Metametric & Maotik (CA)

Since the early 1990s, prolific composer Jean-François Pedno has dabbled in a plethora of vastly dissimilar musical worlds. He has scored over 40 theatre, dance and film productions. Before his solo electroacoustic work first attracted attention abroad in 2000, Pedno was already known as an esteemed chamber-music player, percussionist, and improv musician. In 2002, he released his first electronic album under the Jeff Nô moniker. This was followed in 2010 by Durations, as Metametric. At once granular techno and electroacoustic fever dream, Durations consists of loose reworkings of 20th century indeterminate music pioneer Morton Feldman’s Durations 1-5. For this live rendering of Durations at EM15, Pedno will manipulate percussive sounds and melodies, synchronizing the tampered audio bits with generative, geometric visuals on a panoramic screen. Sharing an interest in how time and space are perceived, Pedno collaborated with visual artist Mathieu Le Sourd (Maotik/Dromos) whose audioreactive geometries perfectly complement the granulation of the sounds. 

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MUTEK 2014, montreal

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal 29/05/2014

Since the early 1990s, prolific composer Jean-François Pedno has dabbled in a plethora of vastly dissimilar musical worlds. He has scored over 40 theatre, dance and film productions. Before his solo electroacoustic work first attracted attention abroad in 2000, Pedno was already known as an esteemed chamber-music player, percussionist, and improv musician. In 2002, he released his first electronic album under the Jeff Nô moniker. This was followed in 2010 by Durations, as Metametric. At once granular techno and electroacoustic fever dream, Durations consists of loose reworkings of 20th century indeterminate music pioneer Morton Feldman’s Durations 1-5. For this live rendering of Durations at EM15, Pedno will manipulate percussive sounds and melodies, synchronizing the tampered audio bits with generative, geometric visuals on a panoramic screen. Sharing an interest in how time and space are perceived, Pedno collaborated with visual artist Mathieu Le Sourd (Maotik/Dromos) whose audioreactive geometries perfectly complement the granulation of the sounds. 

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