Rick Hyslop is a Toronto based musician and composer working in film, theatre and modern dance. As a sound artist he creates sonic arrays for installations by other artists as well as exploring his own work in the realm of mixed media and sound sculpture.
Another of his passions is mathematics. Self taught and also through engaging with countless books and online mathematics lectures, Rick has picked up a good foundation from which he continues to explore and re-imagine numbers and shapes and their relationships to life, music and art.
Rick also makes violins and has previously worked as a pipe organ tuner/restorer, all of which informs and maintains his deep interest in the physicality of sound.
Rick is also a dedicated teacher of musical theory, composition and improvisational techniques using traditional instruments and found objects.
MUSIC for Film and Dance
You Are Here (2010)
Maria Celeste/Galileo (2009)
Alice in Wonderland (2008)
I don't know where... (2017)
Junk Music (2013)
A Safe Bet (2011)
Sympathy Chambers (1999)
Isomorphic Partita (2014)
Cells # 3 (2013)
Phi in Fugue (2010)
DRAWINGS, SOUND SCULPTURES etc.
Please feel free to contact me regarding lessons. I am presently teaching both privately and in group improvisation classes.
Rick is currently designing and building instruments, sound sculptures, composing experimental music as well performing music and composing scores for other artists works.
Rick has been chosen to participate in the ArtSci Salon Cabinet Project. His work will be a kinetic sculpture exploring arrays of tuning forks and Helmholtz resonators from the University of Toronto's Scientific Instrument Collection.
Rick has been commissioned by the Astro-Physics Department at University of Toronto to create a kinetic sculpture to represent the sonification of the newly discovered planetary system known as Trappist 1. This work will be shown at the downtown and Scarborough campuses starting mid February 2018. Further updates will be made available closer to the installation dates.
Rick's work "Binary Argument for 2 Tape Machines" will be shown as a part of the Setzkasten Sound Festival in Vienna, Austria, January 17-26, 2018. Setzkasten Wien.
The Madvo Collection Commissioning Project, Toronto
Rick will be performing a live score to Madi Piller's "Shifting Sands" on January 24th, 2018 @ 7PM at the Revue Cinema as a part of LIFT's "Madvo Collection Commissioning Project". Revue Cinema.