Empac – residency October 5th – 16th 2015, concert etc

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Residency – October 5th – October 16th 2015
Concert – October 15th 2015 – 8pm Concert Hall
In conversation :  Mark Fell and France Jobin – October 7th 2015 – 7pm

Concert

The electronic music of composer France Jobin can be described as “sound-sculpture,” revealing a minimalist approach to complex sound environments where analog and digital methods intersect. While her music often makes use of restraint and limit, she isn’t one to shy away from extremes. Her skillful interplay between highs and lows, louds and softs, creates an intricate narrative, which stretches the listener’s perception and continually refocuses attention.

Using an array of specifically placed loudspeakers numbering in the dozens, Jobin will present a new work built for the EMPAC Concert Hall.

France Jobin is a sound/installation artist, composer, and curator residing in Montreal, Canada. Her installations express a parallel path, incorporating both musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of physical spaces. Her works can be “experienced” in various music venues and new-technology festivals across Canada, the United States, South America, South Africa, Europe and Japan.

CURATOR: 

ARGEO ASCANI

In conversation : Mark Fell and France Jobin

Often, the mark of excellence in electronic music and sound art is the ability of the composer to hide their identity and virtuosity behind an inscrutable bank of machinery or within the ambient acoustics of the space in which the piece is performed. Whether or not this obfuscation is willful, it results in a genre of music that is vastly diverse in both its effects and technical configurations. In this conversation between Mark Fell and France Jobin, two masters of their understated craft will step forward to engage in dialogue and answer questions about the aesthetics, techniques, and politics of their work.

Fell has been in residence at EMPAC to develop Recursive Frame Analysis, a new work for sound, light, and dance; meanwhile, Jobin has been working on the premiere of a multi-channel sound piece for the Concert Hall.

Mark Fell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sheffield, UK. He is widely known for combining popular music styles such as electronica and techno with more academic approaches to computer-based composition, with a particular emphasis on algorithmic and mathematical systems. As well as recorded works, he produces installation pieces, often using multiple speaker systems. He started his career in the ’90s house and techno scene as one half of electronic duo SND and released The Neurobiology of Moral Decision Making earlier this year on label The Death of Rave.

France Jobin is a sound/installation artist, composer, and curator residing in Montreal, Canada. Her installations express a parallel path, incorporating both musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of physical spaces. Her works can be “experienced” in various music venues and new-technology festivals across Canada, the United States, South America, South Africa, Europe and Japan.

 

 

Montreal – Toronto 04.15.2004 – Pause



Gate, is a Web art project being created for the exhibit <PAUSE> curated by MobileGaze.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

<PAUSE>addresses the notion of time as experienced in art and through technology. The exhibition aims at intercepting this stream of information in order to provide a disruption within this endless expanse of data—by providing the viewer with a vantage point, a moment of reflection and a slowing down in his/her interactive viewing habits. <PAUSE> will feature commissioned Web art projects by Canadian and international artists accompanied by descriptive essays to be presented via MobileGaze’s website.

Montréal Launch : Thursday April 15, 2004
Artist Talk: 3 pm
Web Launch: 5 pm
Performances: 7 pm
Presented in collaboration with:
Oboro
4001, rue Berri, local 200
Montreal Quebec
514.844.3250
www.oboro.net

Toronto Launch : Wednesday April 21, 2004
Artist Talk and Web Launch : 7 pm
Presented in collaboration with:
Images Off Screen 2004 / NEW MEDIA
www.imagesfestival.com
and (+)
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 448
416.599.7206
interaccess.org

Artists:
Yan Breuleux (Canada) = “Purblue Net.vers.1.2” (2003-4)
Jonah Brucker-Cohen (USA) = “Audiobored” (2003-4)
Grégory Chatonsky (France) = “1=1” (2004)
David Clark (Canada) = “Likewise” (2004)
David Crawford (USA) = “Stop Motion Studies” (2003-4)
Paul Devens (Netherlands) = “Dial(key)” (2004)
Reynald Drouhin + Emilie Pitoiset (France) = “Data-raw” (2003-4)
Peter Horvath (Canada) = “Album” (2004)
I8U (Canada) = “Gate” (2004)
MTAA (USA) = “Five Small Videos About Interruption and Disappearing” (2003)

MobileGaze is an artist collective dedicated to promoting, presenting and discussing new media works. Founded in Montréal in 1999 by Brad Todd and Valérie Lamontagne, MobileGaze showcases net.art and digitally based works; interviews with media artists and cultural producers; critical writing on the impact of technology in the arts; and live Web cast events. MobileGaze serves as a platform for artists and critics interested in exchanging ideas around new media and produces thematically centred exhibitions challenging the uses of audio, video, networks and telematics by artists. MobileGaze’s previous projects include the online exhibition Matter + Memory and a series of online magazine-format dossiers and interviews