September 9, 2021

Electrochoc n° 1

Thierry Gauthier


Achat de billets

Conference 7:30 pm / Concert 8:00 pm



A prolific and eclectic multidisciplinary artist, Thierry Gauthier distinguishes himself by his versatility and by his experimental techniques. He advocates the imposition of restrictions in his compositions and the development of new processes. In his work, he sculpts sound and progressively transforms it, exploring tone and its intrinsic spectral value. He scrutinizes microstructures, causing unexpected qualities to surge from within the sound material. In his visual work, he explores the hybridization of several techniques including animation, pixilation, and compositing. Via multi-layered visual and sound material, his richly complex works often represent a transposition of reality, revealing a multitude of meanings that listeners can freely interpret.






September 30ᵗʰ, 2021

Soundwich
n° 1



Conference 7:30 pm / Concert 8:00 pm


An initiative by students at the Conservatoire, the Soundwich series brings together young composers from university programs with those from Montréal’s experimental underground scene. Sit back, enjoy, and expect the unexpected!




Marie Anne Bérard


Program
1. Éphémérides (12’00’’) 


2. La déboussole (5’35’’)



Alexis Blais 


Program
1. Jardin-forage (9’09’’)

2. Creation (10’23’’), 2019


Dominic Walther-Battista



Program
Anxiety 
(9’22’’)
This piece explores how anxiety can provoke changes in behaviour and how it can appear and develop itself over time.






November 25, 2021
Electrochoc n° 2

Joël Lavoie and Émilie Payeur



Conference 7:30 pm / Concert 8 pm


Akousma in collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

Émilie Payeur

Émilie Payeur is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal, Canada, mainly active in experimental music and visual arts. Her music, often described as minimalist and sometimes harsh, is mainly based on the no-input technique and on risk-taking. In her visual work, she is interested in the traces she perceives as remnants of actions from the past and in the notion of the sacred, ritual and transcendence. Emilie has a master's degree in electroacoustic music composition from the Université de Montréal and her work has been performed all over the world and has received numerous awards, both in Canada and internationally. In parallel to her artistic career, she studies the fascinating world of herbalism.
Program
“Using the no-input technique, I aim to create a horizontal landscape populated by organic apparitions. This is a minimalist piece based on barely-perceptible feedback and delay.”


Website / Excerpt 


Photo credit: Mathieu Robillard


Joël Lavoie

Joël Lavoie is a composer, sound artist based in Montréal/Tiotia:ke, Canada.

His musical explorations sail through the troubled water of the individual and collective subconscious. Outwitting the anecdotic nature of real soundscapes through complex and textured collages, the auditor finds himself amid a soft and intense universe drifting freely in the evocations of the subliminal. Exploring the themes of the souvenir, the elsewhere and introspection, he encourages us to take a pause, a reset, surrendering to a rediscovery of the self. Minimalist music in its form, maximalist in his timbral complexity, it questions the usual codes of perception and apprehension. He has released an album | Absolument | (2015) on the Montreal based label KOHLENSTOFF, Cabines (2018) on Jeunesse cosmique and Souvenir. (2020) on Mikroclimat. In 2021, en premiered a new audiovisual collaborative project named mesocosm with artist Emma Forgues and Philippe Vandal.

Besides composition and sound design for theater and dance, he purses his career as sound engineer. His collaborators include: Marie Béland, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, La Fratrie, Cirque l’envers, La 2ieme porte à gauche, Audrey Rochette, Émile Pineault, Mykalle Bielinsky, Claudel Doucet et Sébastien b. Gagnon. He has had the opportunity to perform in Canada, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Poland, France, UK and Mexico.


Website



Photo credit: Geneviève Grenier




Electrochoc No. 3

POSTPONED TO THE FALL OF 2022

Maxime Corbeil-Perron



Akousma in collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

Unfortunately, we must announce the postponement of the Electrochoc concert scheduled for January 27, 2022 at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. It is in the fall of 2022 that we will be able to present this concert dedicated to the composer Maxime Corbeil-Perron. The last two concerts in our series co-presented with the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal are scheduled for March (Soundwich No. 2) and April (Pierre-Luc Lecours), and we hope to be able to present them to you.



Maxime Corbeil-Perron is a Montréal artist whose work has been highlighted by numerous international competitions, media, and festivals. His artistic practice has evolved in various forms including audiovisual performance, experimental film, electroacoustic composition, improvisation, sound art, and installation. Taking an approach akin to media archaeology, his current projects look for the relationship between obsolete media technologies and contemporary software, in search of new aesthetic possibilities.


Website /︎


Photo credit: Rémy Ogez




March 17, 2022

Soundwich
n° 2



Conference 7:30 pm / Concert 8 pm


Akousma in collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

An initiative by students at the Conservatoire, the Soundwich series brings together young composers from university programs with those from Montréal’s experimental underground scene. Sit back, enjoy, and expect the unexpected!