, 'Theatre for the Ears'.
'Road Movies' by John Adams Feb 2007
'Coming Together' by Frederick Rzewski March 2008
'Fratres' by Arvo Part Sept 2008
jamie is continuing in 2010 to work with the NuBC Ensemble having completed 3 major Visual Music performance commissions with NUBC, since it was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director, Paolo Bortolussi.
jamie is in an ongoing experimental discovery process with the music and works of composer & vocalist, Alex Nowitz who commissioned jamie to create an interactive visual design for a full length evening of performance, WOLFSGEHAUL, that premiered his modern opera 'Schlaftoter' at the Fabrik Centre in Potsdam, Berlin in 2008.
They have since completed a research residency together at STEIM centre for the Arts in Amsterdam, on the use of Wii controllers in duet performance and continue their discussions on technology and performance
A music-visualisation work, called 'Wax & Wane' was integrated into the Wolfsegehaul evening (see above) for flutist Sabine Vogel (Berlin) and dancer Shannon Cooney (USA), using pitch and complex water ripples. Performed in Berlin, France and Norway
Premier June 1st 2007
a Pictures in the Sky production
jamie collaborated with Stefan Smulovitz & Viviane Houle of Pictures in The Sky, & dancer/choreographer Noam Gagnon; a live improvisation performance in 2007
"The 17-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra is one of Canada's most exciting and original ensembles. They have performed extensively, including concerts in Europe and across Canada, and are released on the Victo label. Hard Rubber's musicians represent the best of Vancouver's jazz community playing high energy, unpredictable music blending Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Astor Piazzolla and Karlheinz Stockhausen."
jamie performed with the Hard Rubber Orchestra, in 2005 & 2007 creating interactive abstract cinema improvisations with the musicians.
GHOST interactive visuals / improv with quartet
CELLO interactive visuals / improv duet with Peggy Lee (cello)
HANDS interactive visuals for Marguerite Witvoet (piano/keyboards)
Edgard Varese (Composer, 1924)
a Vancouver New Music commission
jamie was commissioned by VNM in 2002 to create a 24 minute live cinema performance for 'Déserts' by Edgard Varese. The sound responsive experimental film was performed live by jamie using C++ scripting. The concert was performed with a 24 piece orchestra of players drawn from the Vancouver Symphony, at the Faris Theatre in Vancouver, BC.
Also performed in 2002 at the University of Victoria,