John Grayson fonds


Throughout his life John Grayson has been a sound sculptor, university lecturer, experimental theatre producer, and farmer. He has also occasionally produced television programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He organized and conducted numerous workshops, seminars, international conferences and exhibitions for a diverse range of institutions in such areas as: the theatre arts; perceptual awareness; computer art systems; sound sculpture; expanded music systems; and various facets of music education. He was a founder of the Aesthetic Research Centre of Canada. The Aesthetic Research Centre (A.R.C.) was a Canadian publisher of academic books, scientific journals, LP recordings and graphic scores in the field of sound sculpture, avant-garde music and process music, as well as neurofeedback in the arts. A.R.C. Publications was founded by John Grayson in Vancouver in the early 1970s and was active between 1971 and 1977.


Custodial History

From the estate of Raymond Ayce Walker. These publications were given to the donor by John Grayson, from his personal library.
Walker was a friend of John Grayson. Walker was involved with the 1960s-1970s Vancouver art scene, ran Sunday program at Vancouver Art Gallery, was a painter. Walker met Grayson at Fritz Perls’ Cowichan Centre for Gestalt Learning.


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