May 28, 2009 22:00
at the Savoy, Metropolis
presented by 33mag (more below)
i8u | CHiKA
Traverse, 2009, World Premiere
In today’s connected world we have many new methods of collaborating,
and many technical and artistic problems that arise in the process.
These two artists bring this chasm into focus and explore the
possibilities given by these constraints.
This project intersects i8u’s minimal yet powerful sound sculptures and
CHiKA’s geometric minimalist patterns to create a work that expresses
the examination and limitations of itself.
France Jobin aka i8u is a sound/installation/web artist whose work has been released on ROOM40 (AUS), nvo (AU) and recently, a collaboration with Tomas Phillips on ATAK (JP). She has worked with Goem, Martin Tétreault and David Kristian.
CHiKA is a live media artist working in the international VJ and experimental music scene. Her performances vary from minimalist geometric patterns to unique compositions overflowing with a variety of forms and color.
The many factions of dub converge onto one large stage to showcase just how far Jamaica’s roots reggae templates have evolved toward new genres in the hands of some of today’s hottest names.
None other than Skull Disco co-founder APPLEBLIM comes to Montreal for his Canadian debut and a DJ set that showcases the many point sof fusion between UK dubstep and Berlin techno. A seamless blend of echoes, bass, and delays leads us to the heavily anticipated collaboration between Canadian dub-don DEADBEAT and Berlin’s master vocalist of all things dub, PAUL ST. HILAIRE . The collaboration is something of a natural selection for MUTEK, given Deadbeat’s longstanding participation with MUTEK, and the fact that St. Hilaire has also performed at MUTEK events several times over the decade.
Next up, MODESELEKTOR and APPARAT join forces for the Canadian premiere of MODERAT , a stunning live audio-visual production accompanied by the striking video work of PFADFINDEREI . Again, MUTEK has a long history with both acts, as Apparat first appeared here in 2005 and Modeselektor performed here in 2006 and 2008.
And finally, the night winds to a tailspin with the breakneck dubstep assault of the Digital Mystiks’ MALA , in town for a Canadian debut DJ set.
Meanwhile, the SAVOY ROOM fills with the ambient soundscapes of EZEKIEL HONIG , CLINKER , I8U , NOVI_SAD , and AUN .