international festival
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Édition 18

France Jobin CA/QC

Red Bull Music Academy presents NOCTURNE 3: Drone Activity in Progress
August 24, 2017, 21:00 - 01:45
vacuum phase transition: an exploration of metastability - Live: 21:00 - 21:40
Montréal composer, curator and installation artist France Jobin, also known as i8u
Perception altering environments, minimalist sound sculpture, high-tech deep listening, modular blips and low-end bass
Line Imprint, Baskaru, ATAK , murmur records, Popmusik Records, Dragon's Eye Recordings, Room 40, nvo, Silent Records, Touch Music/Fairwood Music
Radiance II: Music for the Answer (2016), Singulum (2016), installationInter/sperse au Museolaboratorio (2017)
Architectural synaesthesia compels her to create sound shaped to environments and to “play” the space.
Montréal: 2014; as i8u: 2009, 2007
Soundcloud Baskaru / The illusion of infinitesimal
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The sounds of everyday life become sculptural and enveloping in the multidisciplinary work of award-winning artist France Jobin, meticulous compositions merging analog rumblings with digital precision, modular with field recordings. Applying a minimalist approach to her site-specific sound environments, she plays any given space with a deftness that deeply immerses listeners in subtly textured variations, often inducing physical effects that go beyond the ear.

Jobin has crafted high-tech experiences since the mid-'90s, intent on mining the subtleties of sound in relation to the architecture of spaces. Her experiential installation work and performances often combine musical and visual elements in a meticulous aesthetic sensibility whether solo or in collaboration – her 2011 Immerson project at OBORO gallery launched her into another level of performance, where concert met philosophy head on, cracking open sonic perceptions. That same year, she presented her sound installation Entre-Deux alongside Ryoji Ikeda, Mark Fell, Caleb Coppock and Andy Graydon in Washington, D.C. as part of the exhibition Data/Fields, curated by Richard Chartier. Internationally, Jobin has held artist residencies throughout Europe and performed at galleries, music venues and festivals. Along with her numerous solo and compilation recordings, she's created music for film and audiovisual collaborations, such as EVENT HORIZON with French visual artist Cédrick Eymenier. Jobin's artistic practice evolves with each dynamic environment she creates, incorporating new technologies, modular components and visual collaborations.

Jobin's most recent performances span a variety of artistically inspiring spaces: solo at the P2 Art's Birthday festival in Stockholm, at Vienna's Alte Schmiede Wien Musikwerkstat, and in the spectacular Great Engines Hall of Boston's Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. Jobin pulls listeners into a deep abyss of heady sound at MUTEK as she opens the Drone Activity in Progress.

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