The team of the 37th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) is excited to unveil the programming of the 12th circuit of sound art installations in public spaces! This free circuit will be presented from Monday, May 17 to Sunday, May 23, 2021, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. This year, the circuit features nine works set up in as many locations in the heart of downtown Victoriaville.
Two sound art installations are presented in indoor spaces: ESTELLE SCHORPP’s « écosystème(s) » at Bibliothèque Charles-Édouard-Mailhot and PASCAL AUDET’s « Quatuor » at Carré 150’s Centre d’art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger. Four works will be found at Place Sainte-Victoire: « Lames @ FIMAV » by SONIA PAÇO-ROCCHIA, « Le cristal de l’oreille » by the AuXauralités collective, « 7 mouvements d’air » by TOM JACQUES, and « Auris / À fleur d’oreille » by ISABELLE CLERMONT. In addition to this already well-rounded program, « La fin du media » by MAXIME CORBEIL-PERRON and « Flûtocratie » by NADY LARCHET will be exhibited on De la Gare Street, and « Cristal métal » by the duo GGROUNDD will be displayed in the window of the Gérald Musique store!
According to our sound art installations curator Érick d’Orion, the 12th edition of the circuit “offers once again works where hybridization reigns, where the territory is left undefined, where the experience is new, where language is not formatted,” and he invites the public to use their legendary curiosity to “savour, taste, and smell these nine works,” eight of which are presented as world premieres.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team of the 37th FIMAV 2021 is working hard on a plan that will allow it to present the 12th circuit of sound art installations in public spaces while respecting the health standards prescribed by public health to ensure the safety of everyone involved, while providing an extraordinary artistic experience for the public. As Érick d’Orion says, this year the circuit is “an exceptional course for exceptional times!”
This project is made possible thanks to several partners: the City of Victoriaville, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Tourisme Québec, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, Le Devoir, La Nouvelle Union, Télévision communautaire des Bois-Francs, TELUS Foundation, Caisse Desjardins, Sani Marc, and the Jacques-et-Michel-Auger Art Center.
The concert programming will be unveiled in mid-March. Until then, click here to find out more about the sound art installations circuit in public spaces.
Barre Phillips double album “Thirty years in between”, launched in 2020 by Les Disques VICTO (cd 132-08) is on The New York City Jazz Record’s Best of the year and Live albums of the year lists. This is great news and what a better way to celebrate than to listen, comfortably at home, to these two solos recorded in 1989 in a Vancouver studio and live in 2019 during the 35th FIMAV!
We take this opportunity to wish everyone a “better” year 2021!
Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the evolution of the pandemic and we will regularly communicate to you the important decisions concerning the 37th FIMAV 2021 and the form the Festival will take. Keep safe!
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – Today we unveil the new visual created for the 37th edition of FIMAV, which will take place from May 20 to 23, 2021. The visual signature of the next edition is the work of graphic designer Isabelle Beaumier, who has been working with us for the past ten years. She drew inspiration from the poster created in 2020 for the 36th FIMAV, cancelled due to the pandemic. In the 2021 visual, one can recognize the circular shapes from the 2020 poster, which evoked several things—an ear or a sound wave, among others. However, here, these are used differently. “The 2021 concept is the result of experimental research in the course of which various techniques and influences were used, such as cut-ups and photography, as well as natural light and wind,” explained Isabelle Beaumier. This creative process resulted in a shading design that recalls “the edition that did not take place.” In other words, although the next FIMAV will be different, it will include several elements of the artistic program of the 36th FIMAV 2020.
Preparations for the 37th FIMAV 2021 are well underway. The team continues to monitor the evolution of the pandemic in order to adapt its plans for the next FIMAV accordingly. All important decisions concerning the event will be communicated regularly to keep the public and our partners informed.
Thursday, November 12, 2020 — The team behind the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) is very pleased to make a first announcement about the line-up for the 37th edition, to be held May 20-23, 2021: The Growlers Choir! This choir is conducted by composer Pierre-Luc Senécal and consists entirely of metal singers—growlers! The ensemble was scheduled to perform at the 36th FIMAV in 2020. The artistic direction of the Festival, keen to present this extraordinary project, decided to invite them again for 2021. The date, time, venue and full details of the concert will be revealed in March. But, for now, go get a taste of this project! You can watch an excerpt of the piece “Hate Machine,” released virtually on October 29th, here. The world premiere stage performance of this work will happen in Victoriaville next May.
Work on the next FIMAV is proceeding at a steady pace. The team is working on several scenarios in order to be able to present the event in the best possible conditions. FIMAV intends to present its concerts and its circuit of sound art installations in public spaces while abiding to all public health directives in effect at that time. This will ensure the safety of the public, our employees and the artists. The members of the FIMAV team are monitoring the evolution of the pandemic and adapting their planning accordingly. As a result, all major decisions relative to the presentation of the 37th FIMAV in 2021 will be communicated regularly in order to keep our audience and partners informed.
Good health to you!
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - The Productions Plateforme team is back after spending the summer replenishing our energy and enthusiasm. In the last few months, all our habits have been turned upside down, and we experienced a whole range of feelings. But we have not yet lost our motivation, our inner drive to present the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville! We are still here, and we are back at work on organizing the 37th edition of FIMAV to be presented next spring!
As is well known, creativity and resourcefulness are some of the strongest suits of our team. So we are in the process of developing a plan that will allow us to present our usual concerts and sound art installations abiding to current public health guidelines. Please join us from May 20 to 23, 2021, as we get together once again!