The fluidity of time does not exist at Akousma

October 14th 2021

Usine C – Soirée 4 – Bloc 4

France Jobin

France Jobin, artiste audio/installative/compositeure de film et commissaire, réside à Montréal. Son art audio, qualifié de «sculpture sonore», se distingue par une approche minimaliste d’environnements sonores complexes à l’intersection de l’analogue et du numérique. Ses installations empruntent un parcours parallèle, intégrant des éléments musicaux et visuels inspirés par l’architecture des lieux. On peut «vivre l’expérience» de ses installations et concerts dans une variété d’espaces non conventionnels et dans des festivals de nouvelles technologies internationaux.

Jobin a produit de nombreux albums solos qui sont parus sous des étiquettes renommées dont popmusik records (JP), LINE (US), nvo (AT), Baskaru (FR), ATAK (JP), ROOM40 (AU) No-ware (CL-DE) et récemment Editions Mego. Ses oeuvres font également partie de nombreuses compilations.

Programme *création
La fluidité du temps n’existe pas (15’)

Le temps est mystérieux ; Je n’avais jamais réalisé à quel point jusqu’à ce que je l’étudie dans le contexte de la physique quantique. Le mystère provient d’une façon de penser pleine de bon sens – que le moment présent, que nous appelons « maintenant », n’est pas figé mais se déplace constamment dans la direction du futur. C’est ce que nous appelons l’écoulement du temps.

Ce concept de “bon sens” du temps est le suivant : imaginez une ligne avec une flèche pointant vers la droite, chaque point de la ligne représente un moment fixe, un triangle dessiné avec la pointe touchant la ligne représente le point en mouvement continu, le moment présent. Il est censé se déplacer de gauche à droite. Certains croient que des événements particuliers sont fixes et que la ligne elle-même les dépasse, de sorte que des moments du futur balaient le moment présent pour devenir des moments passés. Penser le temps comme une ligne implique simplement une séquence de points à différentes positions, de sorte que tout point en mouvement peut être considéré comme une séquence immobile de  “snapshots”, en fait, une version de lui-même, à chaque instant. Elle s’apparente à une séquence de photos fixes, projetées sur un écran. Collectivement, les images bougent mais individuellement, l’image ne change jamais.

Cette idée que le moment présent semble avancer dans le temps est définie par rapport à notre conscience. Mais notre conscience cependant, ne peut pas faire cela. Rien ne peut bouger d’un instant à l’autre, Exister du tout à un instant particulier signifie exister pour toujours. Notre conscience existe dans tous nos moments (de veille). Nous ne faisons pas l’expérience du temps qui s’écoule ou qui passe. Ce que nous expérimentons, ce sont des différences entre nos perceptions présentes et nos souvenirs présents de perceptions passées. Nous interprétons correctement ces différences, comme la preuve que l’univers change avec le temps. Nous les interprétons également de manière incorrecte, comme la preuve que notre conscience, ou le présent, est quelque chose qui se déplace dans le temps.

Le temps qui passe est intrinsèque au monde ; il naît du monde lui-même, des relations entre les événements quantiques qui sont le monde, et qui eux-mêmes engendrent leur propre temps.

La fluidité du temps n’existe pas, est ma tentative d’interpréter ce concept en son, en créant un pièce de musique, qui elle-même est créée à l’intérieur  d’un laps de temps…

Mutek Mtl 22 – World premiere of entanglement

Play 5

Thursday, August 26, 2021
18:00_19:15 Montréal time

Cinquième salle de la Place des Arts

Tickets

France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE

France Jobin‘s audio art, referred to as “sound-sculpture”, distinguishes itself by a minimalist approach to complex sound environments. Since the mid-1990s, she has crafted meticulous compositions at the intersection of analog and digital. Her installations follow a parallel route, integrating musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of diverse locations. Jobin has produced numerous solo albums under various renowned labels and her concerts and installations have been presented in several cities around the world.

Born in Germany in 1977, Markus Heckmann studied Media-technology at the University of Ilmenau and the Bauhaus University in Weimar before obtaining in 2006 the position of Technical Director at Derivative, the maker of TouchDesigner, in Toronto. Heckmann‘s personal works have always tended to combine the aesthetic aspects of generative computer graphics with the almost physical aspects of light. Apart from producing visuals and installations for artists like Carsten Nicolai or applications to control the KineticLights of WHITEvoid, he occasionally takes care of visual stimuli at techno events under the nickname Wüstenarchitekten.

Entanglement is basically an artistic project at the crossroads of scientific research inspired by the concept and properties of entanglement in quantum physics and quantum fields theory. The sources of inspiration of France Jobin and Markus Heckmann are based on the two current dominant theories explaining quantum entanglement: the Copenhagen interpretation and the multiverse (quantum decoherence). In addition to these two theories, there is the fluidity of time and the principle of quantum entanglement. The Entanglement performance is inspired by the same theories; an ambitious immersive experience which will be presented as a world premiere at the 22nd edition of MUTEK.

Dualità – A soundwalk on the banks of the Cervia river – Italy

WALKING…!!!

On August 6th ELEMENTI is back for a special event in the Savio River Natural Park in Cannuzzo di Cervia.

The project consists of a Soundwalk during which participants will listen in their headphones, via their smartphones / iPhones,Duality, an electronic composition by Canadian artist France Jobin, produced to be enjoyed on the road and exclusive to the Savio River routes.

fb EVENT -> 𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙅𝙤𝙗𝙞𝙣 “𝘿𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙖̀” ☼ Soundwalk nel parco fluviale di CannuzzoFree participation with booking required: riservaree@gmail.com___ ELEMENTI by MU and MAGMA in collaboration with the Municipality of Cervia.

‘Dualità was inspired by the photographs and field recordings of Enrico Malatesta and Glauco Salvo.

While looking at the photographs, I listened to the field recordings to establish how I would process the sounds in order to create a piece that would evoke the feelings and emotions triggered by the visual. 

This unlikely collaboration took form by adapting to the pandemic. It enabled me to create a composition in a virtual in-situ context. A walk between the village of Cervia to Cesena along the river Savio, heard through my ears, a continent away.’

France Jobin

Festival Musique du Bout du Monde

Gaspé Festival Musique du Bout du Monde

Inspired by the fascinating stories of four breathtaking places, internationally renowned electronic music artist France Jobin has created sound installations that you will have the pleasure of discovering while exploring the great Gaspé from August 5 to 8. 

These installations are the result of a residency initiated by Musique du Bout du Monde and produced in collaboration with Gaspé artist Jonathan Desjarlais / VJ Ubiquity in June.

From August 5 to 8 2021
Location 1 – Naval base at Fort Péninsule at Parc Forillon with VJUbiquity – Visuals and lighting

Witness account: Mr Fabien Sinett

English narration: Kathy Kennedy


Location 2 – Phare de Pointe-à-la-Renommée
Location 3 – Fosse Forbes rivière York 
Location 4 – Église de Cap-aux-Os

Thank you to our partners for making this project possible
Forillon National Park, Parks Canada and Desjardins

You will be informed of the health rules in effect upon your arrival at each of the sites.

Festival Novas Frequências – Rio de Janeiro – Dec 1 -8 2019

The “Inter _ fluxo” soundtrack was created by artists France Jobin and Bella for #nf2019.

The journey begins and ends on 63. Th Street, 63.

Download the path and audio on your smartphone and start the journey that passes through flamengo, catete, glory and Largo Do Machado.

A caminhada sonora “inter_fluxo” foi criada pelas artistas France Jobin e bella para o #NF2019.

O trajeto começa e termina na rua Rua Dois de Dezembro, 63.

Baixe o percurso e o audio no seu smartphone e comece a jornada que passa pelo Flamengo, Catete, Glória e Largo do Machado.

Concert France Jobin (CAN) / AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Lower Austria in Krems in November 2019 concert

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:00 pm

The Canadian-born sound artist, composer and curator France Jobin immerses herself in the electronic sound worlds of Ernst Krenek’s Buchla synthesizer during her stay in Krems and is inspired by atonal tonal language and works by the composer’s random elements (aleatoric). She explores parallels between atonal-aleatoric principles and modular sound synthesis in a new composition.

For many years, France Jobin has been exploring the sounds and sounds that surround us daily, collecting and “recycling” field recordings to present them in a whole new light. Her audio art refers to her as a “sound sculpture” and shows a minimalist approach to complex sound environments in which the analog and the digital intersect.

France Jobin, composer, sound artist

Ernst Krenek Forum
Minoritenplatz 4
3500 Krems
Austria

France Jobin acknowledges the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec.

PRECTXE festival – Nov 2 – 3 -2019 in Seoul, S.Korea

France Jobin + Richard Chartier, visual by Markus Heckmann

Canada, /USA / DE

1001 odyssey

DUO AV @Bunker | 11.03 SUN, 21:00-22:00 

‘DUO’ is the first project of minimalist composers France Jobin and Richard Chartier. DUO expresses eternity and creates an atmosphere that fills space. The sound they produce permeates into a complex and delicate system depicted in time and space. The sound of DUO, together with Markus Heckmann’s beautiful visual work, guides the audience into a world of mysterious emotions and experiences as if it is a spacewalk.

Jobin is a French Montreal based sound / installer / artist, composer and curator. Her audio art, which can be called ‘sound-sculpture’, shows a minimalist approach to a complex sound environment where analog and digital intersect.

 Richard Chartier is considered one of Los Angeles-based composers and key figures in minimalist sound art. His work explores the interrelationship between the spatial characteristics of sound and silence.  

Markus Heckmann, technical director of touch designer software developer Derivative, has long been an expert in creating large installations and visual arts, working with artists and large projects with inspiration for music, lighting and club scene images.

Bucheon Art Bunker B39
14449, Bucheon Art
BunkerB39, 53 Samjak-ro
Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Republic of Korea


Interference – Women Making Noise

France Jobin headlines tomorrow on Saturday 9/7 at 4PM at North Door – we hope to see you! // don’t forget to get $7 off individual tickets for Sep. 7 + Sep. 8 using promo code INTERFERE2019 through Eventbrite #interferencefestwomenmakingnoise2019

So excited to see you all at Interference Fest-Women Making Noise 2018- between 2pm-5pm TODAY at North Door, 501 Brushy Street today. We start the day off at 2pm with Winol Tripantu playing a set, then a poetry recitation by critically acclaimed poet Chaitali Sen, followed by Houstonion musician and improvisor Megan Easely, San Antonio’s premier performance artist, Christie Blizard, then France Jobin at 4pm who is coming fresh to us from Mutek this past week!!! Yes!!

Mutek Edition 20 – A/Vision 3

A/Visions 3
August 24, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
DUO – World premiere:
19:00 – 19:45

At MUTEK, Jobin and Chartier present the world premiere of audiovisual project DUO, with synchronized visuals created by visual artist and TouchDesigner’s technical director and artist Markus Heckmann

Ambient sounds intermingle within an intricate and delicate spatial and temporal-meets-“intemporelle“ system in DUO, the first collaborative project from artists France Jobin and Richard Chartier. Originally released on the Tokyo-based mAtter label, DUO reverberates with tension, an ominous suspense building throughout five long tracks composed of static electrical signals, multi-level drones and serene synth melodies.

Both prolific artists with a focus on audiovisual environments, new technologies and modular components, France Jobin and Richard Chartier met at MUTEK Montréal in 2000 and went on to form a collaborative friendship and professional kinship. The sounds of everyday life become sculptural and enveloping in the multidisciplinary work of award-winning artist, composer and curator France Jobin. Since the mid-’90s, she’s crafted meticulous compositions that merge analog rumblings with digital precision, modular with field recordings, musical with visual. Applying a minimalist approach to her site-specific sound environments, she creates installations and performances inspired by the architecture of physical spaces, deeply immersing listeners in subtly textured variations, often inducing physical effects that go beyond the ear.

Alongside his visual art practice, Richard Chartier has produced multiple minimal electronic pieces, exploring the interrelations between the natural spatiality of sound, silence, focus, perception and the art of listening itself. He’s collaborated with composer William Basinski, sound artists ELEH, CoH, Matmos, German electronic music pioneer Asmus Tietchens and many more sound and multimedia artists. Chartierʼs sound works/installations have been presented in museums, galleries and performance contexts all over the world.

After the release of DUO on mAtter label, Jobin and Chartier created an exhibition of prints based on the concept, re.DUO, held in February at Tokyo’s gift_lab GARAGE gallery. Jobin and Chartier premiere DUO‘s first-ever live performance at MUTEK, combining sound with seamless live visuals by artist Markus Heckmann to create a wholly immersive and spatially dynamic atmosphere.

Appears as part of Amplify.
Amplify is led by the British Council, MUTEK and Somerset House Studios, with the support of Canada Council for the Arts.