Drawing on contemporary classical trends, Rêves Sonores composes minimalist electronic atmospheres layered in vintage synth sounds and live instrumentation.
Originally formed in 2014 as a studio endeavour by producer, musician and radio host Nick Schofield and pianist Stefan Christoff, Rêves Sonores often features collaborators live in concert, including violinist Ari Swan and alto saxophonist Devin Brahja Waldman. Schofield holds a degree in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University, also performs and records with Saxsyndrum and Best Fern, curates the POP Montreal Record Fair and hosts local CKUT radio show Underground Sounds. He recently released Water Sine, a meditative solo album of minimal instrumentation and field recordings. Charline Dally studied graphic design at Boulle and Olivier de Serres in Paris, before moving to Montréal to work on her art installation and video performance practice. Her art merges analog and digital technologies, 3D modelling, video synthesis and video feedback to generate hypnotic visuals that shift between the synthetic and organic, questioning how the surface of the screen meets our human gaze and self-reflection.
At MUTEK, Rêves Sonores debuts music from the new Crépuscule LP, a collection of 20th century contemporary classical compositions underscored by synthesizers and acoustic micro-samples, all awash in Charline Dally's equally textured live visuals.