Watching sounds, listening to pictures
Sound, music as tangible matter, has always been the common thread to our inner and outer journey since this project got started. This year, there will be a little more pictures involved, and we will be playing around with the listening experience – it will get hijacked, amplified, or recontextualized.
Visitors will have the opportunity to watch a spheric sculpture that came straight out of post-apocalyptic science-fiction, experiment with interactive street furniture, attend multiple visual and musical variations of a string ensemble, amplify the surrounding sonic ecology while strolling around wearing “prostheses,” listen to silence through a transparent cube, watch the hypnotic ballet of a microphone performing its own version of Swan Lake, decode a message from the past via rigged tape recorders, and finally keep an eye on a volcano about to wake up.
The table is set to watch sounds, listen to pictures, and experience unique sensations in familiar and friendly places. Now that’s a great way of touching the music – with or without notes!
- Érick D'Orion, Sound Art Installations Curator
SOUND ART INSTALLATIONS IN PUBLIC SPACES
MAY 16 TO 22
FREE ADMISSION - 10 AM TO 8 PM
GUIDED TOUR : Book a tour for a group by phone (819-752-7912) or by email.
Student price for Midnight concerts
$5 off the regular ticket price
At the door only
Student card and ID card required
Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), which its general manager and artistic director Michel Levasseur sees as an annual family reunion, unveils the details about all three of its programming components. The 32nd edition will take place May 16-22, 2016. After two years at Pavillon Arthabaska, where festival-goers discovered the landscape of Victoriaville and its surroundings, FIMAV is moving to Le Carré 150, a new cultural space set in the heart of the downtown area, right where Cinéma Laurier used to stand. However, FIMAV maintains its two halls at Colisée Desjardins, where most of the concerts will be presented as usual.
Our circuit of sound art installations in public spaces – in its 7th year as a major component of our programming – will invite visitors to “watch sounds, listen to pictures, and experience unique sensations” (Érick D’Orion, curator) at the Charles-Édouard-Mailhot Library, along the bike trail, at Place Ste-Victoire, at Atoll art actuel (previously known as Le GRAVE), and for the first time at Centre d’art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger. The following sound art installations will be accessible to the public between 10 am and 8 pm from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22, 2016: NATHALIE BUJOLD « Études vidéographiques pour instruments à cordes », PHIL ALLARD « Détournement », AUDIOTOPIE « Silo », CATHERINE BÉCHARD / SABIN HUDON « The Listeners », ADAM BASANTA « Listening through a small plastic box » / « Pirouette » & « Message past future », and FRANÇOIS QUÉVILLON « En attendant Bárðarbunga ». Access to all sound art installations is free. Now that’s a great way of touching the music – with or without notes!
Montréal-based artist LOUIS-PHILIPPE CÔTÉ explores issues of space, system, violence, and control through various projects. He is interested, among other things, in the colonization of machines, precognitive editing techniques, and science fiction. His « Schizo-Système » series will be exhibited in FIMAV’s main hall at the Colisée.