France Jobin & Richard Chartier CA/QC/US

A/Visions 3
August 24, 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
DUO - World premiere: 19:00 - 19:45
Who
Montréal-based sound/installation artist, composer and curator France Jobin (also known as i8u) and Los-Angeles-based multimedia artist and graphic designer Richard Chartier, with visual artist Markus Heckmann
Style
Atmosphere-generating sound art and installations, minimalist sound sculpture, multimedia investigations of the spatiality of sound and intersection of analog and digital
Labels
mAtter, ATAK , Trente Oiseaux, Spekk, No., Popmusik Records, Baskaru, ROOM40, 12k, LINE
Latest
DUO (2018), France Jobin: Intrication (2018), Richard Chartier: Central (For M. Vainio) (2018)
More
At MUTEK, Jobin and Chartier present the world premiere of audiovisual project DUO, with synchronized visuals created by visual artist and TouchDesigner's technical director and artist Markus Heckmann
MUTEKs
Buenos Aires: 2018, Montréal: 2017, 2014, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2001 (as i8u); Richard Chartier—Montréal: 2005, 2004, 2001, 2000
Links
Official Website France Jobin
Official Website Richard Chartier
Facebook France Jobin
Facebook Richard Chartier
Soundcloud France Jobin
Soundcloud Richard Chartier
Twitter France Jobin
Twitter Richard Chartier

Ambient sounds intermingle within an intricate and delicate spatial and temporal-meets-“intemporelle“ system in DUO, the first collaborative project from artists France Jobin and Richard Chartier. Originally released on the Tokyo-based mAtter label, DUO reverberates with tension, an ominous suspense building throughout five long tracks composed of static electrical signals, multi-level drones and serene synth melodies.

Both prolific artists with a focus on audiovisual environments, new technologies and modular components, France Jobin and Richard Chartier met at MUTEK Montréal in 2000 and went on to form a collaborative friendship and professional kinship. The sounds of everyday life become sculptural and enveloping in the multidisciplinary work of award-winning artist, composer and curator France Jobin. Since the mid-'90s, she's crafted meticulous compositions that merge analog rumblings with digital precision, modular with field recordings, musical with visual. Applying a minimalist approach to her site-specific sound environments, she creates installations and performances inspired by the architecture of physical spaces, deeply immersing listeners in subtly textured variations, often inducing physical effects that go beyond the ear.

Alongside his visual art practice, Richard Chartier has produced multiple minimal electronic pieces, exploring the interrelations between the natural spatiality of sound, silence, focus, perception and the art of listening itself. He's collaborated with composer William Basinski, sound artists ELEH, CoH, Matmos, German electronic music pioneer Asmus Tietchens and many more sound and multimedia artists. Chartierʼs sound works/installations have been presented in museums, galleries and performance contexts all over the world.

After the release of DUO on mAtter label, Jobin and Chartier created an exhibition of prints based on the concept, re.DUO, held in February at Tokyo's gift_lab GARAGE gallery. Jobin and Chartier premiere DUO's first-ever live performance at MUTEK, combining sound with seamless live visuals by artist Markus Heckmann to create a wholly immersive and spatially dynamic atmosphere.

Appears as part of Amplify.
Amplify is led by the British Council, MUTEK and Somerset House Studios, with the support of Canada Council for the Arts.

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