Subharmonic: Symposium of Sonic Arts

Live 6 channel concert at PICA – March 23rd – 6:00 pm
Field recording workshop March 24th – 11:00am
Panel: Exploring Sonic Practices March 24th 3:30 -5:30

Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium spans two immersive days of interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, and live performances for artists and audiences of all experience levels to explore, discuss, and engage with a broad range of contemporary and experimental sound art and its influences. Programs will touch on electronic and noise music, video and light installation, film and video, space and architecture, racial and gender equity in the field, and more.

Both local and global critical ideas and creative practices will be shared, with a keynote presentation by sound art curator and practitioner France Jobin (Montréal) and performances and conversations featuring numerous local artists. Collaboratively curated by a consortium of local arts organizations and collectives, the full scope of symposium activity reflects a commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices in sound art and highlighting the depth and diversity of sonic art landscape, practices, and communities in Portland and beyond.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 23

5:00 PM – Doors

5:30 PM – Opening Performance by SAMPLE, Portland State University, Laptop Ensemble

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – SIX is a Portland, Oregon based, DIY, community-oriented, “surround sound” performance series with an emphasis on presenting local, regional, and international experimental musicians/sound artists in a multi-directional immersive listening environment. SIX offers the audience an opportunity to explore different ways of listening. For many participants SIX is a unique chance to explore performing through six separate channels. This will be the 12th SIX since 2008. Artists: Reese Bowes (Reliqs)Sage Fisher (Dolphin Midwives) + Chloe AlexandraMarcus Fischer, and a keynote presentation by France Jobin

Saturday, March 24

10:00 AM – Doors and Coffee

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Field recording workshops facilitated by Burke JamFrance Jobin, and Chloe Alexandra. This workshop will involve groups of 15-20 participants, organized into a recording walk. Each group will explore sounds found within walking radius of PICA. Exploring natural, industrial, and climatological, acoustic ecologies, the workshop will focus on basic recording techniques, ways of listening, DIY tools and unconventional recording technologies. RSVP REQUIRED – USE THIS FORM TO SAVE YOUR SPOT.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – SIX Installation / Interactive Demo 15 minute demonstration of several sound-making objects which are amplified with contact mics, and mixed into the six-channel setup followed by a Q+A with Marcus Fischer and hands-on sound-making and panning to provide an experience that connects the soundmaking with the multi-channel possibilities.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Using Your Voice With Modular Synthesizer
Facilitated by the S1 Synth Library and Alissa DeRubeis
20 Students, All Ages
In this hour long interactive workshop we will explore using voice in conjunction with modular synthesizers. We will cover some basic concepts and a simple signal flow we can use to patch our voice to a eurorack modular synth. Everyone will be encouraged to use their voice and turn knobs! RSVP REQUIRED – USE THIS FORM TO SAVE YOUR SPOT.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Experimental Sound Collage with CDJS
Facilitated by the S1 Synth Library and Daniela Karina
20 students, All Ages
In this hour long interactive workshop we will explore sound collage and layering with multiple DJ set-ups. We will cover basic concepts of using CDJS and explore as a group to create soundscapes and unexpected layers & rhythms from field recordings, samples, and more. RSVP REQUIRED – USE THIS FORM TO SAVE YOUR SPOT.

3:30 – 5:30 PM – Exploring Sonic Practices
Artist Share and Discussion with Jamondria HarrisShannon FunchessAmenta AbiotoChristi DentonAnna VoMyles de Bastion, and France JobinThis panel will be ASL interpreted.

8:30 PM – 12:00 AM – S1 presents a night of new collaborative performances: Indira Valey + Kevin HoldenFelisha Ledesma + keyon gaskinAlex Ian Smith + Angelo HarmsworthDJ Black Daria + Daniela Karina

Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium is generously supported by PICAS1PSU School of MusicSonic Arts and Music Technology ProgramSchool of Art and Design, SIX, and Friends of Noise

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: 

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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.

 

 

Boston 04.28.2007 – Share at MIT

Saturday, April 28th 2007

MiT5: creativity, ownership and collaboration in the digital age


international conference april 27-29, 2007 mit
creativity, ownership and collaboration in the digital age

Saturday, April 28th 2007
10:45-12:15 (1st session) + 1:30-3 (2nd session after a lunch break)
Call Session 5 (room assignments to be posted)

SHARE: A Multimedia Collaborative Forum in Emergence 1
(on-site and remote panelists)

Keiko Uenishi, organizer
Jim Bell, John Hopkins, France Jobin aka i8u
Adam Kendall, Martin Koplin, Katherine Liberovskaya
Michael Liegl, Anton Marini, Geoff Matters,
Marie-Helene Parant, Morgan Sully,
Elsa Vieira, Dan Winckler
Moderator: Carl Skelton

SHARE: A Multimedia Collaborative Forum in Emergence,

The idea of following the “Billboard Top 100” is long over – the future is for people to choose their tools to make their own songs, images and ideas. SHARE is an open community, forum, and jam session for audio/ visual artists that provides a basic infrastructure and helps people to use it to perform together. As a result, it becomes a big uncontrolled multimedia openjam. SHARE is a space for people to meet, chat, and play together. In these two panels, members of the SHARE community will share their experiences and field questions about this global initiative. Now nearly six years old, SHARE has spread to eight cities worldwide, with three more chapters expected to launch in 2007.