Subjective cartographies (2013…)

Subjective cartographies is a series of projects dwelling around landscape sonification. The series so far includes three iterations. A fourth is currently in progress.

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Subjective Cartography III (House Music) – Another iteration on sonifying suburban landscapes. The skyline generates a melody that follows the contours of trees and suburban architecture. The piece is performed in real time via a custom made audiovisual instrument and presents another take at granular synthesis.

There is a rich history of transposing landscape to music and for one reason or another, I am not trying here to engage in a pastoral way with landscape. The landscape that is mine, I mean the one I grew up in, is that of the North American suburbs, consumerism and empty parking lots. The mockery and humor that emanates from these endless-autotune-melismas is not criticism or informed discourse either. It is not so much here to articulate an idea but rather to drown it in sound. Little houses, little melodies.

General information
AV performance.

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Subjective Cartography II (Street View) – An installation made of a TV screen and an accordion robot choir. Images of suburban streets are displayed on screen, analyzed by computer and transposed to sound on accordions. The skyline generates a melody that follows the contours of trees and suburban architecture.

General information
Installation

Support
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts

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Subjective Cartography I (City?) – An urban-like architecture constrains the movement of particles, much like the movement of humans inside a city. An imaginary city in continuous transformation where graphic components are audio-reactive and also the motor of sonic actions. Images and synthetic sounds are rendered in real time by an algorithm fed with meteorological data. The speed and direction of the wind, the humidity and the temperature felt in three randomly selected cities will generate transformations that take place over several days and invite passive contemplation.

General information
Installation

Date City Venue
02/19/19 Montréal, Qc La Vitrola
Time: 8:00pm. Address: La Vitrola, 4602 St. Laurent.
09/28/18 Brossard, Qc Hotel de ville de Brossard (Journées de la culture)
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 2001 Boulevard Rome.
09/24/18 Montréal, Qc La Baie Ste-Catherine
Time: 12:00pm. Address: 585 Saint-Catherine St W.
08/22/15 Lachine, Qc Festival de théâtre de rue de Lachine (FTRL)
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 2901, boulevard Saint-Joseph.
05/20/15 Victoriaville FIMAV
Time: 8:00pm.
04/03/15 Winnipeg, MB Cluster Festival
Time: 8:00pm.
04/03/15 Montréal, Qc CŒUR DES SCIENCES DE L’UQAM
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 175, AVENUE DU PRÉSIDENT-KENNEDY.
11/27/14 Montréal, Qc Live @ CIRMMT
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 527 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest.