France Jobin at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Boston

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Wednesday May 18th 2016, 7pm-9pm

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon St, Boston, Massachusetts 02467

Non-Event, the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Together Boston, and WZBC present:
France Jobin (MTL, multichannel electronics) + Tim Feeney (US, percussion) performing solo sets in the spectactular Great Engines Hall of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum.

About the artists…

FRANCE JOBIN is a sound artist, composer, and curator residing in Montreal, whose audio art reveals a minimalist approach to complex sound environments where analog and digital intersect. Her installations incorporate both musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of physical spaces. Her work can be “experienced” internationally in various music venues and new technology festivals, such as Mutek, Flussi, FIMAV, SEND + RECEIVE, Club Transmediale, ISEA RUHR 2010, and surface tension tour Japan. She has releases on Dragon’s Eye, LINE, Room40, ATAK, and non-visual objects.

TIM FEENEY has performed as an improviser with musicians including the trio Meridian, with percussionists Sarah Hennies and Greg Stuart, pianist Annie Lewandowski, cellist and electronic musician Vic Rawlings, vocalist Ken Ueno, saxophonist Andrew Raffo Dewar, banjo and electronic musician Holland Hopson, and many others. He has toured throughout the United States, including notable performances at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, New York’s The Stone, the Center for New Music and Audio Technology at UC-Berkeley, the Stanford Art Museum, Mills College, Princeton University, and Oberlin College. Most recently, he has performed in quartet and large ensembles with composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton, with whom he recorded for the Tri-Centric Foundation for release in 2016. He has also recorded for Caduc, Accidie, Full Spectrum, Sedimental, homophoni, Audiobot, Soul on Rice, lildiscs, and Brassland/Talitres.

HF7: France Jobin

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VOLUME @ Del Vaz Projects
1526 Armacost Ave
Apt. 202
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Tickets:

France Jobin will present  a four-channel sound installation and live performance on October 28th 2016 for the closing of Haunted Formalism.

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This event marks the closing of Haunted Formalism, which true to its exploration of ambivalence and in-betweenness itself adopts two interrelated, concurrent forms. An exhibition of new works by Nicole Phungrasamee Fein and Dean Smith establishes the thematic concerns that inform an ongoing program of live, limited-capacity events, creating an open-ended dialogue between disparate practices that evolves through experiences intended for a small audience.

Yet these dialogues themselves arise from tensions within the artists’ works. Among the most fundamental takes place between art and science; Smith’s drawings in graphite, we argue, can be interpreted in terms of the relational properties of the carbon atoms that compose his medium, while Fein’s compositions, which evoke supernovae and cell-culture dishes, recall the simultaneous coexistence of two states possible in the quantum realm.

France Jobin makes work that emerges from the proposition of an unlikely parallel between quantum mechanics and composing. Just as Heisenberg discovered that scientific precision encounters a limit past a certain scale, so too does the composer stand in an uncertain relationship to the feelings and emotional states that inform his or her work, necessarily falling short of full knowledge. The conundrum is doubled with respect to the listener, for whom the sounds at hand may well have been processed past the point of recognizability, obscuring yet still indicating their material source.

This evening will comprise a four-channel sound installation and a live performance. Tickets are $18, and capacity is limited.

Symétrie Tour JAPAN 2016

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popmuzik records and gift_lab present France Jobin Symétrie Tour Japan 2016

CITIES – DATES  – VENUES
10-08   Tokyo @gift_lab, (sans repères session, popmuzik records)
10-10   Fukuoka @hidoke no oka (sans repères session, popmuzik records)
10-13   Okayama @pepperland (The Illusion of Infinitesimal session,Baskaru)
10-15   Ibaraki @gallery MINERVA (Singulum session,LINE)
10-16   Tokyo @sakuradai pool (Valence session, LINE)

France Jobin wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettes du Québec for its financial support.

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Cruzeiro Seixas Feature Documentary

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FILM  Cruzeiro Seixas (working title) (PT)
Feature documentary
Director – Cláudia Rita Oliveira

The track “String 6” from the album 10-33 released on ROOM40, will be part of the soundtrack for this upcoming film about surrealist artist Cruzeiro Seixas.

RADIANCE II: MUSIC FOR THE ANSWER

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RADIANCE II: MUSIC FOR THE ANSWER
Original score by France Jobin and Stephan Mathieu
for Cedrick Eymenier’s film The Answer

Answers by France Jobin, Sea Songs by Stephan Mathieu

«Tu regardes devant toi. En même temps, tu fixes quelque chose qui est au dedans de toi-même. Un souvenir ou je ne sais pas quoi. En tout cas, quelque chose d’invisible aux autres. Tu héberges quelque chose qui n’est visible que par toi.»

Gaëlle Obiégly

www.francejobin.com

www.cedrickeymenier.com

Design by Caro Mikalef for Cabina

Published by Touch Music/Fairwood Music

© ℗ Schwebung 2016

RADIANCE

Schwebung Étendue II

releases June 22, 2016

Sound installation / Live | [0℃] in Japan May 27 – 29 2016

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Sound installation / Live | [0℃]
http://blanclass.com/english/schedule/20160529

Plan: Hideki UMEZAWA, Yoichi KAMIMURA
Design: Tadao KAWAMURA

We are collecting the sounds of ice and the documents related to them from artists all over the world, as we believe that the ice might solidify with the conditions of the lands and their memories. In this exhibition, we create an installation work and do a sound performance based on those collected sounds and documents, and attempt to fill the space of blanClass with the huge memories of the world captive in the ice.

[participating artists ]
・Leah Beeferman
・Marc Behrens
・Hafdís Bjarnadóttir
・Daniel Blinkhorn
・Jez Riley French
・Yukio Fujimoto
・Shuta Hasunuma
・Lily Hibberd
・France Jobin
・Yoichi Kamimura
・Yoshihiro Kawasaki
・Francisco López
・Hiroaki Morita
・Katie Paterson
・Steve Roden
・Katsuhiro Saiki
・Philip Samartzis
・sawako
・Yuko Shiraishi
・Akio Suzuki
・Seiji Takahashi
・Hideki Umezawa
・Jana Winderen
We’re currently negotiating many more.
The name of the participating artists are updated at all times on this website.

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sound installation: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm ( Only 29 days are – 7:00 pm. )
General Admission: ¥1,000
Live ( Hideki UMEZAWA + Yoichi KAMIMURA ) : May 29, 7:30 pm –
General Admission: ¥1,800(One drink)

The equipments provided by Taguchi Craftec

live @ L’Arca – L’Arca – Laboratorio per le arti contemporanee may 12 2016

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LINE co-presents France Jobin & Fabio Perletta on May 12 in Teramo Italy at L’Arca – Laboratorio per le arti contemporanee

La geografia culturale della contemporaneità sta indiscutibilmente subendo un’ennesima evoluzione: la vituperata estetica del non-luogo, temporanea illusione post-’90 trascinata ignobilmente per tutta la prima decade del nuovo millennio, è, oggi, quantomai deprivata dai suoi significati più profondi. Il web 2.0 e la connettività ne hanno assimilato i contenuti, liberando lo spazio ‘tutto’ dalla subalternità metropolitana. Riscoprire le identità paesaggistiche, urbane ed umane delle realtà ‘locali’ (e localizzate) è forse, ora, il paradigma più adeguato alla germinazione e crescita di incontaminati e primigeni linguaggi e percorsi artistici. In∩Out vuole essere una presa di coscienza, una dimostrazione di esistenza, una prima azione, visionaria, per vivere una città, Teramo, oltre le sue frizioni interno/esterno e scoprendone valori legittimamente internazionalizzabili.

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Sullo sfondo del malinconico transito del tempo, France Jobin ricama trame minimaliste di microscopiche ed infinitesimali delicatezze: biologie cristalline colte nel loro divenire, immortalate nella loro mutevolezza, osservate nelle lente ed organiche trasformazioni. Un sistema impercettibile di rifrangenti equilibri, unico nel suo essere, sublime nella sua discrezione. Nella glaciale irrealtà contemporanea, Singulum ci parla di scienza quale epifania della natura, nelle sue debolezze e caducità indaga fra sensibilistiche relazioni particellari scoprendone l’umanità e la fragilità.

Licenziato da LINE nel Febbraio 2016
http://www.lineimprint.com/editions/cd/line_075/

Un polittico di visioni spaziali compiute. Genkai 限界, scambio intellettuale e sonico fra Fabio Perletta ed Haruo Okada (JP), produce moduli paesaggistici impossibili e limitati nella loro in-confinabilità. In equilibrio fra sottili e dicotomiche relazioni fra pieni e vuoti, il lavoro a quattro mani del riduzionista abruzzese e del sound designer nipponico, ragiona su soluzioni elettroacustiche metafisiche, dove la ‘rappresentazione’, alterata dall’interpretazione, raggiunge, nella sua espressione minima, vastità meditative Zen, tanto libere e cerebrali quanto scientificamente tattili.

Pubblicazione prossima su LINE
http://www.lineimprint.com/editions/digital/line_080/

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19.00 Fabio Perletta
— esegue Genkai 限界 (LINE_080), in collaborazione con Haruo Okada

19.45 France Jobin
— esegue Singulum (LINE_075)

A CURA DI
Claudia Di Giuseppe

INGRESSO
con offerta sottoscrittiva

INFO
+ 39 0861 240732

TESTO CRITICO
Marco Marzuoli

PARTNERS
Lux
LINE
L’Arca – Laboratorio per le arti contemporanee
Comune di Teramo
Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada
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“France Jobin wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for its financial support.”

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[ 0℃ ] Group Sound Installation in Tokyo (Yokohoma) – Japan

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Sound installation / Live | [0℃]

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sound installation: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm ( Only 29 days are – 7:00 pm. )
General Admission: ¥1,000
Live ( Hideki UMEZAWA + Yoichi KAMIMURA ) : May 29, 7:30 pm –
General Admission: ¥1,800(One drink)
Minamiota 4-12-16, Minami-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa

Plan: Hideki UMEZAWA, Yoichi KAMIMURA
Design: Tadao KAWAMURA

We are collecting the sounds of ice and the documents related to them from artists all over the world, as we believe that the ice might solidify with the conditions of the lands and their memories. In this exhibition, we create an installation work and do a sound performance based on those collected sounds and documents, and attempt to fill the space of blanClass with the huge memories of the world captive in the ice.


[participating artists ]
Leah Beeferman
Marc Behrens
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir
Daniel Blinkhorn
Jez Riley French
Yukio Fujimoto
Shuta Hasunuma
Lily Hibberd
France Jobin
Yoichi Kamimura
Yoshihiro Kawasaki
Francisco López
Hiroaki Morita
Katie Paterson
Katsuhiro Saiki
Philip Samartzis
sawako
Yuko Shiraishi
Akio Suzuki
Seiji Takahashi
Hideki Umezawa
Jana Winderen

The Answer – a film by Cédrick Eymenier, music – France Jobin – Stephan Mathieu

MUSIC FOR THE ANSWER from Schwebung on Vimeo.

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THE ANSWER
A smooth aquatic road movie. The story of a coincidence in the shape of a Rorschach test.
Shot on the Canal du Midi. Based on a true story, with Gaëlle Obiégly for the texts.

Film project supported by DRAC LR

curated by ADIAF
IAC Villeurbanne
March 12 – May 8, 2016

Chronologie des faits (sélection)

Eté 1978
Agé d’à peine 10 ans, Mark Hogben, Canadien, navigue avec ses parents de l’Atlantique à la Méditerranée en passant par la Garonne, le canal du Midi… C’est un voyage plutôt ennuyeux, sauf… les 9 écluses de Fonséranes.

1985 (+/-)
Mes parents, certains dimanches, quand il est trop tard pour se balader un peu loin de chez nous ou que le temps est pluvieux, nous emmènent mon frère, ma soeur et moi aux 9 écluses de Fonséranes. Nous n’aimons pas y aller, d’une part il pleut, d’autre part le bord des écluses de 5 mètres de haut n’est pas protégé. La consigne est de ne pas s’approcher, ce que bien sûr nous faisons quand même, du coup ça crie… Et puis c’est glauque ces 9 écluses, ces vieilles pierres, cette pluie, le froid de l’hiver, les platanes sans feuilles.

2002
Chez Wave Records à Paris (cette boutique n’existe plus), j’achète un disque vinyle de Stephan Mathieu « Frequency Lib » à l’aveugle.

20 juin 2002
J’assiste au concert au Batofar d’Akira Rabelais et Stephan Mathieu. Ils jouent l’un après l’autre. Après le concert, je vais voir Stephan et lui achète un CD. Nous échangeons quelques mots, sans plus.

Fin 2003
Je suis en résidence d’artiste à Delme et visite le Völklinger Hütte. Dans cette ancienne usine désaffectée reconvertie en centre culturel, j’entends un son incroyable. Je déambule et constate que Stephan Mathieu est là avec son ordinateur en train de régler ce son. Nous discutons, prenons un verre et décidons de faire une interview pour le magazine japonais OKFRED pour lequel j’écris. L’interview a lieu à Forbach au Castel Coucou, lieu où je fais une exposition. Nous parlons aussi de mes films et convenons qu’il travaillera prochainement sur un des films de la série Platform.

2005
Stephan Mathieu propose, pour mon film P#10 Miami, une musique qu’il avait originellement réalisée pour un projet de remix de la bande-son du film « Platform » de Jia Zhangke (musique de Yoshihiro Hanno). Un cd avec Jim O’Rourke, Sogar et d’autres musiciens devait sortir, puis finalement rien ne s’est fait et Stephan avait toujours cette bande-son qui traînait dans son tiroir.

Mai 2006
Je suis invité à Milan pour une exposition de photographies ainsi qu’une projection des films Platform avec Stephan Mathieu. Son ami Akira Rabelais, musicien vivant à Los Angeles est exceptionnellement présent. Depuis Paris, je me rends à Sarrebruck où vit Stephan. Nous partons tous les 3, Stephan, Akira et moi, en voiture à travers les Alpes et ses tunnels sans fin jusqu’à Milan. Stephan conduit. Sans trop savoir ce que j’en ferai, je filme le trajet et ses tunnels depuis l’arrière de la voiture, nous écoutons de la musique pendant plusieurs heures sans trop vraiment parler. C’est la première fois que je rencontre Akira. En 2008, il acceptera lui aussi de participer à la bande-son du film P#12 Tokyo.

automne 2007
Akira écrit pour suggérer de rencontrer France Jobin et son ami Mark Hogben de passage à Paris. Ils vivent à Montréal, Québec.

8 déc. 2007
France et Mark sont à la maison, nous sympathisons. Mark raconte alors son voyage sur la canal du midi.

2009
Je fais un nouveau film « Event Horizon », avec une musique de France Jobin.

Automne 2013
Je filme 5 jours sur la canal du Midi dans le sens inverse du voyage de Mark Hobgen.

Automne 2014
France Jobin sort un vinyle à partir d’enregistrements audio de canaux au Japon.
J’écris à France, Akira et Stephan pour leur proposer de réaliser la bande-son du film The Answer. Remonter, ensemble, le fil de la coïncidence.

A suivre…