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international festival
of digital creativity
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Édition 19
2226.08
2018
Montréal
Québec
Canada

Chloé FR

Métropolis 2
August 25, 2018, 23:00 - 06:00
Endless Revisions - North American premiere: 00:05 - 01:05
Expérience 3
August 24, 2018, 17:00 - 23:00
DJ set: 21:20 - 23:00
Who
Parisian electronic composer, producer and DJ Chloé Thévenin
Style
Slo-mo grooves, house-blurred-techno, electroacoustic flourishes
Labels
Kill The DJ, Karat, BPitch Control, Lumière noire
Latest
Endless Revisions (2017), The Dawn EP (2017), Recall EP avec Ben Shemie (2017)
More
Chloé recently collaborated on performances of Steve Reich's minimalist compositions with accomplished percussionist Vassilena Serafimova, presented via French web series Variations, at the 2017 Venice Biennale, MIMI and Classical: NEXT.
MUTEKs
Mexico: 2017; Montréal: 2008
Links
Chloé
Discogs
Facebook
Resident Advisor
Soundcloud
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An obsessive seeker of new sounds during the rise of underground house for the past 20 years, Chloé cuts a wide and influential path through electronic music—traversing techno's transformative avenues, electroacoustic experiments, 3-D binaural spatialized sound environments and cinematic soundscapes.

Beginning as a DJ with residencies at underground Parisian clubs such as Rex and Pulp, crafting instant-classic house mixes like I Hate Dancing and co-founding party-turned-label Kill the DJ, Chloé has moved her cohesive yet eclectic sound from cool toned acid-house to the eerie minimal house and laid back ambient techno of her critically hailed live sets and solo albums. Though her LPs have been few and far between, she's never stopped making music, DJing on a global circuit and delving into interdisciplinary projects that deepen her musical scope. She's collaborated with contemporary dance choreographers; investigated the technical side of electroacoustics; created interactive live experiences in the research labs of Parisian science-of-sound institute IRCAM; composed a soundtrack for the film Paris La Blanche, working with Algerian musicians on traditional instruments; and taken up curating duties at the 2017 Venice Biennale’s Studio Venezia—where she collaborated with percussionist Vassilena Serafimova on their tributes to Steve Reich. For her latest album, she gathered fellow artists Ben Shemie (of Suuns), Nova Materia, Alain Chamfort, Rhys Chatham and Krikor Kouchian to achieve a pulsing ambient techno cut through with a cooly introspective edge, affecting vocals and radiant synth melodies.

Her recent experiments in synth and sampling, electroacoustic elements and music partnerships weave through Endless Revisions and recent all-hardware sets (her synth collection is beyond impressive). After over a decade since her last appearance at MUTEK Montréal, Chloé returns with an architecturally designed, immersive new live set of emotionally charged, future focused music.

Presented with the support of the Consulate General of France in Québec.

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