An audiovisual composition performed on bass clarinet, synthesizer and gramophone (using recorded samples and the machine's percussive metal horn) as live video is projected directly on the players, Imaginary Landscape creates new imaginary spaces for the performers and audience.
Aligned with the artists' intentions to shape emotionally resonant live art experiences, the project combines Boucher's sensitive and polymorphic focus on the organic relationship between sound and image with Lecours's wide range of compositional approaches and the improvisational talents of Layec's clarinet interventions. All three artists have participated in numerous collaborative and solo projects: Boucher as a keyboardist turned visual artist working on the real-time dialogue between music and visuals; Lecours as a composer and producer on albums, film soundtracks, theatre, digital applications and experimental work; and Layec in numerous recitals and forays into new music with her instrument. Along with performing in QUADr, Boucher and Lecours also collaborate in instrumental group Music for Money with Jérémie Jones and François Girouard, performing live and composing for film, TV, theatre and dance productions.
Imaginary Landscape mixes acoustic and electronic sounds with integrated audio-reactive visuals to reveal new dynamics between instruments, players, sound and images as the performance evolves on stage.