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Maid in Cyberspace Festival – Les HTMlles: le Festival de Cyberart du Studio XX – February 6th -10th 2002- At the Societe Des Arts Technologiques (SAT), 305, Ste-Catherine West, Montreal (Quebec)
Sunday February 10th, 2002
Symphony for the Devil –
(Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery) in Hobart, Tasmania / Symphony for the Devil – between Maid in Cyberspace 5 (with the participation of Katherine Liberovskaya, i8u and Anna Friz) and the artists attending at the international media art event / wilderness residency Solar Circuit 2k2, in Tasmania, Australia, with the collaboration of TMAG (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery) in Hobart, Tasmania
Marie-Christiane Mathieu, (Québec) Monument du vide : work in progress
Avec la participation de Stéphanie Lagueux, Julie Lapalme, laura-jeanne lefave,I8U, Elisabeth Mathieu, Claire Piché, Andrée Préfontaine, Léonie Clermont, Marie Sarah Gilbert – Deschesnes, Oana Spinu et Sean O’Hara . Avec la collaboration de Daimon, de l’Université du Québec à Trois -Rivières, de La Chambre Blanche et du Laboratoire de Poche.
VOLT-AA: 3 audio programs of contemporary electronic music brought to your ears.
curator: Eric Mattson
dates: December 12 and 19 , 2001; January 16, 2002
hour: 8 pm (no admission after 8:30 pm)
location: O PATRO VY´S, 356 Mt. Royal E., one floor above Bily Kun Bar
Ticket : 7$ (at the door)
VOLT-AA diffusion project consists of 3 presentation-performances scheduled from December 12, 2001 to January 16, 2002. Each of these presentation-performances, approximately of two hours, will take place as following :
PART 1 is a deep listening audio program of known and recorded pieces, all related to a chosen theme
PART 2 brings the live interpretations of the theme by 3 Montreal composers
-sharing thoughts and drinks
Wednesday December 12, 2001
VOLT-AA (03) SILENCE
Listening: LINE label and composers Richard Chartier, Bernard Gunther, Immedia + Hafler Trio, Morton Feldman, Kozo Inada, Francisco López . . .
LIVE sets: Alexandre St-Onge, I8U Ælab, and . . . the Silence.
VOLT-AA is produced in collaboration with
Navire Night (Radio-Canada)
O Patro Vy´s
VOLT AA thanks le Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec for the help and trust given to this project.
Eric Mattson, ORAL, Mutations Technologiques
Volt AA (01) le SILENCE| CD | oral | compilation
Volt AA (01)
Recorded live 12-12-2001
Track Listing: I8U “Gali”, Alexandre St-Onge: “L’Ennui”, Ælab: “Silence”
i8u: b Bake Records 047 2001
i8u has been a guest on WtB? twice and is an important figure on the Montreal new music scene. She deserves it. She has a clear grasp of sound and her manipulations of deep sonic material are outstanding. i8u is changing over time, and this latest offering gives us a glimpse into her new style. Bass pulses and granular, near distorted sounds throb away as i8u slowly performs some sonic tricks. I like the disc, but there’s something a bit “incomplete” about it all. As if i8u hasn’t quite got it all sorted out yet. I’m looking forward to seeing where she’s headed. I’d pick it up if you haven’t heard anything else, otherwise, hold out for what’s to come.
November 3rd & 4th, 2001
(Alliance for the circulation of art)
Monument du Vide – a work-in-progress
i8u and Claire Piché will be providing the audio portion of Marie-Christiane Mathieu’s ambitious two-day project where artists, located in 4 laboratories in Montreal will be creating online web art by exchanging files and manipulating them. The public is invited to log on to www.3e-imperial.org and www.ontogenetic.org for hourly updates, or to simply drop in at any of the laboratories to watch the artists “perform” this virtual piece live.
Repeated listens to B will present some kind of infusion of pressing atmospheric sounds, driving, nominal clicks and beats. This album is percussive and heavy in a way. The result doesn’t consist of heavy-handed or abrasive qualities, but those of subtlety in the utmost sense. Not unlike Pan Sonic sounds, there is some element of the heavy that is wonderful and inescapable on B…The track Sciatica is a quiet and dense track; it’s as if all of the reverb often expelled with a heavy dub sound has been sifted, as the dub sounds go on to explore on their own and turn up in a ringing and newly-shapen space. Mind though, there is no dub here. Montreal’s i8u has made some really lovely stuff. Her work has been suscribed to in the past as aloof or withdrawn sounding; however, what seems to equal to this listener is simply a rewarding challenge that is quite pro. (Bake/Staalplaat,www.i8u.com) – Deanna Radford, Stylus
++ I8U, B (Bake/Staalplaat): Like Goem or early Panasonic, i8u‘s music sculpts carefully shuddering rhythms out of the clash of waveforms and undulating bass tones. It’s not quite repetition’s endgame, but it comes close; as with Noto or Thomas Brinkmann, you have to listen close to hear the variations as overlapping loops twine out to seeming infinity. For all its simplicity, B charts strikingly original territory; each track impresses its signal firmly in your perception, elevating the mathematics of sound to a more abstracted poetry. Music like this, ideally, is meant to be heard in an enormous space on military-grade speakers, so that the room becomes its own instrument. But this CD still suggests a vast, cavernous expanse of sound.