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.

“From Here to Tranquility – Volume 7” Compilation – Silent Records (USA)

 

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“From Here to Tranquility – Volume 7” Compilation – Silent Records (USA)
September 23rd 2016
Digital only iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, Spotify, etc.
24 new tracks by:
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Scanner, Mystical Sun, Jack Hertz, Dead Voices on Air, Ethernet, Randy Grief
Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, Kris Force, Mike Rooke, Robin Parmar
Hawthonn, Tulpa Atma, Metcalfe/Chasny, Gunshae, Aume
Pragma, Hakobune, Nad Spiro, Miguel Isaza, France Jobin
Solipsism Solipsism, Ben Guiver, Dirk Series, Yui Onodera

RADIANCE II – Music for the Answer – A closer Listen

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RADIANCE II Music for the Answer | CD + Digital | limited edition of 400 | June 2016

The subscription series is an idea that has gained traction in recent years.  With two popular series just ending (from Justin Small and William Ryan Fritch), we’re happy to introduce a brand new one: Stephan Mathieu‘s 12-part RADIANCE.  This series of monthly album releases will culminate in a limited box set that consumers can enjoy piece-by-piece as it is released.  Mathieu calls this a single “growing album” that invites “slow listening”, which is just beautiful.  We liken the opening timbres and overall concept to last year’s conceptual Sleep, the major difference being that Max Richter’s album was released all at once.

While listening to Alap for Steel Needle, Record and Theorbe, one can already sense the radiance.  These drones, punctuated by occasional plucks, shimmer like heat puddles, now-here, now-absent, seeming to fluctuate while staying in one place.  This opening salvo of the series is an effective prelude in that it establishes the level of quality without giving much away.  But what is a theorbe, one might ask?  We’ll do the Wikiwork for you: it’s a long-necked lute instrument with bass strings, primarily used in 17th and 18th century music.  This knowledge is the entry point to the album, recorded with lutist Peter Söderberg.  One might consider it the reflection of a smudge of a skeleton: a group of pitches re-recorded and looped from an early recording by Arnold Dolmetsch, interacting with live acoustics.  The plucks reappear at the end, setting up the bonus material: a two-minute classical segment and a 40-minute tape loop, the innards of the body.

The second installment, Music is the Answer, is the score to Cedric Eymenier’s film The Answer.  This time around, Mathieu teams up with France Jobin, the two offering alternating tracks that together form a whole.  (The only oddity: the sequencing of pieces out of numerical order.)  Two of Jobin’s contributions continue the dronelike theme of Alap, with additional harmonic variation; the other two dredge bell tones to the surface like echoes from a drowned church.  “The Answer VII” is the more restrained of this pair, with static loops acting as light waves.  Play “The Answer V” next, and one will hear the volume of the bells rise, as if breaking the barrier between water and air.  Electronic pings join the sonic field mid-piece, surrendering to a tonal smear by the finale.  Mathieu responds with three segments of “Sea Song” (I, IV and V), allowing for a great range of measured motion, especially in the organ-toned first.  The trailer (seen below) puts it all together; the film, a meditation on travel, has found the perfect score.

Where will RADIANCE head next?  The list of upcoming releases includes a number of intriguing titles, including albums inspired by Hieronymous Bosch, Franz Wright, Kepler and the movie Vampyr, and instruments ranging from gramophones to shortwave radios.  We’ll be keeping a close ear on this series, and we’re already looking forward to the next installment!  (Richard Allen)

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)

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INGRESSO
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INFO
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TESTO CRITICO
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PARTNERS
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LINE
L’Arca – Laboratorio per le arti contemporanee
Comune di Teramo
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“France Jobin wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for its financial support.”

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