Feb 01, 2018 BENCHmark – Deadline Extended!


The Winnipeg Trails Association and Storefront Manitoba invite design teams to submit proposals for a permanent bench to be located along the Pandora Pathway. We are asking you to put your skills to work and challenge the concept of a ‘common’ bench. We are looking for an intervention that has the power to stop people in their tracks and provide a place to wait, rest, read and more.


BENCHmark: Call for Proposals Deadline Extended! Mon, FEB 5, 2018 at NOON! 

This Call for Submissions is open to teams and individuals consisting of designers, architects, landscape architects, and / or artists. Individuals may be students, interns, or practitioners. Multiple submissions are permitted. 

[Download the Call For Proposals Document]

Jan 29, 2018 Portal 0 at the New Music Festival


StorefrontMB’s Portal Zero at the New Music Festival, created and produced by architect Richard Derksen.
Special thanks to Kathleen Polischuk, Leanne Zacharias, the Mb Assoc of Architects, 701 Architecture and Holz Custom Prefab.

Portal 0 will have a live performance of music commissioned for Portal 0:

Wednesday: Pre-show (6:30 – 7:30), Intermission, and Post-Show (1 performance)

Friday: Pre-show (6:30 – 7:30), Intermission, and Post-Show (1 performance)

Other times will have surroundsound playback of the 21 minute piece:

Three contours, traversed is a site-specific piece for cello and four channel fixed media commissioned for the Portal Zero project. This is the third piece composed for cellist Leanne Zacharias by Travis Weller, Austin, Texas. The material emphasizes the natural resonance of instruments in a small space. The pre-recorded media features several acoustic instruments such as marimba, vibraphone, celeste, prepared piano, steel lamellophones, violin and viola. These sounds were not electronically manipulated after they were recorded, except to remove background noise. As the cello part provides a foundation for the harmony heard in the unseen chamber ensemble, the piece meanders through a maze of tones as they diminish over time.