Sonic Jello: 64-channel immersion for the body, belly and brain Concerts and Sound Installations

Montréal, August 20, 2015 – L’École des médias-UQAM and Hexagram-UQAM are happy to invite you to Sonic Jello: 64-channel immersion for the body, belly and brain, a series of events taking place between September 2 to 5, 2015 at Agora Hydro-Québec, located in Complexe des sciences Pierre-Dansereau, in the Coeur des sciences Pavilion (CO-1750) at 175 President-Kennedy Avenue, Montreal (Place-des-Arts Metro). Free admission. Please see the programming below for details.

Artists
Lorella Abenavoli, Robert Chrétien, Patrice Coulombe, Daniel Courville, Étienne Grenier, Steve Heimbecker and André Eric Létourneau.

Through the year-long artist residency granted to Steve Heimbecker by the Canada Council New Media Residency program, the School of Media – Department of Communication, UQAM, and HEXAGRAM UQAM, seven artist-composers have been working to create a series of new 64-channel sound immersion / spatial music compositions. Sonic Jello: 64-channel immersion for the body, belly and brain is the public presentation of these new and exciting works.

«Hosting the TSM project at École des médias, in partnership with Hexagram-UQAM, represents a unique opportunity for our researchers to explore processes associated with sound spatialisation. Acoustic space forms a language. It allows the expression of poetry which is inherent to the space we share with the Other. Steve Heimbecker’s TSM offers the audience an immersive experience that takes place outside the customary framework established by prevalent sound spatialisation practices. In this regard, it fosters the invention of techniques and know-how specifically intended for sound design, hence the diversity of the projects presented by researchers and UQAM’s long-time collaborators that were invited by Steve in the context of this residency.»

André Éric Létourneau
Professor, Research fellow (École des médias and Hexagram)

PROGRAMMING

Wednesday September 2
14.00-18.30
Sound Installation
Verticale, L. son d. la m..té. d. .a sève d..s un a.bre au pr..temps (3)
Lorella Abenavoli
18.30
Nocturnal Discussion and launch
André Eric Létourneau, Lorella Abenavoli, Steve Heimbecker

Thursday September 3
12.00-17.00
Sound Installation
Verticale, L. son d. la m..té. d. .a sève d..s un a.bre au pr..temps (3)
Lorella Abenavoli
19.30
Doors
20.00
Concert
Pareidolia, Patrice Coulombe
Inallagmatiser les flux, André Eric Létourneau
Ascent Trilogy I, Steve Heimbecker
21.30
Nocturnal Discussion
Patrice Coulombe, André Eric Létourneau, Steve Heimbecker

Friday September 4
12.00-17.00
Sound Installation
The Well-Tempered Chaos, Daniel Courville
19.30
Doors
20.00
Concert
The Well-Tempered Chaos, Daniel Courville
Passage à vide, Robert Chrétien
Ascent Trilogy II, Steve Heimbecker
21.30
Nocturnal Discussion
Daniel Courville, Robert Chrétien, Steve Heimbecker

Saturday September 5
19.30
Doors
20.00
Concert
Claque-muraille, Étienne Grenier
Ascent Trilogy III, Steve Heimbecker
21.30
Nocturnal Discussion
Étienne Grenier and Steve Heimbecker
22.00
Closing

For further information, please contact Lorella Abenavoli