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Deep Listening Session

Posted by Jer / September 13, 2007

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Those of you who attend events at La Société des arts technologiques [SAT] on a regular basis probably won't be surprised by the fascinating show that's taking place there this Friday. But even though SAT has a decade plus history of putting on events that explore the nooks and crannies of audio-visual culture (in both its analog and digital forms), Friday's deep.listening.session in 8.1 surround sound is more than just another notch on the SAT's cultural bedpost. As part of a series of shows emphasizing listening practices from intimate avant-garde performance to participatory soundwalks, the series is the creative spawn of local dj dude and indie curator tobias c. van Veen.

Enough foreplay though, let's get to the main event. As part of the espaceSONO :: audio.lab exhibition that's going on all month at SAT, Friday night's gig (Sept. 14th, $10@ door, 8pm sharp) features some high profile local and international sound artists doing what they do best: warping your head with waves of fantastic noise and uncanny silence. The show features live sonic experiments by artists such as Martijn Tellinga / BOCA RATON (Netherlands), o.blaat (NYC), Mike Hansen (Toronto), Martin Tétreault (Montréal), Nathan McNinch (Montréal), Doug van Nort (Montréal) and tobias.dj (Montréal).

20070913sono3.jpgIf you can't make Friday night because you are watching Dancing with the Stars or you have some other questionable excuse, you should get down to SAT before Oct. 5 to take in the espaceSONO :: audio.lab. The audio.listening.lab is one of the first large scale exhibitions of sound-art to take place in SAT's dedicated Gallery space. Billed as a major showcase of Quebecois, Canadian and international sound-artists, the lab presents gallery-goers with an immersive sonic environment complete with king-sized beds, a tent, sofas and a claustrophobic, black cube (and custom soundtracks for each space).

I'm told by tobias, that the show has a lot of weird and fun stuff in it, from mash-ups to soundscapes to microsound to electro-acoustic to field recordings to narrative pieces. He assures me that it will "make you reconsider the distance between what you are hearing and what you are feeling, while negating what is seen for the tactility of what is felt, thus resulting in moments of disembodiment, sudden bouts of unrestrained intimacy, and uncontrollable sensations of mild euphoria that may be confused for unrequited love and expressed through nausea, ecstasy, or both."

If you don't believe either him or me, perhaps you'll trust the embedded video below. Video never lies.

And hey, if any loyal MP readers head into the black cube, please post your cubic noir experiences here.

The SAT[Gallery] is located at 1201 St. Laurent. The espaceSONO :: audio.lab, listening.lab of the sonic.arts runs from Sep. 5 - Oct. 5 2007. Admission to the gallery is free. Information on the exhibition and events can be found at UpgradeMTL. Upcoming performances include a free soundwalk with Andra McCartney on Sept. 20 and a gallery performance on Sept. 27.

SAT Hours:
Lundi _ Mardi (Fermé / Closed)
Mercredi _ Vendredi (14H - 20H)
Samedi _ Dimanche (12H - 18H)

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Pankaj / February 4, 2015 at 07:01 am
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To dear Jessie:you can consider siantyg at classmate's home in Taipei on Saturday ~ It will make you no rushy for being there. Well, if you want to stay one night with us at Alex's place, it will be nice, too :P . We can have a "ture-heart-word-big-advanture" and paint the city red, you know :)
golu dolls / March 1, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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kanchipuram sarees / March 1, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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kanchipuram sarees / March 1, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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herbal powder / March 1, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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