re:DUO – Exhibit in Japan

mAtter presents:

14th – 24th February 2019 @gift_lab GARAGE
#102 Kiyosumiryo, 1-3-13 Shirakawa
Koutou-ku Tokyo 135-0021 Japan

OPEN 12:00 – 19:00
CLOSED : Tuesday 

”re.DUO” is an exhibition composed on the basis of the release “DUO”,  the first collaborative project from minimal composer France Jobin and Richard Chartier “DUO” on the gorgeous label mAtter.

This exhibition will present prints from Richard Chartier and France Jobin, each prints will be installed to create a scale through the space as DUO.

Original concept

DUO creates an “intemporelle“ and pervading atmosphere, where sounds intermingle within an intricate and delicate system delineated by spatial and temporal boundaries.

France’s printed by Middle Press – Ben Owen (NY)
Richard’s printed by Post Atelier (LA)

〒135-0021東京都江東区白河1-3-13 清洲寮10
半蔵門線·大江戸線 清澄白河駅 徒歩2分。

RBMA pres. Drone Activity in Progress – MUTEK

Thursday, August 24 at 9 PM – 1:30 AM

Le Métropolis de Montréal
59 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1K5

Red Bull Music Academy pres. Drone Activity in Progress

21h00 France Jobin (CA) – Vacuum phase transition: an exploration of metastability
21h45 Sarah Davachi (CA)
22h40 Anthony Child (UK)
23h45 Fis (NZ)
00h45 Deathprod (NO) w/ the support of Norway Music

Vienna @ Alte Schmiede

Concert in Vienna @ Alte Schmiede Wien Musikwerkstat

Minimalismus und Loop. Synths zwischen Acid und Ambient: FRANCE JOBIN (CAN) / JOHANNES AUVINEN (AUT/FIN)

Eine Veranstaltung von STROMSCHIENE

Sie sind beide an minimalistischen Sprachen und konzisen Ausdrucksweisen interessiert. Die Kanadierin France Jobin und der in Wien ansässige Finne Johannes Auvinen. Letzterer ist fast ausschließlich im internationalen Club-Kontext anzutreffen, wo er fein nuancierten Acid-House aus Synth und Drumcomputer schält. In seinem Set für die Alte Schmiede präsentiert er erstmals seinen soften Casual Acid. Auvinen konzentriert sich dabei auf die Grundbausteine des Genres, auf Timbre und die Texturen der Synth-Lines, gespeist aus den typischen Maschinen Roland 303 und 101. Er betreibt eine Analyse des Genres, die die Seele und haptischen Qualitäten des House hervortreten lässt und den Fokus auf die melodischen Parts legt. Auch die filigranen Stücke von France Jobin basieren auf feinen Schattierungen und Abstufungen. Die Sound-Art-Künstlerin und Komponistin überführt ihren minimalistischen Ansatz in komplexe, ätherische Klangumgebungen, in denen analoge und digitale Prozesse miteinander verschränkt werden. Es sind klare Drones und subtile Klangwolken, die in Vergangenheitsschichten vordringen und gleichzeitig ins Reich des Imaginären entführen, wobei sie den realen Raum nie außer Acht lassen. S. Strelka/VK

Weitere Informationen: France Jobin Johannes Auvinen

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LQ – Literarisches Quartier | Schönlaterngasse 9, 1010 Wien
Stufenloser Zugang zu Galerie (GLZ) und Schmiede-Werkstatt (AS)
Barrierefreies WC im Erdgeschoss
Zu Veranstaltungszeiten Behindertenparkplatz vor dem Haus Schönlaterngasse 13
Freier Eintritt bei allen Veranstaltungen in der Alten Schmiede!


France has been invited to present a concert in Vienna by Shilla Strelka, who was asked  to curate 6 shows over the course of one year at Alte Schmiede Wien Musikwerkstat. The space has some history, having artists like Wishart, Feldman, LIgeti, La Monte Young and Luc Ferrari in their past line-up. it’s seated shows, 100ppl only and free entry.

Kicking off the series with microsound maniac Marcus Schmickler + Christian Schroeder on 31/3, it will be followed by France Jobin + Johannes Auvinen , May.16.2017.

The whole thing is called Azephal + Aleph.
Concerts are happening as part of the STROM SCHIENE series.

This is made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant to Media Artists – International Residencies program.



DHC/ART presents LOUNGE,
an event presented in the context of the exhibition Ryoji Ikeda

Synesthésie Sonore/
Sonic Synesthesia

Laura Cetilia
Seth Horvitz

Saturday, November 10 at 9 p.m
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. — PHI centre,  407 Saint-Pierre Street, Montreal

Free admission with pass, available at DHC/ART
and the PHI Centre as of November 1st.

Guest curator: France Jobin
Associate Curator: Cheryl Sim

LOUNGE is an audio project developed in a minimalist aesthetic,
the result of a long process of reflection on ways of listening
in the context of the public presentation of audio art.

LOUNGE proposes an environment inspired by the architecture
of the presentation space, an environment entirely dedicated
to listening. The presentation takes its inspiration from the
Montreal piano bars of the 1950s and explores new ways
of perceiving and experiencing the listening process, all the while
questioning the relationship between performer and performance,
intimacy and immensity, self and solitude, and between human
and machine. This exploratory environment serves as backdrop
for Seth Horvitz’s “Eight Studies for Automatic Piano” and
Laura Cetilia’s captivating approach to the cello, one that
combines virtuosity with inventiveness.

In this context of performed sound art, the contrast between
acoustic instruments used in very different ways is brought
to the fore; one using computer-based composition, and the
other using an approach to playing where traditional methods
are subverted. These approaches are complemented by
a very positive sort of synesthesia created by the presence
of the sound in the architectural space. It is in this spirit
of synesthesia that LOUNGE forms part of the development
of France Jobin’s curatorial practice, highlighting her
deep belief that the public’s experience of sound art must
happen immersively.

The work of Seth Joshua Horvitz (b. 1973, Los Angeles) crosses many
disciplines, among them electronic and experimental music, music for film
and dance, sound design, visual design, video, and installation art. His recent projects are primarily concerned with the web of relationships between nature, machines, and human perception. Under his own name and various pseudonyms, he has published music on dozens of record labels including LINE (USA), Mille Plateaux (Germany), and Leaf (UK). As a performer, he has appeared at venues across the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley (1995) and an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College (2010).
Seth Horvitz

Laura Cetilia is a cellist currently based in Providence RI.  She is comfortable with both acoustic and electronic performance and improvisation, developing extended techniques and technologies that best convey her artistic intentions. Her work manifests itself in many forms. Apart from her solo projects, she is half of the electroacoustic group Mem1, member of the avant garde viola/cello duo Suna No Onna, and collaborator with a number of video artists, including Naho Taruishi, with whom she creates site-specific audiovisual installations.
Laura Cetilia

France Jobin is a sound/installation artist and curator residing in Montreal.
She has created solo recordings for ROOM40 (AUS), nvo (AT), ATAK (JP),
murmur records (JP) and LINE (USA). Her sound installation Entre-Deux,
was met with critical acclaim in Washington DC during the DATA/FIELDS
new media exhibit curated by Richard Chartier and including Ryoji Ikeda
and Mark Fell among others. As curator, she has presented several events
and her latest endeavour is immersound, a concert event/philosophy, which she initiated, and curates.

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