Norah Lorway and Rose Bolton
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Dr. Norah Lorway is a Assist. Professor at Falmouth University (UK) programmer, and data artist. She works mainly in Human Computer Interaction and sound, creating wearable tech for a variety of purposes. Norah also live codes atalgoraves around the world and constructs 3D printed sensor based wearables for use with sound performance. She also creates VR game experiences to help users deal with grief and trauma. Norah is currently an Immersion Fellow funded project by UK Research and Innovation.
Rose Bolton is one of Canada’s most innovative and multi-faceted composers. She has been creating film scores for broadcasters such as CBC, TVOntario, Arte and Super Channel for over a decade. This year she was one of two composers who created the score for ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch. She also has a thriving compositional practice creating electronic and instrumental music for innovative multimedia projects, and for concert performers. These concert compositions include major works such as Song of Extinction, a 45 minute work for Toronto’s Luminato festival and created in collaboration with filmmaker Marc de Guerre and Griffin Award-winning poet Don McKay. Other recent works include a piece for the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony with ambient electronics, and a sound and video installation for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. Her concert music has been performed across Canada by leading ensembles, including the Vancouver Symphony, the Esprit Orchestra, the Aradia Ensemble and Ensemble Paramirabo.