Vertex (2013-2016)

Vertex is an audio-robotic performance created in 2013-2016 in collaboration with Jean Piché. The project is based on an electromechanical device consisting of a 16 robotic loudspeaker array based on the principle of the Leslie speaker. Each speaker has a drive system to move it up, down and rotate along a vertical axis of around 3 meters high. The device is manipulated live through an assembly of custom software components.

Both kinetic sculpture and musical interface, this augmented acousmonium influences sound design. The matrix aspect favors mass movements and textures. It highlights a set of symbolic resonances close to mass phenomena observed in nature such as fish schools, surface tension and other complex behavior of mechanical energy dissipating in various media.

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General information
Installation
Duration: 50 minutes
Premiere : 4 juin 2016. Festival ELEKTRA, Montréal, Qc

Credits
Conception : Patrick Saint-Denis
and Jean Piché

Support
FQRSC

Date City Venue
06/03/16 Montréal, Qc Arsenal Montréal
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 2020 rue William.
12/17/15 Montréal, Qc Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 2940 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine – salle 0056.
  • Vertex @UdeM - Crédit photo: Jean Piché